10 Questions With Visionaire
During the last year, one name suddenly became a shining star. Korean-American producer Visionaire, former known as Dirty Dutch Visionaire, has won the hearts of many fans with stunning productions. He got supported by a few of the biggest names of the moment and it can’t take long before we can expect his first official release on Beatport.
1. You release a remix only 6 hours after you selected one, chosen by your fans. How do you manage to produce so quickly?
I think it’s because I’ve been producing for roughly six years, so my speed definitely picked up. Most of the times, I reuse the breakdowns of the original, so most of my effort goes into the build-up and the drop so 6 hours is sufficient! Originals definitely take a lot longer.
2. When did you start producing?
6 years ago. I actually produced hip-hop first, for four years. I’ve actually only been making house music for a little less than two years now so I am very lucky to be where I am today.
3. How would you describe your music style?
I would say my music style is big room dutch electro house accompanied with beautiful melodies haha. I am actually a big fan of classical music as well, so you may hear a lot of the classical influence in my productions.
4. What is your favorite remix and why?
My favorite would be my remix of Thunder by W&W. I definitely put a lot of small details into that one. That one actually took me longer than 6 hours haha. It also received a lot of support including Hardwell and W&W themselves so I am extremely happy and humbled about that.
5. Which producer inspired you most?
I would have to say Sidney Samson. The song that first got me into digging deeper into house music was “Riverside”. Just something about that track makes me happy and epic at the same time. After first hearing that track in 2010, I searched on Youtube finding other songs like that, and I ended up discovering house music, then dutch house music, then I found out about the existence of the whole EDM community. It was a brand new world for me. I loved the music so much that I completely abandoned hip-hop.
6. You started small with 0 likes around a year ago and now you’ve already reached over 18k. Does it make it harder to make tracks, since people expect more from you?
Yes. Definitely more pressure….but I love it. It makes me put more effort and detail into my productions. It makes me invest more time into my music. I’ll have to admit that back when I had a few hundred Facebook fans, I didn’t really care about the detail and quality of the tracks I was releasing. Now, I am uber detail-oriented and I have to make sure that I am completely satisfied with the quality of my production before I release them.
7. If you must make a choice between playing at the biggest festivals and clubs, or produce the biggest tracks on the biggest labels, which one would you choose and why?
Wow…..that’s real a tough question….I am going to wimp out and say BOTH! haha :)
8. What music do you like to listen to the most?
I used to be picky and only listen to house music, but now I am a fan of EDM as a whole. Yes, even dubstep. And of course, I still listen to a lot of hip-hop as well!
9. You are really upcoming at the moment, did labels already try to sign you?
Yes! My management is talking with a few labels at the moment and I cannot wait until I actually have tracks up on Beatport….That would be such a dream come true.
10. What can we expect from you in the future?
Same as always! Just more music! As you know already, I like to just give out my tracks for free. No matter how big or ‘famous’ I get, I want to keep releasing new tracks for free at a steady rate.