Gettin’ Logikal w/ EPTIC [Exclusive Interview]
We introduced Eptic on this site a couple weeks ago, and commented on how this 18 year old was currently rocking the EDM community with his new Beatport EP Like A Boss. Well, we got a huge response, and turns out he was totally willing to sit down and have a candid chat with me. Check out our latest Gettin’ Logikal series, featuring Eptic from Never Say Die Records.
If you didn’t catch his tracks, head on over to our article from his Beatport release day. And the world seems to agree, as Eptic’s track Oh Snap! is currently riding high at #6 on the Beatport dubstep charts.
V: What’s it like getting signed to Never Say Die records?
EPTIC: It’s awesome, I didn’t expect this! I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now if it wasn’t for Never Say Die. It’s a fun crew as well !
V: How exciting has the last 12 months been for you?
EPTIC: The last 12 months have been mental. A year ago I was still sitting in my small, cheeky bedroom. Now I’m making music with some of my favorite artists and traveling to all sorts of countries. Some of these artists actually got me into producing in the first place, it’s hard to believe it’s getting even better than this! Unreal!
V: What are your essential tools of the trade? What software and/or instruments and/or plugins do you use?
EPTIC: I use Ableton and mostly Massive, I don’t use many external effects. But I do EQ the living hell out of everything.
V: You have a hard, funky original sound, and you’ve already seemed to define what an “Eptic” track sounds like. Is this the most important aspect of music-making to you? Being unique?
EPTIC: Well, I didn’t really aim for a specific sound, but the fact that people are saying this means a lot to me. There’s the Funtcase sound, Datsik sound, Skrillex sound etc… and I’m glad that I have the Eptic sound
V: Who are your favorite artists currently? What’s being mixed in your dj set? What EDM songs have held a special place in your heart?
EPTIC: My favorite artists right now have to be Monstar, Funtcase, Habstrakt and Genetix; my sets are filled with their tunes.
My favorite edm song has to be D For Danger by Original Sin. Baxta-jurassic (Brown and Gammon remix) comes in at a nice second place.
EPTIC: I play my sets on CDJ’s.
V: How do your songs originate? Do you start with a melody in your head and build from there, or do you figure it out as you’re in the mix on a track?
EPTIC: I mostly make a beat first so I have a good basis to build on, then I basically do all the rest haha !
V: How do you feel about the Modern Talking wavetable in Massive?
EPTIC: haha, it’s actually not a bad wavetable! I’ve used it in a couple of tracks. I just think most people are using it in the same way which is what gives it kind of a bad name.
V: What’s next?
EPTIC: there are some new collabs in the works, a lot of remixes and a whole bunch of interesting shows. I won’t be sitting still this year !
If you have questions you’d like asked in the future or you have artists you’d like to see participate, send me a tweet at @WhoIsVyranis and I’ll try my hardest to accommodate.
Otherwise stay tuned! We’re working on a few more to be released in the coming weeks.