Let’s first talk about the track ‘Montre’. How did you come to work with Vargas?
Well, Vargas is actually one of my good friends, Oscar Quiroz. The same guy I used in my other Souvenir track, ‘Fortuna feat. Quiroz’. Oscar is born in Mexico, but has been quite around – France is one of the destinations, and he speaks (and sings obviously) French very well. His voice on ‘Fortuna’ came out perfectly, so I thought it would work with him singing in French on my next project, which I think it really did. To avoid any kind of confusion because of the French lyrics, we decided to give him a different alias, ‘Vargas’.
‘Montre’ flirts between the sensual (particularly the vocals) and a chillier atmosphere. It almost sounds like a modern tango?
It could be a modern kind of Tango, I wouldn’t know But the idea was to make it sexy and cheesy without losing its drive. The drop makes up for the long sensual break I think. I’m confident
‘Turning Point’ is much more direct with the rhythm taking centre stage. How does your previous career as a drummer influence your production methods?
Working with drums/drum machines is one of the best parts for me, it brings me back to the days where I was a rockstar in my own band (I wish) . In the beginning I used a Spanish vocal as a main part of the track, but it came out too latino so I removed it, and continued the track with percussive elements. And with the chunky bassline it doesn’t get too balearic.
‘Leftroom’ ends the EP quite violently. A deep voice accentuates the chunky, icy chords. The song nicely heralds the arrival of winter. How does the Danish climate influence your music if at all?
Denmark is cold about 8-9 months a year, so if I adapted my music inspiration with the weather conditions, I would release some really sad tunes Long time ago I bought my microkorg, which I haven’t used in a while. So I decided to do all the synth parts with this particular synth. All the sounds made me go in a aggressive and evil direction. Thats why the track came out so deep. FYI the vocals on ‘Turning Point’ and ‘Leftroom’ are made by me Another experimental thing I had to try.