Exclusive Interview With Dutch DJ/Producer Maestro
Bart B More
Bart B More has been one of the most respected and renowned music producers for over a decade now. After coming back from Ushuaïa Ibiza, Bart hit the studio with the summer vibes still running through is veins. His newest release
- Tell us about that first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
I think the first track that put me on the map was ‘So It Goes’. Afer producing music for years, I had finally gathered the courage to release my first music and ‘So It Goes’ was one of the first tracks I released on my own label. It later got picked up by Toolroom and Ministry of Sound and was crowned ‘essential new tune’ by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. That kickstarted my carreer of being an international touring DJ. I haven’t stopped since and these days I’m busier than ever.
- Tell us about your latest track ‘Come Alive’?
Come Alive is an ode to the summer really. It’s a little different from my usual sound. I spend a couple of days in Ibiza after my show at Ushuaia this summer and felt great there. Back home I wanted to go into the studio and create something that represented those good summer vibes.
Listen to ‘Come Alive’ Feat. Moa Lisa on SoundCloud!
- What single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ and producer?
Seeing Daft Punk perform their ‘Alive’ tour in Amsterdam in 2007. Legendary!
- Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about you.
I’ve always wanted to play my music all around the world but ironically I really don’t like planes and flying haha
- Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
- What tours / residencies / upcoming events do you have in the pipeline that we mustn’t miss out on?
I had a great but also really busy festival season this summer. I’m happy to slow down a bit and spend some more time in the studio till the end of the year. I’ll still be playing shows though, mostly in Europe. First up is Amsterdam Dance Event where I’ll be playing 4 shows in 3 days.
- Does your Dutch heritage have any influence on your EDM production style?
I believe it does. There’s no escaping dance music in Holland, it’s everywhere. At the beginning of my carreer I mostly played shows in Holland so the reactions I got from the Dutch crowds definitely had an impact on the music I was producing too.
- 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?
It depends, sometimes I finish a track in a day, sometimes it takes me two weeks. The tracks I finish in a day usually turn out to be the best ones, although there are exceptions. Sometimes I start with an idea and go from there, but it also happens I’m just jamming/playing around in the studio and all of sudden come up with something cool. I try not to overthink it too much and just let the creativity flow. I think everyone gets writer’s block though. When that hits I try to keep looking for insipiration, wheather it’s from music, films, people or just life itself. Then again, it’s also good to recognize when you need to step away when you feel like you’re getting oversaturated. My favorite collab is probably the one with Mr. Oizo. It was such an honor to work with such a legend and inspiration. I was happy to find out he’s a lovely guy too!
- Latest track / EP? What are you working on currently? Tell us more!
I have a new track coming out on STMPD RCRDS October 17th called ‘House Ain’t Giving Up’ and a collab with Silque in November. I’m sitting on a lot of new music that just needs some finetuning, so there’s lots more on the way!
- Fan question – “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?”
It’s definitely a fragile one. When I started DJ’ing the DJ used to be a curator, a selector, someone who would offer you new music. I try to keep that element in my sets but also understand that these days people like to go out and hear the tracks they know and love. A way for me to balance both is to make my own edits or find the ‘forgotten ones’, the big tracks that people know and love but forgot about.
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Bart B More – ‘House Ain’t Giving Up’ is OUT NOW via STMPD RCRDS
Listen to ‘House Aint Giving Up’ on SoundCloud!