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Greenage

Freedom of expression & Greenage

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Greenage's sound can be defined as powerful, melodic progressive, deep with driving hypnotic rhythms laid on an unmistakable chunky groove. It is music that is filled with emotion, inducing euphoria, with a strong emphases on infectious, rhythmic energy, setting dance floors alight. In the space of a just a few years, Greenage's productions and releases have entered in the Top 100 Beatport charts on number of occasions, his production simply has no boundaries and he has never set his music under one particular style. His productions have found itself in labels like, Stellar Fountain Records, Juicebox Music, Stripped Digital, Balkan Connection, Balkan Connection South America, Soundteller Records,The Purr Music, and many others.

Taking only the positives from the current world situation, Greenage is engaged in producing new music for world consumption and we might be able to enjoy some real soon. And when he is not producing, its his gaming skills that's getting sharpened in a playstation or binges series on Netflix (Sorry we forgot to ask what is he currently binging on).

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What does a typical day in the studio mean to you?

A typical day starts with a goal and that is to write some beautiful melodies and grooves and I try to learn new techniques in production everyday. I express myself through the music I write. It all depends on my mood and feelings as to how the track will come out. I never plan in advance, I just turn on my computer, open my DAW and let it flow. Sometimes I want to write a banging dance floor track with a heavy groove and sophisticated melodies and there are times I just want to create something beautiful, more meaningful, emotional and slow, it all depends on the mood.

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How has the struggle been so far to your current stand?

As far as struggling with situations, in the beginning it was difficult. Nobody believed in me, not even my parents! And being young with no support was a challenge for me. Whenever my parents said "No" to my decision I took it as a "Yes" and I kept  motivating myself. Everyday has been a challenge for me right from the start. I always try to prove that I can do better and to learn from my past mistakes. The music industry in India is never stable and you may never know what will happen the next day when you wake up and check the news. So you need to have a lot of patience and be prepared for such situations.

What got you in this genre?

The beauty about these genres is the freedom to do what you want. I love to experiment. Electronic music is endless and there are no limits to your creativity, and you can experiment as much as you want and you don't need to follow a particular style or a format and that made me fall in love with these genres.

Not necessarily monetary, how have the rewards been so far in this career?

The rewards have been overwhelming so far. Everyday I receive great feedback, support, messages from artists, listeners from all around the world saying that my music is helping them in many ways, and that is a great feeling . A lot of promoters from India understand my sound now more then before and want to book me to play in their cities which I feel is great. This year I played in two cities which I've never been to and I was surprised to see a lot of people who know my sound.

Is the path ahead more struggling or does it get better from here?

The path ahead won't be of much struggle to me when it comes to music. Dealing with promoters will always be a challenge because not every promoter treats you well. There will always be good and bad days ahead but the most important thing is to believe in yourself, stay original and not to give up on something you love.

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Why did you choose this career?

I wanted to express myself and music was the best way to do it. Music enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. For me music was and will always be a getaway from all my problems. When I was young, music played a very important role in keeping me happy and I got to attached to it. I had a deep connection to it and living in a state where music is everywhere around you, it made me go deeper and made me fall in love with music.

How easy/difficult it is to release music in your genre?

In the beginning it was difficult in pushing my music out as most of the labels didn't know my music and understanding how labels wanted a particular style of sound was a challenge. I started sending music to smaller labels which didn't have a big fan following and labels like these wanted music from upcoming producers and that helped me with time and patience. Everything fell in place and well known DJs and Producers started playing and supporting my music. Now I don't need to send music to labels. They approach me for remixes and originals.

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Who according to you are top 5 labels in your genre?

There are so many great labels out there!  My top five would be Juicebox music, All day I dream ,Lost & Found, Lost Miracle and Sudbeat

Who is your inspiration?

I was inspired of course by great producers and Dj's like John Digweed,Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Guy J , khen , Guy Gerber, Lee burridge, and many more.

 

What is your methodology behind a set you play when you open for artists at clubs?

My methodology is to keep a good balance on the dance floor. When I open for a main artist my job is to bring the people on the dance floor as I'm not the main act  for that night. Lot of preparation goes into making a really good warm-up set and understanding what the main act will play.

What’s coming up for You down the road?

Lots of great music! I have a remix coming out on Juicebox music really soon,  two collaboration EP's with remixes , an original EP which I'm really excited about and a few more remixes 🙂

 

Well, thank you once again for spending time with us, giving us valuable insight in to your career. We wish you all the very best of luck in your endeavours. See you soon at a club.

Follow Greenage at

about.me/greenagemusic

https://soundcloud.com/greenagemusic

https://www.instagram.com/greenagemusic/

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