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An interview with Huñvre

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Huñvre creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.

When and how did you get your interest in electronic music?

I grew up in Brittany, there have always been a lot of festivals and raves in the region, electronic music came naturally to me after attending festivals like Astropolis and Panorama.

So it started 11 years ago with artists like “manu le malin” or “laurent garnier“. As the different festivals progressed, the desire came to me to want to share my sound and go behind the decks.

What have you been doing with your time in lockdown in your city or country?

I got into production just before lockdown, I bought myself an arturia keyboard and began to install a studio .

During the first confinement I produced the ep Neñv in collaboration with three friends, but also had time for a lot of mixing.

How do you assess the trajectory you have had and what were the reasons that led you to start it?

I’ve always been receptive to the art of music, first through daily listening  and searching for new sounds, then through mixing, and finally, production.

Initially an unconditioned spectator, I became more of an actor on the music scene by joining the Toulouse association ALERT three years ago, of which I am the president today. We were residents in a bar for over a year and and the same time also lucky enough to be able to organise parties in unusual places. Ones that come to mine was a circus tent as well as other clubs in the city including « le cri de la mouette » , « Le connexion ». We are behind  the organisation of a local festival bringing together talents from the surrounding scene (PAMPA Festival) and the organisers of a festival in the Pyrenees mountains. We tend to distinguish ourselves in less conventional places…

Discover the crew here :

https://www.facebook.com/alert.collectif

I started the mix with styles more akin to house and deep, which surprisingly moved away from the musical styles that I was particularly fond of (mainly techno, reggae and rap) before moving behind the decks.

After a year of practicing the mix, I started to establish my musical position by orienting myself mainly towards minimal, dubtech and micro. Having said that, I do not close any doors and I like to vary the styles according to the sets.

Regarding the production that I have been doing for almost a year, I consider it an outlet. It is similar to the styles that I prefer for the mix. If I produce, it is of course for me but it is also for others in the sense that music and sharing are inseparable.

The more I produce, the more I wanted to experiment and develop my skills, including buying new machines for ever more imagination and creativity.

What I particularly like about music production is collaborating with other artists. We share and help each other by pooling our knowledge and skills. We feed off the experience of the other, in a form of reciprocity. I’m working on several projects at the moment with different artists from the “pink city”. Trips are planned during the year.

What was your criterion when producing your last EP?

To make Neñv, I wanted above all to make an EP in collaboration with local friends, the goal was also to have something very diverse.

In the EP there is not a track in the same style, Neñv is very deep, Aer very Dub Tech.

Naconda’s remix of Neñv stays in a very house and jazz vibe, while Merrin performs a rather minimal club remix of Neñv, Fidy ends with a breakbeat remix from Aer.

Could you recommend a set that you are especially proud of, and that we can see on your Soundcloud or on YouTube?

This one I sent you I am particularly fond of ! because I contains some of my track

What can you tell us about the scene of your city? What would you improve?

The scene in Toulouse is quite varied, we have a lot of associations that do very different things from each other, each association has its own format rave, club, bar….

Toulouse’s big flaw is that it lacks a club with a capacity of 300 people, there are very few medium-capacity clubs in Toulouse that are really quality.

The minimal scene struggles to find its audience apart from the wax boat parties hosted by Vaporized records buddies these hit the mark.

There are a lot of good producers in the Toulouse region, by the way if you want to listen to what it gives the various was released on February 25th available for free download here:

Finally, what can you tell us about your present and future projects?

I’m really into production, I have a lot of projects on-going at the same time but I find it easier to produce, if you have several projects you can change from time to time to come back with new ideas.

There are two projects that I am really very happy on which I collaborate with two friends from Toulouse Heno Heno and Merrin.

Besides that there is another release on Stamp records (Parisian label) which I am also very happy with with a collaboration with Constratti a Romanian who is exploding everything at the moment,

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