G-Eazy sent me this video of his exclusive interview concerning his most popular track, "Runaround Sue". I like G-Eazy because he's not the typical white rapper. He's much more modest and unassuming. He doesn't think that he's the man, like all the other white rappers today. Watch the video above to learn a little more about G-Eazy as an artist and as a person.
Recently, Luke Fruhling (DJ äqualibrium), emailed me asking for an interview, so I sent him some interview-type questions. You can read the interview below and find out a little more about DJ äqualibrium. Also, check out some of his songs below the interview or on his Soundcloud.
1. When did you start making music?
A: Started around age 13.
2. What inspired you to begin making music?
A: I've always possessed an odd obsession for electronic music, and after listening to it for years I decided to give it a go, downloaded FL studio and was hooked!
3. What DJ or producer has influenced you the most?
A: Many have, but if I were to say one, it would definitely be Tiesto.
4. What type of equipment do you use to make your music?
A: I used to run FL9 years ago, but today I run Ableton Live and an Akai MIDI keyboard with some basic studio monitors. My main VST would be Sylenth1, that thing will make any sound you want.
5. Describe your typical process for making music.
A: First I start banging around on my keyboard until I get a good sequence going, then expand on that until I have a melody. Do the same with the next instrument. Rinse. Repeat.
6. Where did your stage name “DJ äqualibrium” come from?
A: I've been taking German for awhile now, and during a lesson this word jumped out at me. äqualibrium means "equilibrium" in German, and I though that was pretty sick. A lot of people refer to me simply as aqua though :)
7. What is your favorite genre of music?
A: Big Room House!
8. What is your favorite song?
A: Currently my favorite song is the Avicii bootleg of "Sex on Fire" by the King's of Leon, his piano riffs are amazing.
9. What is your favorite song that you have produced?
A: I think "Turn up the bass" is my cleanest production yet.
10. What other producer or artist would you most want to work with?
A: I'd love to spend a day in the studio with Hardwell!
11. What is going to be your next project released?
A: At this point, I have a couple projects I work on and I don't know which one will be released first. Check my fan page for updates though!
12. What does your average day look like?
A: My three main activities: Workout, Produce, Hang out with friends.
13. Where do you see yourself in the music industry in a year? 2 years?
A: In a year, I see myself with a residency at a club with a solid stream of tracks coming out. 2 years- Hopefully supporting another artist on tour.
14. Why do you enjoy making music?
A: I love transferring ideas from my head to the speakers, nothing more fulfilling!
Check out some of DJ äqualibrium's tracks:
Last Friday Night (äqualibrium bootleg): Chill house/techno mix of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night". This song is probably my favorite song by him, it flows so nicely and it gives the song a nice new look. Check it out below and click the link below the media player to download it in the description. (The vocals start at 1:21)
Turn up the bass (Preview): Dope house track, but it's only a snippet so it's not the full song. This song is a sick club track and it's DJ äqualibrium's favorite track that he produced. Download the song straight from the media player below.
äqualibrium June 2011: Check out this longer mix by DJ äqualibrium. This mix features Avicii's edit of "Blessed", Audiobot's remix of "Party Rock Anthem", and Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World". Download this mix in the media player below.