Did you like Dim Sum‘s single from earlier this fall? Looking for more feel-good music? Lucky for you, Dim Sum has finally released his EP Stay, and it has three previously unreleased tracks.
The EP is compiled of up-tempo electro-dance grooves that profile Dim Sum’s unique sound with disco influences.
“I made this EP with the idea of making music that you can both dance and think to. Music that you can share with the people you live with, and those that you miss. Move to the beats or get lost to the melodies, depending on how you’re feeling it. I hope it can be felt when listening.”
I had a chance to talk to Dim Sum a little bit about the inspiration behind his EP and his plans for the next year.
Congratulations on your new EP! Can you tell us a little bit about the process of making it?
Thank you very much! I made this EP with the idea of making music that you can both dance and think to. Music that you can share with the people you live with, and those that you miss. Move to the beats or get lost to the melodies, depending on how you’re feeling it. I hope it can be felt when listening.
You’ve been described as a wide range of sound from indie-electronic to poolside disco. How would you describe your sound?
The first original track that I released as Dim Sum was called “Coucou Disco.” It was a pure nu-disco track and also some kind of tribute to the pioneers of French house. So I was naturally described as a nu-disco producer.
But then my sound evolved on a more personal level and I was also influenced by the people I worked with and the emotions that came through my life. I think that you can still feel those disco and summer vibes in my music but they’re mixed with more melancholic melodies to create a more personal ambiance.
Would you say being French influences your sound at all? Where are you based?
I’m based in Paris, and of course, the French electronic music scene is a big influence in my music. But I also think that electronic music is maybe the only musical genre that you can practice without any complex regarding your social or geographical origins.
I listen to a lot of new electronic music and sometimes realize, a long time after, that the people making it are living in the same town as me or are on the other side of the planet.
Can you give us a look on what your day-to-day is like when you aren’t making music? Any favorite restaurants or go-to spots?
I’m lucky to live in the neighborhood of Bastille. This is a neighborhood where you can find some of the coolest places in Paris but still with a popular atmosphere. I recommend everyone to just wander along Rue de Charonne when visiting Paris. That’s what I do when I’m out of inspiration.
Do you have any dream collaborations? Dream tour spots?
I think my dream collaboration is the one that leads to the magical moment when you feel that you have created something original. And this can happen anytime with anyone. So I don’t dream of a special collaboration, I just try to be as productive as I can and to make cool things happen.
Regarding the tour spots I really have a dream… I know that a lot of people are listening to my music in the United States, so that would be amazing to have the opportunity to go there and play a few shows!
What’s in store for the next year?
Making my own music is what I love the most in life, so I’m already working on the next songs. Before this EP, it had been a long time, since I hadn’t released any new original tracks and I don’t want to wait for so long anymore. I want my next EP to be out early 2018.
I’m also working on a new live setup and on a tour for 2018.
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