Sebb, thanks for sitting down with us to do an interview! Tell us where you are from, and how got into music?
Thank you for the invitation. I’m currently have been living in Spain for 3 years now but I’m French. I got into music in the early 90s, by deejaying for some local hip hop artists. I spent the next 20 years deejaying and producing hip hop beats, but i always kept an ear to House Music.
When I arrived in Spain, I said to myself, if I change everything in my life, let’s also change the music I’m making and start doing what I always wanted to do: some House Music! I produced my first 2 or 3 first tracks. It took me a few days to become an addict and naturally I gave up Hip Hop to focus on House Music.
What is the EDM scene like in Spain and how has it changed the last couple years?
I can’t really talk accurately about the Spanish scene as I’ve only been here a few years, but from my point of view, there is a real identity here in the sound, the infamous Iberican touch I’d say.
In the area where I’m living, public and DJs are mostly into techno, and unfortunately not really open to Deep House. I struggle to find a place here with my straight up House / Deep House sound.
What is it like working with Salted Music as a label?
Miguel Migs is one of those artists who gave me the envy to get into this music years ago and today he constantly inspires my music. Getting the opportunity to get some of my work signed to his label is a big honor for me. He is an exigent person and always teaches me something each time I send a demo to Salted. He and his A&R teams always have the right tips and advice to improve the tracks I submit, which I really appreciate.
“The Way” was featured on EDM Charts, Vol. 150. Describe the track and what inspired you to make it.
First I have to explain to you what my alias. Actually, I’ve been producing House Music for a few years under the alias Sebb Aston, since I’m into House Music. I’m constantly asking to myself why I waited so much time to get into it. The last 20 years I was making exclusively Hip Hop. So i wanted to start creating the tracks i never did at this time.
To do this I had to remove the dust on my old gear and reconnect my old samplers and drum machine from the 90s, and start producing tracks like I should have done at that time. As I produce a lot under the alias Sebb Aston and the sound I make with my old gear is a bit different. I wanted to create another alias, and Sebb Junior was born. “The Way” is one of the first tracks I did this way, and is done with an MPC with samples from my little vinyls collection and a few drums from a Roland R8Mk2 drum machine.
What are some upcoming productions/projects you are working on?
As Sebb Aston, I have my first LP coming in October on my own label called The White LP. My next release under the alias Sebb Junior will be a 3 track EP in June on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records, and another release on Large Music is on the way, but there is no definitive release date yet.
What artist or vocalist have you not worked with that you want to in the near future?
I would love to make something with Thomas Gandey. This guy is so talented. I’ve always been impressed with his work and his musicality, and making something with him could be a great challenge for me and a good way to learn new stuff with a different approach of music.
Who are your biggest role models and why?
As a French guy, I’d say Laurent Garnier is an example for all of us. His talent, his activism, his endurance, his career: big respect. I also admire a lot Motor City Drum Ensemble for his music and creativity. And of course the pioneers of House Music with coming first Kevin Saunderson who made me discover this music in the 80s when I was a kid listening to Inner City on repeat.
What is your hottest track at the moment?
Kinky Movement – “Get to Know”. I love it and I play it in every set for a few months .. and I know I will play this one for a long time. For me it’s a future classic.
What’s on your rider when you perform?
I always have a couple of USB sticks and CD’s ready in my backpack. I don’t really care what equipment I play on as long as there is a play button, a pitchfader and somewhere to plug my headphones, sometimes I play on CDJ’s, sometimes on Serato, sometimes Traktor, etc.
Where can fans discover more about you and get your music?
My 2 Soundcloud accounts are alway up to date with my latest tracks, remixes, podcasts and upcoming projects: