We were actually lucky enough to meet and speak with ELOQ during the Doggtown Records label night in Holland, when we filmed a webisode (see here). Beyond being a real genuine and soulful dude, we really love his energetic future music. Having started with hip hop beats, he developed into a more grimey and bass orientated sound, which has ultimately become what we call "future" music. We would gladly compare this Danish producer to what an old-school Rustie or 813 or Alizzz makes. Definitely a talent that deserves more attention. Show some love! We decided to do an interview with him:
Explain your sound to us? How would you describe it?
It would be a mixture of dynamics and melody. I really love beautiful melodies and if you punch your chords out in a dynamic way they can make you feel way more. Also a big fan of club music genres from all over the world so i tend to incorporate that in my music.
Where does the name come from?
Its actually just short for ELOQUENT which was my old name, but one day i was making some cover art and when i wrote the name, the font was too big, so it only said ELOQ. I thought it looked way cooler and started going with that instead.
What’s the one thing you absolutely love about the music-scene at the moment? That reminds you every time why you chose this profession?
I love the friendship and family feeling. I know producers from all over the world now. Some i have met in person and some not. This music scene is so very internet based, which means you talk with so many sweet people through twitter and soundcloud, for example. Every time i play in a new country i almost for certain know a producer or dj from there, through the internet. And then you can hook up and drink beers etc, it's always a good time because you have from the beginning shared a lot of musical interest.
What’s the one thing you’re cringing about at the moment, when it comes to the music-scene? Something that (almost) makes you want to stop?
Oversaturated trends. Now everyone can pick up a laptop, watch youtube videos on how to make any kind of genre, and upload to soundcloud. So when a musical style is becoming hip, it very easily explodes into a million of the same type of songs. And then it suddenly doesn't feel that fun to do anymore. But i always say that you should just stick to what you love, and feels good, no matter what's hip or not. You make music to express your own self, not the trends of today. A lot of people follow trends and they tend to disappear, when the trend dies. Its all about good songs in the end.
Which of your own productions are your favourite? (and why?)
Actually, i just gave my very first EP a listen, and i got really stoked on it. Its just so gritty and straightforward. You can hear i just made music for the hell of it, i even sang on it.. I want to get back to that and incorporate it into where i am today.
Which artist right now is the one you’re most excited about, that you feel everyone should know about?
If you could collaborate with anyone world-wide (and resources weren’t an issue), who would it be and why?
Travis Scott ! His tracks are so amazing. And the fact that he produces so much of it by himself. You can really hear he has a vision of what universe he wants to create with his music, both in production and lyrics.
What can we expect from you in 2016?
I am releasing my next EP in the beginning of the year on a LA based label called 'NEXT WAVE' really happy to get that out. It's been almost ready for one year now and it has some amazing features that i can't mention just yet.. And then i will probably be doing some touring after that release!