Pamcy needs to get you dancing together with her newest EP.
The Filipina DJ and producer transmitted new tunes from her bed room on to different bedrooms together with her 4-track EP, Sayaw, on Monday (06/08) whereas caught in quarantine. And identical to any true Pamcy launch, Sayaw EP can be getting a bodily cassette subsequent yr, due to Genjitsu Stargazing Society.
“Engaged on the album artwork is one thing I take pleasure in, simply as a lot as creating music,” the Bandwagon Conversations alum and graphic designer reveals. “I’ve all the time seen the 2 as essential elements of the complete music-making course of.” She provides that she additionally reaches out and commissions different artists like Ryan Melgar (for Wherever the Practice Takes Me), Regina Vega (for Deep Sea Pearls), and most lately Elly Cua for Sayaw. She says, “I have been a fan of her work for some time now and I simply knew I needed to get her to make the artwork. Her illustration model matched how I imagined the album artwork would seem like and she or he captured my concepts so precisely. Working together with her is without doubt one of the highlights of this undertaking for me.”
To Pamcy, cassette tapes are extra than simply an audio format. “It is good seeing cassette lovers from all walks of life & totally different elements of the world and cassette artists who make genre-bending music come collectively each on-line and IRL,” she tells Bandwagon. “I additionally like how cassettes aren’t as costly as different bodily audio codecs like vinyl and CD, and the way in which cassettes are made could be very DIY. There’s one thing in regards to the DIY course of that feels intimate and uncooked, which is how I create my music as properly.”
Out of all of the tracks from the EP, this was the simplest to make. Once I started making this observe, I completed two tracks at that time and I would already gotten the cling of doing the complete undertaking.
This was the primary track I made, and it was a submission for a compilation that did not push by means of. I used to be on a solo weekend journey in Seoul when somebody reached out to me to be part of the compilation, and I did not have my laptop computer with me at the moment so I could not work on it but. Once I arrived in Manila, this was one of many first issues I made. I knew what I wished it to sound like earlier than I even began engaged on the undertaking, and it was largely impressed by this membership in Seoul known as Contra that I went to throughout that journey, which sadly closed down final December.
Making this observe taught me lots about restraint and going for my intuition in the course of the music manufacturing course of. Once I was about to grasp the ultimate mixture of ‘Yugyog,’ I spotted that there have been elements that I used to be not sure about. I feel this is without doubt one of the first few cases that I made a decision to take away a variety of parts for it to sound higher. Although most individuals understand my music as minimal, in actuality my undertaking recordsdata are stacked with a variety of refined layers, and surprisingly, it took me this lengthy to comprehend that much less is extra. It was additionally a breather for me as a result of it has the slowest BPM at 110. It might probably get tiring to make fast-paced music typically.
That is my favourite observe from the EP. I by accident enabled a distorted impact on one of many vocal chops and it ended up sounding higher, and it is also probably the most outstanding sounds on this track, on the refrain half. I additionally had enjoyable utilizing a number of dub music samples on this. I’ve had this specific pattern pack for the longest time and I loved taking part in round with it as a result of it sounded totally different from what I usually use.
Pamcy’s Sayaw EP can be accessible for buy by way of Bandcamp.