Chill, Electronic, Interviews | Vivran Discusses Career Moves, Starting A Label, & More

Posted by on April 2, 2021

A label owner, a DJ/producer, and an all-around devoted musician begins to describe the type of artist Vivran is. Based in Mexico, the diverse and strong network this artist has at his disposal plays to his advantage accordingly. Having started MOTIVANT on his own and momentum being grown both in his own career and his music business ventures, FNT had a chat with him on many subjects including, career stories, advice, and more.

Can you recall key moments that led you on an electronic music career pathway?

Vivran: When I was very little I wanted to be a rockstar. I learned Guitar and Piano which I eventually stopped in my highschool years. By the time I had to go to college I didn’t really know what I wanted to do so I decided to learn how to make electronic music and that’s how I ended up in Barcelona, the city that made me who I am today. I think for me, it was always music.

Was there a moment that you remember which triggered you to start pursuing the creation of imprint MOTIVANT?

Vivran: Going back to Mexico after living in Spain came hard on me, that’s when I really became an introvert and began producing for real. It was at that point, when I met a lot of young upcoming producers that I found had amazing sound, the problem was that they didn’t really do much with such awesome songs, even when signing with labels. MOTIVANT for me became a need in order to take my project and the projects of those around me to the next level. In the end, there is not a big focus for this in Mexico, I intent to change this.

What ‘genres’ do you aim to feature on the label itself?

Vivran: Emotive Electronic is a term I use to define any electronic sound that encircles progressive house & Melodic Techno, but more important than this, I seek tracks that actually deliver an emotion. An emotion besides euphoria and wanting to dance. I seek depth in music.

What advice would you give to artists considering a career in dance music?

Vivran: Stay true to your own path, don’t copy others. Hours in the studio. A lot. Keep talented people close to you, always seek to create community and remember hate doesn’t help your project at all. Supporting other artist does a lot more.

Do you plan to release more tracks this year?

Vivran: Be hopeful for summer, thats all I’m going to say.

What are you most excited about in regards to the label in 2021?

Vivran: I think I’m most excited in all the new music we are receiving, there really is a lot of talent and true emotion out there. I am most exciting in continuing to discover amazing sounds both in Mexico and abroad.

Chill | Kina and Mokita Connect on “I’m Not Going Back”

Posted by on February 27, 2021

Two highly buzzing artists connect on a new single entitled “I’m Not Going Back”. The song blends Mokita’s rich, creamy vox alongside Kina’s go-to style of lo-fi beats. The hybrid approach seamlessly blends undertones of R&B, electronic, hip-hop and pop, it’s truly a cornucopia of beautiful sounds. Check out the lyric video for “I’m Not Going Back” above now!

Chill, Electronic | juuku Pushes The Boundaries on “Leaving”

Posted by on February 27, 2021

Anonymous producer Juuku is back again with another powerful single drop. “Leaving” is out now via indie imprint Moving Castle and is giving listeners another taste of what is to come on the upcoming EP that’s due out this spring. He continues to showcase this innate storytelling ability in the single, giving us an emotionally-charged auditory journey through the theme of letting go and releasing things not meant for us. Check out his latest offering “Leaving” above right now!

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Chill | Laxcity Shares His “Disconnect” EP

Posted by on February 1, 2021

After over a year of silence, Laxcity has released a brand new EP. Six tracks of chill vibes, exquisite beats, and masterful instrumentation make “Disconnect” a can’t miss project. Last year Laxcity found himself being increasingly hard on himself and his music. He had to take a step back and rediscover the joy of creating music. This EP is the collection of songs that came from that time away. Enjoy it and keep your eye on Laxcity.

Chill | NICOLAS Releases Experimental Side In Second EP Tease “WANT IT”

Posted by on January 22, 2021

Throwback house vibes, unifying vocal work, and an all around definition to a sound, NICOLAS releases, “WANT IT,” independently and on ideal terms to say the least.

From his David Dann collaboration to his previous original “TEST DRIVE,” much has now been exposed musically from the soloist – juxtaposed by the little known about personal background, history, and the like.

“TEST DRIVE,” and, “WANT IT,” now leading up to the full EP, the title currently unrevealed, sets a precedent on many levels as to the future content and direction of the alias as a whole. Standing out as a personal high, features on Hotel Garuda’s ‘Rush Remixes’ EP and a commonality expressed across his own tracks, there’s a large range of traits to appreciate here.

Chill | Laxcity Shares New Single “The Way That I Do” with EMIA

Posted by on January 8, 2021

It’s been over a year since we last heard from Laxcity, but the UK based producer has finally returned. His new single “The Way That I Do’ sees him team up with EMIA again. (You might remember them working together before on “Just Try” from his previous Purity EP) The duo work magnificently together and create soft pop magic. EMIA’s emotional vocals tug at your heartstrings while Laxcity’s atmospheric soundscape captures the moment. Listen to “The Way That I Do” below or on your favorite platform here.

Chill, Dance | A Triad Of Talent, Luhv, Colossus, & Realssm, Come Together On Hybrid Track “Vortex”

Posted by on December 21, 2020

Multi-talented artist Luhv certainly isn’t shy when it comes to bringing other’s and venues together under the name of music. The constant twists and turns this single provides, thanks to a trio of talent including Realssm, Luhv, and Colossus, is apart of the collective of momentw that delivers great joy, via “Vortex.”

Garnering experience and attention via the LA-based DJ/producer lifestyle and the enrollment of himself in Icon Collective circa 2017, Catch One, Senator Jones, Nameless, Townhouse, and Sayers Club became frequent spots were the Luhv vibes and friends could be heard – even attaining a Burning Man set alongside bass artist Barely Great in 2019 as apart of this unique course he set himself on.

With a catchy experimental edginess and seemingly no limits on what he may include in his released music, the RAC and Audius-supported artist is set to go even bigger come 2021.