Toma Hawk and his music have stood the test of time with a career spanning over 25 years, his latest release ‘Velvet’ is another one for the history books. The track is a serious techno tune featuring the creative workings of Dr Acid. Having also enlisted the help of DJ Ralph and Marcel Warren, the EP has ripped its way through the Techno scene and has caused quite the stir so we caught up with Toma Hawk for some behind the scenes info.
How are you currently coping during this crazy time?
A crazy time indeed! But we have organized ourselves well and I have been able to invest a lot of time in Toma Hawk. Also, I’ve realized that I never wanted to become a primary school teacher!
Tell us about the inspiration behind ‘Velvet’?
I always have phases like this from where it simply gushes out. I can then let myself fall completely into the music and I don’t have to study it too much, then it just flows. No conscious inspiration, but rather just let it run.
What is your favourite part of the song?
I like the drop at the beginning when the kick start and also the spherical part in the break.
What was it like working with Dr Acid?
Dr.Acid is a very good and long-time friend on the one side, on the other side he is an absolute crazy 303 freak! Some years ago, he was working with 8 or 9 303 at the same time. Only with 303 without drums or anything. We sat down hour per hour and built some lines. I told him “hey…come on mate, lets go with some of those lines in my tracks” and here we go!
Have you set yourself any goals for the release of ‘Velvet’?
The key in general is to make the people happy with my music and to motivate them to dance. It looks like the people like the music and this makes me happy. We feel that in the community. Every day I have some very cool messages, comments and feedback from the ravers! I am very grateful.
Who would you like to see supporting ‘Velvet’?
If the quality of the music is right and everything goes well, then in the end it’s always a matter of taste. I wish that everyone supports the track who thinks it’s good and cool!
How does ‘Velvet’ compare to some of your other releases?
Of course, I can’t say that in the numbers yet. My productions are always very different in terms of style. Therefore, it is difficult to compare.
How did the remixes of DJ Ralph and Marcel Warren come about?
They are also good friends and very good producers. Also, they give always their best in a project and I feel the drive they have on a deep level. For me it’s a very important part to have success at the end!
What can we expect to hear from you next?
Next will be “Destination Zero” and it’s a mix of melodic and acid techno with deep dripping and embossing 303 lines. Also, we will start with the first release on my second label Lakota Raw. This will be more straight and raw techno. I’m very happy with these prospects!
Finally, where can we go to download ‘Velvet’?
You can find it on all channels from the 12th of June. Now on Beatport & Spotify! Check it! 😊
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