THE TAKE 5 SERIES
At just 26 years old, Edwin is producing records and writing songs, all while working to build up his image as an up-and-coming DJ. From London to Miami, he’s been worldwide, developing his style and finding a sound that’s his. His music draws on various types and techniques, incorporating house, pop, and even reggaeton elements. He brings these genres together to create a kind of EDM that feels fresh and exciting.
Edwin learned his craft at Point Blank Music School in London and later at ICON Collective in LA. His earliest DJ work came in when he was just sixteen, opening for acts like Feed Me and Steve Aoki.
Since then, he’s spent a long time writing music and growing as an artist until he ultimately found his way into the industry. Now he’s working full-time to write and produce singles, and with any luck, this will be the start of a long and successful career. He’s also worked as a co-writer and co-producer with Steve James–an industry expert producing credits for big-name artists like Justin Bieber.
Q: Before we dig in, what’s next for you?
To keep expanding musically and to work with more Latin artists. I am currently working on two new songs, which I’m very excited to release soon.
Q: Why did you choose to make dance music?
I chose this particular pop/dance crossover sound because I love making people dance. My brother turned me onto it when I was a kid.
Q: How important are lyrics?
Wow, lyrics are a massive part of the music. In my opinion, they are just as important as any other element in a song. Although we hear melody and rhythm first before we process what the lyrics say and mean, the lyrics themselves help us relate to the story in a way that can be interpreted slightly differently for each listener.
Q: What do you think of Robots making music?
I think it could be a fun experiment to hear music made by robots, but it will never replace what an artist does, in my opinion.
We often like music because of who is performing it. However, only a human performer can read a crowd and change its performance according to that.
Q: Do you ever sing while taking a shower or having a bath? Why is this popular? Do you sing in tune?
I definitely sing, but I do it quietly, hahaha. I like singing in general. I think it’s popular because we feel relaxed when in the bathroom. 2010 style pop is the best for singing while showering.
Q: What was the weirdest habit you had as a child?
I would wake up super early, earlier than my grandparents! I don’t know if that was weird, but none of my friends were up at 5 or 6 am.
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 would say social media plays such a significant role in informing the general public about communities and social movements. We needed more of that 100 years ago.
Q: Can You Dream Of Having A Dream?
Oh yes, it is possible, hahaha, it is the weirdest thing. You eventually wake up in your dream, but you are still dreaming. It feels like you are in a scene from the movie Inception.
Q: What double standard is ridiculous and needs to be ended?
I think females in the music industry must do so much just to be validated as artists. They have to be almost perfect in every sense; I think that could bring a lot of negative pressure on an up-and-comer.