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INTERVIEW: ECRAZE

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

 Hi VENTS, everything’s good ! Thank you very much for this interview!

Can you talk to us more about your EP “French Hood”?

This has been a huge level up for me in terms of music production ! I wanted to push myself forward, that’s why I’ve been releasing less music lately – I ‘ve been focusing on ensuring that my sound extends beyond music boundaries. I feel like we, as producers, are making the sound of tomorrow – so it just can’t be something that already exists.

Did any event or moment in particular inspire you to write this EP?

The past year I started to play more shows in Europe, thanks to my agent haha ! I think it helped me a lot in terms of creativity and new environments ; being surrounded by the bass music energy was very important to me. It helps me grow.

How was the recording and writing process?

Most of the time, I just open my DAW and write an idea or start a sound design session. For instance, the piano intro for “Impala” was written 5 month before I actually started using it for a track. But I only start a new tune when I feel I have enough new and fresh patches that will just fit perfectly with each of the sounds ! So it’s quite an accumulative, gradual process.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs?

I don’t really listen to dubstep in my free time because I don’t want another producer influencing my inspiration. Indeed, inspiration is basically the amount of love and work you put into a production, so it has to be true and personal. But I do listen to a lot of Hip-Hop / Trap music and a load of free Jazz. Maybe this had an influence, in a way.

How was working with Rico Act?

Working with him was amazing ! I can’t wait to make the “Act II” – he is such an amazing and talented guy !

Any plans to hit the road?

I have many bookings incoming but no real tour planned just yet. We just finished the “Four Horsemen Tour” with Ivory, Samplifire and Graphyt all over Europe so I might just get some free time in the lab.

What else is happening next in ECRAZE’s world?

I’m trying to get all of the requirements and documentation for my US VISA, which is hard to get. So, I hope everything will be fine – I can’t wait to bring my live experience to wider audiences!

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