hyume ✕ interview

How to be a discoverer of music while creating it? Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome, Hyume! We recommend to play his awesome music during reading for better perception!

Hello Hyume! How would you introduce yourself?
﹥My Name is Mehdi, I’m a 22 years old French producer.

When did you start making music?
﹥I’ve been making music for five years. At the beginning, I was making film music (orchestral) for 4 years. Little by little I got closer to more electronic music to finally get to what I do now.

What is your favourite instrument or a plugin to use while creating music?
﹥I don’t really have any favourite instruments or plugins, I prefer to discover things with each new project I start. I tend to focus on mood and feels rather than recipes.

When you get started with creating new piece, what do you do at first?
﹥Generally I never start a project the same way, sometimes I can start with piano chords as a basis then build around and choose the sounds, sometimes I would start with the voices. Depends on the time.

Who had (or has) the greatest influence on your music?
﹥There are several people who have influence on my music directly or indirectly. First of all there was Pandrezz ( a French music youtuber) who created a community around beatmaking. He made me evolve enormously with his advice during his live youtube “listening to producers” and the community that created itself around that had a very good influence on me and my music too.

Otherwise in terms of music my influences would be artists like Flume, Petit Bisuit, Woodkid, 20syl… and everything I can discover every day too. These are people who really brought something to the music and didn’t just copy stupidly what worked.

If you could create something with any artist, who would it be?
﹥I think it would be Petit Biscuit. Because beyond being a complete fan of his music, I really like what he represents, the young producer who realizes his dreams, still humble even having all the success he has. I try to make things feel deep with my music and I think he does too (and it works on my haha) so I think the mix of our universes could be very interesting.

What is your greatest inspiration?
﹥My greatest inspiration? I don’t know. It’s a bit of everything and nothing, the world around me, the sounds I can hear in the streets, the music I listen to all day long… I think it’s a digest of it all. I think it’s people’s support. When you manage to make people feel things you absolutely don’t know feel, it’s crazy enough, and I think it’s enough to go on and hope to make more people feel that way.

What thing about making music do you wish someone told you earlier?
﹥I wish someone had told me when I wasn’t ready. When my music was wobbly and really needed work to be sent to labels. But on the other hand it also taught me a lot to take a lot of rejection haha!

What part of making music do you cherish the most?
﹥All! from composition to mixing and mastering, I love all the steps.

What do you prefer: sampling, simply playing music or maybe both sound fine?
﹥I sample very rarely. I really prefer to compose and tell what I really want to tell. That’s also why I’m starting, besides the rest, to make my own voices more and more on my new songs for example.

Are you waiting for inspiration to come before making music or you keep on going, no matter what circumstances are?
﹥I clearly can’t do anything when I don’t have any inspiration and I wouldn’t force myself just to release a new song. 30 or 40 tries are made between each song that I put in the trash before finding an idea that I like and that I develop until the end.

Do you have some piece of advice for brand new producers?
﹥Just do something you’d like to hear if you weren’t producers.

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