Aslove is a very talented EDM artists hailing from France. Since his first cover posted on SoundCloud back in January 2015, the DJ has already gained a lot of attention. Supported by several international blogs, his music has pop and house vibes, always brightened by vocals and balanced for both dance-floors and radios.
As part of the new French-electronic generation, Aslove released his first radio hit in February 2017. The track is based on a Mia Wray cover of “Put Your Records On” from Corine Bailey Rae. It entered the Top 100 airplay in France, with more than 40 radios play-listing it. On YouTube, the official music video gained more than 250K views in five months.
In early August 2017, Aslove also released his official remix for Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit” through Capitol Records. Now, he is ready to release his first-ever EP ‘PREFACE(S)’ with the catchy single ‘So High’. Those who have heard of Aslove and want to learn more will be very satisfied with this sit-down interview.
OneEDM had the exclusive privilege of speaking with Aslove. The DJ opens up about his musical inspirations, personal life, and experiences as a DJ.
What about Jimi Hendrix triggers an emotional response for you?
My nickname comes from a Jimi Hendrix album ‘Axis Bold As Love’. I had a special relationship with this album during my childhood, so I decided to combine ‘As’ and ‘Love’ to create my artist name Aslove. Of course, musically, I do not compare to Jimi’s music. But he is a true inspiration as I have always listened to a lot of genuine rock’n’roll and rhythm’n’blues.
You mentioned that electronic dance music hit France pretty hard and led you to it. What about the music inspired you to pursue it as a career?
Before producing electronic music on my computer, I used to only play the guitar and drums. I still do play a lot of guitar and synths when I create my music. I was blown away by Justice’s first album. It is the perfect balance between rock and electronic. It gave me a taste for electronic music, and I became a DJ at that time. So, it was then very natural to keep on being a producer, posting reworks on SoundCloud and writing my own tracks.
What about the culture of EDM inspires you to make music?
As I said, Justice was my first good reason to dive into electronic music. Then, as a resident DJ, I have discovered many other genres like deep-house, progressive house, and nu-disco. I remember when I first listened to artists like Bakermat, Robin Shulz, and Klingade, there was something organic and melodic in their tracks. That is what I like the most, as I usually prefer chords and melodic hooks rather than energetic drops.
What do you like about DJing versus creating music?
What have you learned about performing as DJ?
I have been playing for a few years, and I have to say that each DJ set is surprising. Depending on the country, the location, and the people, it is never the same. I have learned how to interact with people, and I can anticipate what I need to play as a DJ. My experience as a resident DJ in a club for more than three years prepared me for that as well.
Do you have any tour dates in 2018?
What do you eat while on tour?
Depends on how long I have to eat. Most of the time, you do not get to take your time at a restaurant. I would say a good burger is my best friend while touring.
Do you have any other hobbies?
How did you celebrate when you hit six million plays?
What should we expect from Aslove in 2018?
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