Edgework is a french techno producer. This project has been preceded by a two year experience, under the name of NeeliXxX, which has structured his way of producing. He is now bringing a dark techno, while keeping room for emotional universes, through loud and resonant productions.
Hi all! Today, we’re bringing you some fresh words from the skillful, French producer, Edgework
. Let’s jump right in, shall we? So, first of all, where does the name “Edgework
” come from? We first heard of you when you released Bihexil
and would love to know more.
actually comes from nowhere. I just wanted a name finishing with “work” because I like the visual of such letters, and after some research and making sure that this name was not used, I picked it.
What was the production process like for Bihexil
, and more specifically, your entire Dodecan EP
The production process of Bihexil
was based on the sampled voice. I wanted it to be supported by an invading bass, and then, an acid lead. This was the triptych on the paper before starting the production. The general structure came fast, but I had a hard time to find the proper bass I wanted. For the track, Dodecan
, the idea was a slight variation of the bass, and variations of structural elements around it to sustain it. Darling
came during the production of Bihexil
, when I was establishing the settings of my acid lead. I found the main lead that you can hear in Darling
, and after decreasing the bpm, I knew that I got something in there.
Let’s talk about your inspirations – your sound definitely reminds us of Modek
, and Nadisko
in particular. Which artists motivated you to start producing techno?
I started producing techno after learning how to produce. It took me a long time to get my hands on the tools I needed, but also to understand how to use them. After this learning-phase I could do what I wanted to do, and techno was the most obvious choice because this is where my ideas went. Beside that, artists such as the ones you cited were definitely a source of inspiration. I am a liar if I say that Gesaffelstein
did not influence me, I like his universe and he’s good to setup the boundaries of it. But, my point is not to make a Gesaffelstein
-like sound, my ideas bring me to similar universes, and I assume it. Nadisko
are really cool guys, bouncing between house and techno. It has been a pleasure to remix them a year ago with Alek Drive
. Next to them, I have numerous inspirations, such as Pilo
, Dandi & Ugo
, Spiros Kaloumenos
FS: Where does techno fit in amongst other genres of electronic music? There has definitely been a shift in sound over the past couple of years.
E: Hip-hop, no doubt about it. Techno and hip hop are tightly linked because we use the same gears to make music! It’s really recent that people are trying to make featuring with hip hop artists or hip hop producers trying to be more techno. For me, the two fit perfectly together with the loudness of the rhythm on one hand, and the powerfulness of the lyrics on the other hand.
What else is in the works for 2015? We just listened to your remix of UN:CODE’s Overhead
and we’re excited to hear what’s next!
E: So far, I have 3 tracks ready to be released with one original, one remix, and one free track that will be released soon. I also started working on my new EP, and at the same time, working on a new collaboration. So, I have phases of high productivity, but also long ones where I just listen to music to fill myself with new ideas. I’m not running behind consecutive releases, I take my time, and when it’s ready to go, it’s ready to go.
FS: Lastly, do you have any words of wisdom for aspiring producers out there?
E: I don’t feel comfortable with such kind of question to be honest. I don’t know if I have the credibility to give advice.
FS: Well, there you have it everyone! Hope you enjoyed our talk with this amazing, french techno producer, and we look forward to giving you our next interview soon. #StayFrench