Interview: Tempo Elektrik | Soundspace

Interview: Tempo Elektrik

Tempo Elektrik, Interview, Q&A, OneFold Records, Laibert, Soundspace

 

Soundspace

So who is Tempo Elektrik?

Tempo Elektrik

Tempo Elektrik originally started off as a duo, myself and Ross Donworth. However we realised that we were moving in separate directions, so Ross has developed a successful events brand in Deep Motion as well as DJing.

I carried on with the production and remix side of things. Moving away slightly from the underground scene, giving my own take on house music. Having been a DJ for 20 years I now also have a production sound im pretty happy with.

 


 

Soundspace

Your remix for Laibert and Siren Gene just went out on OneFold Records, tell us about the remix?

Tempo Elektrik

Paradise was a hit from day one. I work pretty close with the Boss (Jay Enna) and I said to him, this is a hit record. Originally I wasn’t going to be on the package as the original is very close to what I usually do myself.

So we decided I would give it a go, changing the style and aiming my mix at the commercial club/dance scene. It’s a pretty bass driven mix, but keeping the key elements from the original, the keys and vocal. It’s probably one of my best productions so far. The response has been amazing.

 


 

Soundspace

Do you have a working formula when it comes to your approach to a remix?

Tempo Elektrik

I always start the same way. Finding the key, choosing my chords. Then I’ll move on to the bass line, once I have them down, everything else normally just fits into place.

For me the chords and Bassline are what drive a track. If they don’t quite sit right I’ll keep searching until I find the right combination. Most of my tracks these days have some kind of piano. I’m Oldskool, I love a piano.

 


 

Soundspace

Will we see you return to OneFold?

Tempo Elektrik

Yes for sure. We’ve a few projects lined up already, but we wanted to concentrate on Paradise before we looked at anything else. Look out for a big collaboration with Patrick Daniels and Freddie Miller. I won’t say too much more. You’ll have to keep an eye on our social media.

 


 

Soundspace

Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Tempo Elektrik

I’m really a Russian spy.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the coolest thing in your house?

Tempo Elektrik

Probably the freezer….. Sorry, could resist. My sense of humour takes a while to get used to. I would have to say My Studio. Its where the magic happens. It’s where im also most comfortable, other than my bed.

 


 

Soundspace

What does the future hold for Tempo Elektrik?

Tempo Elektrik

The future is looking pretty good at the minute. Have had a couple of tracks ive done recently get some huge support. DJ Cameo on BBC Radio 1 and Steve Smart from Kiss Fm. Plus Andi Durrant on the Electric Playground and EDX have show some love.

I’m gonna keep doing my thing and hopefully it will take me to where I want to be. I have a great team around me, and im working with some very talented people.

 


 

Soundspace

Anything to add?

Tempo Elektrik

I’d like to thank every single person that has supported Onefold and Tempo Elektrik. It’s about the people, and the music. Nothing else really matters. Hopefully we will have plenty more to showcase in the coming months.