Join us today on Who Music Magazine for our daily QA session. Today we welcome Entel, the progressive house artist has been making waves with his new release on Deep State Recordings.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hello! Currently I am at my studio space in downtown Columbus, Ohio where I live sipping on some yerba mate tea. It started with a quick 40 minute workout, which really gets my mind in a good place before I start the creative part of my day. Most of my mornings start like this when I’m home. I’ve really enjoyed the benefits it’s had on my productivity, committing myself to a schedule that works best for me and my goals.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
The phrase ‘Melodies In Harmony’ has been a tagline in my profile as a way to describe my sound since the start, but I never really took it much further than that.
An Album was always my goal for the concept, but I wanted to make sure it was done correctly. About a year ago Deep State reached out asking if I was interested in trying to put one together, and it was at that moment I knew I had the opportunity I had been looking for. I broke out my journal full of the ideas I’d been scribbling down over the years and began organizing it into a cohesive story.
I’m very thankful for Deep States guidance. They’ve lent an ear to countless demos and helped me grow as an artist. Working with them gave me the confidence to take this leap with the album process over the last year.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind it?
- I’d say Melodic, to keep it simple. As for the concept, it was brought about from personal experience throughout the course of my life. Every single song on this album pulls inspiration from the memories that inspired them, and dives deeper into what motivates me as an artist outside of the typical nightclub setting.
Who is inspiring you most right now?
– Truthfully, a lot of fellow artists on Deep State. Artists like Erik Lucas, Squ4re, or Diode Eins are really pushing the boundaries of progressive music and blurring some genre lines in the process.
On a larger scale though Grum, Cristoph, Fehrplay, & Yotto are at the top of my listening right now. Each of those artists have consistently put out music the last few years that really resonates with me, and has provided endless inspiration in the studio.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
- I’d say progressive house, but it really does pull influence from so many different sub genres I’ve encountered over the years. Songs like ‘Error’ are my take on Techno, or ‘Korriban’ is that more After Life style of melodic house, while ‘Akai’ has some trance elements to it. The main consistency for me is in the melodies, and then I build everything else around it.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
- Incredibly open minded! I think we’re at a point in the electronic scene where we’re seeing so many different styles represented on the mainstages lately. Crowds have seemed to be really open to experience an array of genres, and I think that really benefits artists creativity as a whole.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
– For current projects; over the next few weeks I’m very excited to tell the story of this album and the songs that make it up. They’re each attached to a memory or emotion that influenced this album and it’ll be cool to give them another layer.. For the future; nothing to talk about just yet but I am very excited for some upcoming shows, and the chance to be able to play this album in the club.