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INTERVIEW: Gil Glaze

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

Great thanks! I am currently on my US tour and just got back to New York after playing a good show in Boston last night!

Can you talk to us more about your song “Wild and Free”?

It’s something a bit different to my normal “piano house” style. I made it more for the clubs bringing elements of old school house. I am happy with the result and we have gotten amazing support from David Guetta, EDX, Lucas & Steve, Kryder and more!

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

I created this track one year ago after Miami Music Week 2017. I attended Ultra festival and played three shows while there. We had a few meetings with labels who told me I needed a bit more energy in my sound so when I went back to the studio I began working and this was the first track out of five I did straight back from Miami.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We just did last week! I had so much footage from touring that we didn’t really use so I decided best was to show who is Gil Glaze instead of a generic music video with dancers. Since this is my first release on Armada I wanted to show that I have been playing shows already and who I am as a DJ.

How was the recording and writing process?

There was no recording or writing involved in this just a lot of time to come up with different melodies and finding these old school house sounds.

What role does Zurich play in your writing?

I have written and surprisingly sang a lot of tracks… Which I have never released. I took a songwriting class in New York and try to write a lot. I find it difficult to write in Zurich but when I am in the mountains I take a lot of inspiration there and am happy with the results because it is peaceful and quiet where your able to express your emotion and thoughts easier.

Do you tend to take a different approach when remixing someone else rather than working in your own original work?

I always found it hard to remix. Over the past few months I have done a lot of remixes for huge artists which sadly were declined in the end. It is always hard to take a hit and try make it your own since you need to impress the artist and label. There is also a boundary to how much you can use and how much you can remove. The most important thing for me is the bpm of the track. All remixes I have done were 120bpm so can always use my house twist on them. I just recently did a remix for a track which is lower so I experimented and went out of my comfort zone and am so happy with how it came out!

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

I actually sat down last week and collected all my unreleased demos. With that we can make two albums haha! It would be my dream to put out an album and we are currently talking to some big labels about doing that yet for me timing is very important so lets see!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

No plans but regarding title I would want to do something which is nostalgic and reminds me of my home!

Any plans to hit the road?

All day, every day! I am on the road all the time but we are currently planning a summer tour where I am excited to play shows in cities I have never played before.

What else is happening next in Gil Glaze´s world?

Besides music and touring I am also working on a start up at the moment which is fun since it allows me to take the time and do something outside of music and be more on the business side! I am also still involved in my record label (Breeze Records) and we are currently working on two big albums for our artists Whizkid and Lanna!

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