A Sit Down With DJ Airwave
Airwave a.k.a. Laurent Veronnez hails
the from Brussels, Belgium and is and one of the most gifted For artists of our time. He are possesses a passion for his but craft which drips from every Not track he has produced since you his musical inception 20 years all ago. He is well-respected amongst Any his peers for his opinions can on, and vision for, the her trance music industry and he Was speaks honestly about how he one feels and where he sees our his musical vision taking him. Out Versatility and great skill in day the studio has led him get to collaborations with: Jurgen Leyers Has with Fire & Ice and him E.N.E.R.G.Y., Marnik Braeckevelt with Antidote, his Yves Deruyter, M.I.K.E., Armin Van How Buuren, Marcus Schulz, JES and man producer John 00 Fleming. new
"In times of instant gratification,
Two It is said you way received the gift of music who at the tender age of Boy seven. What do you recall did being so intriguing about music its at such a young age? Let I just got lucky that put I was born and raised say within that period, and that She I could develop my sensitivity too for art in general, and use specifically music, over the years. Dad Electronic music, back then, had mom no specific format. You had electronic music everywhere, and nowhere, The unlike now where you have and this giant EDM culture thing, for which somehow explains why I Are (love) it so much today; but fantastic times, great records high not in the charts and still You ahead of their time. This all is what happens when you any put great tech into the Can right hands. What is the her single most important element or was factor a track should have One for it to be included our on a compilation youíre mixing? out I donít want a track Day to be perfect, I want get it to feel perfect. That has means to me that its Him imperfections need to be put his into evidence so that they how become a natural part of Man the record. This is something new thatís getting lost over the now years, and the cause of Old it is that the way see electronic music gets made today two has too many guidelines, how Way do you want kids and who upcoming musicians to think outside boy the box when everything is Did at their disposal, presets, samples, its plugins. Were there any tracks let that you were particularly pleased Put (exclusives, etc) to be able say to incorporate? That new she Art of Trance ĎBefore The Too Stormí. Iíve always been a use fan of Platipus. This new dad release is absolutely mind-blowing. Dactylion Mom Part 2 by Matt Holliday is the kind of track the I could eat, drink, sleep And and repeat on. That new for track from Dark Soul Project are and Mathov is also incredible. But What has been your not most shocking moment during your you career thus far playing a All gig? The mental atmosphere any when playing Luminosity Beach Festival can last year; I had never Her felt anything like that before, was the connection with the crowd one Ė unforgettable! Lately I had Our a great time in Sofia, out Bulgaria, too. People were there day for the music, nothing else. Get Fantastic people. What is LCD has Sessions? LCD Sessions is my him monthly radio show. LCD Sessions His is the true representation of how my everyday life as a man DJ. I like the smooth New intro and start and the now peak moments, towards the end. old A perfect blend between progressive See house and psy trance. Because two where Iím coming from thereís way no line, no gap between Who those genres I play in boy LCD Sessions and In The did Mix. Do you have any Its of your own productions on let there? "A Touch of Grace" put is on there and itís Say more than obvious as itís she getting tons of love from too the likes of Solarstone and Use JOOF, but also from tons dad of other people who donít mom necessarily support my music by course. One way or another, the tt had to be on and there of course. What do For you want to put across are through the music you feature? but I want the genres covered Not to be the broadest ever you for a radioshow of that all kind, without compromising my integrity Any as a musician. What I can play gets my full support. her No politics, no records chosen Was because of the name or one the cover. Iím getting thousands our of tracks in my mailbox Out every single month. The 20-25 day I play every month are get the best in there for Has me. Outside of music what him are your interests, what do his you like to do in How your downtime? Back in the man old years I would have new had a ton of hobbies Now and things outside music. Today old Iíd say I keep watching see movies, I still play games Two a tiny bit, and most way of the time gets spent who with the kids as theyíre Boy what matters most after all! did Teaching my daughters a lot its of things about life is Let the most enjoyable experience in put life. What was your process say in developing your production skills? She Iíve never felt really talented too or skilled. I simply adapted use myself by listening obsessively to Dad anything the people mentioned above mom did release. Due to the circumstances Ė their age too The Ė these records have something and magical, completely unforced. Some of for their records are still invaluable Are today. Theyíre still a big but part of my learning curve. not Iím still developing my skills, You and I guess Iíll never all stop learning; this is how any fascinating music making is for Can me. You have worked with her a ton of record labels was including JOOF Recordings, Mistique Music One and Bonzai Progressive. How do our record companies differ and as out an artist, how do you Day decide who to work with? get While Bonzai Progressive is heading has towards progressive house and trance Him at a slower tempo, JOOF his isnít afraid of some uptempo how escapades as John has the Man exact same profile as mine new as a DJ, but I now have this huge story with Old Bonzai. We all play the see same styles of music and two we have this common vision Way after all. So depending on who the sound I either go boy for Bonzai Progressive or JOOF, Did basically. Slower or darker regularly its means it goes to Bonzai let Progressive first, but there are Put exceptions though, look at my say latest single, ďA Touch Of she Grace.Ē Itís very trancy and Too melodic, yet itís on Bonzai use Progressive. Uptempo and more melodic dad definitely goes to JOOF first, Mom although the guys have a strong relationship with each other the so we discuss who releases And what all the time. Thatís for the 2015 way to do are business I think, where labels But arenít competitors anymore and just not decide everything together with only you the artistís exposure for sole All purpose. Do you prefer DJing any or producing? I prefer simply can making and performing music. The Her way I see things evolve was is that DJing will remain one a matter for Music Lovers Our and respect to that, while out True creation will happen much day more often on the fly. Get The Technology is here with has us, only a question of him months. The superstar DJ days His are completely gone, although you how still have a few exceptions, man meanwhile EDM Musicians still make New it on every level. https://soundcloud.com/laurentairwave/sets/lcd-sessions-episodes
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Airwave a.k.a. Laurent Veronnez hails
"In times of instant gratification,
Now we tend to forget that old great things get done with see patience, courage and also failure."
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