Voost had the time to let us in on his DJing world by telling us what’s next for him, why he chose dance music, how essential lyrics are, and more!
Brian Provoost, better known as Voost, grew up amid a flourishing electronic music setting in Waalre, which sparked his interest in its production at a young age. Around 14 years old, his musical preferences began to focus, resulting in his unique UK House sound gaining steam in the industry. His first official release in 2018 gave way to working with major record labels such as TGR Music Group (Sony Sweden), ChillYourMind, Future House Music, and Spinnin Records.
Voost embarked on a new musical journey in early 2020 and his track, ‘Off My Mind’. Well-known artists like Martin Garrix and David Guetta featured him on their radio shows owing to his distinct sound design, intricate compositions, high production quality, and unwavering work ethic.
This year, Voost takes Spinnin’ Records by storm with his new single “Sometimes It Hurts,” which has a full-on audio party, vibrant horns, dreamlike vocals, and a groove made to roll till the night fades away. Voost’s latest track has a welcome hint of musical restraint, which works well with his refined production technique.
Despite his enviable reputation, the 23-year-old’s attitude and overall outlook portray an exceedingly humble individual who surely knows how to have fun. Indeed, it’s only a matter of time before his music completely dominates the EDM scene.
To know more about this rising artist, including his weirdest habit as a child, read on our full interview below:
Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?
I got quite a few tracks already done for 2021; we’re figuring out a release schedule now! But first, I got a new remix dropping on November 16 for MorganJ to end things off this year!
Q: Why did you choose to make dance music?
Since a young age, I have always been a big fan of hip hop/RnB; I got introduced to house music at around 13 years old! Since then, my interest grew, and I wanted to know how they made that kind of music.
Q: How important are lyrics?
I think lyrics are essential to a song; it creates another way to tell a story to the listener of a track. Of course, you can use chords and melodies to create specific emotions, but a voice is always something we humans pick up on, so having solid lyrics can push a track to another level!
Q: What do you think of Robots making music?
We live in a digital age now, and I think having extra tools to create music or spark ideas is always something good. But, of course, creativity can come from anything, and if having a ‘Robot’ generate a chord progression that sounds nice, why not? But, in the end, it’s all about the music!
Q: What's something everyone should experience at least once in their life?
Well, I think everyone should at least visit a festival or a club once in their life, it’s a whole different world in itself, I guess. It’s a place where everyone comes for the music and is there to have a good time!
Q: Do you ever sing while taking a shower or having a bath? Why is this popular? Do you sing in tune?
Haha, of course, who doesn’t? My singing is terrible; that’s also why I don’t sing in my tracks, haha. But it’s fun to sing along the track you love and vibe with it; it can even emphasize certain emotions when you can relate to the lyrics.
Q: What was the weirdest habit you had as a child?
I wouldn’t call it weird, but I had the biggest Lego addiction when I was a kid, haha, always trying to find ways to collect money to buy new sets that came out! Of course, my favorite ones were the Star Wars sets (Also loved the movies, haha)! I mean, who doesn’t like Lego when you’re a kid?
Q: What invention would advance humanity the most if you could go back in time and inspire someone to make a present-day invention?
I think the way we use subscriptions these days is something that I missed in the early 2000s. For example, Spotify is, you pay a certain amount every month and can stream all the music you want. I used to download every single tune I tried to listen to, which could be a pain in the ass, haha. Also, movies/series sites if you take Netflix, for example!
Q: Can You Dream Of Having A Dream?
People do weird things in their sleep, so I guess you can, haha.
Q: What double standard is ridiculous and needs to be ended?
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