Axxound is an electronic dance music producer and DJ hailing from Vienna, Austria.
His new remix of South Pole & Lumidelic – ‘Afterglow’ the (Axxound Remix) is out now, and it’s definitely an uplifting trance song you want to listen to.
Tell us about ‘Afterglow’ How did you come up with this idea for this song?
I very enjoyed the melody of ‘Afterglow.’ It reminds me of an older trance anthem melody. I needed to remix this! I decided to try a club remix to give it a more epic feel to it. I think the melody works really well with a Trance 2.0 approach. It is not my core genre, so it was a challenge to make it sound rather ok.
How did you begin producing electronic dance music?
I have been learning piano and organ for a long time. I was always interested in composing my own music and improvising on the piano. The first touch with electronic music I had with the ‘House from Ibiza’ podcasts from the French DJ Sebastien Benett. I really liked the house tracks in there with a great melody. After one holiday in Ibiza and seeing (amongst others) Above & Beyond, I was like: “I need to produce Trance/ Melodic Progressive House, this genre is beautiful and so intense.” I bought Ableton. This was in 2011.
Do you have a favorite VST plugin or instrument to use?
One of my favourites is a bass plugin called Rob Papen’s SubBoomBass. I always have my struggles to get the sub bass right. I think it helps me a lot reaching my desired results faster. Additionally, I have FabFilter Saturn or Pro-Q2 on almost every channel – I cannot do without them! Furthermore, I try to incorporate vocal chops as much as I can into my productions. I feel, it gives the tracks such a nice ambience.
What can we expect from you next year?
I always try to improve the quality of my tracks with every production and to push my sounds into different directions so that the axxound releases differ from each other. I hope you can experience this progress soon in one of my original productions – can’t wait. This year you can also expect a few collaborations with diligent and great producers. For example, a new track with Rene Dale is in the making and a special bootleg will also be available soon. Also, continuing with remix works. Speaking of which, my new remix for Richard Bass is OUT on 22nd January on Progressive House Worldwide! I hope you will like this one & as always – thanks for the support everybody