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Apr102014

036 AN21

 

 

We had the chance to ask Size Records' super dj & producer a few questions leading up to the massive show in Toronto this weekend. This Saturday at The Guvernment, catch AN21 alongside Max Vangeli, Third Party and Qulinez. Get tickets here.

-First of all, thank you so much for chatting with us.  We know you are extremely busy, what have you been up to lately?

Just finished the first week of the Size North American tour and preparing for the second! It´s been so much fun travelling with Max Vangeli, Third Party & Qulinez. We do Size shows often around the world but this is the first time we do an intense tour together! Other than that ive been working on solo productions in the studio.

 

 -Your first track was 'Flonko', how has your perspective on production changed since then?

I didn’t really care back then, It was about having fun and songs were very basic but yet powerful. Since the ‘EDM bubble’ popped up the production level has increased drastically. Today everything has to be perfect and have so many different things happening every second in a song. A couple of years ago people didn’t care how a song was mixed or about the dynamic of it. And to be honest, I kind of miss that spontaneousness of music where you worked on a song for a day or two and just released it. Everything is too well thought-out today, too perfect.

 

 -You've created some very innovative remixes, some that became more recognizable than the originals, how does the process usually work for your collaborative remixes?

I love remixing but it rarely happens, I have my own process before i know if I should do it or not. I need to really  be able to grasp the meaning of the song, I listen to the original multiple times while reading the lyrics to be able to interpret it my own way. But it can also be as simple as finding a good short hook

 

 

-You've collaborated with some incredibly talented people, who would you still love to work with? Or are there songs you would love to remix?

I would love to work with Patrick Watson, I admire his writing and way of singing. 

 

 

-The Size Family has been touring North America on the N / A tour, how do you approach those shows as a group? Are there a lot of new tracks being produced on the road?

We just finished the first week of the tour and haven’t had time to work on anything yet, But I’m sure that we will! A couple of months ago we were all locked down in the studio in Los Angeles for 30 days. We didn’t really collaborate then so I’m sure we will on this tour! 

 

-What's a day in your life like?  Either on tour or at home in the studio?

Every day is different, I take every hour as it comes depending on my mood. I can be very spontaneous but also lock myself in the house for days.

 

-You've toured all over the world, where are your favorite places on Earth?  What have been your most memorable shows?

I get that question a lot and I really can’t answer it. I can be anywhere in the world as long as I have good company. Best show is a tough question too but the best one this year so far was our Decade party in Miami. I can’t believe Size is 10 years and ive experienced this journey with my brother, It´s just been amazing and I can’t wait to see what the upcoming 10 years have in store for us! The last 10 minutes of the show Steve invited all of us into the booth for a very emotional moment. Just incredible.

-Other than music, what else are you passionate about?

What is there in life besides music? and anything that surrounds that?

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us.  Is there anything else we should know about?

Im really excited for our show at the Guverment. I played there a couple of years ago and it was a blast so can’t wait!!!