Recent off a flight from one other present, EDX rolled into the media village ready to throw down fireplace at his Tomorrowland 2019 set. We acquired the possibility to meet up with him earlier than his set to speak about his large yr of releases. And what a yr 2019 has been… from ‘Who Cares’ to the newest launch ‘Ubuntu’, EDX has amassed thousands and thousands of streams throughout all listening platforms and performed reveals world wide. We talked a couple of vary of matters from EDX’s upcoming releases to his set at Tomorrowland. We additionally acquired an opportunity to debate his current Grammy nomination and what it appears like to comprehend your goals.
Are you able to inform us extra behind your most up-to-date tune ‘Ubuntu’?
It’s only a new observe we produced, truly a couple of yr in the past. It was like this concept we use metal drum, melody and we had been a bit bit late for final yr so we had been like okay it’s like very summer-ish melody. Let’s simply maintain again for just a few months and are available out quickly because the summer time is right here. So we did. This yr went again into the studio like in April and was like, “okay let me look if it’s nonetheless updated.” The drums wanted a bit bit of labor, they had been a bit bit like they only … And it’s been an excellent launch.
I’m getting plenty of love from plenty of DJ’s. It’s a membership file extra for form of the summer time Ibiza season. It’s actually attention-grabbing how the DJ’s find it irresistible. It’s my third single this yr and nearly to launch the following single in August which known as ‘Keep’. It’s like a fusion between a membership file and a vocal file.
‘Off The Grid’ was a giant launch for you this yr with Amba Shepherd. How did this collaboration come about?
Amba Shepherd file is a cooperation, we truly had been speaking about this since 5, six years. Amba is like one in all my favourite dance music function singers. I at all times really feel that these function singers there’s a few them. They by no means get the credit score they really want as a result of it’s at all times like Hardwell and Amba Shepherd, or Epsilon and these.
Yeah, even Matthew Koma you understand. Even just like the cooperation with the artist, it’s at all times the artist having the one which will get essentially the most credit score. Even in the case of tune lyrics, more often than not a singer takes the lead of writing the tune. We do the music, the singer more often than not has to guide on the vocal. However right here, it’s a collaboration you may each write it and also you repair stuff collectively. However I simply really feel like they by no means get the credit score they deserve while you take a look at their touring and likewise their Spotify month-to-month listeners, you understand. Identical to for their very own stuff once they launch personal stuff they’re form of unheard you understand?
It took us a few months going forwards and backwards. She lives in Australia, I used to be touring that interval between the U.S. and Switzerland. I’m fairly completely happy, you understand. At all times like can’t consider any such data, they’ve an extended life so we launch the file I consider in April, and after Miami Music Week. We’ll see the place we’re going to finish up with this file. I feel subsequent yr in January as a result of it’s extra radio focused and it’s much more love and momentum you understand.
You latterly acquired a Grammy nomination, an enormous accomplishment. Are you able to inform us what that meant to you?
You already know, Grammy nominations one in all these goals that each child has that begins working music. Not like we want a Grammy however like simply being nominated for a Grammy.
We’ve been like actually centered on making an attempt to get this nominee should you return after we did this remix for Kaskade‘s ‘Angel on My Shoulder‘, which was actually large, however dance music was not prepared within the U.S. again then. So we didn’t get the love we deserved. Since then we even have only one foot into the U.S. market and we’re actually concentrating on and making an attempt to do the precise stuff and the precise. The music that we actually form of comply with, like this can be a large file. This can be a nice remix, you understand.
I’m getting plenty of requests to do like remixes for large artists together with Coldplay and stuff like this, which I’d love truly at all times to do. However on the finish of the day, you understand, I’m going into the studio and if the vocal doesn’t form of go together with the EDX chords or the velocity. Particularly on this case like these data a recorded 80 BPM and we have to deliver it up, and already they use plenty of phrases in a sentence on 80 BPM while you put it up it simply… doesn’t convert the precise method so now we have to say no to so many remixes and similar to at all times very heartbreaking. For somebody that’s at all times has a dream like remixing large data.
So, undoubtedly being nominated for a Grammy was one thing actually particular. We went all collectively we had a good time. Was enjoyable and new expertise and you understand I’m nonetheless very younger so I nonetheless have many extra alternatives to be nominated once more, possibly even to win a Grammy.
What are you able to inform us about your Tomorrowland efficiency? What do you’ve deliberate within the subsequent hour?
Effectively Tomorrowland is definitely at all times one of many highlights of the yr particularly if you’re taking part in a giant stage. If you play a set time in the course of the streaming, It’s like tremendous cool, you understand?
I don’t actually put together my units, you understand. Earlier than the summer time I by some means a bit bit put collectively data or like competition tracks. It’s totally different to play a pool than to play a competition, you understand. It’s undoubtedly a very totally different set vibe.
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