Alot of you may already know of Gantz from his tune ‘Choke’ which featured on Innamind Recordings’s compilation back in December (Buy here ). We thought we’d catch up with him to find out a bit more about his production.
Gantz, aka Emir, is 23 and from Istanbul, Turkey. He’s been playing around with production for about 4 or 5 years but in the last year or so he’s being taking it more seriously and is now starting to get releases. He’s been making music with instruments since he was 13 and so, he says, music production “just started happening naturally.” He started making tunes and sending them out to his to his mates. “Then i was introduced to dubstep, which led me to where I am now.”
I asked him how he’d describe his music and he told me he has “a hard time looking at my music from a different perspective and judge it and all that when someone asks something like this, but i can say it is obviousy related to the current dubstep scene in the UK. It is always percussive. I like percussive stuff.”
Gantz uses Logic Pro 9 and a couple of software synths. When asked about his influences he told me he gets influenced by “different moods”. He went on to explain that “when you listen to a tune and it gets you in a certain mood , doesn’t matter wherever you are in the world, that is something i am very interested in. I also enjoy the musical compositions in general. I think they are unique in the way that they use “time” as an element too. I am influenced by how you can use time and space in a tune to express yourself in million different ways. How you can express yourself by not using a sound instead of using it where the listener thought you would Those kind of micro expressions excite me in a tune. Oh yes and Shackleton.”
Gantz released an EP called No Love on Fent Plates a while ago (check out our interview with them here ). As well the the aforementioned tune ‘Choke’, he will be releasing another tune on Innamind very soon. On top of this he has forthcoming tunes on SUB LAB and TRIBE12 sometime this year.