Interview With Dutch Bass Legend – Sebastian Bronk

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Dutch Producer and DJ, Sebastian Bronk has been steadily building a name for himself since 2012. His sound originates from the Bass scene but contains a wide range of influences from other genres like Basshouse, Trap, Moombahton and Hardstyle. With his remixes and productions providing dancefloor smashing material, he has been racking up support from some of the biggest names in dance music, including Tiësto, David Guetta and Martin Garrix.

Working from his own studio in the Netherlands, Sebastian Bronk has already remixed some of Dutch dance music’s biggest names, like The Partysquad and Dirtcaps. The Dutch producer has previously released on Armada Music, Rebel Yard (Spinnin’ Records) and Big & Dirty, while simultaneously building his catalogue on his own label GOONS Music. Known for smashing club tracks likeHyper Riddim with Vato Gonzalez and his more recent ‘Hustlers, the talented producer and DJ aims to put forward a wide range of sounds while staying close to his love for bass. His recent release Trashed with Need No Sleep received support from Afrojack, NGHTMRE and Makj amongst others.

Bronk is rapidly making a name for himself with worldwide performances in India, Denmark, Malta, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and of course his home country the Netherlands. This year alone he played, Bootshaus, Solar Festival, We Are Electric and Wish Outdoor while focusing on releasing new tracks on GOONS Music and other labels every month.

Check out our interview with the bass legend below.

EDMNYC: How did you get involved in DJ’ing?
Bronk: When I was ten I had my own drive-in show. Actually, it was a table with 2 Discmans on it and a few self made disco lights. When I was 21 I went to Curacao for 3 months and learned playing with the Pioneers. That’s were it all started.

EDMNYC: Did you have any musical background?
Bronk: I wish! I never learned to play an instrument. I can play some rhythms, but most of the time I draw my notes in the piano roll. Everything I do in the studio is self educated or learned from tutorials.

EDMNYC: Who are some producers that you look up to?
Bronk: Of course Skrillex, he has always been a big inspiration to me. Also, guys as BROHUG and Joyryde are pushing some boundaries at the moment. I appreciate their music a lot.

EDMNYC: Tell us a bit about your new tune “Find Me” featuring Axel Ehnström.
Bronk: Find Me is a different sound than my club tracks I released lately. This track is a more listened to track than my club tracks. I spend a lot of time to find “my sound” and I think that really worked out with Find Me. I am very proud of this track.

EDMNYC: How was it working with Axel Ehnström?
Bronk: Axel is such a talented guy! We teamed up during a Cloud 9 writing camp in Amsterdam. Claes Funke also joined us and the lyrics were written in 2 hours. It was such a great day! After the session we sent e-mails back and forward and Axel re-recorded the vocals at his home studio.

EDMNYC: “Find Me” was released under your own label GOONS Music. When did you start this label?
Bronk: We started GOONS Music in April 2017. The main reason for starting the label is to have more control over my release schedule and to help new/talented/upcoming artists to release their new music.

EDMNYC: 2018 is right around the corner. What can we expect from you? A New York performance perhaps?
Bronk: I’m planning to spend a lot of my time in the studio to make music. I also plan to do a lot of collaborations next year, but you will hear more of that soon. There are already a lot of great gigs on the program for 2018 and I can’t wait to be in NYC very soon!

~Michelle for EDMNYC

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