Percomania is an exciting new label venture that aims to build a dynamic platform of expression for an ever-growing family of like-minded musical souls. The imprint’s second release comes from SOAME, a DJ and Producer from Zürich Switzerland, fast becoming much loved for his groovy, melody rich, house sound that draws on deep and techno influences in a distinctive and beguiling way, and we’re delighted to have the exclusive premiere of ‘Grande’ here at Ibiza-Voice.
I like to play & produce nice grooves with a touch of melody & spheres while I switch between house, tech house & techno...Having established himself as an event promoter and DJ for over 10 years, SOAME has more recently taken steps to build his reputation as a producer, and his recent collaboration with fellow Swiss producer Definition (‘Been Like’) for Berlin imprint EIN2 has been turning heads everywhere, building a healthy buzz ahead of his Percomania debut.
With numerous exciting projects planned for the coming months, ‘Grande’ is the first taste of Percomania’s bold underground attitude, making it a label that everyone should keep on their musical radar from now on. We hope you enjoy this enthralling, deeply hypnotic, spellbinding track.
How would you define your DJ and production styles?
I'm influenced by lots of different sound styles since I listen to loads of genres. My DJ and Production Style is always groovy and melodic. I like to play and produce nice grooves with a touch of melody and spheres while I switch between house, tech house and techno.
Tell us about your exciting new release on Percomania and the inspiration behind “Grande”?
I was showing this track to Sabb when he came for a coffee to my studio. He really liked it and decided to release it on Percomania, the label that Dimitri Nakov and Sabb are launching now. For me this was a huge compliment, because I always like Sabb's & Dimitri’s sets and productions a lot. The track wasn't planned out very much. I had this acapella of the vocal and just started to work with it. The result you can buy very soon!
First, I need to be happy with my music, if some people like it then that's even better...Can you tell us about what you use in the studio to make your music so special? Any tips for new producers?
I use Logic with several plug-ins. I'm just starting to also use analogue instruments. Step by step. That is the aim. Also, as a tip for new producers… Do music as much as you can and work step by step. Experience is the most important thing and makes your music better and better.
What keeps you motivated? And what else are you working on or looking forward to this year?
I stay motivated with the love for the music. I don't expect people to like my stuff. First, I need to be happy with my music, if some people like it then that's even better. Especially, of course, if really good artists start to like and play your tracks that is a great feeling and confirmation that you are doing the right thing.
This year is almost done. I will have another release on Colour Series with Jem Haynes and I have my first EP on Karera Records, a small label from Germany, with a Vanita Remix. And then I'm also pretty busy organising my winter festival "Arosa Electronica" in the Swiss Alps.