— Can you please talk about your influences and how they bring different colours to your track? Maybe about some moments in life that were soundtracked by your favourite tunes and how those impressions influenced the emotional palette in your music and Midnight in particular?
— In terms of my influence I've taken inspiration from a wide range of genres ranging from classical pieces by the likes of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Ryuchi Sakamoto to contemporary electronic artists such as Daft Punk, Bicep and The Chemical Brothers. What I try and strive to do is create emotion within a track which is perhaps why I am so inspired by classical music and film scores. These pieces of music create an emotional reaction from the listener which I admire and connect with.
When I was creating midnight I started with the breakbeat which I am a massive fan of. I think Breakbeats give off an underground sound which I think is really cool. Another thing I look for in music is a contradiction of sound; the upbeat style of the breakbeat combined with dreamy vocal chops combined well and made me feel good listening to the track. When I'm producing I want to feel excited by the track and Midnight gave me so many creative ideas.
When I produce music I like to visualise the sound I'm creating. I want people to be able to make their own minds up as to where it takes them.