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New week, new debut: today for the MusicInTheAir Podcast it is the turn of Eisor, an artist of French origins, born and raised in Alvergne, and now living in Amsterdam.
Her love for music was born from an early age, thanks to a family of musicians, which led her to develop a real passion for electronic music, with a predilection for deep house.
A life-time traveler, Eisor lived in Toulouse, Mexico, San Francisco and Paris, and now she has chosen the Dutch capital to live.
Over time she played in many clubs and rooftops, such as Le Faust, La Rotonde, La Mano and Mademoiselle Mouche in Paris, at Festivals such as La Sun Goes Down on the island of Martinique, in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, and Calvi on the Rocks in France, up to the Hovarda in London.
But it was in 2019 that Eisor decided to take a further step forward in the music industry: she launched her own label “And Other Moods” with the Parisian producer Roze, producing and following many successful artists. The cornerstones? Openness to the world and an honest freshness, under the sign of innovation.
Which are your reference artists/dj/producers of reference?
My favorite artists are those who evolve over time. I am very open to new kinds of inspiration as long as the artist keeps his passionate flame of his early career. Too often I have noticed in some producers that once they have reached success, their production work can be a bit redundant, they tend to stay in their comfort zone. Which is a shame because to me producing music should always be an evolving challenge.
Artists that I have been admiring for a while are: Super Flu, ROZE, Christopher Schwarzwalder, Dirty Doering, Niconé, Marcus Meinhardt, Hraach…Those guys are as amazing producers as they are djs and their musical environment is often full of surprises.
What genre do you associate yourself with and how would you define your sound?
I have tried to give names to the music I like for a long time. You can easily get lost with all the different genres. I think that deep house is a good general sum up of my musical world, but I also love downtempo, electronica (whatever that means haha), afro house, tech house and why not some good old fashioned minimal.
Regarding my sound, it depends on which mood I am in. My background as a pianist catches me quite often and a lot of my unreleased tracks involve a very experimental vibe. The few tracks I have released are clearly club music but I am constantly evolving towards something new.
What’s in your present on the musical and human level?
At the moment I am focused on creativity. At any level. Writing, producing, cooking (I am a chef), shooting cooking videos, editing them, adding music to them… I want to be able to make everything homemade!
What were your latest musical projects and what are your musical plans for the more immediate future?
Regarding the future, I am full of hope because all of this is very new for me. I have learned how to produce very recently and I feel like my skills are growing day by day. I have had an amazing teacher (the producer ROZE) and I am now completely autonomous when it comes to producing. It is a real achievement for me. Through each new track that I start producing, I discover a new side of my creativity and that makes me feel incredibly optimistic.
You are founder of the & Other Moods label. Can you tell us how and when it was born and what moment it is experiencing and what are the plans for the future?
When I first discovered how the electronic music business worked, I was really disappointed. I saw some really unknown talented artists getting stepped over by bigger and famous DJs, owners of big music labels.
I did not understand how an artist could accept letting the big guys play his unreleased track for sometimes a year all around the world without even giving the credits to the original producer.
I asked myself “what is the point of this process? If the big guy plays your unreleased track for several months without mentioning that you made it, and that once it is finally released, people have moved on to a new unreleased track, they will never know that YOU are the creator of this wonder”. You get my point. So even before I started producing, I said to my partner, “there is no way I will go through that, I want my own label, I want to be free to release whatever, whenever and however I want”. And & Other Moods was born a few weeks later.
What do you think of the current Amsterdam music scene?
Since I have moved to Amsterdam, unfortunately with the covid situation, I haven’t had the chance to really be a part of it or actually just even enjoy it. However, before all that I used to come to Amsterdam to go to Festivals. It was always the best, music, organization, people’s state of mind, everything was perfect. Great music scene.
01. Kolomin – Self explorer / Baikal nomads
02. Franca – Microdosing/ Tropical Twista Records
03. Benoir – quelela feat. Zejasa (uberhaupt & auberdem remix) / Akasha MX
04. ROZE – Overtoom / Unreleased
05. Interlude – Esotera (Nebula remix) / Mirros Label
06. Kookmode – Good Move / Monaberry
07. Eisor – Orange Blossom / & Other Moods
08. Awka – Stimm (Chiari Remix) / Words not enough
09. AfterU – Sahara (miss monique remix) / Siona Records
10. Shimon & Farry – Berrocal (ROZE remix) / & Other Moods