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Jun 12, 2017

Will Sparks Exclusive Mix

 
Celebrating the release of his new track “Militant” on Spinnin’ Records, Will Sparks has crafted one of our best Exclusive Mixes to date! He takes listeners on a ride through the evolution of the bounce sound, including his own hit tracks like “Bourne” and “Catch,” and some upcoming fire from artists like TJR and Joel Fletcher. In his story we break down his most recent productions and get an exciting look into the mind of one of the hottest producers in dance music!
 
 
How did you approach your Exclusive Mix and how does it compare to your live sets?
The first half is old school bounce, the records that evolved the genre into what it is today. The second half is the new school and also what is yet to come!
 
Can you highlight three tracks or artists included in your mix and what makes them stand out to you?
1. Reece Low was a main influence for me and I included several of his tracks. He’s made such a massive impact on the evolution of Melbourne and is such a creative and technical freak! “Rock This” is my favourite!
 
2. “Adagio For Strings”... Pure and timeless. I think it touches every single dance music lover ever!
 
3. “Bourne” is a song that I named after my hometown, Melbourne. I then named my record label Bourne Recordings.
 
Do you remember the first time you met Tyron Hapi or the first time you heard his music? What was your first impression?
I remember both!! He did a bootleg of a commercial song – it was really well produced so it caught my eye! THEN he made one of the greatest songs of all time (in my opinion) called “Oceans” featuring Sarah Bodle. We met at Billboard, a Melbourne club… I think. He is still so young and innocent. One of the most caring and loveable blokes you’ll meet. An absolute pleasure to watch his rise and he deserves all of the success that is coming his way.
 
 
How’d you guys get together to work on this collaboration and what was the initial inspiration for “Militant”?
Ty sent me the idea. He had it pretty mapped out already with the vocal and leads. We wanted a perfect follow up from our track “Gorilla” which has a pretty similar vibe! I gave it my touch and we went back and forth only once or twice! Job done easy :)
 
What do you like about FERAL is KINKY’s voice and how did the vocal factor into the production process?
That’s what I was going to say in the last question! SO UNIQUE! Unique is everything for me. Most singers these days are just the bloody same! Thank god people like FERAL and Luciana have their own quirkiness which makes a song NEW to people’s ears.
 
Loving your remix of “M0 Bounce” [free download]! The vocal works perfect with your sound too – is that what made you want to turn “Blind” into this remix? How’d you approach the instrumental track initially?
Thank you! Yes, so I had “Blind” already nearly ready to go, but then Iggy’s team asked for me to do the remix, and I was STOKED because that vocal I knew was going to be perfect for my style! I put the vocal into “Blind” and it worked perfectly. I did some extra adjustments obviously, but in the end, Iggy’s team were not too keen on her vocal so sped up. I was pretty shattered but at least I still got to share it with the public. People then asked for the original too so that’s when I put up “Blind” as well!
 
 
You’ve got a massive tour scheduled lined up here more the next several months including a jammed packed Europe schedule in July and August. Are there any dates/cities that you are particularly excited for?
EDC, Tomorrowland, Coloursfest, Creamfields, Ultra, Parookaville, Electric Love, Open Beats Festival, Paradiso are all huge for me!! I can’t believe it! Cannot wait to show the world what I do!
 
Any hints/information at some new music or IDs to come from you that we may be hearing at EDCLV, Tomorrowland or elsewhere this summer?
There’s at least 5-8 IDs I’ll be playing. One hint would be a remix I’ve done for Toneshifterz, particularly excited for that!
 
Will Sparks & Tyron Hapi ft. Feral is Kinky - “Militant” is available to buy/stream today!
  
Connect with Will Sparks: SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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