Who Music Magazine continue with our series of artist interviews, today lets find out a little bit more about Anwei Huss. Whats makes him tick, and whats important to him.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
My musical background is with live music. While developing an interest in electronic music through listening to new stuff and going out, I began experimenting with production as an aside to playing instruments. Over the years, production developed into an outright passion and soon enough began taking over a lot of my time. ‘Huss EP’ marks a culmination of this experimentation, a small collection of tracks intended to mark a line in the sand as the first output for this project.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind it?
‘Huss EP’ is a result of urban daydreaming and nostalgic longing. The music draws upon distant memories and faraway places, while embracing the pulsating rhythms of city living. It’s a result of a few years developing a certain process of music-making, combining ethereal sounds with deep rhythms and blending acoustic and electronic instruments with home and field recordings.
The vinyl has also been produced using eco-conscious materials and processes, and pressed as a small-scale run. The records use 100% recycled granulate in a zero-waste factory, with a recycled kraftpack sleeve and eco-friendly labels and ink. I think it’s important to try to push the industry towards a more sustainable way of doing things.
Who is inspiring you most right now?
Musically, it’s a bit all over the place. Some key influences probably come from labels like Giegling and Cabaret Recordings and artists like Echospace, Jan Jelinek and Efdemin. I’m also a fan of new genre combinations and explorations, as well as more leftfield electronic projects that push the boundaries of experimentation, and particularly those that use acoustic and multimedia elements in an innovative way.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
I tend to make music across a range of styles, depending on the mood and what I’m working on at any given time. So sometimes I’ll be working on a track and it’ll naturally tend towards something more downtempo, or more four-to-the-floor, or it won’t be electronic music at all. I try not to pigeon-hole anything, as it’s nice to let people listen and make up their own mind. That said, ‘Huss EP’ could probably sit within some kind of Venn diagram between deep house, balearic, ambient and dub techno.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m currently thinking about the next release for Anwei Huss, plus a few other things here and there.
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