Meet Peace Maker!, our February 2020 Featured Artist!
Definitely a name you should be on the lookout for all year round, as he has already had some STRONG releases under his belt. Hailing from Portugal, he kicked off his year with one such release on Insomniac Records IN / ROTATION compilation with the track “Don’t Really Care,” a collab with Nostalgix. He followed that release up with a track out on Dr. Fresch’s The Remedy Vol. 2 entitled “Power, Money & Streets” which dropped about a week ago.
But enough of the accolades, lets dive in and introduce you to the man behind the enjoyably danceable beats himself and let you get to know him for yourself!
TRILLVO: What first got you into music?
“What first got me into music, was when a friend of mine bought the Maschine from Native and we started playing with some samples that came with the gear. I think this was the moment that kickstarted this passion.”
TRILLVO: What is your creative process like, how did you develop your signature sound?
“My creative process starts when arriving at the studio, I’ll put some new daily fresh music that just came out and I’ll wait until I start feeling some hype to start producing. Then everything just follows. I developed my sound from producing so much I sort of created a sound that works for what I want to deliver with my tracks and then kept using a couple of elements that still feature in almost every track I make.”
TRILLVO: You said you would listen to new music to start the creative process…did any artists have an influence on your sound or provide any inspiration?
“Back when I started I would have to say my inspiration was Skrillex when he released his Scary Monsters EP. That was awesome. Some other artist that have had an influence on me are Chris Lake, Martin Ikin, Malaa, Dillon Francis & Eli Brown.”
TRILLVO: Who would you most like to collab with?
“This is a tough one but I would have to say Chris Lake”
TRILLVO: What would you be doing now if it wasn’t for your music career?
“Honestly I would probably be working at a bar or a club, but I’d rather stick to music ahah”
TRILLVO: No doubt hah. What has been your favorite place to perform and do you have a favorite song you like to play out?
“New Zealand, no doubt, the atmosphere there is unbelievable and the culture is mindblowing.
Martin Ikin – Get Hype (Headnoise)”
TRILLVO: Do you have any pre show rituals?
“Have a couple drinks and a cigarette!”
TRILLVO: Whats in your bag that you always make sure to have?
“Water, a jacket, a lighter, and most likely some Devil’s Lettuce if you know what I mean.”
TRILLVO: I know and concur ha. It’s your last set of your life what is your opening and closing track
“Opening Track – Sonny Fodera – Flashbacks
Closing Track – Odd Mob – Instrict”
TRILLVO: We know a lot of artists struggle with the business side of music, if you could change one thing about the industry what would it be?
“More equality and more support for the upcoming artists in the business. There’s a lot of great talents out there.”
TRILLVO: What is the best advice you have been given?
“Keep working hard and eventually life will smile at you and good things will happen.”
TRILLVO: What is one message you would give your fans?
“Keep it real, stay humble and keep doing what you love.”
TRILLVO: A message that should resonate with everyone! What is one fact your fans would be surprised to hear?
“I can be a bit funny sometimes and I drive a 2003 Renault Clio”
TRILLVO: Finally, what message do you aim to send with your music?
“Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride”
So as you can see the he definitely lives up to the name Peace Maker! Looking to achieve the excitement of sharing his music with the world and have everyone forget their troubles, if not just for a brief moment, lost in the trance of dance to his fresh tunes.
Be sure to check back in this Friday when we release our much anticipated guest mix with Peace Maker! and set your mood for the weekend the right way!
Connect with PEACEMAKER