Hi Pedram, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey, I’m good thank you, currently in the studio working on new music whilst torrential rain happens outside!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Lex”?

I made this track a little while back in my old studio which was a more futuristic dungeon vibe, hence the industrial clanging of the drums and spacey synth washes. I wanted to create something that was menacing yet with a sense of apprehensive hope in the form of the melodic synths and warm Moog bass.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

The change of studio definitely had an impact on the track and the mood of it as it felt quite desolate when I was writing in that room.

Why naming the EP after this track in particular?

It is the name of the bass preset I’d made previously which I used on this track.

How was the recording and writing process?

For me the bulk of the ideas have to happen in the first hour of starting, i.e melody, harmony, bass. I leave the percussive elements of most of my tracks to the latter stages of producing as I find this method gets the truest mood and essence of the track more naturally for me.

How has your native Iran and then the UK scene have influence your music?

I moved to the UK when I was 7 so Iran unfortunately didn’t have much of a natural influence on my music as I wasn’t massively aware of what the music was, other than prog rock cassettes my dad used to play. Most of the influences I make comes from growing up on the concrete jungle which is the Park Hill estate in Sheffield and being immersed in the nightlife of Sheffield as well as those early days of listening to my dads music collection and my brothers passing me albums by The Prodigy. Listening to and absorbing all of the sonics being created by so many other producers within Sheffield has had a big influence, especially the impact of Warp Records.

Would you call this a departure from your past EP or a departure?

No I still have a strong connection with the mood and sounds of my last EP and the new EP is a natural progression and maturity in my sound I feel.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yep lots to be confirmed but I will be playing at The Night Kitchen 12th Feb (with Artwork, Denis Sulta) The Plug 26th Feb (with James Zabiela) and The Tuesday Club 15th March (with Maribou State & Pedestrian).

What else is happening next in Pedram’s world?

Lots and lots of hours in the studio finishing off some exciting projects which I have to keep secret for now 😉 As well as watching my football team (Sheffield United) do terrible in the league.

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