Interview with emerging dance music producer AIR APPARENT
Bouncing between electro-pop, trap & dance music, you are bound to feel the need to tap your foot to the floor listening to AIR APPARENT energetic dancefloor soundscapes. A rising musician currently sitting over 45,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, AIR APPARENT is known to collaborate with other emerging musicians on all of his releases. Neil Sethi, known popularly as AIR APPARENT shared his dancefloor worthy hit ‘Bad For Me’ via Pug Life Records last month featuring noteworthy singer GESS is sure to put you in high spirits.
We asked AIR APPARENT a few questions about his favourite memories thus far since pursuing a career in music.
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
I began appreciating curated music in a serious way when I was a freshman in college and got involved in college radio. At the time, the best way to find new music was blogs and Hype Machine! Since then, the landscape has shifted a ton. I started getting into making music around the same time, working on a few childhood-inspired tracks that blended emo/pop-punk with experimental electronics. Some of that has stayed with me today!
Take us through your list of dream software/gear you would like to get?
I’d love to get some serious analog synthesizers like a Moog or a Prophet. So far, I just use digital versions :). I’d also love to get a bunch of non-digital instruments like a Nord piano and a couple of guitars, just to open up the possibility of making music away from a screen every once in a while.
What do you need with you when you sit down to write or produce?
I typically start by opening up a DAW and a notepad/text editor and jam on a midi keyboard. Stuff kind of opens up and unfolds from there!
What other artistic revenues do you pursue?
I write and produce some music for other artists and am looking to get into Twitch streaming soon :).
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
I think studio work and music creation is the most magical part, but I’m excited to spend more time connecting with audiences in person as we near the end of the pandemic.
What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
I think releasing ‘Asking You’ was pretty amazing. It was a track I threw together relatively quickly, but definitely the first time I felt there was a widespread appreciation for some music I felt I cobbled together.
Name 3 artists you would love to collaborate with in the future
Abhi the Nomad, Jai Wolf, Louis the Child.
Do you think music should provide social commentary and reflect the current world?
I think music could provide social commentary – but I don’t think music needs or has to be anything specific. I think the only thing music should be is an authentic representation of what an artist cares about.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Look forward to a virtual music festival gig later this year and an album in the summer.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Share and enjoy!
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