[Exclusive Interview] The Him Talk History, Influences, + Big Plans
The Him are making huge waves to end 2015. Coming off their December 1st release of “Feels Like Home” they are sure to be a name to remember for the upcoming year. The tune is absolutely massive and is rapidly gaining plays and love all across the world. “Feels Like Home” is an exciting and melodic house track filled with beautiful percussion hits and a happy lead synth. Son Mieux laid on some fantastic vocals that are sure to get people singing out loud. We were able to get a few questions off to the duo about how they got started and upcoming plans for 2016.
When did you start producing music?
We both got interested in DJing and electronic music when we were in our late teens. We were going to underground parties and found the electronic music so inspiring that we got into making music ourselves.
Who are your greatest influences?
We listen to a lot of different kinds of music and get influenced by all of it. We love a lot of pop artists like Coldplay, Jess Glynne and Mumford & Sons but also more electronic music like Deadmau5, Diplo and Calvin Harris. But definitely also more underground stuff like Burial, Caribou and Lane 8.
What do you do to inspire creativity?
Critically listen to new music! Really try to find out what’s in a track can be the most inspiring thing there is. And when inspiration just won’t come we take a walk or do some exercising. When we’re not making music we love cooking and great food, it’s interesting how similar making something taste delicious is to making great music.
We would love to be on stage with big heroes like Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Avicii. Anywhere warm will do, preferable around sunset.
Any big plans for 2016?
Yes! We’re working on some really cool new tracks and collabs and will definitely start bootlegging again.
When are you guys coming to the U.S?
Soon! We’re getting booking requests but don’t have a visa yet. We’re sorting that out asap.
DAW – Reaper. Not very well known but absolutely awesome. Totally customizable and fast.
Favorite VST – Korg M1, gotta love those piano’s
Hardware – Barefoot MicroMain27 and a kickass PC. All you need these days.
Make sure to listen to their fresh release “Feels Like Home” Ft. Son Mieux