Checking in with Thrills in +41

Thank you for sitting with me and discussing some exciting things youโ€™ve planned for the future. Of course, you are no stranger to our festival and club, so Iโ€™m curious to find out what is on your mind in anticipation of Orbit Festival next month.

๐™’๐’† ๐’“๐™š๐’„๐™š๐’๐™ฉ๐’๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐’‚๐™ฌ ๐™ฉ๐’‰๐™–๐’• ๐’š๐™ค๐’– ๐’”๐™ฉ๐’‚๐™ง๐’•๐™š๐’… ๐’“๐™š๐’๐™š๐’‚๐™จ๐’Š๐™ฃ๐’ˆ ๐’•๐™ง๐’‚๐™˜๐’Œ๐™จ ๐™ค๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’๐™š๐’˜ ๐’”๐™š๐’“๐™ž๐’†๐™จ ๐™ค๐’‡ ๐‘ผ๐™ฃ๐’Š๐™ฉ๐’†๐™™ ๐™„๐’…๐™š๐’๐™ฉ๐’Š๐™ฉ๐’Š๐™š๐’” ๐’„๐™–๐’๐™ก๐’†๐™™ ๐™‹๐’“๐™ž๐’Ž๐™–๐’-๐‘ฟ. ๐˜พ๐’๐™ฃ๐’ˆ๐™ง๐’‚๐™ฉ๐’–๐™ก๐’‚๐™ฉ๐’Š๐™ค๐’๐™จ! ๐‘ฏ๐™ค๐’˜ ๐’†๐™ญ๐’‚๐™˜๐’•๐™ก๐’š ๐’…๐™ž๐’… ๐’•๐™๐’Š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐’‚๐™ ๐’† ๐’‡๐™ค๐’“๐™ข, ๐’‚๐™ฃ๐’… ๐’˜๐™๐’‚๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐’” ๐’•๐™๐’† ๐’†๐™จ๐’”๐™š๐’๐™˜๐’† ๐’๐™› ๐™ฉ๐’‰๐™ž๐’” ๐’”๐™š๐’“๐™ž๐’†๐™จ / ๐™ฉ๐’‰๐™š๐’”๐™š ๐™ฉ๐’“๐™–๐’„๐™ ๐’”?

Iโ€™ve produced a lot of music in the past years, with my first United Identities release in 2021. Carista and I share a lot of music with each other, and eventually, we got to the point where she gave me the opportunity to create โ€˜my own little worldโ€™ on the United Identities label, which is very cool! Eventually, this became the Primal X series.

โ€˜Primalโ€™ refers to repetitive rhythms and patterns, while โ€˜Xโ€™ refers to the future. So itโ€™s a somewhat nostalgic 90โ€™s sound โ€“ which is close to my heart โ€“ along with a futuristic touch. For example, Iโ€™ll use analogue equipment and 90โ€™s samples combined with digital effects and plugins.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™– ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™. ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง?

During covid, I started to fully explore the world of electronic music production. I saw Carista was doing really nice things with her label, so I sent her an email with some demos, and she responded that she was excited about some tracks. One thing led to another; next was a meeting at her studio, and things took off from there.

๐™‡๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง, ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™„๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™œ๐™š. ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง, ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™—2๐™— ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™‰๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž ๐™€๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข 17:00 ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก 19:30. ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™™๐™ค๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™– ๐™™๐™ž๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ?

A b2b is always different from a solo set. Luckily Ngoni and I already played two times before, which had a nice dynamic, making it easier for us to play together. However, we will probably check in with each other before the festival.

This yearโ€™s timeslot is different, so I will bring other stuff energy-wise.

Last year I had to warm up the crowds, and this year weโ€™re hoping for a jam-packed area with lots of people dancing and enjoying themselves. The great thing about b2b is that you can never fully prepare. You have to adjust to what the other person is playing, to the moment, and feel the crowdโ€™s vibe. Fortunately, the crowd is open to a wide range of sounds at Orbit Festival.

๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ข๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ค๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™Š๐™ง๐™—๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ฎ?

That would have been my mate TAFKAMP, but unfortunately, he cannot attend anymore, but Iโ€™m happy that he will take some time for himself.

Iโ€™m really looking forward to Gabrielle Kwarteng because she has a groovy NY sound, which in my opinion, is great in a festival setting. Iโ€™m also very keen to check out Sedef Adasi, who will play at the festival and the afterparty. Iโ€™m interested to hear what kind of sounds she will bring!

๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™จ?

I will finish some projects Iโ€™ve recently been busy with, particularly the Orbit-themed track Iโ€™ve been working on. I was approached a few months back by the Orbit team to produce the music of the recap, for which Iโ€™m creating a special track.

Besides this, I will also be playing some cool parties tomorrow at the United Identities XL party at Skatecafe, Wildeburg Festival, a tba show in Rotterdam, and of course, Orbit Festival in late July.

๐™„ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™—๐™š๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ข๐™š. ๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ค๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™ฎ?

Ha ha, they always ask me this question during an interview. But I understand it asks for clarification. +41 is the land code of Switzerland. I went there one summer during a phase where I wanted to do something different with my music. We had some crazy experiences or โ€™thrillsโ€™, so to speak, during this trip, and after a moment of contemplation, the name just kinda popped up in my head.

๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘‰๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ 

๐‘ƒโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘› ๐พ๐‘’๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ

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