Exclusive Interview & 60 Min Guest Mix by Sebastian Wibe and Dø Chef Dø – UFO Sessionz Ep. 004


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Exclusive Interview & 60 Min Guest Mix by Sebastian Wibe & Dø Chef Dø – UFO Sessionz Ep. 004

Sebastian Wibe and Dø Chef Dø

Sebastian Wibe and Dø Chef Dø have become favorites of ours here at the UFO Network ever since we featured their massive collab – ‘Wake Up’ on Riotville Records a month ago. Check out the full feature HERE.

We have been following their movements and were honored when they agreed to have a chat with us, and send us a 60 min guest mix for the 4th episode of UFO Sessionz.

Sebastian Wibe is a fresh face on the world stage of EDM and has already managed to gain support from major international artist such as Don Diablo, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero. Sebastian started off his career by releasing several bootlegs and he quickly caught the attention of two of the world’s biggest DJ’s, Tiesto and Martin Garrix, who both several times played his bootleg of Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars. During this time, Sebastian also released his single ‘Fall Like A Hero’ which would go on to climb the Spotify Viral Chart in both Denmark and Sweden.

DØ CHEF DØ consists of four young DJ’s and producers from Aarhus, Denmark. The quartet was founded back in 2015 by Andreas, Chris, Jonas and Martin and has ever since rapidly evolved. DØ CHEF DØ exists with the sole purpose of making the world rave. A combination of energy and passion for music is guaranteed whenever they produce and perform. The mission is to always create a symphony of energy together with the crowd, so that you neither can or want to stand still.

Listen to UFO Sessionz Ep. 004 Sebastian Wibe & Dø Chef Dø

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Guys, thanks for taking the time to chat with us!

Tell us about that first track that put you guys on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since.

Sebastian Wibe:

Probably my track ‘I’m On My Way’’ with Dropgun. We signed the track to Don Diablo’s Hexagon. It was so surreal to see him play it out live, and it got amazing support from producers I’ve been looking up to for a long time – Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Don himself. It gave me so much motivation to keep on grinding in the studio.

DØ CHEF DØ:

We feel like one of our first tracks called “Hypnotizing” is probably the first track that we felt were going places. Also, since it was the first track that started streaming a little bit on Spotify. But the track that got us on the map would have to be “Let’s Get Funky” which was our first release on Riotville Records.

Ever since that track came out, we have been going hard in the studio and our social circle in the industry has increased dramatically which has also helped us developed a lot on the producer site of things!

Your latest track “Wake Up” dropped recently, tell us about the track and how this collab came about?

Sebastian Wibe:

DØ CHEF DØ sent over the groundworks for Wake Up about two years ago – the idea was in the demo phase, but the magic was there. I got the stems and made a new drop, sent it over and the guys loved it. From there, we met up in the studio and finished it together. I feel like the song has a lot of elements from both worlds, my melodic universe and their hard hitting sound, with a lot of fun details in between – I even recorded some electric guitar for the second break to beef it up even more.

Sebastian Wibe

DØ CHEF DØ:

We had been working on a rough idea but felt like someone else had to give it a go. We heard Sebastian Wibes work and was very impressed with his great melodic and futuristic vibe that we felt really connected with the universe of the song we were going for. At the time we didn’t have a studio, so we rented one in our hometown and invited Sebastian to this studio a few years ago. After some time, we found a direction we were all very happy about!

The track was actually laying around for more than 2 years before it came out, but now it’s finally out and we are super proud about how it ended up!

Listen to ‘Wake Up’ on Spotify!

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What single night out has been the most memorable for you all as DJ’s and Producers?  

Sebastian Wibe:

Two years ago I was booked to play this venue called Starbeach in Greece as an opener for Quintino alongside some of my close producer friends from Denmark. It was my first show abroad, so I was a bit nervous about what to expect, but the crowd was amazing and the energy was super high. After the show we all went out for drinks with Quintino and his crew, and suddenly found ourselves rocking at a hardstyle bar around 6 am haha. That was a really special night to me.

DØ CHEF DØ:

We all feel strongly about the second time we played the second biggest festival in Denmark – Smukfest – last year. It was the first time we made a huge professional production and had the opportunity to design everything the way we wanted it. Furthermore, it was an honour to share the poster with names like Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Deadmau5 and other talented artists! Producer wise, we feel like it has been a big thrill to work with other producers. A lot of these producers are some that we have been looking up to for years now, and suddenly, we have the chance to work with them. We learn so much through these collabs.

Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?

Sebastian Wibe:

I recently heard Armand Van Helden’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ at a nightclub. That song has been around since 1998 but it still gives me goosebumps everytime I hear those strings! Avicii – Levels and Eric Prydz – Pjanoo are also songs that will keep on living the next many years! I can never get tired of those piano riffs. 

