Todays Q/A features Ian Christopher, whos Agave record really turned our heads. It was a pleasure to sit down and chat with him.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
I’m in Miami, Florida. I started off my day with my son, getting him ready for school.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
One Friday night, I was sketching out a few tracks while drinking some of my favorite tequila with a a friend. Hence the title, Agave. These 3 tracks were produced over a weekend and ended up being a mini showcase of my three favorite styles – acid breaks, house, and tech house.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
I think of this release as a three-loop roller coaster. The first track, Silvestre, features bassy acid breaks with floating vocals and a bright synth to bring it home. This track was inspired by DJ T’s Can’t Get Enough. The next track, Volando, begins as a modest house track that builds into a driving banger with bright chords and garage vocal cuts. This track was reminds of the type of house tracks you’d hear in Miami circa 1999. Rounding out the trio is Agave, a peak hour tech-house track that is aptly named after the famous Mexican succulent that fuels tequila-soaked parties. This high-energy track features heavy kicks, hypnotic percussion, driving bass lines, and tweaked-out vocals that glue the mix together. This track was influenced by Radio Slave.
What artists are you interested in these days?
DJ T. (Get Physical Music), Solomun, Kink, In Flagranti, Disclosure, TSHA, Peggy Gou, DJ Tennis
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
I’d say a mixture of house and tech-house.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
The pandemic has had a big impact. Without live events, DJ’s and producers were left to share their product through live streams and recordings. Live shows have a different energy now. People are craving live music and social gatherings like festivals and clubs.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m working on a remixes for Silvestre. It’s the first track on the Agave EP, and while not the title track, it has proven to be the most popular…and I have to agree. It’s really grown on me.
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