We sat down with French music producer Feder to talk about his new EP, career hightlights, fashion and much more.
When did you first realise you could make a career in music?
I guess it was when I heard Goodbye on the radio for the first time. This was really new and intense. I called my family and told them “I might be up to something good”.
Name three artists you had on your playlist growing up?
The usual suspects: Radiohead, James Blake, and some old school hip hop acts.
You’ve just released your EP Breathe! How proud are you of the EP?
Very proud. It’s the first time I’m releasing multiple songs at the same time; I usually release single after single. So this EP is something special. I have the feeling I could go into directions that are different from what I’ve put out so far. It might be a bit more left of centre because I didn’t feel like every song HAD to be a radio hit.
How long did it take to finish?
It’s hard to say. I have the feeling that it was pretty quick to finish, but mainly because I gathered songs I’d been working on over the past year. So it was more something like “OK I have all of these tracks that I love, let’s make something out of it”.
Favourite track from the EP?
I love all of them, of course. Especially since these tracks are a small selection from a big amount of songs. So it’s kind of my own ‘Best Of’. But ‘Breathe’ is my favourite, because it’s a great mix of my influences – also thanks to Quentin who’s performing on it.
Favourite track to perform live?
From my own songs I’d say ‘Lordly’, which I usually use as my closing song.
If you could collaborate with one other artist, past or present, who would it be?
It used to be Diplo, but now I don’t really know. I recently got to Speak with DJ Snake after a soccer game in Paris. And we got along well, so that could be a very good option.
What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
Black Caviar – Coco Puff!
What has been your 2017 highlight?
It’s always difficult to rank great memories. I did the closing set of a massive festival in Paris in September. It’s called Fête de l’Huma. That was amazing.
What has been your career highlight?
I don’t have one particular highlight. But travelling and meeting people from all over the world is a constant highlight. Although if I’d have to name one thing, I’d mention Exit Festival, where I played while the sun was rising late at night. Or early in the morning – depends on how you see it.
How do you spend your down time?
With my family mostly. Since I’m on the road quite often, or locked up in the studio, I try my best to spend time with them as much as I can.
Are you touring soon?
I’m kind of constantly touring. Sometimes it’s just a bit more intense, like during summer. But I usually never stop being on tour.
If I wasn’t a musician I’d be…
My dad would say doctor!
Favourite film & TV series?
I love Peaky Blinders! The new season recently came out.
Drink of choice on a night out?
Describe your style/fashion?
It’s a mixture between designer brands and streetwear.
Who’s your biggest style inspiration?
How do you spend Christmas day?
With my family, either in Paris or South of France.
Are you an organised or last minute present buyer?
Quite last minute I have to admit haha.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Drink and eat less haha.
Check out the music video for one of the tracks from Breathe below: