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INTERVIEW: Right-O

Hi Right-O, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey VENTS, I am great thank you! Just keeping myself super busy, and trying to take advantage of the beautiful Aussie weather at the moment, because I know it could be raining tomorrow.

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

Of course! So, Skyfall was originally written about 3 years ago as a part of an EP that I was working on at the time. We wanted to create something that was a cross between what you would be hearing in nightclubs and something a bit more emotive that people would actually like to listen to in their cars on the way to school etc.

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

To be honest not really, but it was definitely one of those records that just clicked during the writing process. It felt very natural and then once the vocal was written and recorded, I knew I was in love with it.

Any plans to release a music video for the single? Any ideas being brainstormed at the moment?

Always ideas in the pipeline! I’ve actually been in touch with some guys that made a video off their own back for my last single Mind Control ft. Tyler Sjöström, which was unbelievable. May consider getting them to do one for Skyfall if they’re into it.

How was the recording and writing process?

LONGGGGG. As I said before the initial writing of the song or the first couple of sessions was really easy and the crust of the entire song was finished. From their trying to get it to 100% and also trying to get industry people behind the idea of “emotive dance music” was a really long and tiring process. I learnt so much in those 3 years because for a lot of that time the fate of this record was so uncertain.

What role does Melbourne play in your writing?

There are always new things to see and discover in Melbourne – and the artists here are so creative and inspiring. The music scene at the moment in Melbourne doesn’t really champion the kind of music that I make so in that way, it also challenges me to create something that people will enjoy listening too. I fell in love with dance music going out in the club and festival scene – so that also played a huge part in why I became a DJ / producer to begin with!

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Not just yet! I’m really content putting out singles and there are quite a few that I have in the works. Eventually, an album may be something I look into but at the moment I am just having fun with creating, touring, branching off this project into new areas of the industry. See what happens from there I guess!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

For the singles, I have one called ‘First Time’ featuring the lovely Stacey Gardiner, which I am currently finalising and really excited to put out. Another called Horizon, which I am also really excited about.

There are also a slew of club aimed records. So many I cant really remember the names. Going down a more tech-house type of vibe in my production, which I am really excited about.

Can we expect you playing with other sounds and styles moving on?

Skyfall was such an experimental record and with it I wanted to create something really new that not many people were doing. I will continue to explore stuff that is a bit more emotive, but also will get you dancing!

Any plans to hit the road?

YES! At the moment, myself and my team are working on another East coast tour of Australia over summer, which is peak time here and I am really excited about it.

What else is happening next in Right-O’s world?

Well 2017 has already brought a lot of change. This year saw this project go from a duo to a solo act. There was also a bit of a change in the frequency of my music releases. I guess I just want to make the best music I can to then get to as many people’s ears as possible.

Also outside of Right-O myself and my manager Christina have started a PR/Digital Marketing and Branding firm called Cartel Management. I feel like with all the knowledge I have gained over the past 6-7 years, it will put me in good stead to really help artists that were in my position a few years back.

I love this industry and I love dance music so as long as I am involved I don’t mind what I am doing.

Check out ‘Skyfall‘ HERE.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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