Exclusive Interview with American producer – Tony Luvs u
Tony Luvs U, the 25-year-old music producer from the Bay Area, is back with a new banger that is sure to turn heads in the EDM scene. His latest release, “D-Rose,” is a driving and energetic track that showcases Tony’s ability to blend together diverse influences and create a sound that is all his own. With roots in classic rock, classical, and even Bollywood soundtracks, Tony’s earliest influences have played a major role in shaping his unique style. Starting out in a band, he then transitioned into rap and hip hop, before finally arriving in the EDM scene, where he has truly found his niche. “D-Rose” is a perfect example of how Tony’s diverse background and love for different genres comes together in his music, making it stand out in the crowded EDM scene.
1. Tell us about the first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
Bay Side boppers was the first piece of music that put me on the map in the EDM world. Even though it was a mix, and not a track. It still did its purpose of getting me booked on a larger scale. It also led to my first festival appearance, which was super sick.
2. Tell us about your latest project ‘Tony luvs u’
Well I’m finally ready to debut my latest project “tony luvs u” with a new name comes a new sound, and tons of fun adventures. The project is really about finding harmony on the dance floor. I want every beat to be perfect yet distorted. Im just really trying to bring the love back to the scene. <3
3. Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about you?
So not a lot of people know this about me, but, back in the day I use to pay the bills with ghost production. It was before I knew I wanted to pursue music fully and it was a safe gamble at the time. But I’m happy I did. Because it led me here. You know you can’t connect the dots looking forwards, it’s only when you look backwards That they all aline, so you gotta trust your gut, and more importantly! Trust the process.
4. What single night out has been most memorable for you as a dj and producer?
Cat kinda got my tongue on this one. It’s such an unfair question ya’know. If I had to chose my favorite moment I would be a kid in a candy shop. Because there are just damn too many of them. 🙂
5. Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Oo that’s an easy one. Shelter by Porter Robinson & Madeon. It’s such a fun bop. Fire jingle, great texture, and overall just a really fun and timeless song.
6. Dream collaboration and why?
Dream collaborations: juice wrld, X, and Lil peep. rip but yea… shit sucks. But I would also love to work with, Porter, flume, iso, etc. But ideally each collaboration I do would be a dream one. I’m not going to collaborate with someone just for the sake of it ya’know. I want each one to be special and unique.
7. If you could play any festival, which would it be?
“I would have to say Northern nights or Organic fest. Both are really special festivals to me. Very down to earth, fun, not generic at all, and just really sick places to be. Not really anything like it. I highly recommend y’all check out Northern nights, I would say do the same for organic fest but unfortunately they aren’t around anymore.
8. How do you get a track started? tell us about your production process.
Um let see. I usually start with looking for cool sounds. Then try to layer a simple beat underneath. And from there I try to decide if it’s worth finishing or not.
9. Upcoming projects? What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m currently working on my first hybrid house Ep. Called: Ghetto fancy. It might even evolve into a movement or alter ego of some type. But for now we’ll see how it goes. be on the look out! It’ll be dropping in late January.
10. The relationship between a dj and the audience is crucial, and yet is seems to be a fragile one – how do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?
Wow that is a fantastic question. Well my take on that is: You gotta give the people what they want, but not what they expect. If that makes any sense. you’re constantly walking a tight rope between familiarity and creativity. Adding the familiar part is easy, but adding the twist is usually the hard part. That’s where the
genius comes in. Any idiot with an ear can mix but not everyone can dj. 😉
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