For those who may not know… Who is Siege and where are you based?
I’m a Belgium based Producer and DJ. I’m into House, Techno and everything in between!
How did you get into music and who were your inspirations?
As long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to music. At first I used to listen to what my parents where listening. (Unfortunately that wasn’t Disco but Classical music!) Through friends and my cousins who where a bit older, I then discovered Electronic music. At the time Euro-Dance and Hardcore where hot, so that’s what I used to blast through my speakers. My granddad was working for Philips and gave me some old stereo equipment… I bought a mixers and started mixing with my tape deck and a discman. (Obviously that didn’t go well!) I started saving up my money and when I was 14 or 15 I bought a pair of second hand turntables and went from there. My early inspirations were the likes of Prince, Fleetwood Mack, Chaka Khan and CHIC to name but a few.
How would you describe your sound in 5 words?
Driving, energetic, from the heart.
What have you been up to over the past few months?
So over the last few months, I’ve been busy working in the studio on some brand new music. I’ve also had some great gigs in between.
Where is the perfect place to hear ‘Thinking’?
In a club with a BIG sound system!
Where do you get your inspirations from?
From everything and nothing to be honest. As a producer I think you’re always unconsciously looking for inspiration. It can be something I hear on the radio, on TV, in the supermarket, anything really. Sometimes I just fiddle around with sample CD’s if I’m out of inspiration. Something might pop up, but if not I tend to go outside and do something else. Leave it be for a minute. You can’t force creativity in my opinion.
Where will you be spending your summer this year?
I will be in Ibiza with the Toolroom family! Excited is an understatement. There’s also a few interesting festival dates lined up too which I can’t wait for.
Which producers are you really feeling at the moment?
Wheats, Oscar L, DJ Fronter, Andres Campo & Fer BR to name just a few.
What is next for Siege?
My new single ‘Thinking’ is out on Toolroom April 19. I’ve got another single coming up on Yousef’s Circus Recordings in May. In June there’s a single coming out on Big Beat Records with a remix from DJ Fronter and there’s loads more to sign. Also did I mention Ibiza with the Toolroom crew this summer?!