This week we chat with producer and DJ NICK TALOS, who has just released his new tune "Glass House" with vocalist BullySongs.
Good to have you! Please tell us a little about yourselves… who are you and where are you currently based?
I´m Nick Talos, 24 years old and I currently live in Berlin, Germany.
How long have you been making music? What made you first want to write it?
I started writing and producing music when I moved to Berlin 4 years ago. I played piano for a long time, though. I started learning it when I was around 10 years old.
What do you enjoy most about producing? What difficulties does it bring?
Writing the music itself. Creating harmonies and melodies is one the most exciting parts of making music. One of the difficulties is definitely the problem of thinking too much. Music should be always about emotions and feeling something. Sometimes you get lost though and you try to use your mind in order to make decisions which barely never works.
Do you surroundings inspire your music? How would you sum up the signature Nick Talos sound?
I merge emotional harmonies with modern programming, soft and flowing organic instrumentation and extraordinary guest vocals. I was always inspired by Calvin Harris and Avicii because they focus more on the music rather than crazy sound design.
Are you pleased with how “Glass House” has turned out? Did you feel pressure creating a piece of solo work after making remixes?
I´m really proud of this record. I think it´s a big step starting out with an original song like "Glass House." Many producers try to make it with covers in the first place. It´s definitely a bigger challenge starting out with original music. I didn´t really feel a lot of pressure, though. I always try to just focus on making music and not let anything else get in the way of my creative process.
What did you enjoy about working with BullySongs on the tune?
He is one of UK´s most talented songwriters. He already wrote big hits like "No Money“ by Galantis. Moreover, his voice is outstanding. It was a great pleasure to have had the chance to work with such a great artist on my first single.
Where do you see your sound progressing over the coming months/years?
That´s a hard question because you can´t plan such things.
If you could work with any artist (alive or dead) on a track, who would you choose and why?
I guess that would be Chris Martin. Coldplay inspire me a lot. He is one of the best songwriters in the world and I love his unique voice.
What can we expect from you next? What are your dreams for next year?
I just want to put out a lot of music. And I can´t wait to get back on stage next year. I didn´t tour a lot this year because I was working on music almost all the time.