Spotlight Interview with Lars
The latest from Lars is a unique and craft dance track that has a fresh way of always building up to the next level and climax.
"Dangerous" has this alluring side to it between the beats and keys and the almost smooth jazz undertone in the chords being played alongside those vocals that come through with a passion and honesty.
This track has one hell of a hook, and it gets stuck in your head for days on end so just prepare yourself for that. It's fun, catchy as hell, and has the perfect energy throughout the fluctuations of the track itself.
This was bright and had that sort of classic neon layer over it that grows with every beat change and the production was nearly brilliant with how they put everything together and how it all flowed.
For real fand of dance or electro-pop, the extended cut is the best one to roll with because it goes through some really cool sections and has a great length to it.
With the release of such a banger, we wanted to see where this all came from and what may be next for Lars.
Here's what went down.
RAG: Okay so let's start with "Dangerous". This track had a vibrant dance feel to it! Where did this single come from? I was working on a demo from Kygo’s monthly class where I had access to the vocals. I really loved the vocals and enjoyed the jazzy swing feel of the piano chords as I began producing it and bringing it to life. It felt smooth and simple. It was catchy enough that I found myself repeating the song over and again. At that point I felt that it was a good one to debut on Spotify as it was an easy listening track. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences? Being a DJ first, I am influenced by an immense amount of artists time and time again. Dangerous definitely has that MK / Gorgon City type bass feel who are definitely artists that inspire me. However, as you will hear with some of my future releases, my biggest inspirations will always be Ax, Seb and Steve from Swedish House Mafia. Among them would be Daft Punk and Tiesto. So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music? I had started DJing in high school which I really loved but never took it too serious. It was nice as a 16 year old making good cash. I continued DJing through college and then while living in NYC. At that time my life was not where I wanted it so I chose to move home and to work with my mom to create flexibility to focus on learning music production on my free time. To be honest, I fall in love with it more everyday. As my skills get stronger, I become more obsessed. RAG: What's next for you as an artist? I just signed my next release and looking to sign more in the near future. My growth has been stepping stones over time which I suspect is the way it will continue. I’d love to put out 20 tracks or more over the next few years and start getting booked on some festival bills. RAG: What inspires you to write a song? Inspiration comes from all places but primarily I’d say other music. Not in the sense of replicating it but loving specific dynamics of an individual track and applying it to my own original content. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music? I still work full time. I’ve been growing a book of business for my moms agency writing Insurance for Nightclubs and Bars. My life is essentially consumed by work and music and everyday is forward progress of growing both simultaneously. RAG: Who are you listening to right now? Thankfully Swedish House Mafia just released their album. Some guys I love at the moment are KREAM, Max Styler, Sonny Fodera & Alesso. I have also been really into the melodic techno stuff too like Cassian, ARTBAT, & Innellea. RAG: Are you doing live performances? Yes. I primarily play in New York City, Philadelphia and out in the Hamptons during the summer months. I am on the road almost every weekend practically breaking even for every event but it’s my passion so I have to continue to do it until the real money starts to come in. RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there? Consistency and confidence are definitely key. I’d say to simply just make and finish music. Don’t worry so much of what your sound or style is. Learn how to start a song and provide the details it needs to become a completed project. RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music? I love each and everyone of you and cannot do any of this without you.