INTERVIEW: Basstian

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

I’m doing well, thank you, constantly working to bring out new music for you guys.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Break It Down”?

“Break It Down” is a festival banger with a perfect blend of hip-hop vocals and Future Bounce. I would classify it as one of my best releases so far.

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

Well, I came up with the idea for ‘Break It Down’ while trying to come up with a drop melody for another track I was working on. However, this melody wasn’t fitting well in that track. So, I started a new project with that melody, made a rough draft using it, and sent it to Adrian. He instantly loved it, so we decided to work together on it.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Unfortunately, no. We came up with a lyric video for the track. However, the label wasn’t happy with it was slightly different from the usual lyric videos of Revealed Recordings.

What was it like to work with Adrian Fyrla and how did that relationship develop?

It was such a fantastic experience to work with Adrian. Adrian & I have been friends for a few months now. We became friends after Adrian contacted me one day on Instagram after the release of my track ‘Titan’. Adrian loved my production style. We started talking and found out that we had similar interests and approaches when it came to production. Soon, I sent him a few ideas, and that’s how our first collaboration, ‘Dancing In The Night’ happened.

How much did he get to influence the song?

I would say both Adrian & I put an equal amount of work into the song. We had certain differences in opinion when it came to some creative aspects of the song, but I believe that’s what made the song unique in its own way.

Do you tend to take a different approach when collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

I would say yes. When working on your own, you’re pretty much free to do anything you want on the song. However, that’s not always a good thing too because certain aspects of a song you like may not fit the general audience. So when collaborating with another artist, I tend to compromise on certain creative aspects and find a middle ground so that the collaborator and I are satisfied with the result.

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

Of course. One of my goals for this year is to release at least one song every month, and I’ve been able to keep up with that so far.I hope I can keep up with the consistency over the coming months too.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

My next release would be on March 12th, and it’s a collaboration with a producer that has released over ten tracks on Revealed Recordings. That song is a bit personal, and I’ve transmuted several emotions that I felt when I was going through a difficult phase in my life a few months ago into this song.cIt’s a mixture of Bass House & Big Room House with some influences of a few other genres.

What else is happening next in Basstian’s world?

Collaborations with major artists, releases on some of my dream record labels plus so much more stuff that I’ll be announcing in the near future. Keep an eye out on my Instagram @itsbasstian for constant updates regarding my music.

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