INTERVIEW: Shunus presents "Lost & Found" [ART VIBES]



Shunus returns to Art Vibes with the EP "Lost & Found". The UK-born, Cairo-based artist is taking his organic music to the next level. With "Deep Cuts", "Lost & Found" and "Traveler's Blues", he is fusing Blues and Funk influences with authentic deep electronic rhythms.


We have had the pleasure of speaking with the producer 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?


Hey! I'm from England but currently living in Egypt. I've been playing music pretty much my whole life, growing up I was always playing and performing in Bands and today I'm not performing as a solo act, I perform with other bands too and I work as a Music Teacher.


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


I'm always looking out for new interesting genres to help influence my music, though I produce mainly Organic house inpsired music, I try to take inspiration from other grenres like blues, jazz, folk etc and recently also been looking a lot more into the old UK garage dance scene and break beats.


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


I just hope I can bring something a little unique and different to the table.


What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last work?


I am always creating new music, Currently working on multiple new orginal tracks and remixes.


Could you tell us how each song came about? What inspired you?


Deep Cuts is very literal in meaning - I got bitten by a Dog in the street last year, and left a big scar on my arm.

Lost & Found - is more about self discovery

Taverllers' Blues - was written after repeating going through the Siani Mountains through Egypt, inspired by the amazing landscapes where you in the mountains, dessert and by the sea all at once.



What hardware and software tools have you used for this work?


I record everything in my home studio, I like to keep things simple, so I just keep a couple guitars and micophones with me. Most of the sound design is done inside ableton and plently of playing around sampling the horns/trumpets etc.


Where are you and what have you been doing now?


I'm currently in Cario, working on multiple different projects.


Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?


My sound is always evolving, I am always trying to find new interesting ways to make my dance music different.


Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?


Music should always be a safe space to experiment, when artist get focused on sticking to one sound, that's when music gets stale.


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


For me, I think it helps my creativity, whenever I'm looking to get inspired, I have access to thousands and thousands of artists to listen to, and develope my own ideas. we have more access to more tools each day online.


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