Y.V.E 48 interview: Exclusive talk with the promising German duo
V1.You released a pretty refreshing track called “Overnight” in collaboration with Johnny Manuel. What were your initial artistic intentions for this single? Are you happy with the final output?
V2. How did this collaboration between you and Johnny Manuel happen?
Y.V.E 48: Usually I like to be in the studio with the singer to write new music. One day though I received an email from my management with some songs and Overnight was among these. I instantly fell in love with Johnny’s voice – who I hadn’t met at that point – and thought the song was really strong. When I started working on the song the ideas just came very quickly and naturally and I am really happy how the final version turned out. When I was in LA this fall I finally got to meet Johnny and showed him the final version – he’s an incredibly nice guy and an amazing singer and I hope to work with him again in the future!
V3. Any future plans regarding releases, records or collaborations you can already talk about with us?
Y.V.E 48: Lots of new music is on the way! I am excited to show the world all the songs that I have been working on. I recently collaborated with some amazing singer-songwriters and think that the songs we wrote are amazing! I hope that people will like them as much as I do. I am also excited about the release of Overnight ft. Johnny Manuel, which is out via Armada Music.
V4. Any live events or special live sessions you’re eagerly anticipating?
Y.V.E 48: Right now I am working a lot on new music in the studio and collaborate with many talented songwriters. I will keep you posted on my socials about all upcoming events 🙂
V5. What tools and programs are you using to create your own music?
Y.V.E 48: I use Logic Pro X as my main daw. Sylenth1, Serum, Nexus, and a few Native Instrument libraries are some of my favorite and most used plugins – but I also use some analogue synths such as the Yamaha DX7, Moog Little Phatty, and a Dave Smith Prophet. Last but not least I like to record real guitars and sometimes also the piano.
V6. If we remember right, you have been releasing tunes through Armada since 2014. What makes Armada Music and the whole environment of the label so special?
Y.V.E 48: That’s right! Armada Music releases a very broad spectrum of dance/electronic music and has been doing that very successfully for quite a time, so it feels good to release your music with such a well-known and experienced label. They definitely helped me to make my first releases get heard by a broad audience all around the world. I am excited for my new song to be released on Armada Music as well!
V7. How did you decide to start with recording your own songs?
Y.V.E 48: I grew up in a very musical family so I have always been surrounded by all kinds of music. I grew up playing piano and got into producing in my early teens. I especially enjoyed the freedom that music production gives you – you are able to bring any musical idea to life.