With a busy touring and production schedule that looks set to increase in the coming months, the highly talented Deepend took some time out of their work to chat with us about what it was like to work with Ultra Music on their recent release ‘I’m Just A Skipping Stone’ – which also featured vocalist Claire Guerreso.
Hey guys – you’ve been busy recently! Care to tell us a little about what you’ve been doing?
Hi and thanks for having us! We’ve been quite busy lately playing a lot of gigs in Europe and working on new music as well. We just finished two new club tracks, a BIG remix and we’re currently working on our new single.
Lots of travelling! What has been your favourite place to play and what has been your favourite place to visit?
The best place for us to play is the Zig Zag Club in Paris. We had a really good time playing there. The feedback from the crowd is amazing and the club has one of the best sound systems! We also love to walk around in Paris. It’s a very charming city. But it’s hard to choose one favorite place. We also love cities like London, Berlin, Zurich, and Amsterdam of course!
So, Skipping Stone just came out on Ultra – what’s it like to work with those guys?
It’s a real pleasure to work with the Ultra team. They’re very professional and very good at what they do!
The whole track has a very uplifting feel to it, yet also quite relaxing to listen to. Where do you take your inspirations from? Who influences you?
We get inspiration from many sources. We listen to a lot of different styles of music, but we also get inspired by nature, movies, art and meeting new people. While being on tour, it’s really inspiring for us to meet people who follow their heart and are passionate about what they do. We also love to listen to perfectly crafted productions in any genre and to discover all the tiny details in a track.
We listen a lot to artists/producers like Joris Voorn, Paul Kalkbrenner, Timbaland, Robin Schulz, Claptone, Max Martin, Bill Withers, Otis Redding and so on…
What has been the highlight of your career so far? Any bad bits?
We’re actually experiencing our biggest highlight right now with the current success of our remix for Matt Simons – “Catch & Release”. We made that track in a bedroom studio and did the full production and mixing ourselves. Now we hear our own song on the radio, TV and at the supermarket, haha. The track went #1 in 5 countries and is still growing. The feedback we get on the track when we play it live is incredible.
Who would your dream collaboration be with and why?
We would love to work with the Swedish producer Max Martin. It’s unbelievable how many hits he wrote and how innovative he is. He’s been constantly developing his sound and productions and being on the top of his game for two decades!