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On A Mission To Take On The World, Meet Karvell


On A Mission To Take On The World, Meet Karvell

What first drew you into music?

I was first drawn to music when I started watching music videos on YouTube. I was most drawn to watching music videos of festival songs, and videos of dj’s performing at festivals like TomorrowLand. Watching music festivals inspired me to create music that would ignite the crowd. I wanted to create the same elastic energy and excitement from the videos I watched. I started picturing myself on stage at those festivals and all of this inspired me to purchase my first dj controller and soon after, a copy of the Producer’s edition of FL Studio. 

Your track “Warning Shot” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like? 

I remixed Warning Shot for a contest, so I had limited time to complete the project. Luckily, I had the perfect image as to how I wanted to remix the song right when I heard it. My process for this specific project was to first write out the piano chords for the intro while also incorporating drums. I made a simple, laid back kick and snare pattern while having fast paced high hats running left and right in the background to give it those extra vibes and to complement the song a little more by making it sound more full. The high hats acted as the cherry on top for me. The snare was in the back of my mind before I had even listened to the song because it’s a great future bass snare that I’ve been wanting to use. So that snare and the remix I was creating, went perfectly together. In the second part of the verse, I knew leaving it the same as the first part was boring and not exciting at all so I added an arp and some more drums to spice it up a little. For the build up, I didn’t feel like the track needed all sorts of different risers and effects so I kept it clean and simple. The drop is obviously the most epic part of the song and it was the part I took the longest on, which for me, sometimes I spend more time on the intro then the drop. It’s all based on the genre I’m making and what my end goal for the song is. I personally really like using war horns or any type of siren, aggressive sounding impacts or stabs. I use them in most of my projects simply because of the aggressiveness it gives, it provides tons of energy and they make the song sound more epic in my opinion. For Warning Shot, the stab in the beginning was a must in the drop, without it, it wouldn’t sound nearly the same. Making the chords and the fills were by far my favourite part while making the drop, just because I got to experiment so many ideas and sounds I’ve never used before. Sometimes I would just throw random sounds or drums I’d find in a sample pack that I’ve never used before and it would sound good and so I’d get 3 or 4 more sounds and combine them all to make one fill. It’s pretty cool to see that the most random sounds combined together can make a very unique and full sounding fill. 

Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favourite plugins/instruments? 

I definitely love making music from different types of genres and sounds. I have several projects, most of which are from different genres. This is because I love expanding my ideas and experimenting with different sounds and genres. If I hear a song that I really like from a genre I don’t usually listen to, such as tech house or deep house, I get excited to create the same experience. Songs that amp me up and make me ready to dance inspire me to create music that will appeal to all types of listeners to get them up and dancing no matter the genre. 

My favourite instrument would be the violin and this is because of the type of atmosphere it brings when played in a minor scale. I love the sound and just how strong and emotional the strings can be when being played in. It just has an atmospheric sound to it that fills the room with emotion. My favourite plugin right now has to be Sylenth1. I’ve been using Sylenth since I started making music. I’m very used to using Sylenth so I know how everything works and it’s a great plugin for EDM. 

Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?

Sadly, I do not play any instruments, although I would love to learn how to play the guitar. When I make my chords, I use a trick that makes the instruments sound a lot more real so that the listener can be more immersed in the experience of the song. This is also why all my sounds and instruments sound very organic and authentic. 

What are your musical goals for the future?

My future goal in music is to have my songs played on radio stations world wide. I hope to have millions of listeners and I hope to create enjoyment in the music I release. Ultimately my biggest goal and dream is to perform at festivals internationally. 

What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?

In the next couple months my goal is to get 30-50 thousand streams on Spotify for a single I have coming out. I believe that one of my upcoming singles would be perfect for the radio, so another one of my goals is for it to air on the radio. I have several upcoming projects on the way that I am extremely excited to share. These projects are come from different genres ranging from POP to EDM. My upcoming projects are all unique and appeal to all types of listeners. I hope to connect and excite them through my music! 

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