Liam Summers: Mixing Between The Genres

Liam Summers is another talent on the scene who is one to watch out for in the future, with big things already happening.

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Belgium based producer and DJ Liam Summers is making a big deal on the current dance music scene as one of those to keep an eye out for. With his track being sampled for Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Jungle Bae’, as well as signing to Sony Music, big things are expected for him over the course of the next few years. A new track has arrived from him as ‘When You Do Me Like That’, a cross genre production. Mixing up the genres is what Liam Summers is all about, and you can check out what he had to say below.

Tell us a little about how Liam Summers became involved within dance music, was there always a passion there for you to produce music?

As far as I remember I’ve always loved music. As a young kid I was always listening to loads of music and then one day I remember I stumbled across a Timbaland track that completely captivated me. I remember listening to the track and thinking: Wow! That percussion – how did he do that! It was after that, that I started making music. At first, it was terrible and very frustrating, but after countless hours of trying again, again and again, I slowly started to improve bit by bit; now, here I am with my new single!

For a DJ now, it’s expected that they also produce their own music. Do you have to find a balance between the two to try and better both aspects of your career?

I think the balance came quite naturally for me. I started as a self-made musician, learning the hard way whilst trying to find my path into the music industry. The DJ scene was almost an automatic progression from that. As I started producing lots of club tracks I got into DJing because I wanted to improve my music. It’s important to feel how and what crowds would react to when you make this kind of music.

On the topic of producing, Jack U sampled one of your tracks for their ‘Jungle Bae’ production. How big a moment for you was this, to see your track worked in a new production by Skrillex and Diplo?

It was a huge moment! I mean Diplo and Skrillex!!! It helped open so many doors. My group “BSSMNT” and I work very hard to try to innovate and bring something of our own to the table. Of course it’s always risky, people might not like it or find it too different, but when you hit the right spot with the balance, it’s magic.

New music has also arrived from Liam Summers recently with your upcoming single ‘When U Do Me Like That’. Where did the inspiration come for the track?

Well the track is based on life and relationships in general. In terms of sound, I really like to mix between the genres to create something different! For ‘When U Do Me Like That, I wanted to combine electronic dance sounds with an RnB feel in there as well! For the main body of the track, the core three elements are taken from Future house, Trap and Tropical. Mikaela’s topline was the perfect addition that really just added an old school vibe to the track, it wouldn’t sound right without her on it!

You’ve also signed to Sony Music recently, a major label in the music industry as a whole. Will there be big things to come from Liam Summers in the near future with regards to more productions?

I hope so! Being signed with a major label is kind of a game changer but I’m keeping my feet on the ground… We are not there yet! It’s important to stay focused. At the moment I’m just concentrating on working as hard as I can to produce/compose more music and listening to everything around me to find new inspirations.

With so many different styles and genres on the scene, never mind the cross-genre sounds we are beginning to hear, are you intrigued to change up your style and experiment in the studio?

I like to adapt. I love all kinds and styles of music and mixing genres is part of my style, so I like to try and experiment as many different genres and influences.  I hope that people can hear and relate to those different influences, and that the melting pot of sounds will appeal to people.

The next few months after the release of your single will be pretty big. What is the main aim for Mr Summers over the course of the next few months?

Well I’m gonna be of course totally devoted to this project! I just hope that this single brings as much joy to people from all over the planet as it brings to me. After that the next step will be to put out more tracks and hopefully to be involved in more festivals!

Rounding things off, who would you most like to work with in the studio or on a production for a track or an idea, especially with so many big names and rising talents?

Without a doubt, the first one on my list would be Sia, because for me she’s one of the biggest singers of our generation. She is incredibly talented and I cannot get enough of her voice.

To be able to work with David Guetta, Timbaland or DJ Snake would also be a dream come true. They have all been huge inspirations to me: David Guetta helped shape the scene to what it is today, he is totally iconic; DJ Snake to me is like the new Guetta, I love the way he works and the way he is with is team is very inspiring; and Timbaland is part of why I started making music and producing in the first place. He has also influenced so many DJs – I hope one day I can do the same.

You can find out more about Liam Summers below:
https://www.facebook.com/iamliamsummers
https://twitter.com/iamliamsummers
https://soundcloud.com/iamliamsummers
http://djliamsummers.com/

Liam Summers is all about mixing between the genres and is a new talent to keep an eye out for.

Belgium based producer and DJ Liam Summers is making a big deal on the current dance music scene as one of those to keep an eye out for. With his track being sampled for Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Jungle Bae’, as well as signing to Sony Music, big things are expected for him over the course of the next few years. A new track has arrived from him as ‘When You Do Me Like That’, a cross genre production. Mixing up the genres is what Liam Summers is all about, and you can check out what he had to say below.

Tell us a little about how Liam Summers became involved within dance music, was there always a passion there for you to produce music?

As far as I remember I’ve always loved music. As a young kid I was always listening to loads of music and then one day I remember I stumbled across a Timbaland track that completely captivated me. I remember listening to the track and thinking: Wow! That percussion – how did he do that! It was after that, that I started making music. At first, it was terrible and very frustrating, but after countless hours of trying again, again and again, I slowly started to improve bit by bit; now, here I am with my new single!

For a DJ now, it’s expected that they also produce their own music. Do you have to find a balance between the two to try and better both aspects of your career?

 

Liam Summers, mixing between the genres.

New music has also arrived from Liam Summers recently with your upcoming single ‘When U Do Me Like That’. Where did the inspiration come for the track?

Well th Future house, Trap and Tropical. Mikaela’s topline was the perfect addition that really just r but I’m keeping my feet on the ground… We are not there yet! It’s important to stay focused. At the moment I’m just concentrating on working as hard as I can to produce/compose more music and listening to everything around me to find new inspirations.

With so many different styles and genres on the scene, never mind the cross-genre sounds we are beginning to hear, are you intrigued to change up your style and experiment in the studio?

 

 

What’s next for Liam Summers?

I like to adapt. I love all kinds and styles of music and mixing genres is part of my style, so I like to try and experiment as many different genres and influences.  I hope that people can hear and relate to those different influences, and that the melting pot of sounds will appeal to people

The next few months after the release of your single will be pretty big. What is the main aim for Mr Summers over the course of the next few months?

Well I’m gonna be of course totally devoted to this project! I just hope that this single brings as much joy to people from all over the planet as it brings to me. After that the next step will be to put out more tracks and hopefully to be involved in more festivals!

Rounding things off, who would you most like to work with in the studio or on a production for a track or an idea, especially with so many big names and rising talents?

Without a doubt, the first one on my list would be Sia, because for me she’s one of the biggest singers of our generation. She is incredibly talented and I cannot get enough of her voice.

To be able to work with David Guetta, Timbaland or DJ Snake would also be a dream come true. They have all been huge inspirations to me: David Guetta helped shape the scene to what it is today, he is totally iconic; DJ Snake to me is like the new Guetta, I love the way he works and the way he is with is team is very inspiring; and Timbaland is part of why I started making music and producing in the first place

You can find out more about Liam Summers below:
https://www.facebook.com/iamliamsummers
https://twitter.com/iamliamsummers
https://soundcloud.com/iamliamsummers
http://djliamsummers.com/

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