Julian Wassermann has experienced career growth like no other making him one of the most respected upcoming producers in melodic house and deep techno. With his latest EP “Malva”, Julian achieved an exciting mix of techno and melodic house elements having multiple layers to support the main idea behind the project.
“Malva” makes for an incredible listen from start to end in one sitting as it takes the listener through different phases of a melodious journey. Julian made his international breakthrough with his top-10 single ‘Gotland’ released in 2019 on Kompakt. He has evolved his sound with his new project while also maintaining the essence of his earlier production. What stands out the most is his sounds and use of different elements to tie them all together in a song seamlessly.
You can read our full interview with Julian Wassermann below.
- Hello Julian, how are you? We are glad to have you here.
Hey guys, it’s a pleasure and thanks for having me!
- You recently released your new EP “Malva” with an eclectic blend of techno and melodic house elements. Can you tell us more about the story behind the project and how it came together?
The A&R of Einmusika and I wrote to each other almost at the same time with the same intention of working on a new release. So I sent them a collection of my works, many new but also some older ideas. With Malva & Talisman, we decided together on 2 special songs that were created pretty much at the beginning of the first lockdown. Beneath the Surface was then a newer addition that rounded up the EP nicely.
- How would you describe your sound to those who are unfamiliar with you?
I would describe my sound as a mix between house & techno. With the current genres, it would be best classified as Melodic House & Techno and Electronica.
It is always important to me to produce multilayered to show several sides of me.
- You made your international breakthrough with the single “Gotland” which was a top 10 smash hit. Your song “Surreal” is also nearing 3 million streams on Spotify alone. What do you feel like has been the most important factor for your growth?
I think that one of the most important factors is continuous work and motivation. Even though I have a hard time with it myself, you just have to be patient and believe in the project.
- Can you tell us more about your early days starting to produce music and how did you get involved in the music industry?
With my first club visits, I became very interested in electronic music and wanted to create it myself. It was a little tedious to teach myself everything and it took a little time.
In 2011 I finally had my first release on the label Aoa, appropriately called Age of Aquarius (Aquarius = Wassermann).
- What was the biggest struggle that you’ve encountered in your career so far?
There are always setbacks, of course. The most important thing is always to see the positive. I then always quickly worked even harder on the project.
- Where do you see your sound going after this?
Stylistically I don’t want to commit myself, because I like to produce very multilayered. But I always try to improve and achieve development especially sonically.
- What more would you like to accomplish as an artist and producer?
My goal is to play shows again, of course. In the long run I would like to see myself as a live act and play concerts.
- What are your goals for 2021? Can you give us any hints or clues about your upcoming productions and collaborations?
Now with my solo project, I’m looking forward to the next ‘People’ EP on Renaissance. Then it continues with a collaboration with Florian Kruse on Spectrum, the label of Joris Voorn. Right now I’m in the process of building up our new project MODEM with Raphael Mader. We are almost at the end of the production of the album, which will be released in October. Be curious!
- What’s been a special moment you’ve had in your career as a producer or DJ?
It’s always the most beautiful thing to see how your music is played all over the world. Especially with the single ‘Gotland’ we had massive support from the biggest in the scene. The first DJ to play Gotland was my idol Kölsch at Time Warp and Coachella festival. That was just magical!
- What do you do in your free time that makes you happy?
In the first place, of course, my own family. I have just become a father and am over happy. That beats everything! If I then still have time, I dedicate myself with brewing espresso, an intense hobby :).
- This is all for now, thank you for being here and answering our questions. If we forgot to ask you something and you want to share with our audience please write it down here.
THANK YOU GUYS <3
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