Earlier this week electronic music producer, Dromes, reached out to me wearing his music on his sleeve. I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of well-rounded remixes and original tracks, which range from deep house to nu disco and even hip-hop. I then reached out with some questions, which resulted in this short, but sweet interview. You can also find some exclusive downloads below available only on Nightdrive
How did you first get into making music?
Since I was young I’ve wanted to play and make music. I originally started with drums then over the years picked up guitar, keys, vocals and most recently producing.
How would you describe your sound?
Most of the tracks are catchy, synthy, electronic dance songs however sometimes I dabble with rap beats and slow blissed out sounds. Not sure which genres to label it as genres are so hard to distinguish, especially in electronic music. I feel like a lot of genres are pretty ambiguous.
Is there a reason you chose to remix these artists in particular?
Most of them are friends. I started with doing bootleg remixes of pop artists but finding quality stems is tough so I’ve recently only been doing remixes that are arranged with the artist. Remixing friends’ songs is a bit easier and more fun than just a random from the Internet.
Why the name Dromes?
Drones + drums = Dromes. I thought that encompassed the sounds.
What instruments / ‘toys’ do you use to make your music?
A few times I’ve used a Juno Alpha 1 for synth parts but everything is mostly programmed and sequenced on the computer. I have a little midi keyboard that use to track parts and then manipulate them in post. I use Logic for recording.
What is a live performance like? Do you also do DJ sets and if so what are they like?
I started playing live sets at the end of last year and do so using Ableton Live and an APC40 controller. It isn’t DJing however to most people that’s what it looks like. Pushing buttons and turning knobs. This type of setup isn’t too entertaining to watch however I’ve been fortunate to usually have a visual accompaniment of some kind to make it more interesting.
What are your plans for 2014? New releases?
Yep I have plans to do more original tracks, some collaborations featuring singers and more remixes. Should be tight.
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Posted by: Nicolette Neves