Hey Branzei, how are you, how has the year been?
Pretty good thanks, considering the craziness happening lately.
How has lockdown been – have you suffered or found the time a chance to be productive?
The lockdown actually worked in my favour. It gave me more time to produce a ton of new music.
What has life been like without DJing and partying?
It’s definitely been missed but using the time to build up an arsenal of new music and I’ll be ready to go when we can all get back to the parties.
Why did you want to do an LP, why now? And what inspired or influenced it?
It just kind of fell into place. I’m constantly inspired by good melody and hard bass lines. I’m grateful to Sharam Jey and Bunny Tiger to have the opportunity to get the Album out.
Was there a plan for it from the start, did you know how you wanted it to sound? What was the aim generally with it?
It wasn’t really a long thought out plan. We came up with the idea as I had quite a few unreleased tracks and some good released tracks that I don’t think got the attention they deserved. That’s how the idea came about.
Tell us a bit about your style/aims when it comes to DJing – are you someone who likes to get people in a trance, or who likes a sense of fun in their sets, or who likes to shock etc etc etc?
I’m feeling the melodic/tech house these days. I’m a super energetic guy normally and especially behind the decks. I strive to get people to feel my vibe and just have a really fun time.
And where is your best environment? A small dark club or a huge outdoor festival stage? Late at night for the weirdos or early so you can play slow and eclectic etc etc
I’m always up for a party! Doesn’t matter if it’s a small place or big. I love it all just the same.
And when making music, what are your aims, what sounds are you most found of, what is the aim of your tunes?
My goals when producing these days are to have a contrast between an emotional feeling and a good techno vibe. Lately with all the lock downs I’ve been making a bit more melodic music that you could play anywhere. I love the sounds of my Moog Sub 37.
Why and when did you start in music? What are your key influences/inspirations then and now?
I started about 6 years ago. I was always into hip hop and house music. When I stumbled upon Sharam Jey and also Kolombo mixing house and hip hop together back then, I fell in love with the sound. It was then that I really jumped in and it all started from there. Still today they continue to influence me.
What future projects are you working on after the LP has been pushed?
Oh boy, I’ve been busy! I have a lot of exciting stuff coming up. I have another release coming out this month on Claude Von Stroke’s label, Dirtybird, I’m super excited about an EP with a Kolombo remix coming out on Medium Rare Records out of Australia soon. Just signed an EP with my friend, Return of the Jaded to Kyle Watson’s label Box of Cats, coming out early next year, plus more coming!