Identity Crisis welcomes DV8 to the label for their debut release. The EP is made up of 3 deep and exploratory tracks. We have had the pleasure of speaking with Identity Crisis and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
I’m currently working in Social Media & Marketing, which works well for promoting my music. I start my day with a one hour drive to work, which is great for thinking of musical ideas.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Identity Crisis was a project that fell into place very fast. The strap line, ethos and branding was created in a day and the designer finished our logo and artwork within 2 days. Sometimes ideas
work themselves out fast, this was one of them.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
The concept is the uncertainty of making music, and the doubt it creates in your head.
What genre would you say this is? Is the BPM too high? Will the label reply to me? Does this fit the current ‘sound’? Should I start an alias? Is my music good enough?
These are some of the thoughts that go through most DJ & Producers heads on the daily…
These feelings are responsible for the birth of Identity Crisis – a label that takes back control, allows creative freedom and doesn’t pigeon hole you as an artist.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Mihai Pol is a huge inspiration of mine, his grooves are infectious and after seeing him live this year I enjoy how he operates.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
The basis of all my tracks is creating the atmospheres and glitches. Most of the time I will start a track with pads to set the tone of the music, and work from there.
How would you define your sound?
There are many genres fused together. I try not to pigeon hole myself and make whatever I’m feeling at the time. However, the most common sounds you can hear are deep atmospheres,
warm pads & minimal techno drums.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m actively running my record labels Hotwire & Identity Crisis. I plan to release another Identity Crisis EP at the end of the year too.