Karyme and his Safe & Sound EP LP
The Apparel Tronic
team is delighted to introduce you to a new member of the family, the Melburnian Karyme
with his ‘Safe & Sound EP’. We asked a few questions to the man himself to get to know a bit more about him and his music!
-Hi Daryosh, how are you and how does it feel like releasing music on Apparel Tronic?
I'm good, it's so nice and sunny today, so no complaints! It’s an absolute pleasure to release with Apparel Tronic
, honestly I couldn’t have dreamt of a better place to release ‘Safe & Sound’ EP with. I came across Apparel Music
and Apparel Tronic
via a Melbourne radio presenter, Ennio Styles
and I think it was Deledda’s Spore EP
as well as U Can Say EP
that got me hooked initially. Big ups to you guys for putting out such music, it’s rare to have labels like yours around nowadays.
-Talk us through the creative process behind the making of this EP. How did it come about and how did you work on it?
During the winter 2021 in Melbourne
, as we were about to have more gigs again, we went through another lockdown, again! Honestly, I had no complaints and it was such a treasure to have time and do the one thing that I love doing the most; making music. My rough plan was to go in the studio everyday for two weeks in a row and produce as much as I could. I took it as a ‘production workout’, going to the music gym, and turning my gut feelings into sound.
-Can you share with us three tracks that inspired you during the making of?
Before starting to make this EP, I was intentionally trying to not have many references for the final sound but I think no matter what, traces of Max Graef
’s sound are present here and there. Also textural sounds of earlier Mount Kimbie
have always been an inspiration for me. And I can’t not mention Melbourne
’s very own Horatio Luna
who’s taught me heaps with his production and intentions of his ‘Jazzy House