If there’s one factor we at all times love in regards to the scene, is that after we see contemporary new faces able to make waves and convey their sounds to the plenty. Right this moment, we’ve got UK up and comer GAWP, who we’ve featured earlier than on his launch with Dirtybird, and we had the pleasure of assembly at East Coast Campout.
Since we final spoke, he has simply launched into his debut North American Tour, which incorporates dates all around the continental United States. We’ll embody all the small print beneath, however not earlier than you be taught what GAWP is all about…
How did the title GAWP come about?
Hello Day by day Beaters – the title took place after I made my first observe. I performed it to a buddy, and he stared at me so I stated “What you Gawping at?” he stated what’s gawping? I stated GAWP (I consider you guys name it Gape).
What different producers/musical artists do you see your music has some affect from?
Influences come from many individuals through the years from the likes of Sebastien Leger, Harry Romero, Swap, Kyle Watson, Tiga however lately I’m loving components of Weiss, Vangelis Kostoxenakis, Steve Darko, Marc Spence, Billy Kenny and an enormous checklist of musical Wizards.
How did you first hear about Dirtybird, Good Driver, and This Aint Bristol? Which label did you ship music to first?
All of them a thousand occasions! Took me 2 years to get signed to those as I used to be crafting my commerce and attempting to be distinctive however slot in sonically. I first heard about them by means of the content material they put out through the years.
Do you wish to collab with others? In that case, Who’s your favourite particular person to work with?
Working alone has its plus factors as I can spend hours mangling a sound and nobody will get bored…okay I do however it’s additionally nice to work with individuals. To be sincere I’ve not finished many collabs however the ones I’ve have been enjoyable and productive in any other case I wouldn’t do them. Marc Spence, Powerful Love, Bang Tidy, Trutopia are simply among the guys who crashed on my flooring and we made strong jams!
Which producer do you wish to collab with sooner or later?
Steve Darko is subsequent on my checklist, a brilliant good man and that i like his beard.
What’s distinctive about GAWP’s manufacturing?
I attempt to be completely different, which is tough…as you could be too completely different, however my attribute type is try to create one thing that’s laborious to know how I’ve finished it however hold it dance flooring pleasant.
Do you have got every other aliases you’re employed below?
I’m in one other duo however that is simply on maintain for now as I really feel going again to it could spoil what we had. Quiz query for the day…“What’s the duo GAWP is in??” GO!
What do you miss most about Leeds? How is the scene on the market within the UK?
The Seaside, its clear blue waters and gentle sands, the scene in Leeds is wonderful…very UK Tech and Techno but additionally the bits in between!
Do you have got every other particular skills apart from producing music?
Did 6 years of hairdressing as Music wasn’t an possibility at my secondary college so I had to join one thing.
Any recommendation for up and coming producers?
My recommendation can be…
Collab with individuals in your space as you’ll assist one another develop and be taught collectively.
Be affected person, as I stated it took me 2 years to get signed to my favorite labels, each observe I despatched I didn’t hear again so I almost give up…however it’s simpler to surrender proper?!
Create nice music that you just’re pleased with and when individuals really feel the identical they are going to share your ardour and you’ll develop as an artist.
This one applies to me perhaps not everybody however I don’t watch numerous TV, I really feel this has been one in every of my keys to success. I watch tutorials and continue to learn or refreshing my expertise and tech. (Porn is okay, it’s not too lengthy)
Lastly, Spend money on an excellent set of screens, mac, soundcard and any midi keyboard, Additionally spend the cash on treating your studio fairly than making it look good, or alternatively get a Subpac (examine these out) and a few semi-decent headphones.
What can we count on from GAWP in 2018?
Musically in 2018, I’ve obtained a manufacturing tutorial collection on Sonic Academy on my forthcoming Dirtybird Launch “Coolade”, Collabs with Worthy, Trutopia, Powerful Love and few extra…
Tour clever, Now I’ve obtained a Three-year visa one other few North America excursions, one presumably in Australia and New Zeland and some Europe festivals. (Promoters please don’t e mail me asking “How a lot?” please contact the blokes on Bookings@spektrumtalent.com)
This 12 months I’m additionally hoping to eat extra avocados, and pink Himalayan salt to boost my flights not being delayed.
Additionally, I’ll have some Merch coming too as I had my very own made and after I wore it everybody wished it, so I assume its solely truthful!
Thanks for studying all the way in which down so far and extra importantly, thanks for all of the help on my music and the scene.
Large like to all,
Observe GAWP’s Tour: