Veteran EDM producer Esquille Interview


  • MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you Esquille, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.

    What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?

    • Esquille: I started playing piano at an early age, when I was seven years old. I was surrounded by a lot of music through my relatives. In the beginning I only played classical music, but in my early teens I developed an interest in writing pop songs. I had a keyboard that had auto-comp, arpeggio and a bunch of functions. I loved that keyboard and played it as often as I could. It lead me into the world of writing pop music.
  • MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
    • Esquille: In my teens I only listened to soul, funk and disco. Groups and artists such as Change, The Whispers, Brothers Johnson, George Duke, Mason, etc. I loved reading the record cover about who had produced and mixed, and which musicians had played on the recordings. Imagination was also one of my big idols. I loved their debut album “Body Talk”. Over the course of the years, my musical taste broadened. I worked as a DJ for many years and played many different styles. For a while I was even into rock music. Today I’m a true music lover who can enjoy all types of music. From jazz, rock, and pop to trance, house and heavy club beats. It maybe sounds weird, but it’s true.
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
    • Esquille: Touring with my euro group Dreamland is without a doubt associated with strong memories. On one occasion we performed during the summer outside in Stockholm city for thousands of young people. It was fantastic.
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
    • Esquille: In my opinion music is all about making people feel good. All my tracks have lots of positive energy embedded. The past year I’ve been very productive, and apart from club tunes I’ve written quite a few pop songs. I’ll be presenting these for other artists shortly.
  • MuzicNotez: Out of all your songs or albums… do you have a favorite? What is it? And why?
    • Esquille: It’s difficult to put my finger on one single song. More often than not I like the latest that I’ve made and enjoy the result. Just after a finished song I’m in a natural state of ecstasy and feeling really good. When I get that feeling I’m convinced that there are other people who also feel good from listening to what I’ve created. Paradoxically, the feeling doesn’t last very long and I get nervous about not being able to create anything good again. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been working with music for a long time, this sequence is repeated often.

      I try to live in the present and not think that things were better in the past. But when my old open-reel tape that was impossible to play was saved through a new restoration technique, I was impressed of myself. When I had a contract with Warner at the end of the 80s, music was made very melodiously, with verses, refrains and bridge. Sort of like two songs in one. I was surprised by the solid arrangement that I had made on the songs that were saved. I must have put a lot more time per song than I do today.

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