Welcome to a very special post on The Economix. Today I am joined by Besade to premier his new track “Far Alone” (Besade Remix) by G-Eazy. Besade caught my ear a couple of months ago with his original track “Sleep Factory” and our conversation began when I reached out to him to let him know how much I liked his song. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to ask him a few questions and learn more about him as an artist and musician. You can check out our conversation below. I’ve embedded all of his tracks within the interview for easy listening, as well as links to his social media pages. I encourage you to share his music, he’s a truly talented young producer who deserves more publicity. As for his new track, the remix of “Far Alone” takes a downtempo rap song and adds a bit of energy and electronic flair, turning it into a energetically chill song to play while warming up a party with your friends. It’s an impressive piece, and I am honored that Besade chose The Economix to premier it. Check out the track right here:
And keep reading for the interview below:
Hey Besade! Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. I figure’d we’d start with a simple introduction: Who are you and where are you from?
How did you first get into music production?
When I was around 12 or 13 I went to a science summer camp where we were given a demo copy of FL Studio (I think it was called Fruity Loops at that time) and we were given a quick lesson on how to make basic sounds. Coincidentally, my older brother had been introduced to FL at that time as well. We messed around with it for several years on and off before I got serious about production. I still use FL to this day and swear by it.
That’s really cool that you got introduced to production software at such an early age. Since you’ve gotten serious, you’ve launched your career by releasing two originals and then a remix, an increasingly rare pattern in an age where many of our modern electronic idols started off with a string of remixes to accelerate their fledgling careers (The Chainsmokers and Kygo are good examples). Do you see your future content being based more on original tracks or remixes?
It’ll definitely be a mix of both. I think the idea of having the choice to pick which songs to remix gives me a sense of freedom that I really enjoy, which is a little counterintuitive. But of course, the feeling of writing your own song, and having something that is 100% yours is a really cool feeling as well. I actually approach remixes and originals in a similar way in that they both contain as much of my own written melodic material.
I’m actually just entering my last year of University. I would absolutely love to be Besade full-time, and actually have plans to do so when I finish school!
I’m trying to think of something that isn’t music-related and I’m struggling. It’s pretty cliche but music is such a big part of my life. I spend almost every waking hour looking for new music or thinking of ways to improve my own. Music has been my passion since long before I got into production.
Those are two great artists, but who would you consider your biggest role model in music?
I had the opportunity to see Porter Robinson live in concert a couple of years ago, and it was a mind-blowing experience. He knows how to give a crowd a show.
That’s really tough, my mood really depends on how smoothly the songwriting process is going for me, and it can get really frustrating when something that you’ve worked on for so long just isn’t coming together. I try to clear my mind, go for a walk, listen to some really inspiring music. The right mentality is key, be confident in what you’re doing and be prepared to make mistakes.
I really don’t worry about genre at all. I think it’s important to some degree to classify your music so that people are able to find it, but is not something that I’ve put much thought into. “I make electronic music” is good enough for me.
Now that’s something that I have put some thought into, at least in the beginning. It’s really important to have an identifiable style for any artist, and luckily mine came mostly organically. Of course I’m still evolving as a producer and songwriter so I expect my music to sound different down the road. When I look at some of the stuff I was making even last year, you can clearly hear differences. I also think that the “sound” you’re referring to is usually a combination of an artists musical inspirations. It’s basically impossible to make something that is 100% original because everything is derivative, and I don’t think music is any different.
Constant innovation is a great goal. If you could say one thing to all your fans out there, what would it be?
What’s next for Besade?
There will be plenty of new music coming in the next few months and into next year! I would especially love to work with vocalists for some original songs.
My pleasure, I appreciate the support.
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