Soapbass creates music that works in all environments and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sounds is what has made him a widely loved favorite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases from him.
How and when have you been interested in music? And electronic music?
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I am from Lebanon, Beirut and II started music at a very young age, there was something about it that was just fascinating for me. So I used to collect all my pocket money as a kid until I could afford to buy an instrument and since I loved rock I got myself a guitar. With books and watching videos I started learning the basics. Later I did take classes but by 14 I had my band and by 16b I started bass guitar. By 2000, Iwas the bass guitarist of ‘Soul Active’ In 2003, ‘Soul Active’ won the Pick FM’s ‘Best Rock Song’ in the Middle East, and we were featured by national television, newspapers and were sponsored by Radio One to record our full album. That's all I loved back then, slowly I got introduced to electronic music by some friends that came from abroad did my research and loved it!. It was a hobby to DJ for friends and there I Fell in love and with hard work and dedication one day I got a gig. Since then I Poured all my soul into it. Fast forward a few years, I took the decision to focus only on my music, taking my DJing really seriously and started music Production. I am really happy where I am today reaching places I could not even dream of.
Music in my country is seen as a hobby and not a serious job. So people mocked me, and so on but I believed in it! And thank god I did!
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My sound is building up, getting more mature and sharp! So I am happy, Pavel Petroc, Citizen Kane, and Maksim Dark are artists that have good music lately, I love mixing them.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
I feel really proud, I can’t believe I made it that my own music is being listened to. I am proud I can have an impact, and definitely I am here for my fans creating something from my soul to theirs.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about Mary Fcking Poppins?
All I can say is that something really special and cool should be out soon. Keep an eye open!
I always wanted to do such a project using iconic music pieces in a track, and it took place about 3month before the release. It was a really quick project, I was inspired! Marry Fucking popins is just the song I needed, to push my chilhood insipiration of using an old movie into a track!
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
Hey so now I am sitting behind my laptop at my desk in Beirut, in my living room to be precise facing huge windows that have a view on the most chaotic scene you can imagine. I live facing the port where we had the terrible blast last year! I start my day with coffee and then straight to music, I usually listen again to what I produced the night before and start working.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
Yes of course it has, and in a positive I hope. I am more confident towards my music. I search and hear music every day in my life really, so for me my music criteria is just anything that I can hear or even feel!
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
Well yes, as soon as I got released some barriers opened for me in my mind and I finally was able to try to do more.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
Yes it has, we don’t need to think anymore, so what have we left from creativity!
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
All I can say is that something really special and cool should be out soonAll it is going to be something different and I am sure you will love it.