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Deep house producer Aron Volta made his mark in 2019 with successful releases via labels including Blind Vision, Madtech Pusher Records. Aron has also charmed PIV head of A&R Chris Stussy, who was impressed with the DJ’s approach in his demo. This month Aron showcased his melodic house appeal with the PIV sample pack ‘PIV SAMPLE 002’, following DJ Djoko’s ‘PIV SAMPLE 001’ pack last year.
We chatted with rising deep house producer Aron Volta below.
Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
When I was little I had a teddy bear with a string, when you pulled it played a song. Might still have it.
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?”
I was at a Festival in Amsterdam called ”Buitenwesten”. They had this stage called Black-out where they played house music. William Djoko was playing there, didn’t know him but it was amazing, I was sold.
Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:
Demarzo’s album on No Art called Workout
Dennis Quin – Chanté (Incl. Silverlining & The Willers Brothers Remixes) PIV
Stussko – Surreal EP
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I sometimes record myself singing a bass or melodic line, and I convert the audio into midi. I use a lot of effects to shape my sounds like filters or modulators. Sylenth1 is my go-to soft synth for pads and chords
What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
Going to parties, listening to music, or jumping in the studio with other producers.
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?
No there are never too many subgenres because it’s not healthy to set a limit on that, music needs to have room for change and development. There’s not really a sub-genre I can recommend right now, just house music.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
Both of course! They need each other.
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?
Personally, I would not want to change much when it comes to performances, that are well balanced. But regarding sales and streaming, I think that the artist should be allowed to earn more from all the royalties.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on?
M-high and James Saunders are worth keeping an eye on!
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?
Well, no gigs of course… But a lot of new music!
A 4 track EP on PIV Records.
A Remix for DJ STEAW on headzup.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Stay safe and let’s hope the lockdown will soon be over!
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