AUGUSTE creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. AUGUSTE unparalleled signature style continues to expand with each subsequent release in his catalog. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hello Auguste! Welcome to Chromatic Club! Where are you from and how did you get into music?
Thank you for having me! I was born in Paris, moved to Singapore at the age of 6 and grew up there until 18 years old. I started getting into producing with my best friend during my final years in Singapore. I really started getting into Techno once in the UK for University and also became a DJ for various underground clubs. I started taking producing more seriously once my track “Back from Earth” got signed to Sirup Music. Ever since I have tried to evolve my sound as much as possible!
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My sound started very techno driven, but as my producing has evolved I’ve implemented more afro elements, variations in rhythm and also explored cross other genres where aspects can be incorporated to create a more unique sounds.
I really enjoy mixing electronica (Bicep, Ross from Friends), Melodic Techno (Tale of Us, Stephan Bodzin, KASST) and Afro (Zakes Bantwini, Black Coffee) and also incorporating some disco tunes.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
In each of my tracks I aim to build an introspective picture, which will be different for everyone. Hopefully through the progressive and melodic elements listeners are able to connect in their own individual way.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your new track Nambi?
I am currently collaborating with many talented artists and have a lot of tracks in store, so make sure to follow me on Instagram to not miss anything!
Nambi was a track produced this summer combining progressive house elements alongside a big Afro Influence. Afro music is something I have been into since a very young age from my Mom who is from The Caribbean and Algeria. I find the combination of a melodic techno track with afro elements really accentuates the emotions further whilst keeping that pulsating and hypnotic vibe.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years?
I feel especially in the techno world the sound has changed a lot due to COVID. Artists have been able to take a step back and start thinking more about the story of the track and the picture they are trying to paint rather than just focusing on releasing a club banger.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
I do not think it has affected individual creativity, but instead, allowed barriers of entry to be much lower meaning more people are able to access their creativity.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
I will be releasing numerous tracks in the coming months which I have been working on for a long time and will be performing in many different venues. I will be based in California and hopefully can expand my sound and network there!
In your is your ideal set, what is your favourite opening track, peak time track and closing track?
Opening Track: Departure - Mathame (Tale of Us Edit)
Peak Time Track: Infrared - AVNU (UK)
Closing Track: Osama - Zakes Bantwini
What is your favourite part about what you do?
Sharing my music with people who are as passionate as me and seeing everyone’s stress leaving thanks to music.
Thanks for speaking to us today! :)