We shed some light on the elusive Edinburgh producer SEØUEL after the release of his debut EP ‘Prague’…
Laden with dark, haunting imagery, SEØUEL’s musical offerings are around five-minutes of electro-heavy heaven. Featuring deep, droning synths, the Edinburgh producers debut EP ‘Prague’ is destined to be a main-stay within the depths of many a dark endearing underground club night.
Adopting an almost-absent persona, SEØUEL’s identity and character are still pretty much unknown to the world. Here, we manage to shed some light on the elusive producer, discussing his influences, his most beloved music-scenes and his obsession with unilluminated imagery…
Tell us a bit about why you wanted to start making music and how you came about to doing it?
This project was a challenge to see if I could make electronic music. It was also to remind myself why I love music.
For people that might not have heard your music before, what would you describe it as?
Dark ethereal indefatigable beats.
Interesting! You’re an Edinburgh producer but your new EP is inspired by Prague. Can you tell us about the best music scene you’ve experienced anywhere in the world?
Thats a tough one to answer, I’ve travelled the world and experienced many music scenes. I think I would have to say Iceland. It’s a small country but the volume/broad spectrum of amazing music that comes from the Island is very impressive.
Tell us, which other musicians would you say you draw influence from?
Gate Keeper/White Car/John Carpenter.
If you were the booking manager at a festival, which top 5 acts would we expect to see on the line-up?
Very interesting suggestions, much like your name! Tell us, how did you come to call yourself SEØUEL?
A conversation with my girlfriend Kate Price in Italy, she suggested the name whilst driving. I liked it and stuck with it.
Much like your music, your instagram images are sort of dark and haunting. Tell us why this sort of imagery is so appealing to you…
Imagery is important, I feel the art accompanies the music. It’s a crucial part of it.
Of course! And finally, tell us about any upcoming plans you might have lined up for the rest of 2014…
Another release at the end of the year.
Words: Ryan Cahill