Jan 09, 2017
CMC$ Talks Recent Tracks
Dutch DJ/producer CMC$, a.k.a. Yael Nahar, joined us to celebrate his brand new track “Keys” featuring the outstanding vocals from Jalise Romy. The track continues to showcase his unique sound blending future bass, hip hop and house music, and is a fitting follow up to his hit collaboration “Not Going Home” with DVBBS. Discover the story behind both tracks as you dance away to them and his recent Spinnin’ Sessions guest mix!
Can you talk about the production process for “Keys”?
I made the first rough idea back in April. I liked the vibe a lot, but the drop wasn’t there yet. After several months I made another drop, and together with Jalise Romy we wrote the lyrics during some studio sessions together. We first came up with the subject and melody of the track, and from there, Jalise started writing on it.
When you first listen to “Keys,” her vocal immediately stands out. What do you think makes her voice so well suited for the track?
Her voice is so unique! Hearing her voice in combination with the melody stands out the most. I loved working with her!
The song already boasts huge artist support from guys like W&W, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and KO:YU. Are there any artists supporting your music that you find particularly meaningful or surprising?
All of the support that I get is meaningful to me. Even if the DJ isn’t famous, I still appreciate that!
Another of your recent productions, “Not Going Home” with DVBBS ft. Gia Koka, has been a standout track. Can you talk a little about how that track came together and what it was like working with everyone?
I always wanted to work on something with DVBBS – their shows are insane! I asked my manager if we could make something together and he hooked us up. We ended up in the studio making hits!
Let’s look into your live shows a little bit – how do songs like “Keys” and “Not Going Home” get incorporated into your sets?
I’m always playing my own stuff, but it could be my original mix with a mashup or some dope remix. I’ll always find a way to play my tracks according to the vibe of the show.
Can you talk some about any upcoming productions you have and your plans for 2017?
I have a lot of new music coming up and I really can’t wait to release it all!
You can find all of the latest from CMC$ and his favorite music in his Spinnin' Sessions guest mix!
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