Hailing from the UK, Trident brings his energetic style to the masses with, “Still Be Loving You”.
This track travels through build-ups and break-downs that are both light and heavy in the best ways, “Still Be Loving You” opens with a piano motif that runs throughout the song.
Trident – Still Be Loving You”
The piano leads the build-up that drops into a house groove fit with punchy bass and some subtle-yet-funky snare rhythms in the background.
The chords add to the uplifting feel of the song with their major tonalities and cadence.
Trident truly lays out the emotion of this song in plain view of the listeners. It’s not entirely clear if the title is referring to a lost love or just reminding that special someone that the love is alive and well. What is certain is that with pro production and solid compositions like this, Trident is sure to keep people on their feet with “Still Be Loving You”.
Read my interview with Trident below, where he talks about “Still Be Loving You” and his evolution into the EDM producer he is today. EXCLUSIVELY on EDM RANKS:
Trident [EXCLUSIVE] Interview
Give a quick introduction to our readers and tell them a bit about yourself.
My name is Ollie Willcocks. My artist name is Trident. I am an 18 year old music producer from the United Kingdom. I have been producing music for the best part of 2 years now. I am always trying to expand my knowledge on new genres and new styles. I started out my music career by just editing popular tracks such as R3HAB’s ‘Revolutions’ and NERVO’s ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’. I created my first original track on August 9th, 2014. It was a dubstep track. I started to progress onto different genres. Since I have always been a big fan of House music, I had to attempt to make an original house track. The main genre I create is still house but I occasionally still make some dubstep and trap.
Tell us about “Still Be Loving You”. How did you come up with the idea for this track?
I always enjoyed listening to progressive house music. A lot of layered synths and leads that expanded into a beautiful track; that always makes me think of playing a track like that in front of a huge crowd at a festival. That’s definitely the dream for me. I started to listen to more styles of house music as I gained more experience with creating EDM tracks. One style that really caught my eye was the beat down of the track being mainly led by a fantastic piano sequence. I fell in love with this style when I heard Hellberg’s remix of ‘Quantum’ by Astronaut. I knew that, one day, I had to attempt to create a track with the same style. It had taken me a while to start getting the ideas for the track but I was finally able to release it and I feel that it turned out well.
What inspires you when creating music?
I would never say that I copy any other artists, but I always listen to my favourite group of artists, find out what structure they use for their tracks and almost try to mimic the structure so I know I’ll be able to get a professional style for the track. When I am just chilling on Logic Pro X, I sometimes create a small note sequence, switch up the BPM to see what genre it would work best with and I can go from there. With one of my past tracks, I used this same routine and I got a great amount of praise and support on the track.
How did you begin producing EDM?
I have always had a huge passion for music since it has been in the family for many years. I started to learn to play guitar from my cousin when I was young. I never kept up with playing the guitar because I slowly moved on to electronically generated music. For many years of my teenage life, my goal was to get a Novation Launchpad so I could start making music in the comfort of my bedroom at the age of 16. I used it for the first tracks on my YouTube channel and eventually realised that it wasn’t the right piece of equipment for me. I started to study music in college and it was my first real opportunity to use a MIDI keyboard. I have slightly learned how to play the keyboard because of college and owning my own MIDI keyboard has really helped evolve my tracks over the years of making EDM.
Do you have a favorite DAW, VST plugin, or instrument you like to use?
My favorite MIDI Instrument I like to use is the Metallic Plucked Strings in Logic Pro X. I used them for the 2nd sequence in the 2nd beat down of ‘Still Be Loving You’. I have also used it in two other of my recent tracks.
What can we expect from you in the next year?
On April 14th, I am releasing my 2nd EP that’s going to be called ‘NEW BEGINNINGS’. I took a small break from music a few months ago so this EP is to represent the change in my style of music since my break. I am hoping to be able to get the chance for more gigs in my local area to show live and larger audiences my content and create a larger fan base for my music. I am also hoping to release a full album with my best tracks throughout 2017 and to be able to add some unreleased music to the album.