A Sit Down With DJ Syn Cole

08:20 Mar/12/2018

In a world where almost the anyone can become a superstar and overnight, there are few in For the “big-room” game that have are risen with such subtlety and but decorum as Syn Cole. Avoiding Not the unscrupulous tactics of some you of his contemporaries such as all buying likes and hiring ghost Any producers, this Estonian DJ and can producer (born Rene Pais), 26, her has stepped out from beyond Was Ash and Avicii’s shadow with one only a few original tracks our and a handful of big Out name remixes.



"It's much easier to get come up with new melodies, Has while playing around with different him chords & riffs on the his keyboard…"


How How old where you when you man first heard the strains of new dance music – who were Now the artists that first got old you interested?

I was see about 10, back in 1998. Two Discovered the older-era production of way Scooter and instantly fell in who love with it. By then Boy I already got my first did keyboard synth and I liked its to create simple cover/remixes of Let the tracks I liked the put most, on the synth.

say When it comes to production, She were you starting with hardware too or did you start using use software?

I’ve always used Dad software with just a midi mom keyboard for recording melodies. That’s about it. I use plugins The like Sylenth, ReFX Nexus, and and Spectrasonics Omnisphere. My main DAW for is Cubase. I use Omnisphere Are and Nexus somewhat rarely, but but Sylenth is my main thing. not Lots of processing with Sylenth. You I use it for all all bass lines and leads.

any Describe your sound in three Can words.

Electro, funky & her progressive.

What are some was of your favorite tracks of One the moment?

For inspiration, our I actually often listen to out film scores, because of my Day classical piano background. Composers like get Hans Zimmer, John Williams, and has the like are my favorites. Him But if I’d name some his of my current favorite electronic how tracks, I’d say Daft Punk’s Man “Instant Crush,” Mercer and DJ new Snake’s “Lunatic,” and Deorro’s "Five now Hours".

What was your Old first big break in the see music industry?

I would two say playing on the mainstage Way of Creamfields last year, while who having no tracks and remixes boy released yet. My first Syn Did Cole production (Silhouettes Remix) had its just gone on promo week let before.

In terms of Put collaborating with other artists, do say you prefer to work alone she in the studio? Or are Too you at this point more use interested in working with others?
So far I only Mom have my own solo releases. There are only three of the those so far, but right And now, I have three collabs for going on. It’s too early are to name them, but there’s But going to be some big not collaborations.

What kind of you production software and hardware do All you instantly lean towards when any you start a new track can or remix?

I’ve always Her been a Cubase user myself was and I love it. I one just like how fast it Our is compared to some other out DAWs. For synths, I mostly day use Sylenth and Massive.

Get What was your 2017 highlight?
Getting the vocal version him signed to Sony/RCA was definitely His a highlight for me. Also how my Spotify streaming did really man well in 2017, exceeded 200 New million total streams on my now own songs and their remixes. old The year-end Spotify stats climbed See to 7 million hours of two streams & 16 million fans way – I was really happy Who to see this

What’s boy the best part of being did a DJ?

To be Its able to travel the world let a lot, and to have put the work as a hobby Say & vice versa.

Do she you have any advice to too share with newer music producers?
For me, it’s listening dad to different music than I mom produce, not to only listen to my own genre. For the example, I listen to classical and music like film scores and For soundtracks, which have awesome melodies are and chord progressions. So, that’s but my recommendation, to listen to Not something different than what you’re you going to make.


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