Champagne Drip is a must see artist who uses interesting and new sounds (completely made from scratch by the way) to produce deep, heavier experimental bass. After a highly successful year of high energy shows and festival debuts (such as Escape Psycho Circus), it is no surprise that Champagne Drip made Trillvo’s 100 producers to watch for in 2019. If you aren’t catching the upcoming back-to-back set of this Deadbeats artist and Zeke Beats at Wobbleland – San Francisco, make sure to check out Champagne Drip during Liquid Stranger’s tour this spring.
After 10 years of releasing drum & bass, dubstep, and trap under SPL, what was the transition like to Champagne Drip?
It was scary at first. It was a risky leap, but I felt compelled to do something new. I wanted to explore new sounds and I was feeling resistance. SPL started as a purely DnB project and when I started branching out to other genres, the majority of people weren’t so receptive. Champagne Drip felt like an opportunity to do whatever I wanted without people having a preconceived notion of what the sound should be.
Twitch is quite a popular social media platform being utilized today, what do you enjoy about making live streams of your music production?
I gave it a run last summer, but have stepped away from it since. I plan on diving back in periodically at some point, but I’ve had so much on my plate and I feel like I move more quickly and creatively in privacy.
Back-to-back sets can build a lot of excitement for fans, especially ones like your upcoming Wobbleland set with Zekebeats. If you could do a back-to-back with any artist (dead or alive), who would be your dream back-to-back set?
Zeke and I had an absolute blast on NYE. I’m stoked to have more upcoming sets together. If I’m going to be honest, I would love to do a B2B techno set with Carl Cox. I also know that I would have an absolute blast doing a B2B with Space Jesus or Zeds Dead as well.
In your own words, how would you describe your music / style to someone new to electronic music?
It’s psychedelic bass music that takes you on a journey.
Your philosophy is that “innovation springs from inspiration”. Where do you derive your inspiration from? Has your inspiration shifted after transitioning to Champagne Drip?
I get inspiration from going to techno shows and raves, which bring me back to my early days as a raver. I get most inspiration from simply sitting down in my studio and going to work though. I love to try and break my tools and see what happens. It’s the happy accidents that drive my best music.
From our understanding, it was your first time playing at Escape: Psycho Circus this year. What were your favorite parts about the festival?
My favorite part of the festival was hanging out with my friends and team and enjoying the music and atmosphere.
How did you prepare for your set? What did it feel like to play at the largest Halloween themed EDM festival?
I came prepared with lots of edits and fast mixes between my unreleased tracks, releases and favorite tunes.
How would you describe your experience to someone who has never attended before?
You have to see for yourself. Come prepared to pay attention and be ready for some fun twists and turns.
You recently released a remix of Sullivan King and Black Tiger Sex Machine’s song “Madness”. Are there any upcoming releases that we should keep an eye out for?
I have a forthcoming EP on Wakaan that I’m super excited about. I also have some really awesome collaborations that I can’t really disclose quite yet.
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