AUGUST is a young and future producer of French melodic house music. The promising AUGUSTE, who has just moved from Paris to San Francisco, has a unique style of electronic music that he mixes surprisingly with various rhythms and synths. This colorful mix of music comes from a childhood environment where he had the privilege of discovering many cultures. In the first two months of 2022, AUGUSTE released “Together” (his first single of this year), “Broken Waves”, and “Kayar”.
He is building an impressive 2021 where he released his tracks on a top label such as Music Syrup. Additionally, last year he worked with fellow countryman and melodic house producer, Hugo Cantarra. Here’s One EDM’s exclusive interview with AUGUSTE, who discussed his first single of 2022, working with Hugo Cantarra’s imprint, and his future musical projects. Also, check out his music by listening to the track from his Spotify link under this paragraph.
Kenny Ngo: Hi AUGUUSTE, how are the first two months of 2022 going for you?
AUGUUSTE: It was very good, thank you! I recently moved from Paris to San Francisco and this new environment gives me a lot of inspiration to produce music. I’ll have my first set in California next week and I’m really looking forward to it.
What accomplishments do you think were the most memorable for you in 2021?
2021 has been a very big year for me, I met Hugo Cantarra, who has supported me so much in recent months for which I am very grateful to him. I also started working with Resonate PR which provided me with many amazing opportunities.
I feel like I’ve also refined my production and signed a lot of tracks with exciting labels that I can’t wait to announce soon!
You had recently released your first single of 2022 titled “Together”, on January 7th. What is the track about?
“Together” is a very special track for me, because it was the track that allowed me to get in touch with Hugo’s label, KIDS Record Foundation. This track was produced towards the end of the lockdown and conveyed all the excitement of finally being together and dancing together once the restrictions were lifted.
How is it different from your other notable tracks, especially “Crystal Streams” and “Nambi”?
“Together” is a much more energy-oriented track compared to my previous albums which were more melodic-oriented. It’s all a fusion of afro with progressive house which I loved doing.
What made you consider creating a track like “Together”?
I wanted to create a track with meaningful and memorable lyrics that could all be sung together when this track is played. All the while, I wanted to keep my signature style while increasing the pace.
“Together” is released under Hugo Cantarra’s KIDS Record Foundation imprint. How is it to work with him and on the imprint?
Working with Hugo is amazing, he taught me a lot and gave me many special opportunities. I also have great respect for the work KIDS Record Foundation have done. All profits are focused on the education of underprivileged children.
How did you start your musical career?
I started playing the piano at a very young age when I was a child. At the age of 16, I started to learn how to use Fl Studio. During the lockdown, I really focused on my craft and decided to seriously release through labels. Release of my first official track with Music Syrup called “Return from Earth”.
Do you have any notable successes and setbacks in your music career that you would like to share?
I had some very memorable DJ sets this summer. My favorites being rooftops in Portugal and an 8 hour set in the forests of England.
As COVID restrictions have been eased (and tightened and loosened again, etc.), have you played at any events? Especially music festivals?
I had great opportunities to DJ every week in Paris before moving and I hope to start DJing frequently in California!
What do you hope to see in 2022 for you?
The main goal is to release unique music in a style that no one has ever heard before. I believe that if I am able to accomplish this, more success will follow.