For Senses Records presents TRIPWARE EP by Brazilian producer PETTY TOUCHES
What is the inspiration behind this EP? How did you come up with the name?
Besides the dialogues between the melodies, I think that the word tripwire resonates with the atmospheres in the song, in a almost synesthetic way. In "Imperial Issues" I wanted to sample a well known phrase from a well known movie, about dictatorship in the galaxies. Arcadia is all about the contrast between classic timbres and weird percussions. In my opinion, all the songs in Tripwire EP talk to each other and Tripwire (the song) has all the elements that made the ep cohesive, so it couldn’t be another title.
How did you overcome challenges to this EP?
Tripwire was a whole different song, but I was not happy with it. So I decided to use just the drums and start the project all over. Also, I was not sure on how to use the dialogue sample in Imperial Issues, so I’ve made a huge build up on the break and really like the result.
How did you decide on artists who would remix/Collab? And what do you think of the end result?
I already knew Breno, but was a label suggestion to invite him. He’s a really talented producer, just got a release in the might Where the Heart is Records. Its a pleasure to have my music rethought by him, clearly it had his identity imprinted.
How did you decide on the label who releases your music?
Me and Gorkiz (one of the label’s head) got a common friend, Dan Cunha, who introduced me to the label. I’ve released my first EP in Dan’s label, Sabiá Records, so it’s a great recommendation letter. We got many talented people in Brazil’s scene, so its great to see our people working together to make the Brazilian dance music reach the world. Also, all the people in the label that I’ve talked to seem nice and chill.
How did you find match in this label where your EP is releasing
They’re looking for organic house artists, a subgenera that I identify myself a lot. I also got really close friends, such as Nehlli and Peve, who already released in the label, so feels like home.
An instrument or device that has been monumental in this EP? And why?
The piano timbre, texture and flexibility always had me fascinated. It’s a fairly common element in my pieces, and I’m glad to have an ep that feature this instrument in many ways, especially in the title track.
How soon can we expect your next release and what is that going to be about?
I’ve made a remix for the super creative brazilian producer Seed Selector. The final track got a minimal aesthetic, with some breakbeat elements. Making this remix got me out of my comfort zone, as it’s different from anything else I’ve released so far. I also got a lot of tracks ready, searching for the right home. They all got my signature, so you can expect minimalistic melodies, strong grooves and petty touches.