Gerald Le Funk Interview – When I’m at a festival, it’s like I’m scrolling through Splice

What About Making
Your Sound Better? Hey guys,
I’m Dominik from WA Production. We’re here with Gerald Le
Funk where he will be playing in the Jablonec at
an event tonight. Dominik: Have you ever
heard of the WA productions? Gerald Le Funk: Yes I have
a lot of samples from them. Dominik: Really how long have
you been using our products? Gerald Le Funk: I think around
two or three years, maybe longer. Dominik: Really?
Gerald Le Funk: Yeah. Dominik: So what inspired you
to ever start making music, like what was the
motive from behind? Do you have any music
going on in your family? Gerald Le Funk: Yeah. A lot of my whole
family is from my mother side’s is in music Everyone is singing
or doing instruments. I was the first that
was doing with computer. I started as a drummer. That’s what I did since
I was eight years old. And I did it till I was sixteen and then I started to make
music with my first computer. So that’s how it went. Then I made Hip-Hop
for six years. Maybe five, six years I think. Dominik: And what got you into making
electronic music as what you’re playing today? Gerald Le Funk: One of my friends
said, EDM is the next big thing so, stop Hip-Hop, do EDM. but I didn’t know
how to make it. So, I tried and tried for two years
and then finally a chance for music so. Dominik: That’s cool so, what kind of
software do you prefer making your music in? Do you have anything
preferred any techniques that you like using when
you’re making music? Gerald Le Funk: I always use fruity
loops already for I think 10 years For plug-ins, I use Serum a
lot for last one or two years and also Sylenth1 and Massive. Plug-ins like that
and a lot of samples. Dominik: So you’ve been making
music for a long time now. What is your way
of making a song? Like do you go to
the computer thinking I want to make a song with a great melody
or just like a banger or something awesome? Gerald Le Funk: I only produce
when I have inspiration. So, I never go to the laptop like I’m going
to produce now with nothing in my head because that it
ends up with nothing. I can produce for eight
hours and I have nothing. I did it before but for last two years I only producer
when I have something in my head. Then I go sit down and
start up my computer and in less than two hours
I have the full track. Dominik: That’s awesome. Do you have
any other DJs that you are inspired by? Maybe a certain type of genre or who did you grow up listening to
the most or your most favourite DJs? Gerald Le Funk: Well it’s weird to say
but I never listened to Electronic Music. I don’t like to listen to it. So when I’m in the
car or somewhere else I always listen to different genres
but no electronic house music. And I’d get inspired by also
different genres like urban those who dubstep and
everything but not house music so that’s where I get
my inspiration from. Dominik: So how do
you prepare your sets? like searching for music if you don’t
really listen to it or do you spend time searching for new tracks to put
in your live sets or anything? Gerald Le Funk: I use a lot of
Shazam when I’m in the clubs. And I listen on Friday we
have this radio show in Holland and we have 24×7 house music. Different DJ every hour and
that’s where I get my music from. So I listen for I think
straight 10 hours a day. And every new track I do Shazam. I only do Shazam.
That’s how it works. Dominik: What do you think
is the future of EDM? Or do you think it might
die out anytime soon? Gerald Le Funk: Well,
I think it will get a big come back later. But I’m not sure what its doing
to do because everyone is doing– I think a lot of people’s
doing the same thing now and when I listen to music
it’s like listening to splice. So when I’m in the
festival or at the club, it’s like I’m scrolling
through splice. So the same focus,
the same samples and everything and I hope that will
stop one day and– so that you get more different
styles and unique stuff. But I don’t think
it will really die. I think EDM will never die. Dominik: Yeah,
I get that because I’ve been seeing on the internet
a lot that the EDM genres are to die out in a way
but because many people do prefer techno or
just regular house music and just think that EDM
is in the future any more. Any thoughts on that? Gerald Le Funk: You
mean Big Room with EDM? Dominik: Yes.
Big house and this club style music. Gerald Le Funk: Yeah I think
the groovy will come back. like that’s going
to do a big thing. I think the real big room
like the big room kicks and the high sounds
and everything. I think it goes less in the future
because we have four five years now been a while now yeah
everything sounds the same so. You never know. Dominik: We’ll see
it in the future. Okay so, Gerald thank you for
your time to make this interview. I have gift for you from W.
A. production with many gigabytes with
sound samples presets and all types of plug-ins
that you might ever need. Gerald Le Funk:
Thank you so much. Dominik: Thank
you for your time.