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Revelle27’s music career only began in the Autumn of 2020 with the release of a handful of singles featuring friends and artists admired. The early success of these tracks led to invitations to record a mix on Diplo’s Revolution SiriusXM and to be part of The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape 100’ compilation. Now, Revelle27 returns with his feel-good soulful house track, ‘Party Children’. Inspired by his own nostalgia and the music of his teenagehood, Revelle27 continues on his rapid growth in producing sentimental, disco-leaning house-inspired tracks that ensure the good times never stop.
We caught up with Revelle27 to learn more about the release of ‘Party Children’, his inspirations, views on music, and how he got hooked on electronic music.
Electronic Groove: Hi Laurie! Welcome! It’s a pleasure to have you here with us. How have you been doing?
Revelle27: I’ve been doing good! It’s a pleasure to be here, thanks for having me.
Electronic Groove: Congratulations on the release of ‘Party Children’ on Another Rhythm! How are you feeling about this one?
Revelle27: I’ve been working on a lot of music that’s crafted purely for the dance floor, so finally seeing it released out into the world is a great feeling. I think a lot of people are gonna connect with this tune and I can’t wait.
Electronic Groove: So, what’s ‘Party Children’ all about? Where did the inspiration for this one come from?
Revelle27: It’s difficult to pinpoint it exactly. But I guess while making it, I was imagining the kind of party that it would be played at. It’s a place where everyone’s welcome, and people show up with the sole intention of getting lost in the music.
Electronic Groove: And music-wise? What was the process for ‘Party Children’ like? How is this one different from your previous work?
Revelle27: Musically it’s quite minimal, so it was important to capture a moment that would immediately set the scene and hold the atmosphere throughout the track. Once I had that down it was just about having some fun and getting playful with it. With such a rhythmic bassline and lack of musical progression, I just had to make sure it grew in different directions, automating effects and recording modulation. Vocally, I wanted something that would speak directly to the audience, commanding action while inspiring. I got in touch with my friend Effie, and this was a different process because rather than singing I wanted her to play a character. But after a quick pep talk, she smashed it out of the park. A bit of processing and manipulation and it was there.
“For me it’s my own musical journey, exploring the sounds that have inspired me since the beginning”
Electronic Groove: You have recently launched your career, but have already enjoyed some milestones, like invitations to record a mix on Diplo’s Revolution SiriusXM and to be part of The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape 100’ compilation. Were you expecting any of this?
Revelle27: I try not to expect particular things in this industry. You can spend a lot of time focusing on achievements that once you’ve got, might not be everything you imagined. Yes, it totally makes sense sound-wise that these opportunities have come about, but I try to keep my energy focused on getting the music right, then let everything fall into place after that. I’ll let my music decide my path.
Electronic Groove: How long have you been working on Revelle27 as a concept? What does it stand for?
Revelle27: I’ve been making music for long enough now to know what I like and what I don’t. I think that’s one of the most important things as a producer. So with this project, I’m really just honing in on what I love about music. For me it’s my own musical journey, exploring the sounds that have inspired me since the beginning and pushing the boundaries of my potential.
Electronic Groove: When did you have your first interactions with electronic dance music? Was there an artist or record that pushed you into music production?
Revelle27: I mainly listened to nu-metal in my early teen years. That was when I was playing the drums. But I think the first electronic music that really caught my attention was Aphex Twin. That was when I started looking at music in a whole new way and got myself some software, turning what I could do on the drums into something that sounded more like a full song. Or close to it anyway.
Electronic Groove: How would you describe your sound by now?
Revelle27: I’ll leave that to everyone else.
“I’ve been making music for long enough now to know what I like and what I don’t. I think that’s one of the most important things as a producer”
Electronic Groove: What’s next for Revelle27? What new milestones can your fans look forward to in the coming months?
Revelle27: I’ve been having a lot of fun in the studio, really pushing my limits as a producer, creating moments that hit in in a different way, that I can’t wait to share with the world.
Electronic Groove: Thank you for your time Laurie! We wish you all the best for the future!
Revelle27: I appreciate that. Likewise.
Revelle27’s ‘Party Children’ is out now via Another Rhythm. Purchase your copy here.