Premiere: Interview with Thommie G & a first-listen of his latest song ‘Stargazer’

Thommie G combines organic sounds and rhythms in his productions, carrying the listener to places beyond their audio system. His sets start out nice and slow, and rise to intense levels, capturing the audience on a trip through carefully selected sounds and productions.
His style touches elements of deep, melodic, slow house and tribal. Thommie G produces different sounds for different occasions, mostly by himself, sometimes joining forces with other musicians where he delivers remixes for artists around the globe.
His music has been played by a number of DJ’s such as Mira, Eelke Kleijn, Oceanvs Orientalis, the notorious Voodoohop collective from Brazil, Urban Cosmonaut Radio collective and more.
In 2015, was the birth of Dancing Under The Stars (Dansen onder de Sterren), Thommie G’s own club night in his hometown of Haarlem, where local and international musicians headline. Thommie G’s musical adventures are taking him to clubs and festivals in Holland and around the world, so keep an eye out on his agenda to catch him somewhere live.
We had the absolute pleasure of premiering his track ‘Constellations’ and having 5min to chat with Thommie G, where we found out about his life in music.
Enjoy it all below:

Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
That would probably be singing children’s songs with my parents.

At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?”
Far too late! 🙂 I started writing and producing my own music 3 years ago. It was something I wanted to do around the year 2000, but life’s path chose me another route.

Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:
Michael Jackson – Thriller (album)
The Orb’s – Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
Ninja Cuts – Flexistentialism
NU – Sol (set)

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
Logic Pro X and it’s integrated synths, Kontakt libraries, Diva, Serum, NI Komplete Kontrol keyboard

What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
My wife and children inspire me and keep me fresh (unless they wake me up in the middle of the night 😛 ) And I like to take my boat out. Being outside, feeling the air and hearing sounds of nature works very well.

What is your opinion on the ever-spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there’ s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
Every genre is time-based. It comes and goes and something new will emerge. For me, the slower bpm music is something I think will become more popular over time. But I love both (down- and uptempo) and I create both.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
Creating something magical in the studio for me is like walking around in a candy store as a little kid. But these tracks need testing, obviously. I love both just as much

As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I think it would be a good thing if the awareness about DJ life, travelling, performing and everything that comes with it, can become more of an open book. It’s not just paradise and glory and some DJ’s are finally spreading that word.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on?
Ka:Lu (Italy), Zuma Dionys (Russia), The Oddness (Australia), Kapoor (Poland) and I can go on. There’s a ton of good music out there <3

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I’ve teamed up with a spoken word artist from the Netherlands; we made 2 tracks as part of an EP that will come out in the Fall that we’re pretty excited about. 

Besides that, I am finally working on new originals that have been on the shelve for far too long (remix requests were piling up, I decided to take it easy on that for now). And some cool collaborations between me and other artists are emerging in the coming days, weeks and months.

I also keep on doing the Dancing under the Stars events in my hometown with some very inspiring musicians from around the world and local heroes.

Famous last words?
Be kind to others 🙂

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