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This is the story of Sumluv, Adrian and Alberto, two friends that know each other by a common friend at the age of 15. They were born in Figueres, a small city of Catalonia, internationally known for being the city that raised Salvador Dalí. Music hit hard in their lives from the beginning, especially Hip-Hop, as they grew up listening to groups like Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep. Their introduction into music production was based on making beats, using different samplers and synthesizers. Some years later, after doing a lot of research, they fell in love with downtempo and house music with the discovery of producers like Bonobo, Shlohmo, Lapalux, Four Tet, Bicep changing their minds forever.
After several years of living in a small city, Adrian and Alberto moved to Barcelona in 2014 looking for new vibes and mainly to take their musical career more seriously. They decided to get a sound technician degree to improve their knowledge while dedicated the rest of the time making new music and living the experience of being in a city that has infinite inputs where get inspired.
Sumluv’s ‘Overthink’ EP is out now via Faneca Music, featuring remixes by Lawrence Hart and Otik. Grab your copy here.
Electronic Groove: Hi Sumluv! Thanks for your time today guys. What’s your real name, and where were you born?
Sumluv: Hi! Our real names are Alberto and Adrián. We were born in Figueres between 1991 and 1992 respectively.
EG: Describe your music in 3 words?
Sumluv: We like to describe our music as clubby, introspective, and kind of lo-fi.
EG: Where are you based?
Sumluv: We are based in Barcelona, Spain.
EG: What labels have you released on throughout your career?
Sumluv: We started out releasing a single with Envy Music, a year later we released our EP ‘Silk Holds Everything’ with Fernando Lagreca’s label Beautiful Accident. Currently, we’re working with Faneca Music, where we released our latest EP ‘Balance’ and our upcoming one ‘Overthink’.
EG: Can you tell us 3 artists you aspire to/have influenced you?
Sumluv: Bonobo, Bicep, and Four Tet.
EG: How long have you been producing music? What was your first signed release?
Sumluv: We have been producing since we were 15 or 16, and we took music production more seriously since we moved to Barcelona. Our first signed release was our single ‘Lakes’ on Envy Music.
EG: Can you name three things you can’t live without on the road when touring?
Sumluv: Definitely Adrian’s car, new music to listen to while we travel, and we love the Aloe Vera drink, it’s a must.
EG: Can you tell us about your next release?
Sumluv: ‘Overthink’ is the name of our new thing, released again on Faneca Music. It was produced between January and April of this same year, after our latest release. For us is a track that continues the saga of the ‘Balance’ EP, but with new textures and influences. Also comes with two remixes from Lawrence Hart and Otik.
EG: Can you share one piece of advice for other aspiring producers?
Sumluv: Do what you love and everything will come.
Sumluv’s ‘Overthink’ is out now via Faneca Music. Stream and buy here.