Lets Meet A Young & Talented Producer and DJ Spectrum
Scott aka Spectrum is a 19 Years old music producer / DJ from North West London. His first release, ‘I Trusted You’ featuring Dora Davis became his first success, gaining attention from a wide range of DJs, as well as acquiring a larger audience for himself. He recently played Ministry of Sound for the Chase & Status after party with 3000 bass.
We are sharing here our recent conversation with Spectrum.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Spectrum : I remember when I was younger watching festivals like Glastonbury & Reading, I was mesmerised by the fact that one artist could inspire a huge audience. I originally began learning to play guitar, because back then you would only ever see live acts at festivals. (this was before the term ‘Superstar DJ’ was even a realistic thing). The turning point that made me decide I wanted to start DJing was watching ‘Calvin Harris’ ditch his live sets and begin to DJ at festivals, which was bizarre to me, but the shows looked incredible. From then on I began to learn on vinyl, moving to CDJs how to beatmatch and once I turned 15, I did my first live DJ set at ‘Encapsulated Energy’ an Old Skool rave organisation that gives it’s proceedings all to charity. They have been soo supportive of me, and I’ve continued to return every year to perform for them with the shows each year progressing bigger and bigger.
Twist Online : Your first release ‘I Trusted You’ blew up last year, can you tell us more about that?
Spectrum : It was crazy, I almost didn’t put it out! We originally recorded the track back in 2015, but being the stubborn perfectionist I am I scrapped the original because I didn’t think it was good enough, leaving it for a year until one night I was looking for ideas and found the original vocal stems, they were too good to leave so I created the track around the vocals and chopped the verses up to create the hook. Once I had played it to a couple of friends, I knew it was gonna pop off! As soon as I had put it out, almost everyone I knew was blasting it out their cars, playing it out on their snapchats, I felt famous (Laughs).
Twist Online : How do you like to introduce yourself. As a DJ or a music producer?
Spectrum : Definitely a music producer, there’s nothing like hitting that point where you know you’ve got sick track and everyone’s gonna love it!
Twist Online : 2016 proved to be a successful year for you. You must be happy the way things are going?
Spectrum : It sure was, the release of my first proper tune under the name Spectrum was bigger than I expected, I was eclectic that everyone was listening and singing along to something I had made! There was soo much support, I can’t thank everyone enough for it. Such a great feeling. I’ve been extremely happy with the way things are going, it’s been hectic and rewarding, especially when I had the chance to perform at Ministry Of Sound for Chase & Status’s tour after party, repping 3000 Bass. A night I’ll never forget!
Twist Online : What attracts you more performing on stage or working in studios?
Spectrum : You’ve got to get a bit of both. Performing on stage is one of the best feelings in my opinion. I’ve always been a performer, playing guitar in bands from a younger age. At the same time, creating a vibe with artists in the studio is an amazing experience.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Spectrum : Long term, I’m looking to at least achieve as much or more than what ‘Calvin Harris’ has achieved, a huge task! I’m focusing on performing a lot more, going on to festivals and events like EDC and Ultra Miami. I’m also hoping to get in the studio with some of my favourite artists such as MNEK, Gorgon City, Ayah Marar and Jhene Aiko.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Spectrum : There’s a bunch! I’ve been ghost producing behind he scenes for a few local artists, ranging from rap to ambient music. I’ve also got a few secret collaborations with some wicked artists, as well as a sick official remix for a legendary UK Garage trio making a comeback this year! I’m looking to releasing some more tunes this year, and am set to start doing more shows from summer, and towards the end of the year.