Join us this Friday morning as we Get To Know Aristo G, an up and coming EDM talent from Melbourne whose debut single is good. Very very good.
So much so that upon its release in late August, it quickly shot to No.2 on Spotify’s global viral 50 chart.
But who is Aristo? And what other tricks does he have up his sleeve? Find out in our latest feature.
01. Name : Aristo G.
02. Where are you based? Melbourne.
03. How did you get your start in music? I started song writing and playing around with recording software when I was about 10, the motivation to produce fresh unique music has stayed with me since.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Upbeat, Energetic, Funky, Perfectionist, Fantasist.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. There’s a bit of a hybrid house/retro thing I’ve got underlying my music. I’m pretty much an obsessive listener of funk and disco, while house music has been around me my entire life. I love heavy hitting house beats but feel good melodies always tend to emerge when I’m writing, so the end product is usually a satisfying combination of both.
06. Who have been your musical influences? Jamiroquai, Wham, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Bee Gees… these guys notably influence my creative process, especially when it comes to writing lyrics. In terms of modern music, DJs like Bob Sinclar, Calvin Harris and Disclosure always tend to be heavily influential to me as well.
07. What are your favourite songs of all time? Kool & The Gang – ‘Fresh’, Jamiroquai – ‘Cosmic Girl’, Wham – ‘Everything She Wants’.
08. What was the first album you bought? Don’t hold my memory to this, I think it was ‘Apocalypso’ by The Presents.
09. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I will quite happily spend an entire night on the d-floor. And on quite frequent an occasion. Just add good music.
10. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? I’m currently studying biomed at uni, so probably something in that field. Unless professional club hopping becomes a viable career pathway. I’d do that.
11. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? My mum always reminds me to do as many things in life as possible and not to be closed minded. It’s really useful advice really because that sense of open mindedness tends to inspire new thought process and creativity. I’m the type of person who hates having nothing to do so living by this works quite well.
12. Tell us about your latest release. ‘Make Me Feel’ is my debut single. I definitely wasn’t expecting to end up at number two on Spotify’s viral fifty; the whole experience has been a little surreal. I wrote the foundations of the track with my mind focused around picturesque summer imagery, stuff like beach bars, open air parties, summer love, just all round good vibes really. The lyrics ended up flowing out very organically and I think that really contributed to the passion in my vocals. It was quite self satisfying the way the track turned out.
13. What do your future plans involve? A lot more music. More Gigs. Less Sleep.
14. Where can our audience catch you live? I’m spinning tunes most Saturday nights at Electric Dreams Club at Crown Melbourne.