DØ CHEF DØ:

We have a huge love for tracks like; Hot Drum, Roll the Bass and Gassed Up, but the one track we never get tired of would have to be: Jack Ü – Jungle Bae.

That track is just well produced, and you have so many options with it. Play is a the original, do mashups etc.

DØ CHEF DØ

Are there any Tours / residencies / upcoming events that you guys are super excited about?

Sebastian Wibe:

Yes! But can’t share yet haha

DØ CHEF DØ:

We are playing Smukfest this summer for the third time in a row. However, this time together with two fellow DJ’s and producers: Eloq and Snavs. That is a massive gig and always something to look forward to. This year we are sharing the poster with Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, Stormzy, Years & Years and more.

Later this fall, we are going on a national tour, visiting a lot of cities around Denmark. It’s going to be amazing to drive around the country and spread some awesome EDM vibes!

How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average, do you ever get writer’s block and who has been your favourite co-lab?

Sebastian Wibe:

Usually I finish a track in 2-3 weeks but it can go as high as 5-6 months! My approach to starting a track varies a lot, but usually I start with the chords and melody. They are essential to the song, and helps set the mood, which then in turn helps me decide which way I want to take the sound design.

One thing I’ve been doing for a while is, when I create a melody or chord progression that I like, I try to finish the arrangement for the song in a couple of hours, – at this point, sound processing or mix doesn’t matter, it’s all about finishing the song structure while the inspiration and vibe is still there. From there on, I tend to spend time on sound processing and a bit of mixing. I do this right after I’ve layed down the arrangement, because I want the track to feel finished as soon as possible – in my early days of producing, I never worked on the mix until the end, and it bumped me out every time I would play my tracks alongside already-released ones because mine wasn’t as tight. Now I make sure that everything sounds tight right from the start. 

So to summarize – 1) strike while the iron is hot and finish your arrangements as the first thing, so you don’t get stuck with 1-minute long demos, and 2) make it a habit to always take time to process and mix your sounds. These are at least a couple of tips that works for me!

It’s hard to answer who my favourite collab has been! I feel like I’ve learned so much from all my collabs. Recently though, I had a session with a bunch of extremely talented guys – Olivio (he sings on my track ‘Fighting Me’ as well), Slaykeyz and Cancun. The energy was just so good and we ended up writing an awesome song. Sometimes it can get a bit lonely to sit all day and produce by yourself, so for me, those kind of sessions are so precious!

DØ CHEF DØ:

Sometimes it starts with a bunch of chords that we basically just jam around with. Other times it’s a specific sound that takes us somewhere. There is of cause also certain tracks that we always can turn to for inspiration to get us moving along with a process.

Regarding writers block it does happen sometimes – like it does to everybody – but then we put them on a shelf and take them back down, when the inspiration comes back. Wake Up is a good example of that actually.

Latest track / EP? What are you working on currently? Tell us more!

Sebastian Wibe:

Got a new single coming out in July! It’s a pure summer tune and I can’t wait to share that one! And of course I got a lot of exciting club bangers coming as well.

DØ CHEF DØ:

Our latest track is the one we are promoting at the moment; Wake Up. We are working on so much different at the time though – it’s almost hard to keep track of haha.

We are working on a breakthrough track, so to speak. A track that still has our DNA, but also the wider audience can listen to and feel.

We don’t want to put ourselves in a box and be forced to only produce one type of music. We want to be versatile and able to make all kinds of music that we feel connected to. With that said, some of the tracks are more pop melodic and others with a deep house focus.

The relationship between the audience and the DJ is crucial, and yet it seems to be a fragile one – how do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?

Sebastian Wibe:

I think it’s really important as a DJ to challenge the crowd – to give them something they didn’t knew they wanted. And it’s also important to challenge yourself. I’m always on the lookout for new exciting songs, genres and sounds to play live, and it helps me keep my sets fresh and exciting. That said, you need to accept the fact that not all people in the club/at the festival de facto are into everything you play. It’s at these times, that mashups and crowd-pleasers are great tools. You don’t play the breakdown from Yeah Yeah Yeah – Heads Will Roll (A-Track Remix) because you think it says a lot about you as a DJ, but because that breakdown, as recognisable as it is, can help draw the crowds attention to you, which gives you the momentum you need to introduce new and exciting songs that the crowd haven’t heard before. And that’s the best feeling. Seeing a crowd of people react positively and with energy to an unreleased track of yours. If you get that energy back, you know you’ve done something right.

DØ CHEF DØ:

That is a really good question and something we have been working a lot on. Since we are still an upcoming artist, we feel like it’s our most important job to develop our profile with our audience. Not saying that we need to necessarily please our audience with what they want, but to listen and grow WITH the audience. We hope that our audience gets a picture of who we are and who we want to be, when they come to our shows. We do also feel our audience and adapt with them. That’s the main goal for our project!

Social Media

Sebastian Wibe

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Soundcloud

DØ CHEF DØ

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Soundcloud

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