Friday, April 19, 2024

Interview with music producer pexØt

Poznan, Poland-based wave music producer pexØt had begun his journey with producing his music in 2016, which was when he released his first witch house/trap tunes.  In 2017 pexØt had made his first wave tracks and started developing his style of music.

pexØt music is very dynamic and it is full of melodies and synth sounds. He is mostly known from tracks “blindlight”, “Closer” and “Drowning”.

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

I think music was always a part of my life. When I was a kid I used to play guitar and piano. Later, in my teenage years, I’ve bought a bass guitar and played in a couple of “garage bands”. When I was studying at university I played drums in hardcore punk and metalcore bands. I started producing my own music somewhere around 2015 and 2016.

What inspired you to start making the electronic music that you are now?

When my last band broke up, I was feeling like I want to make music, but I didn’t want to be a part of a group anymore. That was the main reason why I started making electronic music on my own. The other thing that inspired me a lot was music by Clams Casino, FORXST, Yung Gud, Da Vosk Docta, etc.

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?

I work on my laptop – nothing special to be honest. Alongside that, I have a MIDI keyboard and a pair of studio monitors. My DAW is FL Studio. Most of my sounds come from plugins like Serum, Sylenth1 or sometimes Nexus. I often base my tracks on the use of vocal samples as the main “instrument”.I think it isn’t a unique way to make music, but it works well for me, I guess,

Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?

Yeah, it changed a little bit since my first steps in making music. In the beginning, I was making all melodies on the computer keyboard, but now I have an MIDI keyboard, which is very helpful when it comes to creating more interesting melodies. Also, I bought studio monitors to improve my mix and make my songs sound better overall, because earlier I was using regular headphones. To be honest, at this moment all that stuff is enough for me to make music.

Which three albums or artists would you say have influenced your sound in a big way?

I think three music bands or artists, who made me who I am today and influenced my sound are The Offspring, because it is my favorite band from my childhood. I don’t know if I would be making music today, if I didn’t listen to this band in my early years. Then, there are producers, thanks to who I decided to make electronic music – Clams Casino and Brothel, who was the first wave producer I was listening to.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

Yes, there are a few artists I would recommend and who are not so well know yet. Blanku, Blind Scream, Lostageless, Yerbownik and Bvxseek – these guys from Poland are in my opinion very underrated and I’m not saying it just because they are my friends. I can also recommend Coreal and Anxiety. These two guys have huge potential.

What inspires you outside of music?

I get huge inspiration from people, who I live and spend time with – my girlfriend and my friends, who motivate me to get better and to work on my music. Also, other people, who listen to my music inspire me because it’s really awesome to see that my music has influenced someone.

What do you want to accomplish with your music?

I want my music to bring joy to people who listen to it and evoke emotions, mostly positive of course. With my songs, I also really want to inspire listeners to create something – music, paintings, videos, etc.

What, in your opinion would be the perfect genre fusion?

I’m not sure, if it would be a good fusion, for sure it wouldn’t be easy to pull off well, but my two favorite genres by now are wave – mostly hardware – and dark/industrial/acid techno.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or releases in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

I want to release one last track until the end of the year and for 2020 I have plans to release something else than I’m doing right now – something darker I think. I also have a plan to drop some merch at the beginning of the incoming year, so stay tuned!

Famous last words?

Don’t let anyone tell you what to do.


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