With an impressive roster of releases behind him, up-and-comer Arcando comes to Enhanced & drops his new tune 'Is It Possible' today in a feel-good anthem featuring the vocal talents of MenEnd. We caught up with the young Dutch producer to learn about how he got into music and his production process...
Welcome to Enhanced Arcando, we're stoked to have you on the label!
Thanks a lot for having me, excited for the release of 'Is It Possible' and everything that's coming next!
Tell us a bit about your background. Did you always want to be a musician? How did you get into making music?
I got my first guitar when I was 4 years old, started playing the piano and since the last 4 years started with Dance Music. I remember seeing Martin Garrix playing his single 'Animals' live on TV and that really inspired me to make that kind of music myself. This year I will start at the Conservatory in Haarlem, The Netherlands, where I will be studying Electronic Dance Music full time!
That's dope! How would you describe the Arcando sound in three words?
I would describe the Arcando sound as: Energetic, Melodic and Atmospheric.
You recently got back from Ibiza, what did you get up to over there?
Mainly for holidays. But a highlight was going backstage at Ushuaia with top DJ's and producers like Martin Garrix and Alan Walker. It was great meeting them and we shared contact details so that we can stay in touch!
Who would you say are your biggest musical influences?
I would say W&W and Martin Garrix, but also people like Drake or Skrillex, I try to have both Dance and Hip Hop influences in my own tracks.
Tell us a bit about your production process - what DAW do you use and what is your essential piece of studio gear?
As a DAW I use Logic Pro X and sometimes FL Studio. As an essential piece of studio gear I would say my Monitors, I still use KRK's but definitely planning on getting some new ones soon!
'Is It Possible' is out today on Enhanced. How did the track come together and how did you start working with MenEnd?
A while back a good friend of mine and producer named 'VMK' sent me a track of his together with MenEnd. I truly loved the vocals and wanted to work with him immediately! Before I contacted MenEnd I wanted to make sure that I already had a finished instrumental version. Started off with some Moombahton type drums and worked out the chords on top of it. When the base of the track was there, I knew how to finish this track, sent it to MenEnd and he wrapped up the amazing vocals. That's how 'Is It Possible' came to life.
Finally, if you had to eat one meal/drink combo for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably it would be Italian pasta with a cold Dutch beer haha.
Great to hear! Thanks for taking the time.
Arcando's newest single 'Is It Possible' is out today on Enhanced and you can hit it up below on Spotify!