Martin Solveig: "Don’t try to mimic anything, be you"

Martin Solveig: "Don’t try to mimic anything, be you"

Pacha Festival 2016 is just around the corner and is preparing to mark its 5th anniversary. With a new location ready to explode with some of the world's biggest electronic acts, we couldn't resist catching up with Martin Solveig to talk about the festival, his MyHouse show and the evolution of his music.

Martin Solveig's will play a headline set alongside the likes of Hannah Wants, Eli & Fur, Benny Rodrigues, Claptone, Kenny Dope, Todd Terry, Klingande, Danny Wade, Mark Knight and more.

What is the inspiration behind your MyHouse show?

MyHouse was born out of my wish to create a unique party where DJs from various musical backgrounds could join hands to express & share their vision of House music. They all bring their talent and identity to the party.

You released your first album in 2002 and your style has noticeably evolved from those deep house roots. Where do you see it heading in the future?

I like to think that there’s a Solveig sound, musical patterns I created through the years. It is in constant evolution depending on the things I see, feel, live and listen to so I won’t really be able to tell you exactly what will be my style or how I will sound in the future. It’ll be a different me!

If you could collaborate with anyone right now, who would you choose and why?

This one is always a hard one. So many artists I’d love to work with. I guess Dua Lipa could be the one I’d be like to collaborate with, there’s something about her voice, a soulful and sultry vibe that definitely lifts me up.

How do you think it will be to welcome in Pacha's 5th anniversary in Amsterdam at Pacha Festival 2016?

Believe me it’ll be great! We’re working hard to put on a special MyHouse show!

You were classically trained as a child – does this have any impact on your creative processes today? Do any of the same skills translate into dance music?

Thanks for reminding me of my younger years! My classical background gave me a very strong musical basis in terms of music theory but my approach to electronic music is really far from it.

And what advice would you give those looking to emulate your success in the dance music genre?

I have only one piece of advice to give: do your own thing, don’t try to mimic anything, be you.


Martin Solveig will headline the MyHouse stage at Pacha Festival 2016 on Saturday 3 September. Tickets and packages are available below.

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