DMCWORLD check in with the exciting Swedish producer as he releases his debut single ‘Salvation’. A self-confessed studio nerd, Bontruce is responsible for the entire process of composing, producing and writing his tracks – a modern-day one-man band, his output is then elevated further by his effortless baritone vocals. Drawing inspiration from both the natural world and the dichotomy between humans and the planet, his music is an outlet for exploring life’s more philosophical questions. And now it’s time he answers ours…

Welcome to DMC World, how are you? 

Thank you for having me, I feel good despite the circumstances! 

How have you found being in lockdown?  

In Sweden, we have not had a direct lockdown. The biggest difference for me is that now we cannot socialize in the same way as before. I have socialized with my loved ones, and it has worked well for me. I have not been infected by covid 19.  

Has it been beneficial for you creatively?  

Yes and no. It sometimes feels a little difficult to find motivation for certain things in creation, but on the other hand, I have started several projects and learned things that I otherwise would not have done. 

You recently dropped your debut single, ‘Salvation’. Congratulations! How has it felt sharing your first release? 

Thank you so much! It has been very exciting and a relief to get music out under my own name, which is new to me. 

You are responsible for the entire process of composing, producing and writing your tracks. How long have you been doing this for? 

I started writing songs very early and started producing music at the age of 11-12. I have always been interested in writing my own music.  When I was learning violin as a child, I made my own songs instead of practicing directly from my homework. So, I’ve always made music! 

How did you start this process? Are you self-taught or did you study somewhere?  

I’m self-taught. I have learned most things about production on YouTube and online forums. I have spent hours and hours just watching tutorials on how to make certain sounds etc. 

As a producer, who would you say is inspiring you at the moment? 

Right now I am most inspired by 70s music but that changes all the time. I like the sound of the 70s. I’m always looking for something that stands out. I’m currently listening to a lot of classical music, jazz and film-scores. That’s my go to for listening. Weekend has also been someone I look up to for a long time. I love his sound, melodies…  

Have you got any advice for a new artist starting out?  

I’m a new artist myself so It’s hard to give any advice. But I believe that you should dare to go your own way, dare to create something new. Also listen to those who have had more success than you and use the tips that are suitable for your creative process and your vision. 

What can we expect from you in 2021? 

More music!    

What are your top 5 tunes you can’t stop playing right now? 

Spektrum – Camelphat 

Baby Come Back – Player 

Georgy Porgy – Toto 

Georga On My Mind – Ray Charles 

Elegy for the artic – Ludovico Einaudi