Joining us for an interview is the fantastic Pagu.
Hi, how are you?
Hey I’m good! Thanks so much for having me.
So, how did you get into music?
I just always really gravitated towards everything musical. I was always playing with music toys and jamming out when I was still in diapers. When I was like 6, I started messing around making songs in Garageband. I learned the drums and keyboard. A few years later my brother downloaded Logic Pro onto my computer, and it just took off!
How did ‘Hour 11’ come about?
Hour 11 is definitely a product of me revisiting and paying homage to a lot of the harder electronic music that I heard in the early 2000s. I really had this love for hardstyle, jumpstyle, etc. A few months ago I got to see Porter Robinson’s new VIRTUAL SELF show, and he dropped a few I:Gor tracks, and that really showed me how effective a genre it is in a live setting.
What were the challenges of making ‘Hour 11’?
Gosh the low-end was just a beast to mix! Traditionally speaking, hardcore is kind of just this massive wave of low-end, and it’s just brutal. I wanted to kind of bring a modern, dynamic approach to the genre and make it sound a little tighter. It’s really tough to tackle, because you want it to not have phase issues in a live setting, so you keep the track really narrow, but that can make it uninteresting to listen to on headphones or small speakers.
What are your plans for 2019?
I have a few more tricks up my sleeve with making these really crazy dance tracks! Me and my friend Fevre are working on a dubstep track actually. Stay tuned!