INTERVIEW WITH IVORY!

Andy, better known as IVORY, is an electronic music producer out of Paris, France. IVORY began making music in 2011 but it wasn’t until 2012 he was introduced to dubstep and it was love at first sound. In 2016 “Retro“, his first release via 193 Records, reached number 1 on Beatport and was heavily supported by reputable artists such as Skrillex, Zomboy, and Borgore. The following year, after releasing his first EP “Hacked” that gained attention from powerhouse labels like NSD Black Label & Disciple Round Table. In 2018, IVORY released his second EP “Next Level” that gathered even more attention from top charting bass artists like Excision, NGHTMRE, Slander and more. IVORY has become an internationally renowned producer, playing shows from Australia to Canada to all over Europe.


Hi Ivory! How are you doing?
Hey! Pretty well despite current events, thank’s for having me.

Take us back to the beginning, how did you find your passion into producing electronic music?
I never thought i’d make music, I once tried the guitar then gave up pretty quickly. It’s only a few years later that I’ve got into producing. I was going to a friend in my hometown to make beats when I wasn’t in school, he gave me a copy of his software then I tried it at home. I loved it, it was like giving a new video game console to a child. I found out about dubstep few years later and it’s only when I went to a show for the first time that I decided to start producing dubstep.

How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
I work at home since a long time now so being in quarantine was not so different from usual, but I had numerous calls with other producer since no one can tour and that was pretty fun and productive!

You released an EP called “Dead Space” through Never Say Die. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP?
I spent a lot of time watching sci-fi movies lately and it gave me the idea for the EP. I tried to create tension in all the intros while blending it with some aggressive and weird sound design for the drops.

What is your favorite song from the EP?
Distortion is my favorite , also probably the heaviest track i’ve made.

Your Dead Space EP includes collaborations with Samplifire and Pierce. How did you end up working with these names?
I know Samplifire since many years now, we made many songs and played a lot of shows together! For Pierce, we have been in touch for a while too and always said that we should work on something, I once sent him a work in progress of Fxckitup and he loved it. He asked me if i’d like to have him finish the song and voilà! He did an amazing job, i’m really glad that Pierce and Samplifire been a part of this project.

This quarantine period has been hard for music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
There’s so many! but i‘m really enjoying music from Dr.ushuu, L.M and Evilnoiz lately!

Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
I’ve been inactive for a long time this year but the support on the new EP is amazing so, thank you so much to everyone supporting my music!


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