I’ve recently talked to Ken from Zambah for an interview. It was a lot of fun and it has been released on his blog here: Original Article
Here is a copy of the interview (make sure to check the original out!):
German producer, Andi Herzog is a music producer, that truly understands the importance of being different. With over 10 years of experience, this skilled producer has been able to push himself towards a sound territory that effectively incorporates various genres including Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Electronic and much more.
Andi is currently promoting his newly released album, Living Music – which from what I gather sounds pretty amazing.
I recently caught up with Andi to discuss a few things regarding his music career including topics related to its past, present, and future.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve started producing simple instrumentals at the age of 8, frequently trying out new techniques and programs, evolving into who I am now, but I’m not done yet! I had the opportunity to try out a lot of sounds in this long time so I think this is why my sound is a little different.
What made you decide to become music maker?
My dad was playing in a band when he was around my age and he always attracted to making music and kept programs and instruments in the house so that is how I got in touch with it at that young age.
What types of instruments and equipment do you normally use to create music?
I’ve been working on FL Studio for almost 10 years now but I’ve recently switched to Maschine and ProTools and it’s exciting to learn new stuff and move on with my production and skills. I have a bunch of midi controllers since most of my music is being created and mixed in the box. I also have a little bit of outboard gear for mixing which I’m using occasionally but not very often.
How would you describe the electronic music scene in Germany?
I feel like the German electronic music scene is very minimal driven, we have a lot of great minimal producers, but also house and electro are very popular and a lot of people are listening to it. On my album, I’ve tried to catch as many aspects of the scene as possible with my own musical vision.
Since you’ve already worked with a lot of artists, what do you look for in an artist before you decide to work with them?
I try to get to know them first to find out if our personalities are compatible. I think when the artist and the producer are not sharing the same vision about a song and are not communicating well in general, it’s going to be horrible and no one will be satisfied in any way. It’s important for me to have a good time with the artist when we’re working on the track so that everyone feels good about the song.
Since your „Living Music“ album is about to drop could you talk about what is the most exciting part of preparing for an album release?
Waiting until the CDs arrive! That’s how I know that everything is in place and ready to get released and it’s an amazing feeling to have the very first CD in your hands. I was very excited about the entire process because I’ve put a lot of effort into this album.
What type of reaction would you like to see after you release this album?
I’d love to see the people go nuts! Feedback is very important for me, to know what people think of my work and what aspects I could work on in the future. It’s interesting for me to see how different peoples taste is.
Is there any artist inspiring the sound of this project?
No, except for Let Go, That instrumental was inspired by Kavinsky’s, Night Call which is an amazing song.
Do you have any celebration plans in store after you release the album?
2 bottles of Clicquot!…Actually I’m right back in the studio working on the next project!