Q&A: Gone Deville | Soundspace

Q&A: Gone Deville

Q&A: Gone Deville
 

When Gone Deville’s latest release ‘Downfall’ which features the amazing NKLA landed in our inbox we were happily surprised at how fresh it was. Having been released on Toolroom’s ‘Miami Poolside’ compilation, it’s the perfect summer anthem, the processed vocal chops, the tough bassline that holds the track to the floor and the disco vibe the track gives of as a whole have all been done before, but the way Gone Deville combines the sound is flawless.

 

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So who is Gone Deville?

Gone Deville

Hard to put in words I guess.. but here goes… Simply put, Gone Deville is a state of mind. The music I want to keep making has to have an important emotion. I guess that’s what most artists would say but, I want to make people zone out, remember a time when they were young, be scared, feel tense, get nostalgic and simply start going into deep thoughts.

Of course, the DJ side of me wants to see people dance, laugh and have fun. But even in a “party” Dj set, you need those emotional moments where you just feel good all of a sudden, you start reminiscing about something.. I guess that’s what I want Gone Deville to bring to the table. Am I even making any sense here?

 


 

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You just put some records out on Toolroom Records, a nice career milestone?

Gone Deville

Yes and No. Don’t get me wrong, its great to put out music on respected record labels. They get you exposure, your music travels. The people over at Toolroom are really cool with me. But there’s more to it then to put out something on a good label. Even if I’d release music on XL recordings tomorrow, I’d be extremely happy for a few days, then I’d get over it and want to keep moving on.

Point is, as long as you reach people, and connect with them musically, it’s all that counts to me.

 


 

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Three productions you can’t get enough of right now?

Gone Deville

I’m loving “Rammein’ from Cascandy. But then again, I’m such a big Monaberry fan.. I’ll play 75% of their catalog at one point or another.

Jon Hopkins!

For some reason, I have slept on “Purr baby” by Maetrik. I was digging in my folders the other day and came across the track. Love it.

 


 

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You are currently working on your debut LP, can you reveal the inspiration behind the album and what we can expect when it’s out?

Gone Deville

It’s definitely gonna feel like it’s a mix of electronica and indie. I don’t want to release 12 songs at 120 bpm back to back. I am putting together a killer team of sound engineers and musicians. I’ve got some tracks ready to get mixed down, but I’m also going to improvise with the analog synths at the studio alongside the musicians.

Without labeling the whole thing, you could say it will range anywhere from Jon Hopkins, Caribou, Sasha’s “airdrawndagger”, and hopefully a bunch of shit we’ve all never heard before!

 


 

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Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Gone Deville

Ha! I guess I hate AND love the question. I can’t think of anything right now.. umm…. Deep House is starting to suck.. we’ve all heard those bassline sounds, move the fuck on please! That applies to me too don’t get me wrong. That was me hating a little bit.. it’s good to hate from time to time. Makes you push your own limits in some way.

 


 

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Can you reveal any plans for the future?

Gone Deville

Once the album is out, and the live show is on the road, I’d love to score a movie one day. I’ve had many contracts producing music for advertisements in the past, but I can’t stand that anymore. If I’m going to be spending time creating music, it has to be 100% for me, selfishly!

What is great about scoring a movie is that as long as you are “bang on” with the scene’s emotion, you can let yourself go creatively and experiment. It doesn’t even have to make sense sometimes. Guys like Jonny Greenwood have done amazing jobs doing exactly that.

 

Listen to ‘Gone Deville – Downfall Ft. NKLA’ on Soundspace

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