Interview With House Music Producer ‘Session 6’

Tell us a little about yourself?

I developed a love of music from a young age. There’s so much amazing music out there, but I wanted music that I really wanted to hear, so I decided to learn how to make it. At around fourteen I fell completely in love with house music and it was there that my obsession with producing house music began.

How did you come up with your artist name? 

I would spend long, long sessions trying to find my sound and the direction of my music. It was after my sixth mammoth long session that it finally clicked and I found a sound that I loved, and I became ‘Session 6’.

How long have you been in the music industry? 

I’ve been in the industry for about 12 years. I began by DJing, and was lucky to work alongside some amazing DJs and teachers, and I started to produce my own music about four years later.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place? 

I was originally very much into playing the guitar and writing guitar based music. I produced a guitar centric album and it was producing that album that gave the skillset to begin to learn about making house music. Once again, I was incredibly lucky to be around other DJs who had been doing it a lot longer than I had but were always so awesome and helpful to a young kid who was eager to learn. It’s a great industry to be in full of people who all root for each other and I love that.

How would you describe your latest single? 

My latest single, It’s All Good, is a mixture of airy synths mixed with heavy bass and some kick ass vocals. It’s a little different than my other releases but I’ve loved creating it.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

We’re currently working on a video with some trippy visuals that matches the flowing energy of the song. In the meantime there are some teaser clips on Instagram.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

I take a lot of my inspiration from anything liquid drum and bass which possesses great melodies and good vocal harmonies. I love Meduza, Duksy and Gorgon City; anything deep and melodic.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?  

It can all start with anything from a simple bass line or a melodic hook. I never go into a song with a complete picture of how I want it to turn out in my head, because I like to go where the music takes me.

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one? 

The record label I’m signed to, TRX Records, is currently working on a project called Rise Up which I’m excited to be a part of, where we’re finding brand new singers or anyone who wants to break into the music industry and give them a chance and some guidance. It’s a super exciting project and I can’t wait to see who we find.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

At the moment I’m just eagerly awaiting the clubs to reopen so I can start playing the songs I’ve been working on to a live audience.

What did you buy with your first check off music?

I bought some rocket speakers. Some girls get excited by shoes and dresses, I get excited by music equipment 😉

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

A lot of producers I know prefer to work alone, but I love having people in the studio with me to bounce ideas off. Even if they’re not in the music industry themselves I find their opinions and fresh ears can be invaluable. Also my producers chair lol. Now I have one, I couldn’t live without it.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

To try and perfect one sound instead of using multiple sounds for the same effect. For example, if you’re using a bass synth, take time to craft that sound to how you want it instead of layering other bases on top of it. Also, it takes time. Be willing to put the work in.

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

I’ve been working in the studio with some other artists from my record label and I’m
loving every minute off it. I’ve been working with Royle, Skittish and Herrick, and
they’ve taught me a lot in the process.

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to work and learn from Nervous Kid (Ric Gresty), Danny Freak and Lee Squires. They’re all such incredible, genius producers and such awesome guys. They keep themselves to themselves, but all the best ones do.

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?  

My absolute dream artist to work with would be Justin Martin or Solomun or anyone from the Dirty Bird label. Everything they put out is always very unique sounding and they aren’t afraid to push the limits of what’s considered house music.

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats  or for the lyrical flow and content?

Hopefully both, but probably more for the beats and the melodic quality.

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your  career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc…)

Definitely delivery. It’s something I’m currently working on at the moment and I’m learning as I go. I’d love for my music to be heard by more people.

What’s your all-time favourite song? 

Shook Ones Pt.2 – Mobb Deep.

What was the last album you listened to?

I don’t usually listen to albums in full, but have all the songs I love on shuffle in my playlist. The last album I was obsessed with was Hello Clouds by Justin Martin.

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

It’s probably a very common answer, but it’s got to be Calvin Harris. He writes the
best piano lines of anyone I’ve ever heard.

Whose your favourite five artists right now? 

Tricky question. Always and forever – Eminem. There will never be another like him.
Kaskade. Daft Punk. Pharell Williams and IKSY.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist  in your genre today and why?

It’s got to be Calvin Harris. He’s taken a genre of music that wasn’t getting as much
recognition and turned it into a world wide phenomenon.

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with? 

Nervous Kid. They taught me so much about music production that has proved to be invaluable to me. I’ve also loved every second of working with the other TRX guys. We’re like a family with very different tastes in music, but they make everything about the process so much fun.

How do you feel about the current state of music? 

I’d say the current state of house music is in a good state, but I’m saddened by what’s classes at mainstream appeal in the music business today. It’s okay to push the boundaries and I want everyone to know that.

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

Creamfields or Tomorrowland are festivals that I’d love to play at one day.

What is your main goal as far as music?

I’d love to be able to do it as a full time career and inspire other people to do the same. I want people to listen to my music and feel the same thing I feel when I listen to other peoples music. Feeling it is the most important part.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

Any lovers of house music who approach it with an open mind. Anyone who likes their music a little bit different.

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

There are so many amazing female producers out there, but its a business that so far has been primarily been men. I think being a woman helps me bring a different angle to my music. I also write kick ass melodies 😉

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

Play games, go the gym, dance literally whenever I can, and look for new music. I also do a bit of literary writing when I have the time.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Justin Martin. Obviously the dream would be Calvin Harris.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Warming up for Stone Bridge and the first time I ever got a song signed to a label.

What is your dream venue to perform at?

Same again, Creamfields and Tomorrowland. They’re the dream!

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

A book series called Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Beautifully written and literally changed my reading preferences forever.

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

I don’t support any sports teams but I do follow wrestling to a slightly obsessive degree lol. Now there’s another dream venue to play at – Wrestlemania.

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

I get made fun of this but my celebrity crush has always been Ian McKellon lol, and I absolutely adore him in all of the Lord of the Ring and Hobbit films.

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

There’s a few. Brendan Frasier and Keanu Reeves, which I’m sure literally anyone will agree with. Two men who have been through so much and carry on being completely awesome. And Morgan Freeman, who shows us all that it’s never too late to follow your passions and dreams.

What can we expect from you in the future?

More awesome music and hopefully some live gigs coming up in the near future. I’m also working with some up and coming singers so I’ll be able to write the songs I really want to write.

Where can the fans check out for your music?

So many places. Amazon, Spotify, Beatport, iTunes, Soundcloud etc. Any streaming
service. For more information about what I’ve got going on, follow my socials.

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