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INTERVIEW: Dad Of The Year

Canadian Dad Of The Year releases his 4-track release. Dad Of The Year that kind of artists who do not stitch without thread, who know what they are doing at all times and leave nothing to chance, although sometimes their decisions may seem unusual or out of place.

Unearthly can and should be heard as a piece of timeless music, which conveys a positive idea in times of conflict, and its aesthetic appeals to the most basic, deep and receptive of the spirit. Dad Of The Year, in short, designs a wide and fragile sound to listen and feel from the deepest.

We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.

Could you tell us something about your experience? Where are you from and how did you get involved in music industry?

Hi Chromatic, thank you for your time!

I started DJing in at the end of the 90’s, it’s been over 20 something years. I was mostly focused on my DJing until I retired in 2012. Of course I fiddled with production but nothing very interesting at that point. After retiring, I was still very passionate about music and started digging a lot more into producing, maybe to fill the void of not playing anymore. Around 2018, there’s was a creative flash. I was like, “oh, I think i’m back!”. Dad of the Year was born. What you see unfolding right now, is really more than two decades in the making.

How is your sound evolving? Which artists and genres you enjoy mixing in this moment?

Well, it was always evolving quite a lot as a DJ througout the years. From hard reletenless techno, to dark progressive tribal, to dub techno, minimal, deep house… my sound has gone through many many cycles. I’m used to evolving through genres while keeping my signature sound.

So as a producer, I’m expecting the same thing. i’m expeting to integrate those changes constantly. Right now as you can tell with this EP, I’m really into downtempo and listening to artists such as Landhouse, Überhaupt & Außerdem, Planet Caravan, Gazel…

How you feel that your music influences or impacts your listener?

Before exploring electronic music… I was realy into Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Panthera… I guess sometimes there’s an edge to what I do that comes from there.

But mostly, I think that with all this experience I have playing, people can feel a certain level maturity and depth, layers of complexity, but mostly a knowledge of abstract emotions in electronic music and the impact it has on the crowd.

What can you tell us about your last job?

I love the track selection of my “Unearthly EP” because it’s really the whole spectrum of who I am and the range of emotions I like to cover. It’s dark and trippy, bright and melodic, melancholic, sad, dark, but also very hopeful.

We all know that the digital revolution has affected to music selling, but, do you think has affected to creativity?

Again, it’s been so long. I have played with vinyls, CDJs, computers, stand-alone units, sync, no sync… you get to a point where it’s all good. There’s good and bad in every cycles. You start operating on a different level where change, doesn’t change much.

Could you tell us about your present and future projects?

I wrapped up “Lord of the Flies” that will come out on EXPmental Records on October 28th. “Enter the Void” that will come out soon on Random Collective. And i’m doing the finishing touches on about 8 tracks that will come out beginning 2023.


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