Far Too Loud
Electro whizz kid Far Too Loud steps up with his new single ‘Boom!’, to be released on No Tomorrow Recordings, July 7th. The UK-based producer crossed over to big sister label Never Say Die at the beginning of the year, but now returns to his previous home for this track release. Pulling no punches, this one dives in with a rhythmically satisfying introduction. No stranger to incorporating samples, FTL has packed this one with various sounds and excerpts, including shouts of “Boom!” throughout. Despite a nod to big room, the middle section is almost trance-like, an anthemic conclusion to a summer festival killer. We got chatting to the man behind the music.
TMN: You’re from Brighton, UK – how has your hometown influenced your time in music?
FTL: It’s a great place to live, but I don’t feel it influencing my music at all. I love the occasional day off in Brighton – hitting up the shops, pubs, a good restaurant, but my main source of inspiration is the atmosphere at the shows I play and the tracks I see really going off.
TMN: You’re playing the States as well as all over Europe. How do you find the varying global scenes? Any major differences?
FTL: I still find that I can go a bit harder in my European sets. American crowds need more vocals and familiar elements to a set, which I don’t mind though. It’s cool to work out interesting ways of doing that.
TMN: You have a new track, ‘Boom’, coming out next week. What sound were you aiming to hit on this one? How did you come up with the idea for it?
FTL: The melody popped into my head when I was walking to the shop late one night. The drop was originally more bassy, but I started playing around and the current one just stuck in my head, so I ran with it. I wanted to do something more current but that still sounds like an FTL production.
TMN: What do you like to do outside of the studio? Where do you like to chill out?
FTL: There’s not that much free time I get between studio and gigging, but I prefer to spend that time doing something culturally enriching. Gigs, exhibitions, theatre, restaurants, pop-ups, any weird or unusual events. I want to experience or find out about new things.
TMN: What are your aims for the rest of 2014 and heading into the new year?
FTL: I’m working towards a bigger release and tour towards the end of the year, then I’m going on holiday on 2nd January!
TMN: Any shows you’re particularly looking forward to this summer?
FTL: I’m most looking forward to the outdoor festival sets. I’m on my way to the USA as I write this where I’ve got Big Liberty, then up to Canada for Valhalla Sound Circus and Astral Harvest. Then it’ll be back to UK and Europe for some more including Noisily, Beatherder, Let It Roll and Uplands. Also a South Africa visit at the end of the summer for Grietfest will be awesome.