Making a name for himself in Southern Florida opening for the likes of Sam Feldt, jackLNDN, Will Clarke, and Goldfish, Holyman is now taking New York on by storm.
Holyman – “Velvet”
With the constant bombardment of heavy bass in the EDM world “Velvet” is a refreshing ode to where the dance community started, disco.
With his unique twist on the past Holyman starts off “Velvet” with a smooth drum line and bongos that will immediately get you moving. Layered with rich guitar riffs that lead into vocals perfectly describing the feeling and idea of “disco house”.
Holyman’s disco vibes with the occasional uplifting tropical sound has anyone that has had the pleasure of hearing him play yearning for the next show.
I had a chance to sit down with Holyman to talk about his new song, check it out below.
Holyman Interview [EXCLUSIVE]
Tell us a little more about your new song “Velvet”, how did you bring it life?
Velvet is a track that came about after moving up to Brooklyn and hearing disco on a regular basis. It started as a simple bassline and guitar but that wasn’t enough. I knew the string stabs would bring it back to the 70’s and give a modern track a nostalgic sound.
What got you in to producing electronic music?
Production stemmed from DJing over at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. I would play to hundreds of the most amazing people at some of the craziest parties you could imagine and I wanted to make music of my own to play at these parties. It took a while to find my sound but I feel I finally found my niche.
Do you notice any differences between the scenes in St. Pete and New York?
St. Petersburg is amazing. It will always hold a place in my heart and it has a lot going for it. The difference between NYC and St. Pete is the variety. There are too many venues, clubs and events for one DJ, Producer or Music Enthusiast to cover. The music community here has been amazing to me so far and they want something new and exciting.
What other producers inspire you?
I get a lot of inspiration from Purple Disco Machine, Joey Negro and my friends The Him. All talented musicians and no drama attached to any of them. They just grind and put out amazing tunes.
Any favorite VST plugin or instrument you like to use?
I have been using the Big Fish Audio “Vintage Strings” instrument in Kontact lately and I love it. It just gives that oldschool sound that is extremely hard to replicate. Perfect for disco!
What can we expect from you this year?
I’ve got a few tracks planned for release as the year goes on and I’ve been working closely with a few event coordinators to make things happen locally. I’m excited to see where the next few releases bring me. 2017 has a ton of potential.