Who Music Magazine welcome Pixel82 for a quick chat, and this one is a good one as we speak to them about their new LP “Infinity” and much more besides. Really interesting to find out a little bit more about them today.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi! I am great, thank you. Hope you are too.
I’m in Porto, Portugal, and my day has been good so far today. I started the day teaching an electronic music workshop online, and also did some bureaucracy for my company. Being Monday, I like to take the day off from proper studio time to give some time for my ears to recover from the weekend.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
During a period of forced introspection and uncertainty (pandemic), the idea for the album Infinity came actually after I finished the track Alien World. I suddenly felt I was into something, a vision for a sound that represents me well that could work beyond the dance-floor. So I started working with that in mind and suddenly all these tracks that made sense together started to emerge. This is the first time in my life that this happened, as I generally go with the flow with music creation.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind it?
It’s very hard for me to define my sound. The album infinity is a mix between my multiple musical influences, and is to be listened to as a loop. The concept of this album is the continuum of life, of rediscovery of the past to find the future. I wanted to create an uplifting vibe but while still having a subtle dystopian feel in them that reflected the period I was going through.
Who is inspiring you most right now?
At the moment it’s nature, recording found sounds and sound healing instruments.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
Totally a mixture of various genres. Between leftfield electronica, melodic house & techno with some trancy and indie bits I guess.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
I feel we are living in a unique and privileged time for music creation and fruition. Almost anyone can express themselves musically if they put some time and effort in it as there are so many free tools and online knowledge for music production. Simultaneously streaming platforms are great for the listener as one can listen to music for free, so some people that could not have access to music before, can now.
The reverse of the coin is the over saturation of digital music, and I would say the total devaluation of the artistry. To be honest, more and more I feel that social media is as important (if not more in some cases) than the music that one creates, and this is quite sad in my view, as music is a form of artistic expression, not only a product to be sold.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m finishing my first A/V live act to present my album with synths and responsive visuals. I am also starting the initial ideas for a new, more organic and experimental music project under my name Filipe Galante. I also am turning my studio Porto Beats into a production and teaching platform hub for other artists. All this while I keep on DJing and producing as Pixel82.
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