Friendless Exclusive Interview With Sydney-based Producer
Sydney-based DJ and Producer Friendless looks set to dominate radiowaves and Spotify playlists with his catchy beats. With the releases of ‘Crazy’ feat. Dem Feels, and ‘Shine On’ on Melbourne electronic imprint Be Reach Records, the Aussie talent has been receiving consistent support from The Aston Shuffle and Duke Dumont with whom he has also toured with. The past months has seen Friendless on a great roll preparing lots of exciting new stuff. Fresh off releasing his next single ‘Got It Going’ on Be Rich again, while working on a new side project called ’Sister Peach’, Friendless sat down with Viralbpm to discuss about his latest productions, Australian house scene and his relationship with his close friends Tommy Trash and Bass Kleph.
V1. You recently released ‘Got It Going’, your next release on Be Rich Records. How has the support been so far?
Friendless: The support for ‘Got It Going’ so far has been great. Insomniac picked it up as their ‘Track of the Day’ and it has just entered the ARIA club charts. Aside from this, I’m also working on a new side project called ’Sister Peach’, which is super exciting.
V2. How do you feel about your last release – “Shine On” – as a solo track?
Friendless: I had a lot of fun making this record. A vocalist I was working with sent me the YouTube video and I was like ‘I’M USING THAT TO MAKE A RECORD!’ I also enjoyed doing two different versions of the tune too with the original and the VIP mix (which is the one that fits my sets the most)
V3. With ‘Shine On’, you dropped a pretty dope remix package featuring Hood Rich, Peekay, Filterkat & Neon Ivy. How did these artists end up on your list for the whole project?
Friendless: I love having local emerging talent on the remixes. I’ve been a big fan of Hood Rich’s work for a while so we reached out to his mgmt and he loved the track so was keen to get on board. I’ve worked with Filterkat before and he always does something weird and wonderful. Peekay is oozing with talent and Neon Ivy is one of the most exciting young Producers from the Sydney area. Love her work.
V4. You received some massive support from artists like The Aston Shuffle or Duke Dumont with whom you also toured with. How do you feel about things like these? Are these some kind of achievements?
Friendless: Those guys are legends and all their support is very very flattering! It’s so nice to have your work appreciated by people you look up to!
V5. How do you see the Australian dancing/house scene in general?
Friendless: It’s just getting stronger and stronger! So much talent in this country!
V6. Which people have supported your dream of becoming an artist and music producer the most?
Friendless: My close friends like Bass Kleph and Tommy Trash have been like mentors to me, I’d have to credit them with being the driving force behind my progression. My label manager Guy Lewis has also gone above and beyond for me too so I have been and continue to be very lucky in that regard!