Interview – Vandelux

We have a new interview, this time with Vandelux. We were big fans of Wild Belle (Feat. Notorious B.I.G.) – Another Girl (Vandelux Remix) an thought we would try ask him some questions. Here they are:

1. How did you come up with the name vandelux?

Well, I live in Luxembourg (Lux), but I’m from Vancouver (Van). Vancouver is where I was raised, and where my family is, so that comes first. It also contains the letters of my first name. Not sure where the d came from.

2. When did you start making music?

My parents put me in piano lessons when I was about 6. I’m glad they did but hated it at the time. I was 6 or 7 when I wrote my first song, which was on the black keys of a piano. I remember playing it in front of a gymnasium of parents in grade 4 and being absolutely terrified. My piano teacher thought that I might be some young prodigy and entered the song into this young composers contest, which I didn’t even come close to winning. Story of my life. In high school I found Fruityloops and a trial version of Cool Edit Pro, which didn’t allow you to save anything longer than 1 minute. I would burn 59 second CDs and hand them out at school to people who would just question why the songs would end half way through the chorus. Soundcloud has made distribution a little easier.

I haven’t really done anything musically for about 10 years. Life got in the way. But it is amazing to now see how far DAWs have come since my days of Fruityloops and Cool Edit Pro. I’ve spent the last two months collecting software and hardware and pretty excited to be back at the drawing board.

3. What software do you use?
Ableton Live.

4. What’s your favourite plugin?
I haven’t explored plug-ins yet, outside of Hybrid and Twist 2, which came with an Akai MPK249 I purchased a few weeks back. Still trying to wrap my head around the Ableton Live essentials and still discovering something new every day.

5. What are your favourite song’s from the last 2 weeks?
The Chainsmokers – Roses
Sorcha Richardson – Petrol Station
Max Frost – Let Me Down Easy
Flume – Some Minds

6. Who are your favourite artists at the moment?
Mura Mesa, Chet Faker, Big Wild, Wild Belle, Major Lazer and BLU J.

7. What can we expect from you these upcoming months?
Variety. And hopefully some progression. I’m trying to find my place in this new digital music world after 10 years of hibernation. So I’m not really sure yet. But definitely more music.

MM

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