Since 2019, Affectwave has been producing some of the finest in Hardwave and Future Garage music. Having self-released an incredible discography, we’re excited to share with you this fantastic Insight Interview with the Russian Producer!
Please tell us about yourself in a few words (who you are, where you’re from, what you do etc.)
My name is Andrey. I’m from Russia. I live in the city of Anapa. I write music in wave and future garage styles.
What’s the origin of your artist name ‘Affectwave‘?
I came up with my nickname spontaneously and it does not belong to the wave genre as many people think. In my early works, I tried to make a viscous sound to fit the word affect. I wanted to convey with music a slightly different perception of the world. No drugs. I mean something else that is difficult to describe in words.
How long have you been writing/producing electronic music?
I have been making music for about 7 years. For 5 years I have been making music frivolously until I found my own genre. I write music in such styles as wave and future garage.
What is your current approach to starting a new track?
In the beginning I try to catch the mood of the future track. I listen to myself and start from this. I usually start with the drum part. Next comes the melody and vocals. It also happens that I start with vocals. I do not have an exact scheme of work. I can just scroll through the library of samples for hours and I might like something that will inspire me
Tell us a little about your current studio setup.
Everything is modest with me. Notebook, headphones and midi keyboard This is enough for me for now, although I understand that it is worth thinking about something more serious
Do you have a favorite piece of studio gear?
Yes, I have my favorite midi keyboard novation launchkey 25 mk2. This is my love!
Who are your major musical influences?
Sasha Kim influenced me quite strongly. I didn’t even know about such a genre as wave I heard him for the first time when we met him. I really liked how he makes his music and I wanted to try to write something similar. Since then, I have been doing mainly only this genre.
How has your music evolved since you first began writing/producing music?
Oooo I tried so many genres. I wrote dubstep, trap, bass house, trance, house. I can’t list all of them haha From each genre, I found something useful for myself and apply it in the current genre. It was a very rewarding experience for me, even though I didn’t take music seriously at the time.
Do you have a particular single or album you’re most proud about?
Any particular artists you’d like to work with?
Shxpe, Osias, Ktrek, almogfx, Heimanu, Sublab. There are a lot of good artists in this genre now. I just can’t list everyone with whom I would like to work ahah
What’s on the horizon for you musically?
I am planning to release a mini album in the fall. There will be a lot of work with Kim in the future. We want to release a joint album with Kim
Any advice for those looking to start producing future garage or hardwave? Is there a particular setup or process that may help those artists?
I advise you not to rush to upload your music. You need to hone your skills. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that will help. The main thing is to be patient and work every day.
What are three singles you would recommend we definitely check out?