Producers are modern day composers of our times. Putting together music in real way, that not only paints a picture for the listeners, but also brings the listener into their world. 27th Floor is a master at this and it’s evident in his new “Welcome Back” project. He was gracious enough to take tome time to answer some questions for us. Below is the interview!
Who is 27th Floor the Producer?
The name 27th Floor refers to my favorite science fiction film “back to the future”, a story about a kid who accidentally traveled to the past and met his own parents when they were young. I was a teenager when I watched it first and it truly influenced me artistically, with its music and sci fi visual world.
How did you get into producing?
I started playing music when I was 13. At the time, I played guitar in a rock band. We had our little moment of glory with some concerts and an E.P. which was badly produced but contained some good songs !Then I started to listen and play metal music, mainly because I really loved the energy, the darkness, the aggressivity and sometimes… the sweet melodies I found in it.I have been rediscovering all of these emotions again for the past ten years in electronic music and I started thinking about producing my own music.After hesitating for a long time, one day I woke up and I felt with a sense of urgency that I had to do it. So that’s what I did.
What production software do you use and why?
I tried several production tools and a little over one year ago I decided to produce a full album from scratch, so I thought that a good way to find some new inspiration would be to change all of my setup.I currently use FLStudio because I love the way you can build and structure the song. I also use several virtual synths which are for me the most important things in the production process, because it can give the sound the colors that you wish.Serum is the synth that I prefer, I use it mainly for bass sounds.
What’s your creative process for creating “Forgiveness”?
I always start a song with a sound, usually a bass sound. Either because it reminds me of something or just provokes a emotion I can build on to tell a story.I usually then add a melody and build the structure of the song early on in the process. Once that is done, I produce the song, which is the most time consuming part of the work, trying all the way to stay true the original story I was trying to tell. All the tracks in my album have been built in that way.
What was your favorite project to work on?
My album “Welcome back” was definitely my favorite project. It was a long process, with a lot of doubts and frustrations. Now that it is finally released, and it has come to life, I can remind myself that I go there and that it was worth all the time and headaches. Now comes the next challenge of getting people to discover it and see where I can take it from there. And I realise it is only the beginning of my work here!
Which artist would you love to collab with and why?
So many artists ! I am a huge fan of Carpenter brut, perturbator, kavinsky, ez3kiel. All of these artists have a very cinematic approach in their music. Every time I listen to their music, I have so many images that come to my mind.
What’s next for 27th Floor?
I am currently thinking about a second album. What feeling do I want to deliver? Which message? What kind of instruments? These are all the questions that I am asking myself right now.I would love to collaborate with other artists, musicians and singers, and building something strong. Stay tuned!
Check out 27th Floor “Welcome Back” project below and follow him on social media. Stay Global my Friends!