Los Angeles-based rising DJ and producer Meetch returns to the release radar with his latest electrifying offering, ‘Androids’. Following the success of his debut single ‘See You Dance’, the latest from the brilliant talent showcases Meetch’s evolution as a producer, presenting a dynamic fusion of his tech-house roots and powerful bass house elements. With over a decade of live music experience under his belt, Meetch has earned a reputation for his ability to get the crowd moving, and ‘Androids’ is no exception. ‘Androids’ is out now and available to stream on all platforms.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
How would you present your work to someone who doesn’t know you?
If someone didn’t know me, I’d probably show them some of my past work so they can see how I’ve evolved over time. I think it’s important to show the press I’ve received and the places I’ve played. Thinking into the future, I might show them some collaborations that I’ve worked on with bigger names to break the ice then show them some of my personal projects. And of course, I’d show them some videos from my live shows so they can see the energy and vibe of my performances
And your last project? Where is it born from? And where do you want to lead?
My last project ‘See You Dance’ was my first release in over 5 years. I took a break from releasing music, but continued to perform live shows, which helped me develop a dedicated fan base. I wanted to come back with a similar style that I enjoy making and playing, but also keep up with the evolution of music. As for the future, I would love to explore more EDM/rock collaborations. I have a soft spot for rock music, and I think it would be cool to merge the 2 genres in a unique way.
What message would you like to convey to the public?
Overnight success takes 10 years.
How did your last project come about?
My last release ‘See You Dance’ came about after a long break from releasing music. I started to build a bigger following through live shows and people were asking if I was going to release new music anytimes soon. I missed making music, so I came back with a better strategy and higher quality sound. I also focused on selling more tickets to shows, I just knew that new music was the next step.
What do you want to transmit in this work? What is the concept behind it?
I want my music to make people dance and have a good time. There’s not necessarily a deeper concept behind it, but I hope it can reach a wider audience and become popular. While there are many other artists who make dance music, I believe my performances really set me apart. I have a strong passion for performing across all instruments, and my live mixes create an unmatched vibe. I’m excited to see my shows get bigger and I’m confident that by 2024, there will be a major shift in my career and in music as a whole.
As for your studio, what is it currently made up of?
My studio setup has been pretty mobile for the past few years since I’ve been moving around LA. I’ve been working mainly on my laptop. However, I’m excited to say that I just got a new house with a detached unit that I’m turning into a proper studio. I’m currently working on the acoustic treatment and making it feel like a professional studio that you’d find in LA or NYC. I’ve had internships in studios back on the East Coast, so I want to create that same vibe. I want it to be a visually stunning space that also has live instruments for recording and jam sessions.
What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?
I would never ever get rid of my drumset, man. I’ve sold a few in the past and bought new ones, but my drums will always be a part of me. They’re like a piece of my identity that I can never let go of. Whether I’m jamming with friends or recording music, the drums are always there to give me that extra push.
What was the last record store you visited? And what did you salvage from there?
Oh man, the last place I visited wasn’t exactly a record store, it was actually a thrift shop! But I scored the cooled hand-cranked record player there! It was huge, like the size of an ATM machine, and had me imagining all sorts of stories about where it came from and who used it before. It came with a few old records too, but unfortunately, the needle was broken so I couldn’t listen to them properly. Still, it was such a great find and I’m excited to fix it up and add it to my collection.
Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?
Yeah, I definitely have some hope for the future of music. I mean, there are things I’m not crazy about, like how AI is becoming more prevalent in music production. But I do see some benefits to using it, especially when it comes to certain plugins and making production more efficient. At the same time, I think there’s always going to be a place for real instruments and musicianship. For me, personally, I love playing the drums and incorporating live elements into my music. So I hope the future of music is a blend of both digital and analog elements, with a focus on creativity and pushing boundaries.
Can you reveal some future projects?
Sure, I’d be happy to share some of my future projects with you! I’m currently working on a lot of stuff that feature vocals, which is something I’m really excited about. I don’t want to give away too much about my upcoming release, but it’s a mash-up of two different genres that are going to pack a real punch. And it’s my first release with vocals, so that’s a big milestone for me. I can tell you this much though: it’s all about opposites attracting!
What makes you happy?
Performing music is what makes me happiest. I’ve always loved being on stage since I was 16 years old back in 2011. When I started drumming live, I realized that I could create something musically that people enjoy by just hitting things super hard in a rhythm with a bunch of friends. While I love drums, I really enjoy being behind the decks because I get to control basically every instrument at once and be the one to decide what changes and what doesn’t. Music is a part of me, and being a part of music makes me feel complete.