INTERVIEW: CLAIN



Born in the mid-1980s, Clain grew up in Paris. A music fan since childhood, he studied sound and image processing and worked as an engineer and is now a multifaceted artist producing a wide range of electronic music.


Released on labels such as KIDS Records, Mirror and Natura Viva, Clain's production ranges from progressive and melodic house and techno to his own mix of fusion house, incorporating influences from different cultures and influences that he has absorbed in his travels around the world. .


Clain's next single is a collaboration with Brozzo, Burning Earth, which will land on Natura Viva in early 2022.


We have had the pleasure of speaking with him, and this has been the result.


Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?


I started by playing the drums at the age of 11. Then at the age of 17 I bought my firsts vinyl turntables after listening my first sets of the festival I Love Techno which in Gent, Belgium, at that time. I was a big fan of this festival as we didn’t have anything like this in France in the beginning

of 2000. Real quick I bought my first gear which was a Korg Electribe EMX-1. I started studying electronic in a DUT and then studied sound and picture processing to become an engineer.


How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?


My sound has evolved exactly how I have evolved personally. I can now play my music in a set which was really hard for me at first because I wasn’t satisfied enough of my work. I thought it didn’t fit to my sets, but now I do.


How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?


To be honest, I don’t know actually, I hope people like what I do :)


You have two upcoming singles, both quite different sounds. Do you mange to work on these concurrently, or do you have to seperate your headspace more than that?


That’s a good question but to me they are not so different in term of production. In term of genre I guess it is but in term of production to me they are really close. I remember my brother saying to me that I was “stupid” thinking that I could this 2 styles in a same set, at first I couldn’t realize it.


When you DJ is there also that same seperation in your sound? Or do you bring them together?


I didn’t realize but I almost answer it just before. I thought I could but at the end I can’t, so I don’t bring these 2 styles together in a same set.


We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?


For me no but what has affected my creativity is the Covid19.


Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? What do you hope to achieve in 2022?

I am working on a new project with Gerard Spencer a handpan player and we are preparing a new live, stay tuned this is really promising.


Finally, what for you was the most interesting record of 2021?


Tim Light - Legion