Producer and DJ Delusion has just emerged from a two-year hiatus, and has released a new single. His “Because Of You” featuring Akacia is bold display of talent, and we were hooked by the very first listen.
Delusion joins us to explain more about it in this week’s Behind The Bass.
To kick things off, can you tell us a little about yourself… where are you currently based?
I am temporarily based in Berlin. Otherwise I am still studying in Stuttgart/Germany something called Interaction Design.
How long have you been making music for?
My musical education started with piano lessons when I was a kid which I pursued quite without any ambitions. I started with music production at the age of 16 or 17, I guess. The Delusion project was launched around 3 years ago when I got in touch with different music and artists like Galimatias and Snakehips.
What/who/where inspires you the most creatively?
From a production, composition and sound design point of view, I am really into Medasin, Galimatias or Lido. But I feel like i’m drawing more and more inspiration from art or my surroundings and personal experiences
What are your favourite parts about being an artist? If you could change one thing about it, what would it be?
To be honest, I don’t really see myself as a complete artist. I am still a student who likes to produce and compose music in his free time. I also do not see Delusion as a second identity but as a space where I am able to produce creative output. Furthermore, I can possibly process feelings and experiences in a different way than I would do without this project.
Your new single “Because Of You” has landed, and it’s your first release in a while. Was it one that you instantly felt worked or did you spend a while on it, perfecting it?
I wrote the first version two or three years ago. Totally different vibe and it had a different vocal on it! One year later I rearranged it and finally Akacia sent me the final vocals. It definitely took some time.
How would you describe the tune to someone who had yet to hear it?
The goal was to have an antagonistic play between the calm rather soothing parts and the heavy drops. Somebody commented on it somewhere: “Like someone getting angry and calming himself over and over again.“ Haha.
How did you come into contact with Akacia, and did you enjoy working with her?
I knew her from a few other collaborations she worked on. We just sent some messages on Facebook and she especially felt that one instrumental. It was really easy and fun working with her. Kudos!
What are you bringing to the table in the rest of 2018?
There will be a few remixes. But clearly, the focus will be on creating more original content. Maybe a video.
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