Los Angeles-based rising DJ and producer Meetch returns to the release radar with his latest electrifying offering, 'Androids'. Following the success of his debut single 'See You Dance', the latest from the brilliant talent showcases Meetch's evolution as a producer, presenting a dynamic fusion of his tech-house roots and powerful bass house elements. With over a decade of live music experience under his belt, Meetch has earned a reputation for his ability to get the crowd moving, and 'Androids' is no exception. 'Androids' is out now and available to stream on all platforms.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from and how did you get into music?
Sure! I'm from Northern New Jersey and I've been into music since I was a kid. I started playing guitar at a young age, but I got really into drums when the first RockBand video game came out in 2007. I taught myself how to play and got pretty good at it. I played in a few bands growing up, but eventually I wanted to start making my own music solo. So in 2011, I started learning how to compose and create music on my own, which eventually led to me getting into DJing and making exciting dance music.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My sound has been evolving since the beginning. I started with hip hop beats and moved on to trap and big room house, but now I'm really into bass house and tech house. It's just easy to groove to. I like to add components from my earlier music to keep my sound unique. I love artists like Chris Lake and Matroda, but I also listen to a lot of Feed Me, MordFustang, Kaskade, Skrillex, and John Summit. I DJ a lot of private events and corporate parties, so I mix a wide range of genres including Latin, Hip Hop, Oldies, and Rock. I even dream of incorporating hard rock into future projects!
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts its listeners?
I just want to make music that people can vibe and have a good time to. When people come to my shows or listen to my music, I want them to feel like they're in a moment that they never want to end. I like to make tracks that make you feel something, whether that's through the lyrics or the beat. And when people start singing along or dancing to my music, that's the biggest impact I could hope for. Ultimately, I want my music to create a positive and memorable experience for the listener.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
Right now, I'm really focused on my music and working on new projects. My most recent release is a track called "Androids," which I'm really proud of. It's the follow-up to my previous track "See You Dance," which was my first release in about five years. I wanted to create some solid club tracks that would get DJs talking, so I'm really happy with how they turned out. As for my last job, these tracks would be considered my most recent work. But my main focus right now is finishing up a new vocal track that's a creative mix of two completely different genres. I'm excited about it because it's a bit of a departure from my usual sound. I hope to finish it soon so I can start putting out more vocal tracks in the future.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria in your last job?
My sound has definitely changed a lot in recent years. Back when I started, my music had a lot of chord progressions and was more trancey and heavier. But now, I'm really focused on creating a groove and having tight production. I think people enjoy less hectic music and just want to vibe. So my musical criteria in my last job was really just to create something that was easy to groove to and had a steady pace and key. DJs can be more creative with transitioning songs and switching tempos and genres now, which is really exciting.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but do you think it has affected creativity?
Sales and creativity are not necessarily related. The digital revolution has actually opened up the doors for more people to view and tune in to music worldwide. The creativity comes from within the artist and the style they want to embrace. It's not just about the music itself, but also the energy of the performance. Some DJs can be boring when playing live, but I like to pump up the crowd and get them amped up on the mic. This comes from years of corporate parties and mobile DJing, which helped me learn how to read crowds and create a great atmosphere.
Can you tell us about your present and future projects?
Right now, I'm focused on releasing some club tracks and getting the word out to DJs. But looking ahead, I'm really excited about my future projects. I've been working on a new track that blends together two different genres, which has been a really fun and creative process for me. It's got me thinking about all sorts of new ideas and possibilities, and I can't wait to share them with everyone.