SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING DIFFERENT – ALBUM1
September 14th 2018 – Talented Dutch DJ and producer San Holo made Malaysia his first stop during his Asia Tour this year! Blending guitars and vocals, this artist creates a distinctive, forward-thinking style that places him high on the list of trailblazers in today’s electronic music landscape.
“I had so many ideas for making music and was getting tired of always looking for players to help fill the spots. I realized you are able to build entire songs around a laptop and that started my interest in production. I never walked into a club until my music started being noticed by people wanting me to DJ.”
He released his debut EP COSMOS on Heroic. Featuring anthemic singles “Fly” and “Hiding,” these tracks led fans to discover his re-working of Dre’s classic “The Next Episode”—which blew up on the blogosphere and SoundCloud community, launching San Holo’s future in the process. The remix ended up garnering over 160 million YouTube streams, putting San on the map with his “Don’t Touch the Classics” series.
“But I feel it’s never about just structure when you are making music. It’s you crafting that signature sound, the magic and the harmonies you put behind it that stays with people. I believe if you put on one of my tracks you will recognize within a minute that I produced it because of that.”
We got a chance to sit down with San Holo himself and chat a little bit about his upcoming album, and inspiration behind one of his latest singles – Brighter Days ft. Bipolar Sunshine, and more on his recent works and future plans!
San Holo Info: @sanholobeats
Interview & words by Alicia K. @aliciafireheart