Exclusive Interview with Matt Fax Ahead of His Tour with Jason Ross

Interview with French Progressive and Trance DJ, Matt Fax

Matt Fax is a prominent French producer who continues enhancing his name in the Progressive and Trance circles. Ever since he was 15-years-old, Matt Fax has produced tracks that have gotten released onto major record labels. Some of electronic music’s top DJs who support him include Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, and Above & Beyond.

The 22-year-old DJ recently released a track on Jan. 17, 2020 titled, “Animal”, featuring Australian vocalist Trove on the Enhanced Music sub-label, Colorize. Additionally, Matt Fax is joining Jason Ross on his “1000 Faces” North American tour, which started on Feb. 14 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. Here is One EDM’s exclusive interview with the rising Progressive and Trance star from France.

How excited are you in regards to touring with Jason Ross on his “1000 Faces” Tour?

I’m very excited and anxious. It’s my very first tour so it’s going to be a whole three months of travelling from France to USA back and forth. I’m still super happy that Jason and his team asked me to do it, it makes me feel very confident about my music.

You recently released a track with Trove called “Animal”. What can you tell the audience a bit about the track?

It’s the first single of my upcoming album. It first started as a remix, which became an original after me and my team thought it could be a cool track. It’s definitely a shift into a darker Progressive vibe, which I’m heading into this year.

How was it like working with Trove?

Trove is amazing, I’ve discovered him with his track with John Dahlback and I thought he was the perfect voice for the track. I’m super happy to have him on this track.

What does it feel like to have your own radio show “The Showcase”?

It was great. I decided to stop because my career has taken a whole different level and with the recent touring, working on the album, remixes etc., it was very complicated to make a weekly radio show. Plus I’m hosting Colorcast, the Colorize radio show/podcast, which is again so much work so I’m going to stick to it for the time being.

Speaking of radio, what radio show did you enjoy being on the most?

I think ASOT has been an amazing experience every time. From Armin to the whole video and radio crew, everyone is so friendly and down to earth. I remember the first time I went, Armin saw I was stressed and shy and he made me comfortable in the very first minutes!

How is your second studio album going so far?

All good. It’s been a huge year of work, 60+ demos in different styles, and we’re currently finishing the tracklisting. I’m very excited to release it, I’ve been playing some demos in my sets and people have been requesting these tracks heavily!

How does it feel to be the youngest guest mixer on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Radio podcast?

It doesn’t really matter to me, I’d say the fact that Anjunabeats messaged me when I was 15-16 is the thing I’m the most proud of. ABGT came naturally as I had a remix released on the label.

In your opinion, what are the differences between Progressive and Trance?

I don’t think there’s a difference, it’s just a ‘label’ that we put on tracks to help separating artists. The line got very blurred since there are a lot of Progressive tracks that sound like Trance,and the other way around. I’d say Progressive and Trance are linked to each other and the jump between one another is totally cool.

Which city on the “1000 Faces” Tour do you look forward to performing in the most?

I’m looking forward to every city, but most specially to the Commodore Ballroom gig in Vancouver. Simply because I think I’ll feel a bit emotional when I’m going to step on the stage thinking that guys like Nirvana, Dr. Dre, Radiohead, U2, Coldplay or even James Brown played there as well. I never thought I’d be able to experience that.

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Ken Ngo

Ken is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Armin Van Buuren.

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