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Interview with electronic music producer / artist Grant Saxena

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We are sharing our recent interview with Grant Saxena.

Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Grant Saxena : Hi and thanks for having me as your guest! I’m Grant Saxena, formerly known as DJ Sax (Official), an American electronic music Producer / Artist.

Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Grant Saxena : My fascination with music and the possibilities of sound began in the early nineties after hearing Guns & Roses. Axl Rose’s high-octane vocals and Slash’s intricate guitar work sounded the death knell for the hair bands who were popular at the time, while also anticipating the angst-ridden wave of grunge.

For a full extended artist bio visit:
http://djsaxmusic.blogspot.com/2014/02/into-musical-void-grant-saxena-extended.html

Twist Online : Tell us about your recent project ‘Dynamo’?
Grant Saxena :

Dynamo shines as a true high-energy gem. Electro & complextro elements form the bassline, while an uplifting melody dances with delayed vocals.

The breakdown is full of lush soundscapes that evolve towards the apex. At the drop, a gigantic pianosynth harmonizes the full composition.

I’m super proud of this release, it’s a #heater sure to ignite dancefloors!

Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Grant Saxena : Great press coverage and a couple featured interviews. Over 20,000 spins on soundcloud and stellar views through Youtube. This is our 20th release from Ruckus Records, my native imprint; we are stoked for the future of the label.

Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Grant Saxena : For the last few years, I’ve been producing on the road while touring at clubs and festivals. My mobile studio shrunk, while maintaining sonic integrity. Things are constantly changing in the audio world, still I rely on a few staples like Logic, Pro Tools, Maserati & Marroquin Waves and UAD mixing plugins, Tractor Z1 + iPad, MOTU interface and Sennheiser cans make up my travel rig.

Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Grant Saxena : Trance & Progressive are where my heart is. Synthwave is a fresh genre which has grabbed my attention, would be cool to combine the two… 😉

Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Grant Saxena : Finish 2018 with a solid remix and new label signing. Look forward to producing and spinning more festivals like recently at Barefoot Yogafest 2018 in Playa Balandra, Mexico. Follow me on facebook or instagram to get info on the next exotic event.

Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Grant Saxena : My next track is set to drop this Halloween 2018. All I can say is that, it’s a song about about love… lol j/k, really though… it’s a remix from a well-known trance artist on a popular label. Stay tuned to social media for more updates on my biggest career release 🙂

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