We caught up with high-rising France based British producer DJ Phonon!
Hi DJ Phonon, how are you and what’s going on in your world at the moment?
Hey all, I have a few months now in the studio to work on my new album, so I couldn’t be happier. I’m really excited about how the album is sounding all ready and can’t wait for the final results.
Where are you currently based?
I travel a lot, but I have a studio in the south west of France where I try to spend most of my time.
Who were your influences growing up?
I used to listen to a lot of different genres when I was growing up, as I was in to everything. But the people who stick in mind are Bob Marley, The Doors, Ali Farka Toure, Paco de Lucia, The Prodigy, Faithless, Shy FX, Nicky Black Market, Roni Size, The Gladiators, The Tots and The Maytals, Fela Kuti, The Charlatans, The Stone Roses, Son House, James Brown, Oasis, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jedi Mind Tricks, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim and I could go on and on haha.
How did you get involved in the Dance music business?
I have always loved writing music since a young age, but I got really in to EDM when I started to travel more and I couldn’t take all my instruments with me. I started writing more music than I was playing, now I am completely addicted to it.
Where would you like to see yourself in the months ahead?
Front cover of Rolling Stone as one of the best producer in EDM haha … I’d really like to start collaborating with more artists, build a bigger fan base and create some great tracks for my fans.
Which is your ultimate career dream?
Being a full time music producer.
Can you tell us about any upcoming releases and what has been your career highlight so far?
I’m hoping to release a new album mid Dec followed by and EP at the end of this year. I have previously scored a film, which went to Cannes and London film festival.
Who’s inspiring you in 2017?
Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Chainsmokers, Solomun, Marceo Plex, Lorn, Diplo, Skrillex.
If you could choose, who would you like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Major Lazer.
Tell us something not many people know about DJ Phonon?
I love photography.
Anything to add/shout outs?
Thanks to everyone who supports DJ Phonon and to anyone who takes the time to discover new music!!