Underground Artist Spotlight: Hydrah Talks Techno on iEDM Interview!
If you're an early bird, you were lucky to catch our spotlight underground artist Hydrah at Nocturnal Wonderland this year! Hydrah is a techno producer who gets her inspiration from nature and love instruments.This upcoming techno DJ/producer has demonstrated some of her raw talents from her orchestral background as a pianist and violinist which is often used in her electronic productions. iEDM had the opportunity to learn more about Hydrah and what we could expect from this new talent in 2020!
iEDM: What inspired you to make music, specifically techno?
Hydrah: I've have been producing electronic music for around eight years now, and I think its just has been a gradual progression. I love elements of all genres of electronica but lately have been drawn to the darker/aggressive elements of techno and it just seems to blend so well with Classical elements, which I love.
iEDM: How do you think learning classical music supported your journey as an electronic producer?
Hydrah: I think it aided me most in creating and layering melodies different melodies. One of my favorite things about electronic music is how complex you can make it, there are endless sound design options.
iEDM: How was it like playing along side Eli & Fur?
Hydrah: That was a dream come true. I have been following them for years and have a lot of respect for them as producers and Djs.
iEDM: Who are some of your biggest inspirations and why?
Hydrah: Lately I have been listening to a lot of melodic/cinematic electronica. Rinzen, Nolah, Colyn to name a few have definitely been inspirational lately and I listen to them when I hit a roadblock. The group that really got me into the melodic mindset overall was Kiasmos, they were based out of Iceland. The strings and piano in there music forced me to keep going with my own style.
iEDM: What could new fans expect from you next year?
Hydrah: This year I will be releasing another EP, some singles and performing as much as possible. A US tour would be great, I am keeping my fingers crossed!
iEDM: What is your dream collaboration and why?
Hydrah: It would be a dream to collaborate with just about any artist on the Afterlife label, I love all the music they have been releasing. I also really admire Giorgia Angiuli as a producer and instrumentalist so a colab with her would be a lot of fun.
iEDM: What was it like getting booked for an amazing festival such as Nocturnal Wonderland?
Hydrah: It has been a journey and I am so grateful that they gave me a chance to perform, especially since Dj'ing is second to a live show. The stage was incredible and it was a milestone for me in my musical career.
iEDM: Do you have any words for your fans from Nocturnal?
Hydrah: Thank you so much for coming out and showing your support. I love taking people on a journey with my sets and productions and its amazing to watch people move to my music. It wouldn't be the same without them!
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about the writer
Read More...Ashley Lopez is a SoCal based writer who is proactive in the music industry. While she is a festival goer herself, she's also been a taste-maker for artist owned labels for Diplo and Steve Aoki. During her college career, Ash constructed a course at UC Riverside for electronic dance music culture, history, and industry studies that gained significant coverage on social media.
You may catch her behind the decks as she's also a music producer in the making crafting her sound at Icon Collective. Outside of the EDM life, Ash has other specialties that keep her going. You may run into her skating on the beach, kickboxing at the gym, or reading books on how to improve your life. Some of her favorite acts in dance music are Seven Lions, Kompany, i_o, Wax Motif, and Drezo.