The musical maestro Martron has independently released his latest original “The Feeling” and entered the dojo for a little chat. With Martron’s unique musical background, it was cool to get some insight on not only this new song, but also on his background and what’s upcoming with his project.

Before we get to the Q&A, we just want to touch on “The Feeling” as its a laidback gem that blurs the line between genres. With influence from R&B, future, hip-hop and even future bass, it’s a delicious musical treat that is a must have for all chill playlists. Martron did a hell of a job with it and we can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for the rest of this year.

TMN: Can you tell us about your classically trained background and how that informs your music today?

So my classical background consists of playing flute for 20 years, piano for 14 years and writing classical music for about 13 years. All 3 taught me how valuable things like patience, consistency and getting the basics down are. But a major thing for me was hearing the different approaches to playing and writing from different cultures and countries. For example the 2 countries I gravitated to most musically were France and Japan. Studying and listening to the different arrangements, scales and styles made me a better musician.

TMN: What were some of your biggest musical influences growing up? Who are you currently listening to too?

Growing up, some of my biggest influences were The Beatles, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Steel Pulse, Tool and Daft Punk. When I started producing, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Feed Me, Alison Wonderland and Flume were at the top for me. And lately I’ve been listening to Madeon, Porter Robinson, Fred Again.., The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Fleetwood Mac, Moore Kismet, So Dope and ISOxo.

TMN: Tell us a little about your new song “The Feeling” and how it came together.

The Feeling has many layers, but it’s about my best description of what being in love or being loved feels like. That connection you have with someone where you grow with them and experience life together. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a while, but anytime I tried, I wasn’t able to properly express that message. Then one night this year in late May/early June, I sat down to play piano and started improvising over this simple chord progression. I immediately recorded it and when I started putting together the vocal chops, that was it. That was what I was looking for and The Feeling was born.

TMN: What’s been your biggest career milestone so far, and what is your next big goal before the end of the year?

I’d say the biggest milestone of my career was playing a guest mix on Insomniac Radio last November, it’s definitely the coolest milestone of my career if I had a choice. My very talented friends Niiko x SWAE have a show on Insomniac called “NXS Radio” and they were kind enough to invite me on to play. I’ve followed Insomniac for as long as I’ve been producing, doing that was a dream come true and I can’t thank Niiko x SWAE enough for believing in me and giving me that opportunity.

TMN: Who are some artists you’d like to collaborate with?

There are way too many to limit it to just a few but here it goes: The first name that comes to mind is Chandler Leighton. Her voice and writing skills are simply unbelievable. Next is Alison Wonderland, she’s a virtuoso and the energy in her music is contagious. Moore Kismet would be so dope, they’re a great performer and their production skills are unreal. Same with Virtual Riot, his sound design skills are so good, he could probably make a growl by rubbing 2 sticks together. Last one I’ll mention is Madeon, I admire his musicianship and passion so much. To make something with any of these 5 artists would be an honor.

TMN: Have any tips for other producers out there?

Absolutely, here’s an important one: Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing, just focus on yourself. There’s no correct way to get where you wanna go with music and comparing yourself to others is certainly not the answer. Do your thing, put the work in, take your time and of course, have fun.

TMN: What else can we expect from Martron before the year closes out?

As of right now, you’re getting at least 2 more original tracks and a remix from me before the year ends. I’m excited for all 3 tracks to finally be out, especially the remix. There are a few more things in the works, like some collabs and projects that I can’t say too much about right now. I’m not sure if any of those will drop this year, but what I can say is there’s a lot new music on the way that I’m really psyched about.

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