For the next release on YAW Records, Lionshake take things in a rush hour Techno direction with their «Confusion» EP.
The multi-talented producer takes you on a sonic journey through a more melodic and hypnotic big room sound. This dancefloor-focused EP is the follow-up to Lionshake, a new project based in Genoa, Italy, with roots in Belgium.
This album will grab your attention with a subtle mix of captivating melodies and an expansive atmosphere.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Lionshake at Who Music, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
In Formentera in a friend’s house.
The start of my day was to take a coffee in the sun and to prepare the breakfast for the rest of the “gang”.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
I want to remain free in the way I compose and mix. I don’t like barriers and feel obliged to.
I want to be able to jump from one genre to another one inside the electronic music. To mix different influences and use a basic house square bass or organ in a peak time techno track or to put a rumble industrial low end in a deep house beach track.
That’s really how I started this new project.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
I have tried to keep the melody alive in each track, to build an intense and dark atmosphere mixing old school sounds with modern ones.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I like artists that really makes a show, for example Giorgia Angiuli is great and inspiring. I also appreciate Moderat, Bodzin Kink and GusGus for that.
About dj’s, Carl cox remains a legend for me and I have always been impressed by Sven Vath. I like Christian Smith also.
In the new generation, Anfisa Letyago is cool, so as, Enrico Sangiuliano.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
It’s really a mixture, the key is to keep it coherent and smooth.
It comes thru the fact that my music taste is very eclectic and wide.
So sometimes it’s a big mess that I try to sort out… sometime it works, sometime it remain an Alien.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
Difficult to answer.
That are always good tracks coming… the key is to find them.
The techno scene should probably be more open to new trends and also be less predictable.
It’s more about a good management and an good online strategy and profile than about something else.
I just think that the scene is now acting and developing like majors pop music labels of the past.
When you see the lineups, it’s always the same 50 names, it’s not normal and it will kill the genre at the end.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
Another Peak time techno single with three remixes from different artists.
And after, for the summer a deep house vocal bomb.
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