This week on the Journal, we sat down with Swedish DJ & Producer Albin Myers. We talked about his brand new label Deaf by Dawn, how he first found Electronic Dance Music & much more.
1. How did you first begin your exploration of Electronic Dance Music?
“It began as early as 1994 when I first heard “No Good (Start The Dance) with The Prodigy. I had never heard a sound like that before. I got hooked straight away and after that, I started to listen to all kinds of electronic music, from House & Techno to Drum n’ Bass & Happy Hardcore.”
2. You’ve recently started your own label, “Deaf by Dawn“. Can you tell us a little bit more about it and what’s to come?
“At the moment I just focus on one release at a time. I started the label because I wanted to get more of my music out faster. It helps me to stay creative. Up next up is a 2 track release called Rave Ghost 13, including the title track ‘Rave Ghost’ and ‘In The Woods’.”
3. Which artists do enjoy listening to when you have some downtime?
“It variates on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I reference some old Michael Jackson or the polar opposite of that, like SlipKnot. I also try to listen to all kinds of contemporary music so I can be part of whats happening.”
4. What advice would you give to the younger generation of music producers just starting out?
“Just work work work. Nothing comes for free. It’s a boring answer, I know, but that is the truth. I love what I do, and to stay in the loop of things surrounding the music business, I sit in the studio 9 to 5 each day, making music, videos, single covers, sending my music to people etc.”
5. What’s the one bit of kit in your studio that you couldn’t live without?
“My GENELEC monitors! I’ve always used GENELEC and will continue to do that in the future.”
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
“Making music, collaborating with more artists, hopefully more of everything!”