DMC Mag welcomes Aaron Suiss to the mag for an artist interview, after hearing his latest release “Imagine” on Back 2 Basics, we had to find out a bit more. Aaron has a uniquely deep and melodic style, one that draws from Funk as much as it does Techno. Lets find out a bit more about him and what makes him tick.
What’s the story behind the most profound musical experience you’ve ever had and how did it impact your creative output?
I was dancing on a rock in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Eden Garden Club in Koh Phangan Thailand and I just understood that this specific style of electronic music was what the world needs to feel and that changed my life forever
Tell us a little bit about your new record on Back 2 Basics, how did it come together?
So I have been making Progressive House for a while and I wanted to try something a bit different. I like Funk Music, SO I decided to take a Funk drum groove and see how it sounds using more technoish bass elements and synths. I added some weird fx on the drums and fine processing and bam I got Imagine.
Which electronic music subgenre do you feel is underrated and why do you think it doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves?
I Feel Drum & Bass is a bit underrated at the moment and I think that is probably because a lot of people associate it with aggressive music but actually, they have some really beautiful D&B. Perfect example would be the side project of Stan Kolev & Matan Caspi Precious Frequencies. Listen to that stuff it’s amazing.
What’s the most memorable gig you’ve ever played and what made it stand out for you?
I recently had the pleasure of performing at the UP CLUB stage at Universo Paralello Festival in Brazil. This must have been one of the most amazing shows I ever played. The sun was rising over Pratigi Bahia and I was playing my own productions. It was amazing.
If you could collaborate with any musician, living or deceased, who would it be and what draws you to them?
Hmm that’s a hard one because there are so many amazing musicians that have passed but honestly i really love what Patrice Baumel is putting out, so id go with him.
What’s the most unconventional sound you’ve incorporated into one of your tracks and how did you manage to blend it in?
So recently my wife got a new synthesizer that records the frequency of plants. I used that sound in one of my recent tracks that will release as a free download on March 14th. It actually fit quite well as a short pad sound.
How has your music style changed over the years, and what events or factors contributed to those transformations?
I started 10 years ago as a hip hop dj and then moved to Trance and then to G House and then to progressive house. I believe that as you grow and experience in life your musical taste is changing. I have been to many parties and events over the years and I must say that the events in Koh Phangan Thailand have really inspired me and changed my music style to what it is today.
Can you walk us through your creative process, from the first idea to the finished product, and how has it changed over time?
So usually I sit down in the studio and start with a kick bass groove and then from there I build my track. In between I get inspiration from many ways some is listening to other music or just experimenting with sounds until I find one I like. Sometimes I have a specific Idea in my head already and try to follow that idea but depends on the day. How it has changed over time is that the more I do this the more I just trust me own ideas and that makes for a better flow.
In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing the electronic music scene today, and what can we do to overcome it?
I think that AI has already started to get into electronic music production and its sad because basically the AI can make the track for you so what’s the point of even making music then. I think that if the community tries to not let the AI take over to much so we will be ok but otherwise anyone can produce a hit.
What was one of the most challenging moments you’ve experienced in your career, and how did you overcome it?
There are challenging moments every day in this line of work. Whether it be mentally (when you’re creating music) or physically (a lot of traveling etc etc) there is not one specific moment that I can speak about but generally I just understood that no matter what I have made the decisions to dedicate my life to music and I must push forward and keep on going
How do you envision the evolution of electronic music over the next decade, and where do you see yourself fitting into that picture?
I am not quite sure because already so many things have been done musically. I guess the more we go the weirder or stranger the music might get lol. But let’s see maybe there will be some new instruments invented that can change the game.
What’s on the horizon for you and your music career?
For now I have a few large tours coming up and a bunch of nice releases on very nice labels with great artists! Keep your ears peeled 😊