This week’s featured artist is a guy living in Spain, who goes by the name Whooper. He plays an older style of electro, somewhat along the lines of Daft Punk (he is from France after all). As a special treat to all of us, Whooper has given MYN 3 exclusive tracks, along with sharing his latest EP, Complex Amphetamine, which brings all the electro sounds Whooper loves blaring through the speakers. Check out all the tracks and the full interview with Whooper below! Enjoy!
What do you like most about living in Spain? Why did you decide to move there from France?
I came up to Spain, precisely to Madrid, for studies reasons. I’m in a campus near there for 5 years, enjoying the shit out of this incredible city! First thing that comes to my mind is the little habit I have to go to a gig every 2 week-ends in the city. Since it is a capital city, it already permitted me to see a bunch of amazing producers.
What got you interested in making music?
I come from a rock background. Also tried up some shitty music, I confess… I then came to electronic music. Since then I’ve been listening to music 24 hours a day until I decided to make mine.
The thing is that nowadays access to music is at its highest point of easiness! It leads to an incredible melting of genres, constantly evolving. Wrong part of it is that it also created a lot of shit (I did shit too!), you only have to make a sorting of what type of sound interest you.
To me, best thing about making music is that it’s a thing that you can constantly push to expand and learn. Every time you produce a new track, it’s like adding rocks to the previous wall you built on the last sound you came up with. So, every new track is every time sounding better, well that’s what I try to do!
What’s the music scene like where you live?
Well, can’t say I’m a huge fan of Spanish music! However, like I mentioned earlier, Spain has a pretty good electronic culture with talented producers/groups like IKKI, The Zombie Kids and the dubstep procers out of Sevilla Dubsidia.
What has been your favorite performance that you’ve given to date and why?
I haven’t been doing much dates. I’ve been seriously producing for a year now and spent 99% of my time in front of my laptop producing. I said to myself that this year I have to move my ass, stop being an FL Studio geek, and begin to do some gigs there and in France when I come back during summer! Time to share my sounds in front of a real audience!
When you aren’t making music, who are you listening to?
I have a pretty large music taste (electro, dubstep, orchestral, disco, pop, etc.) and at the same time I have a lot of problems with where EDM is sometimes going to these days.
What is one thing people should know about you?
Wow, hard one! Don’t know if the goal of the question is to know what I’d like people to remember of my music. But one thing I’d like to be known as is the guy who tries every genres of music, as he sees it!
What does the quote “Diversity is the key of pleasure †” on your SC page mean to you?
I’m glad you ask that question! It represents my whole project. As you can notice going through my tracks, I like to try new styles every time I begin a new song. I find it boring restricting myself to a unique genre.
Why are you called Whooper?
It is a sort of a tribute for the famous Bloody Beetroots that blew my mind the first time I listened to them.
I think if there’s one reason I’m in electronic music today is that day 5 years ago.
What’s next for Whooper?
My first EP is out now, I’m really glad achieving that step with my men from Beurk!, FetOo, MakeNoize and Tenzin Samphel (creator of the video clip). In this EP I came back to some hardest stuff, I wanted to have a track I could play in my gigs.
I’ve been pretty productive lately so a bunch of freebies are coming in order to thank everybody.
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