IVORY rocked after the release of his last EP, Beep bloop, to mix and discuss the collaboration with Kompany and more.
If you are a smashing dubstep fan you should know the name IVORY. The French producer has honored speakers and stages with his unique production and energetic tunes for years. He has had numerous releases on renowned dubstep labels such as Never say die, NSD: Black label, and of course, Disciples’ Round Table. The producer’s landmark projects throughout his musical journey include Dead space, Beast, and “93 styles” with Virus Syndicate.
Now IVORY honors fans with its latest release on Never Say Die with its Beep bloop PE. While this EP is no doubt packed with heavyweights that listeners will love, it’s also slightly different. IVORY experimented its sound on Beep bloop, pushing new styles and mastering techniques.
Beat the Sunday blues by discovering this radiator of a mix that IVORY has set up for your listening pleasure. He features several of his tracks and heavy hitters from a handful of other talented producers. We were also fortunate enough to choose IVORY Brain Aboutt Beep Bloop, create with Kompany and more. So sit back, enjoy the mix, and read on to dive deeper into her mind.
EDMID feed Fall frequencies 2021 || IVORY on SoundCloud:
Hey Ivory, thanks for chatting with us! Let’s talk about your last Beep bloop EP released on Never Say Die. What is the story behind the creation of this EP, and is it different from your previous albums?
Hey, thanks for having me! There’s no story behind this ep, but I think it’s different from what I’m used to doing with my dubstep tracks, especially with the sound design.
On “Future”, a track from the EP, you hook up with fellow Never Say Die artist, Kompany, for a massively heavy track. You have already logged into “Nibiru” as well. What is the process of combining your two distinct styles?
Honestly, working with Kompany is super easy! I don’t think there is a specific process that we go through when we make music together. There are a lot of similarities in the way he does his job and the way I do mine, so it’s always a lot of fun, and we learn a lot from each other every time.
You mentioned that you wanted to challenge yourself and push the limits of your productions with the Beep bloop EP. While making the EP, did you learn new production techniques or overcome significant production obstacles?
I learned a lot about mixing and mastering this year, especially with this EP. There are a lot of production techniques that I wasn’t familiar with, but I really wanted to learn and bring something new to the table. I probably started over 50 songs just to try new sound design or mixing techniques, and that’s kind of how some of those songs turned into an EP.
Bass music is thriving and so many artists are rising from their own subgenres to find their place in the scene. What do you think of the new sounds coming out? And where do you see the scene evolving in the next five years?
I’m in love with everything fresh and new on the scene, it creates more diversity and it makes me want to know more! I don’t know where the scene will go in a few years. I tend to think what we’re listening to right now is what dubstep will be in a few years, but there’s always someone bringing new sounds / trends, and I’m blown away!
Some incredibly heavy hitters have come from France, like you. How has growing up in an area like this influenced your sound? Were there any artists who started this fire in you to start doing dubstep?
I believe that since dubstep is not popular in France or other European countries, it makes us work harder to be heard. Dirtyphonics was one of the first dubstep artists I heard live, and it really inspired me to be on stage someday too!
In addition to the last question, when or when did you realize that making music was what you wanted to do for your career?
From my first concerts in Paris, maybe six years or more ago, I decided to put all my energy into music and try to make a profession out of it.
Let’s jump into a time machine for a moment. You’ve had countless releases on NSD over the years, so if you had to pick a favorite or one that you think helped you make that mark in this scene, which one would it be and why?
From my NSD outings, I think “Next level“is the one that really helped me make a mark in the scene, and there were so many DJs playing that song when it came out, so it helped me a lot.
In conclusion, what else can fans expect from IVORY this year? Will you be seen at shows or festivals in the United States?
More music! A bit of drum and bass, house music, and of course more dubstep!
For the USA, it’s still on my bucket list, maybe for 2022!
Thanks again for taking the time to chat with us. It means a lot! Hope to catch a set from you soon.
My pleasure, thank you for having me!
Connect with IVORY on social networks:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud