Royston Summers returns with his second single this September, titled 'Take A Chance' and features four alternate versions of the title cut.
Following the successful launch of the Royston Summers project with 'Summer Lovin', the pair continue their story here with their latest single, once again employing an amalgam of influences from vintage house and cosmic disco to eighties pop and new. wave.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing them, 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 am from Essex in the UK, but spend a lot of my time in London, I discover music through influences of my family and discovering music from people like my dad who is into all sorts of music, Pink Floyd, to Jazz, Blues and Soul.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
I’ve always had a very broad mind to music I try to use all genres yo build and tell the story when I mix. For this project I am massively influenced by all things 80’s & 90’s, the big gated reverb the arpeggiated synths sound of Italo and even the more are crunchy drums of classic hip hop. I would say alot of the music I am playing is from the Italo/ indie dance world, Gerd Jansen, Krystal Klear, Alan Dixon, Red Axes, Pavel Petrov
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
I like to hope that it brings a emption connection also I hope that they hear perhaps influences from other genres and era’s of music.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
Currently I am working in the studio on more music and building and developing the branding of Royston Summers. Working on some big record to release in 2022 and also starting to build the live set which we hope to start performing.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
With this being a new project we have been involved with various other projects and released music under other alias’, but this being a fresh new and exciting project we are still perfecting and developing our current sound.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
I do feel in terms of production this is a lot more natural, perhaps before I felt the music was a little force to try and fit into a genre and scene, now we are more free and just hoping people enjoy the music and follow our journey in a more none forced and pure way.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
I think creativity has also been there, but what it’s doesn’t is encourage us more to not be afraid to do something different and try and not do something that we have done before.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
We aim to have a single drop every month and hopefully can start to really gain some support and followers from being consistent and giving people a good reason to keep going back and checking out out music.