It’s great to get the chance to talk to you! Your latest EP ‘Pure’ has just been released by yourself, and it has a pretty specific audience as the personal message by yourself states it’s for ‘whilst doing homework, revising…’ What spurred the aim here?
I’ve made quite a bit of music in my lifetime. I’ve been able to experiment with a range of styles and genres, making anything I wanted hoping people would like it. But when I became more established, people knew me for my chilled out music and instead of making music just for my enjoyment, I listen to what people say and focus on fulfilling what the fans want. To be honest, I enjoy doing that much more, it’s like my music has a purpose now.
Not only that but I hear a lot of dancefloor tunes lately. While the sounds seems to be getting cleaner and bigger I didn’t want to follow the same direction everyone seems to be going in. I wanted to work on something that’s more relaxed, more for just a listening experience whilst still improving on the production quality.
The audience is specific, but I believe that anyone who downloads music from the internet should have the opportunity to take a step back from reality and wind down with some electronic music playing from their computers.
Looking at the progression the electronic music scene has made since you started out all those years ago, is there any one (or two) things in particular you could pin point as helping the music movement and shaping it into what it is now?
I believe the internet has to be one of the greatest tool for the electronic music producer. It’s so easy and accessible nowadays to get the equipment you need to make music, but the biggest problem is getting your music heard. Since more people are producing, it’s harder to get noticed but thanks to the internet any form of self-expression can be shared. It’s just a matter of building up a library of good content and connecting with the right people.
You’ve been blessed with a seemingly perfect working relationship with YouTube sensation MrSuicideSheep, who has already uploaded tracks from the Pure EP; can you tell us how it all blossomed?
Mrsuicidesheep was the first YouTube promoter I contacted and the first ever to promote my music. It started with the original ‘New Horizons’ I made back in 2010. Reading all the positive feedback was such a huge boost and ever since then I’ve been building on my online presence, pushing more and more music out there.
You’ve got a unique relationship with your online community, do you have any words for them, in the same month that you hit 30,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook? *High 5’s*
I always like to mention how much the community means to me, without them I don’t know what I would be doing today. It’s like that saying about a tree falling in the woods, does it make a sound if nothing is there to hear it? The answer is no, because to complete the law of sound you need a receiver. It’s sort of what is happening with my music, but since there is a huge online community to experience what I make, to connect with it, I have a good enough reason to carry on doing what I love.
With your ‘I Need You’ remix competition having literally just closed, what’s the response been like? Any unusual takes on your sound or stand out favourites?
The response has been huge! There must be around 300-400 remix entries for this competition. Putting that in perspective, the Memoirs remix competition had around 150 entries. I have heard some great ones so far but I still have a lot to get through!
So, what else can we expect from Rameses B this year? You’ve already wowed us with your Pure EP release; what else have you got in store for us?
I can guarantee there will be more glitch hop from me this year, I already have some more liquid to be released later down the line and I know there will be an album coming at some point… I’ll also be releasing official Rameses B t-shirts and posters for the first time!
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Any closing words?
I hope you get to enjoy the new EP and that it brightens up your day If you like what you hear and want to keep in touch with what I do, you can find me via the links below.
About the author
|Danny de Reybekill
Danny is a journalism student, a keen photographer and a blogger studying at Bangor University, North Wales.