This week on the Journal we caught up with Swedish DJ & Producer CaPa who’s been a staple of the Progressive House scene over the last number of years. He told us his favourite plugins and software, talked about the challenges faced in his career & gave us an exclusive insight into his upcoming release “Fragments”.

Hey Caweh, firstly could you provide our readers with a little background information on yourself, and how you began making music?

“Hi! I’m 28 years old, living in Gothenburg. Been producing music since I was about 18 and haven’t looked back since.

I’ve released on Anjuna, Zerothree, Toolroom, Armada to name a few and done some work for PlayStation as well as pop music.”

How would you describe your sound and approach to music, for those who aren’t familiar with your style?

“I love everything synth related. Especially the sounds from the 80s. I try to keep things melodic as I want to convey a feeling alongside a chunky bass and more often than not a rolling groove.”

You’re releasing a new single on April 19 called “Fragments”, can you tell us how the idea for this track came about?

“I started off the idea with the basic chords back at the end of summer last year. My manager and dear friend Jamie came over for a visit and we sat down laying down the fundamentals of the track. As winter came and it got darker so did the track and you can hear a bit of that darker, techno’ish bass in the grooves.”

Have you faced any major challenges as an up and coming producer in your career thus far, and how have you overcome them?

“Oh yes. I think we all face challenges and what separates you is how you handle it. I do it for the love of music, no matter what happens I will still make music. Challenges have only helped me grow and understand more about the industry and how it works.”

Do you have any favourite plugins or software that are your go-to tools for producing in the studio?

Serum by Xfer has been a favorite for a while now alongside Omnisphere and the Arturia collection.

I rarely use hardware nowadays as I’ve come to the conclusion it’s only faster for me to have everything ”in the box”.

Finally, if you had one piece of advice to offer someone starting to make music, what would it be?

“Always make music that makes you happy. If you put your heart and soul into a track it will shine through to the listener.

Don’t try to fit in a box as in the end, you’ll just end up with a job you don’t want to have. That’s what we’re trying to avoid when we’re doing the things we love!”

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