I have been chatting with Luca Schreiner...
about his latest track, Over You, and what its story is. I ask the Electronic artist/producers what comes next and what it has been like working with some of music’s biggest names – he reveals how he got into music and what advice approaching musicians should take to heart.
Schreiner reveals an approaching musician to watch and tells me whether there are gigs coming next year; what Christmas present he wants this year and whether he gets time to chill away from music – he selects a great song to end the interview with.
Hi, Luca. How are you? How has your week been?
Hey, guys. I’m super-well! I’ve had an amazing week. I played my first ever show in Bahrain and just got back home.
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourself, please?
Sure. I’m Luca Schreiner; a twenty-four-year old D.J. and producer from Germany. I’m signed with Ultra Music and released official remixes for artists such as James Arthur, Alessia Cara; Clean Bandit and many more.
Over You is your new track. Is there an inspiration behind it?
I’ve written Over You together with some amazing guys, including Neil Ormandy, who is one of the best songwriters of right now. I think the track perfectly shows my current style, which is a crossover between Dance and Pop elements.
Do you think there might be more material coming next year?
Definitely! I’m constantly working on new original music as well as new remixes for some huge artists which hopefully get released soon!
When did you get into music? Were there particular artists you looked up to?
I got into music when I was sixteen-years-old. I remember watching videos of Tiesto performing in front of thousands of people! That was really inspiring me to start working on my own music and explore the whole electronic music industry!
You have remixed for some big artists. Which has been your favourite collaboration?
I loved working with James Arthur and his team. They were all super-nice and his voice is just outstanding! My remix of his track Say You Wont Let Go is still my most successful remix that I worked on.
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music so far – the one that sticks in the mind?
Playing at Marquee in New York was definitely one of my favorite memories! I opened for 4B that night, who is playing pretty different compared to what I’m playing; but the people were really into it and just enjoyed every track that I played.
What does music mean to you? How important is it in your life?
Music is super-important to me! I grew up in a family were music always played a big role. My dad owns a music distribution that also introduced me to the particular genre of Electronic music.
As Christmas is coming up; if you had to ask for one present what would it be?
If I could ask for a non-material present/gift, I think I would choose health for me and my family. No matter how talented you are in music, if you don’t feel good in your body or have health issues then you can enjoy life.
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
If you’ve just got started, don’t stress yourself. Start exploring and see what genre and what style fits the best for you. I always experimented at the beginning of my career and still try to be as creative with trying different styles in the studio every now and then to just get inspired.
I think, as soon as you have found the right style, you just have to go for it and have fun producing new music. Labels will automatically reach out to you once your sound is right so don’t worry.
Do you have tour dates coming up? Where can we catch you play?
Yes. I’ve already got some shows confirmed for next year, which I’ll announce soon!
IN THIS PHOTO: James Carter
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
I just really love what James Carter (from the U.K.) does! He’s still kind of underrated for all the amazing stuff he’s releasing! So, definitely check him out!
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Yes. I always try to take time to chill and get inspired again! I think surrounding yourself with people that understand what you do and help you get inspired and chilled is super-important to be able to work on new music again.
Finally, and for being a good sport; you can choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
I love the new Chainsmokers song, Beach House. So, I would choose this one. Absolutely love the melody of the main part and their songwriting in this one
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