Faustix Interview: Exclusive talk with the Danish talent
Under the alias of Faustix, Morten Brangstrup Olsen has specialized in electro-house and trap strains of commercial EDM. Within only a couple years of discovering a fascination with music production and DJ’ing, the Copenhagen, Denmark native became prolific — around the dawn of the 2010s — with a continuous flow of singles, EPs, and remixes. Early on, he found an admirer in Diplo, who sought him to co-produce “Revolution,” a 2013 single that reached number 20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the U.S.
Six years later, after he had signed with the Denmark division of Warner Music, Faustix follows on from singles ‘Lost & Found’, ‘Crying In The Sun’ & ‘OMG It’s LIT’ Vol 1 & 2 with his next release in the EP series ‘OMG It’s LIT Vol. 3’. Much like its two predecessors, the EP is a nod to the music that sets dance floors on fire. Having featured his latest offerings, we sat down with the Danish trap connoisseur to talk about his latest releases, future goals, memorable moments, while he also shares his thoughts on today’s electronic music scene. Read our exclusive Faustix interview below.
V1. Recently you released ‘OMG It’s Lit Vol.3” via Warner Music Denmark. Could you tell us something about the creative process of this project as a whole?
Faustix: The ‘OMG ITS LIT’ ep’s are my way of expressing my inner raver. I’m actually a pretty pop’ish kinda producer these days so when I get back to my old progressive house roots and other experiment with other genres, I feel a sort of relief. It’s just funny to make whatever you want in that state of mind you are in. For me, that’s super important to be able to do that.
V2. You stated that not having any features or collaborations with other artists, wasn’t a conscious choice. But looking now at these EPs of yours and maybe comparing them side by side, would you say that this complete solo work, is also some kind of feature? Maybe something that distinguishes it in some way from the rest of your EPs?
V3. After hearing your previous EPs and the newest one, we can probably agree that you like experiencing with genres. How would you describe your music in general?
V4. Do you have any plans regarding releases or collaborations with other producers you can already reveal to us?
Faustix: None at the moment unfortunately…
V5. What do you prefer? Performing in front of a massive crowd that loves your set or producing your own tracks and seeing them succeeding on charts, people’s playlists etc.?
V6. You have also gathered some strong support from artists like Diplo and of course from music fans all over the world, with almost 1M monthly listeners on Spotify. Is there something in particular you would like to accomplish as an artist in the future?
V7. How did you start recording your own songs and how did “Faustix” happen as a name, a brand and an idea in general?
V8. Was there someone in particular in your life, who supported you during early stage of following a professional music career?
Faustix: MORTEN, another Danish dj/producer took me in and introduced me to a lot of important people. It was super awesome to have the biggest Danish DJ teaching you a lot about the music business.