Daniel Helmstedt's New EP on Maldesoule to be released on 28th Oct
First of all, I would like to thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to talk about my EP. It is a great pleasure for me. And of course many thanks to Sachin and Maldesoule for giving me the opportunity to release my EP.
What is the inspiration behind this EP? How did you come up with the name?
The idea behind the tracks was to create something different than I usually do – I am used to produce more functional music, so therefore I wanted to overcome with this for this EP. Finding track names is always very difficult for me – for my production I always try analyse the mood of the tracks and what it tries to say or transmit. Sometimes it does not work at all, haha.
“Luminous” is very bright and colourful, “Colliding” is very “chaotic” and for “Juno” the name came just from “June” because I somehow made it then. 😊
How did you overcome challenges to this EP?
I think there are always doubts about the own music that everyone knows:
Does it sound good?
Is the mixing proper?
What does it say? And compared to other music – is it competitive?
What do other artists think about it?
Sometimes it very hard for me to overcome with this because it is something that YOU create and work on for loads of time and “letting it go” is sometimes very hard. It also becomes very challenging for me because there is so much good music out there – so how can I spice up the music genre with my music?
How did you decide on artists who would remix/Collab? And what do you think of the end
At first I got in touch with Frank via Instagram – we just shared our music both of us really liked it – I just asked him to do a remix for this upcoming EP, because I really love his music. For Aeron I fell in love with his track “Panta Rhei” on Mango Alley – so he was a definite match for this EP.
Finding Mero is a great match, too, because of his soulful and lovely music that also fits perfectly to the EP. I got in touch with him by Sachin (Haen). Each remix has captured the original so beautifully and interpreted it in its own way - the remixes take the listener on a truly beautiful journey. I love the sound design, the textures and the very cohesive overall look of the EP.
I can only at this point warmly thank you for the great remixes!
How did you decide on the label who releases your music?
I got in touch with Sachin through my EP "Luv & Lee" at the time, as he had done a wonderful remix for me. We wrote more often and he said that he was planning a label together with the founder of "Mango Alley". "Maldesoule" for me is a label that knows no borders and creates a place for artists I didn't know yet. A lot of labels (big or small) focus only on a certain genre or sound (which is really boring for me - sorry for that!) - with Maldesoule it's not like that at all. From ambient, to electronica, to technoid textures, it's all there - and that's the great thing about it. For me it was clear that I'm really up for working with "Maldesoule". I love the concept and the music that Maldesoule releases.
Please keep on that super work Maldesoul!
How did you find match in this label where your EP is releasing
As mentioned above. 😊
An instrument or device that has been monumental in this EP? And why?
To be honest I am only using VST-plugins for making music – It depends from track to track – but most of the time I use a felted piano, a kalimba and a small choice of VST-synths (such as SEM V, Spire, Omnisiphere and Pigments – just to name some 😊
Maldesoule label showcase featured two tracks from this EP and it was a piece to a beautiful journey. Have you heard the mix?
Yeees. It is a journey! I listen to it very often because of the colourful variety of tracks. It is always magic to hear own tracks in a DJ-mix. I really love it!
Listen by clicking the link BRCast #57 - Maldesoule