How did you first learn to produce music? Why do you love it?
I started producing about four years ago.
At the time, I was living with my best mates and we all had a shared love for music.
Initially, we starting DJing together for a bit of fun in our spare time… that led to wanting to make my own music.
A friend of ours was kind enough to give us a couple of group lessons on FL (Fruity Loops, a music Production software) and I haven’t looked back since.
Producing is my escape from reality.
So when did the High Choir project actually begin? How long have you been working on it, and where did the name come from?
The idea for High Choir started about 18 months ago.
There has been a lot of planning involved, I’m so happy to finally share it with everyone.
I was brainstorming name ideas for a while. No matter how low I’m feeling, music always helps to elevate my mood.
It gives me a ‘high’, so to speak.
I’m also naturally drawn to Orchestral and Choir sounds, which are a big part of my sound and vision.
Have you worked with many other trap/grime artists? How did the collaboration with BIGREDCAP come about?
I’ve worked with other artists before on previous projects, but this was the first official collaboration for HC.
I showed the track to Kuren, who randomly started mumbling a grime rap over the top, ha ha.
I instantly fell in love with the idea of a grime vocal and then another close friend suggested the amazing Bigredcap! Bigred nailed the direction and story!
Is there a big fan base for trap/grime in Sydney? A predominant amount of trap tunes seem to be coming from English artists.
Yes, there is a big trap culture and family in Sydney, so much talent. Grime is also getting stronger and more prominent which is awesome to see.
How long did it take to produce the single Who Do You Think I Am? What is your process?
WDYTIA took about a year to complete. My process is constantly evolving.
When starting new ideas, I like to have a jam and see what happens. For this one I started with the melody and then built the beat around it.
It’s a lot of trial and error, ha ha. Once I had the track about 75% complete, I put it aside for a few months and worked on other ideas whilst Ii searched for a vocalist.
I then sent it to BIGREDCAP who took It to the next level. His flow is incredible!
Do you usually work from home or do you go into a studio somewhere?
I usually work from my bedroom… nice and simple ha ha. But I like to go to a proper studio for the mixing and mastering process.
Do you have any gigs booked to play this year? If not, where do you want to play?
Yes, I have a few things which I’m excited to announce very soon…
What can fans expect from you the rest of this year? Do you plan to drop a few more tracks? Are there any more collaborations locked in?
The rest of the year is looking very exciting.
If all goes to plan, I’ll have two to three more singles out!
I’ve been working with a bunch of vocalists and producers… there are some surprises on the horizon!