I decided call it “On Fire” purely because it was name after the song that start my career. Before that song, I wasn’t DJ. After that song, I started touring. It’s a cool word as well because you can say ON FIRE with a lot of things. Say, “This person is on fire!” or “This song is on fire!”. It works really well and it’s a cool name for a radio show.
What kind of track featured in your show?
To be honest, I don’t stick to one particularly genre. A lot of people do radio show for Trance only, or for House only. I basicly just pick whatever songs I like and I feel that suitable to represent who I am about as a person. For example, my radio show will start with some Big Room Trance, probably some Groovy House in there. In the end, it will end with some Melodic Trance. When I hear the song that I like, it will go to the radio show. I just like the music. I don’t care the genre is.
Your track, Before The Story, we think very dramatic in the melody. Can you explain about it?
“Before The Story” is very film music-inspired because I love film music. I love the use of the sounds, like in Hans Zimmer soundtrack. I want to make a song that build, really from the very bottom and straight up. I want a track that starts my DJ set with. Initially, I wasn’t plan to release it. It was something purely from my DJ set, but I got so many messages about the song and how people want to listen it more. So we decided to release it as a song. It’s not even a full track, it’s not a full club mix. It’s just an intro song. Lots of people ask me to release the extended mix, but it was never my vision for the song. It was designed as an intro song, to introduce the track. I had so much fun making it and a lot more of my music coming up will be like that style. Not necessarily an intro track, but the sound that I really enjoy.
Can you tell us the story behind the track “Alone”?
I wrote the music of “Alone” probably around last Christmas time and send it off to my management. Then they got vocal for it from a singer called Georgia Mason. She’s an acoustic singer. I usually find the best singer for dance music are not from the dance music scene. For example, people like Christina Novelli and Roxanne Emery, they are from acoustic world, not from dance music world. You can get really amazing vocal out of people who are from different area of music. For “Alone”, the mix of the sound are quite radio-friendly version. I’m also hosting a competition remix for the song. I don’t really care about the genre, I want to make it into a song. I want to adapt it into as many styles as possible. So anyone can take part of it.
Back in September 2016, Luke Bond hosted a competition remix for "Alone". The winner has been chosen, and just like what Luke Bond's said, he really embrace any genre music. Listen to yourself below the winning track from HIDDN!