Written by: BA Mr_Ben.
I was able to interview EDM producer, Alan Walker! With the passion of producing electronic dance music, young Alan Walker plans to share his creations with the world. Alan is a Norwegian teen who is ready to make some good drops and beats! Perhaps, you may be inspired to check out his work after reading this interview.
Check out Alan’s channel today: https://www.youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Alan Walker and I live in Bergen, Norway. I’m 17 years old and I’m an electronic dance music (EDM) producer.
What started your interest in EDM?
That’s pretty hard to say. It’s probably because it’s unique from what you hear than older music. In my opinion, EDM is the future. When I first heard EDM, I was a big fan of Hands Up which also interested me to start creating music.
What motivated you or inspired you to create music? Who/what are your biggest influences?
As mentioned above, I listen to only one specific genre and I wanted to start making the same. At that time, a producer known as “DJ Ness” inspired me to start producing music. He has been around as he helps me to provide tracks to my followers. Now, as my music evolves away from that genre and more into Electro House, my influences are K-391 and Ahrix.
If a new producer were to ask you for advice, what advice would you give to them?
As a brand new producer in the EDM community, I know myself that it’s very easy to give up. I usually tell myself, “do not give up, something big might be around the corner even if it takes a long time to achieve anything.”
Do you have any goals for the future in regards to music? If so, what would they be?
I have one year left of college. Afterwards, I have been thinking that I will either study more music if I don’t have to go to the military.
How do you see yourself in 5 years? Where do you think your music will take you?
Honestly, I don’t know. However, I’m thinking of giving DJing a shot as soon as I turn 18, so who knows where that will take me.
How would you say you’ve improved over time with your music? What have you done to achieve this?
I wanted to change my style and change how I produced my tracks. This change provided results with Fade, my most popular track that has been streamed over 20 million times on YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify.
What’s your favorite song that you’ve produced? What’s the story behind it? Why do you like it?
My favorite song that I have produced must be Fade, I loved it so much before I even released it. Fade started when I first tried to make a Tropical House track and added an electro drop to it. This resulted in Fade. I wanted to create a track with emotion in it and make it a track that can make you, and others, feel good. To me, this song is one that depends on your current mood.
What happens on a normal day in the life of Alan Walker?
On a normal day in the life of Alan Walker, I produce music, hang out with friends or play video games.
Since you’ve started producing, what would be the most memorable moment you have had?
The most memorable moment that I have ever had is the big achievement that I have had by signing my tracks to NoCopyrightSounds. I can’t imagine where I would have been without NCS.
Any shoutouts, praises, or comments that you would like to add?
I’d like to give a shoutout to my label, which is providing non-copyrighted tracks for YouTubers to use in their videos.
A large thanks to Alan for partaking in this interview! Many, many good beats are found with this Norwegian producer. So, if you are interested in any electronic dance music, be sure to check out Alan’s channel!