Having just released his new single "Breaking Out" ft. Amaëlle
on Ultra Music, and with a dub mix dropping in September, Swedish electro house producer David Vrong
is set to continue raising his profile. Relatively new to the dance music scene, Vrong has also recently remixed Lunde Bros and racked up some impressive DJ support. We got chatting to the rising producer to get a better understanding about his musical background and intentions for the future.
OTB: Your career is in the early stages, and you have already been picked up by Ultra! How did they snap you up, and how did it feel getting two releases signed to them?
: "It’s a bit funny, and I remember this quite vividly, I was laying on my couch when the phone rang; 'Dave over at Ultra has heard a couple of tracks, they want to sign you.' And I hope I’m not being too emotional here, but it felt great."
OTB: The track features some powerful vocals from Amaëlle, what was the process for laying down the vocals from the Belgium singer?
: "I had heard the hook while working on another project with Amaëlle, and I wanted to play around with it. So we started with that, and not long after, she sent me a full acapella and I produced the track after it. It’s not how I normally would go about structuring a song, but it was a great experience! And Amaëlle was such a delight to work with, she even let me be the diva. Amazing!"
OTB: Did you have any story or inspiration when producing "Breaking Out"?
: "I really just wanted to do something new, that wasn’t quite like the other tracks I had produced in the past. If anything, the inspiration was the challenge. I’m relatively new and I’m still finding my way, but then how the track ended up being about reaching for your dreams was just sorta poetic justice, for the both of us I think."
OTB: You have started your career with a bang, what do you have for the remainder of 2014? Any USA shows in the pipeline?
: "I do enjoy a fair bit of hyperbole so I’ll run with it; 2014 is officially being renamed Vrong Year. It’s going to be super confusing at first, but we will endure. Or not, I don’t know, I’m no 'year expert'. But besides that I have a few things, and not just music, that I’ve been working on that I’m very eager to share this year. And I’d love to do some shows in the US, there’s none in the pipeline but be on the lookout!"
OTB: Finally, what are the three tracks you have to include in your live set?
: "Jessie Ware - 'Sweet Talk' (Cyril Hahn Remix). It’s just one of those tracks that I play for my own joy, regardless how the crowd would react to it. Luckily it’s brilliant, so its never been a problem! Another one running warm in my sets lately is the Cajmere x Dajae - 'Satisfy' (Tiger Stripes & Pleasurekraft Remix). The title says it all. And lastly, I’ll always have something from Purple Disco Machine. Gaah, I adore every release."
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You can pick up "Breaking Out" here.
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