Canadian Dad Of The Year releases his 4-track release. Dad Of The Year that kind of artists who do not stitch without thread, who know what they are doing at all times and leave nothing to chance, although sometimes their decisions may seem unusual or out of place.
Unearthly can and should be heard as a piece of timeless music, which conveys a positive idea in times of conflict, and its aesthetic appeals to the most basic, deep and receptive of the spirit. Dad Of The Year, in short, designs a wide and fragile sound to listen and feel from the deepest.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Hola ¡ Where are you right now? How did you start your day?
Hola ¡ That’s nice of you to ask. Spent the summer in between Tulum, Montreal, Disney (with my son) and now back to Nosara, Costa Rica, my home. I’m actually in a real crazy moment when I have 7 tracks coming out on 4 different labels in a very short period of time… so I’m kind in the middle of managing all that! Very new experience for me, very exciting.
When started the idea to do a project like yours? Has been something that you always wanted to do?
The “Dad of the Year” Project is in the works and taking shape since about 2018. It’s like a comeback for me, a second wind. At first I thought I was going in a “All Day I Dream” kind of sound, but then there was a switch. The “Unearthly EP” is the very definition of how I see things going forward. When I was doing this project, I was saying to myself “This is the sound I want to be remembered for, this is me”.
How Will you define the sound of your last work?
It’s a blend of melancholia, hope… a bit like a longing for God. It’s basically who I am. To the see the light, you must go in dark places. But when that light comes in, it’s bliss.
Which artists interest you now days?
I will always be very thankful to the ones that attracted me to my recent downtempo love like Landhouse, Überhaupt & Außerdem, Planet Caravan, Gazel… certainly don’t want to offend some by forgetting names…
How do you get to combine so different genres? How do you get to give them unity and harmony? What they have in common from your point of view?
That’s a very interesting topic. Like my next track “Lord of the Flies” on EXPmental is influenced by mumble rap. I guess it comes down to the experience I have. Those memories of very cool track like Timo Maas – “Unite”, Andrea Doria – “Miss Fear”… the kind of tracks that blew your mind because they were indeed unique and fresh by blending something that made you go… “woah, what is THAT?” I understand that thing. I know what they have in common, but I can’t explain it. I feel it.
I think today, the way music is sold and categorized in “genres”, labels have positioned themselves very strongly with a “type” of sound that becomes almost stereotyped. Then, people create in a way to cater to those labels. So, it becomes a cycle of conforming to the sound that is expected. Back in the days, I was going through records. They were “approximately” classified, but I was always wondering… what is that? What style is that? I want to keep that exciting feeling.
Could you tell us something about your actual and future projects?
Of course! I have “Lord of the Flies” coming out on EXPMental Records on October 28th, part of a various artists release. “Enter the Void” that should be released by Random Collective very soon. Then it’s all about wrapping up the tracks I have for beginning 2023!
Thank you Who Music!