It’s hard to fathom an artist jumping between two such extreme genres, but that’s precisely what up and coming Melbourne artist Running Touch did, but from what to what?
Best you check out the dark, brooding beats of his new single ‘Levitate’ and what else makes him tick as we Get To Know Running Touch.
01. Name : RUNNING TOUCH.
02. Where are you based? Melbourne.
03. How did you get your start in music? I started in a hardcore band in 2008/2009. From there I went on to DJing and producing trance music. They both served as gateways to this project.
04. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. It’s anything and everything electronica, I like to think anyway. It developed and continues to develop through never conceding to a single style. Always cross-pollinating.
05. Who have been your musical influences? Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Led-Zeppelin, Death Grips, Korn, Jamie XX, Chet Faker, James Blake, Kaytranada. The list goes on.
06 What are your favourite songs of all time? I always cycle through tens of them. At the moment probably Angels And Airwaves’ ‘The Adventure’ and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Ramble On’.
07. What was the first album you bought? I think Toto’s ‘IV’ or Coldplay’s ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’.
08. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I used to do inline rollerblading. Flips and all that nonsense.
09. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Something entrepreneurial. Or I would have tried to go med school.
10. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Never pass up an opportunity to make yourself proud.
11. Tell us about your latest release. It’s called ‘Levitate’. It’s a deep house-influenced cut. It’s a follow up to a dance track I did a while ago called ‘What’s Best For You’.
12. What do your future plans involve? Putting out as much creative material as possible. Music and otherwise.
13. Where can our audience catch you live? On my upcoming tour in September, supporting Safia on their tour in October… and a few festivals after that!
September 09 : Sydney (Oxford Art Factory)
September 10 : Melbourne (The Workers Club)
September 15 : Melbourne (The Workers Club)