We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with DJ, artist, and producer Michael Fall to learn a little more about what makes his wheels turn.
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I love how you manage to render your tracks so personal and organic. Does the melody come first, or do you focus on the beat the most?
Answer: Well, I always have a sort of melody in my head which I try to make in my DAW or play on the keyboard. Off course I set up first the bassline & tempo than I start to implant the main melody based on my melody idea, than I choose sounds & chords. I’ll search & create the best drop, and later I change the sounds on the melody and the track and I try to find a good singer. After that I change a lot until satisfied. But sometimes I start with the drums. Once the melodic elements are in place, I continue developing the drums and the structure around that. On another project I will start with a sample, sometimes I start with sound design. Each track is different and I don’t want that everything sounds the same
Do you perform live? If so, do you feel more comfortable on a stage or within the walls of the recording studio?
Answer: yes, I perform live with dj sets in my home country in clubs, party’s & festivals in Belgium. Also I played on some international gigs in Europe. I did a lot of gigs in the past. But I’m now focusing a lot on music productions, so I really need to set up my gigs again But it’s a matter of time. Music productions takes a lot from your time.
If you could only pick one song to make a “first impression” on a new listener, which song would you pick and why?
Answer: I made a lot of songs in the past with all different genres, so that’s difficult to choose. I made progressive house, Edm in the past but now my focus is more in deephouse & vocalhouse for clubs & radio broadcast. I already released 2 albums with a lot of Belgian chart position material, so people can look me up and listen to my music. I had releases with Fatman scoop, Lumidee, Luca Debonaire, Nils Van Zandt, Charlie Atom, Sunseekers and I had great releases such as ‘Turn on your radio’ ‘Go Deeper’ ‘Winter’ ‘la Bonita’ ‘Let Me go’ ‘Find a way’. My singles were included on so many cd compilations worldwide on great labels such as Universal, Blanco Y Negro, Zyx, Warner, EMI, Kontor, in so many different countries such Japan, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Poland, South-Africa, Germany and so on.
What does it take to be “innovative” in music?
Answer: Every time looking for new melodies, singers & try to make something different until you find the right sound. It’s quiet hard, creating till you drop. I make so many ideas, melody’s, tracks, but maybe one out of 10 makes it as a release. I also listen to great artists & productions from producers how they do it. You totally need to follow the new trend and make your own twist. But I stay focused on my own sounds & ideas
Any upcoming release or tour your way?
Answer: My newest release ‘today’ is just out now and I’m looking forward how this track will do in the charts, beatport & radio airplay. It is released on leader Spanisch dance label ‘Blanco Y negro’. ‘Today’ a collaboration with Mexican Dj & Producer Charlie Atom & Brighton (UK) based Singer Emma Harrop and music promotion is just start, so let’s hope for the best. The brand new single ‘Today’ is the follow single up from our last year released success track called ‘winter’ vocals by ‘Joe Bateman.’ Also I have a few tracks coming up later this year.
Anywhere online where curious fans can listen to your music and find out more about you?
Answer: yeah, off course! Go check my Soundcloud, youtube channel or like me on facebook! Thanks for the interview!
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Check out Fall’s new collaborative Single “Today” with Charlie Atom, also featuring Emma Harrop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmGzVpDDX1Y