Q&A with retro-inspired music producer Spencer Ramsay

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Releasing his latest single ‘Take It Easy’ via Polydor Records, EDM producer Spencer Ramsay has impressed us with his retro-infused flair. Only eighteen years of age, the music producer has an appreciation for the sounds of yesteryear and the iconic vocals of Aretha Franklin‘s hit sampled on this latest club track. Born in a small Scottish town called Pebbles, the young music producer is gaining momentum across Soundcloud with over 1 million streams accumulated on his Soundcloud profile over a span of 3 months with the release of his hit ‘What You Talkin’ About?’. We asked remarkable dance music talent Spencer Ramsay a few questions about his musical aspirations below.

Please describe your sound for us.

I would say my sound is pretty heavy, energetic, and has some soul to it.

How did it all start for you?

My family has always loved dance music and I remember making music on Garage Band when I was really young, and that’s when I fell in love with it.

Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?

I would say Daft Punk, Disclosure, and Kanye West.

What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?

I have a really nice Arturia keyboard and a Roland drum machine. But honestly a lot of the time I end up just using my laptop speakers and keyboard because I have an idea on the fly, or can’t be bothered plugging everything in and setting it up in FL Studio.

What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.

My current project and sound are heavily influenced by ‘80s and ‘90s Chicago house, but I also take influence from films like Bladerunner in some of my other pieces of music.

What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

Bassline.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

My latest release ‘Take It Easy’ is the first track in my current project: The House Sound of Peebles. Which is an homage to The House Sound of Chicago series. Peebles is the small Scottish town I grew up in. I aim to bring some of the energy from ‘80s Chicago house into 2022 and expand on the sound!

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