If you have been out to a club for a night out with your friends in the past couple of years, chances are you have heard one of Lazy Rich’s big and dirty electro tracks firing up the dance floor.
Lazy Rich has a signature sound that is recognized by his fans all around the globe, from it’s aggressively crunchy bass-lines, complex edits and huge chord stabs, to it’s funky synth lines and anthem-like build-ups.
Lazy Rich caps off 2016 in huge style and we were lucky enough to catch up with Rich a midst his busy schedule to talk about his new single ‘Knock Me Out.’
We know that you have just released your new electro house track, ‘Knock Me Out’, what was your creative process behind this track? What was the inspiration behind it?
I was fortunate enough to be sent the vocal by my good friend AFSHeeN as something interesting to work with. I tried all kinds of different approaches with it, including drum n bass, and eventually pieced together parts from a few other projects, such as the horns in the intro that were originally from a funky house track I was working on. This track was actually the first time I’ve really worked on something that’s not the typical 128bpm so it was a really fun project and I love the way it turned out.
You’re one of the first artists that we’ve seen put together so many different genres in a single track. What artists/musicians do you get your inspiration from when combining these different genres in your songs?
I have to be honest and say the main inspiration for this track was my own music! I wanted to make a track that sounded like the Lazy Rich people were used to but in a different format.
What artists/musicians are you listening to right now?
Can’t beat a bit of Wolfgang Gartners!
How has your music evolved since you first began producing?
I think I’ve been through a few different phases – when I started out I was very experimental and wasn’t afraid to try new things, which you can hear in a few of my very first tracks. After a while you start to see trends in which tracks were successful and in order to advance your career it becomes necessary to continue to produce tracks that fit a certain style that you can build a profile from. I was lucky enough to find my niche quite early on and it has definitely served me well, although I’ve always tried my best to cater to current tastes and to experiment a bit. Recently with the current volatility of the music scene I’ve moved back into the more experimental phase and it’s been a lot of fun trying out different styles, as you can hear from ‘Knock Me Out’.
What are your future plans in producing for 2017?
To be honest I haven’t a clue – my aim is just to keep working in the studio, keep an open mind and see what magic happens!