Following the release of new EP ‘Luminous’ earlier this month, London’s master of fresh electronic vibes Draper goes through some quick fire questions for us…
Firstly, tell us more about the new EP…
Exciting escapism, it’s taken about a year to put together and is the result of my confidence in myself right now. I have no criteria to fill, simply writing what comes natural. In essence this is the most natural representation of my music to date.
Where has been the best crowd that you’ve played to?
Reading Festival 2016, my first non BBC introducing stage, I was nervous no one would turn up but I walked out to a pretty packed out tent! It was a great show, I had my full live band with me for that one, so much fun.
If you could play any show in the world where would it be?
Wembley Stadium, oh wait I’ve already done that, next question please…
Sum up your live show in three words…
Lights. Excitement. Hype.
What are your favourite tracks to play live right now?
‘Jealous’ is definitely up there, it has a huge chorus and always seems to get people going. ‘Pressure’ has always been a favourite, it’s got so much going on dynamically and gets so hectic in the choruses, it’s also the slow one of the set so adds something a bit different.
Who’s sound are you obsessed with right now?
Mura Masa, some organic produce right there. Love the sonics.
What was it like working with Låpsley?
It was great. She’s a lot of fun and a great writer, very poetic. ‘Falling Short’ is probably the most abstract thing I’ve done.
Who would be your ultimate collaboration be with and why?
Chris Martin, he’s my favourite song writer of all time. He can make the simplest song beautiful.
What do you have planned for 2017?
I’ve got a show at KOKO on February 3rd, then off to USA in march for SXSW! Then more singles and festivals! It’s going to be a good year.
Mura Masa plays his first London headline on May 21st at Electrowerkz in Islington.
Worth sharing for the fact that it’s a pretty interesting listen, this comes from an 18-year old producer from the Channel Islands. Check out here.
A slick track with some beats reflective of London’s current electronic sound. Check out here.