The mysterious name of Midnight Sun has been floating about the Dance music scene for the past few months – but who is the mastermind behind the project? Churning out House records that are inspired by deep, melodic, emotional and piano-driven sounds, Midnight Sun is an alias for a very well respected artist who has been at the top of the clubbing circuit for a number of years. Our Exclusive Content Partner, Matt Caldwell PR, caught up with the multitalented producer to find out a bit more about himself and the Midnight Sun project.
Hi Midnight Sun, how are you and what’s going on in your world at the moment?
Midnight Sun: I’m doing fine thanks! I’m working on new music for the moment and I’m feeling very positive and very inspired.
You have decided to keep your identity as a secret. What were your reasons for doing so?
Midnight Sun: It’s not Top Secret as such and I’m not hiding my head under Marshmello helmet or something Midnight Sun is just an alias I had to create because I wanted to be freed of being labeled into a certain genre. Doing a different genre under an existing artist name might confuse fans.
Where are you currently based?
Midnight Sun: Belgium
How would you describe your sound?
Midnight Sun: House music. Not EDM, Big Room or whatever – just House music. It depending on the inspiration at that moment in time, that House can be deep, melodic, emotional, piano-driven… you name it.
Who were your influences growing up?
Midnight Sun: I’ve been influenced by a lot of genres from Techno, Trance, House, to even Hip-Hop or Metal. My biggest influence super passing all genres is Michael Jackson.
How did you get involved in the Dance music business and have you been involved in the scene as another alias?
Midnight Sun: I’ve been in the music business for almost ten years now and have been making music for quite a little longer. During those years I certainly had some nice releases that were quite well received (a number one hit in the official National Dance charts and some internationally supported tracks that were in the Beatport Top 100). I also had the opportunity to play at quite a few large festivals and clubs, so I’ve been around. I’m really determined to add a lot more accomplishments to the list.
Where would you like to see yourself in the months ahead?
Midnight Sun: I would like to continue exploring new sounds in the studio and hopefully reach out to as many people as possible in the process. That being said: some tracks signed to a respected label that can make this happen would be great.
Which is your ultimate career dream?
Midnight Sun: A track of mine being ‘Essential New Tune’ or ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1.
Can you tell us about any upcoming releases and what has been your career highlight so far?
Midnight Sun: Midnight Sun is a fairly new project so I’ve only officially released one remix. I’ve got some exciting original tracks ready that will hopefully be scheduled and released during 2017. My team and I are currently seeking out the right partners to make this happen.
Who’s inspiring you in 2017?
Midnight Sun: At the moment I’m really loving the sound of Detlef, Franky Rizardo, Zonderling, Icarus, CamelPhat and also 2 Belgian guys Siege and DJ Licious – but that’s just mentioning a few.
If you could choose, who would you like to collaborate with?
Midnight Sun: I’m open to collaborating with any interesting artist. My dream collaboration would’ve been with Michael Jackson during his ‘Off The Wall’ period.
Tell us something not many people know about Midnight Sun?
Midnight Sun: The name Midnight Sun is inspired by ancient native South-American mythology. I’m very interested in history and those kinds of things.
Will you be revealing your identity in the future?