AUGUSTE creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. AUGUSTE unparalleled signature style continues to expand with each subsequent release in his catalog. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi there Auguste! Where can we find you right now?
Thank you for having me! The best place to follow me is on Instagram and Spotify linked below:
How long have you been producing music? Is it something you always wanted to do?
I have been learning for 6 years but only started releasing a year and a half ago. I have always wanted to produce music, but wanted to ensure all my releases were quality before getting started.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? How did it come about?
Nambi was a track produced this summer combining progressive house elements alongside a big afro influence. Afro music is something I have been into since a very young age from my Mom who is from The Caribbean and Algeria. I find the combination of a melodic techno track with afro elements really accentuates the emotions further whilst keeping that pulsating and hypnotic vibe.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I have always been inspired by Bicep’s originality and sound design. I also love Black Coffee’s ability to cross over industries. Tale of Us’ melodic ability always impresses me.
Some artists I feel will really become big in the coming years are
KAS:ST is a duo I am really intrigued by recently, especially how they are able to combine their tracks with amazing music videos. Zakes Bantwini is another artist I am really excited about, as I feel like he has a lot to offer!
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I feel like house and afro are two genres that are very complimentary. The progressive aspect of house I explore uses a lot of dreamy synths and melodic inspirations, whilst the afro provides the foundation for the entire rhythm and groove of the track. The Senegalese vocals top it off to make the track feel much powerful and dynamic.
What was the coolest show you have been to recently?
Black Coffee at La Clairiere, Paris. The vibe was perfect.
If you could go back to back with one DJ, who would it be, and why?