Hi Sirus Hood, Welcome to Music Is 4 Lovers. It’s a pleasure to have you here with us.

Congratulations on the release of your new track recently, “Trapped In” on Cuttin’ Headz. What has the initial reception been like to it?

Actually I was with The Martinez Brothers when I started the track and when they left they said: send it when you finish it. Few weeks later I sent a video to Steve Martinez and he said “sounds like a fucking banger”. They signed it and after playing it everywhere, the track received huge support from Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati and Skream amongst others.

What was the inspiration for this one? How did it come to work with the The Martinez Brothers label?

I think it was just the moment, I was chilling with friends, Trangaz, The Bros and I was in my bubble doing my thing with the MPC and they liked the groove.

What does your studio look like at the moment? We know every track is different, but do you have some kind of ‘blueprint’ by now?

I went through different phases. I started with Maschine + a midi keyboard and Ableton. That’s how I did my best tracks. Then I started to collect analog gear but I realized that it’s time consuming. Then I went back to a minimal setup without computer, just a MPC live which I love. I just got a new Maschine so my plan is to work with the Mpc to make a project from the scratch, sample based. But when I mix plug-ins with some elements like for a remix, then I’ll use Maschine + keyboard. The idea here is to have the faster setup and to keep it simple. I keep my analog gear and machines for the fun times and for sampling their sounds.

How do you keep entertained when not in the studio? Any good music, books, or series you’d recommend? Where do you go looking for inspiration?

I’m currently watching Westworld. I’m fascinated about AI, robots, and other realities. It doesn’t scare me at all and I can’t wait to live with robots and see how far we can develop their consciousness, especially in a time where humans lost theirs. Some people act like robots, speak like robots, call an airline service or a bank. I think these people are scared about AI and it makes sense. Some journalists wrote “how to fight AI”, but you can’t fight, it’s a natural process because we are simply trying to reproduce ourselves. It’s definitely one of my inspiration sources.

What are your thoughts on the current state of the scene? What would you like to see more and less of?

The scene is interesting and vibrant. Many good young producers everywhere. I think at a certain point, the EDM djs went so far in the commercial pop music that it offered a boulevard to an exciting scene of House and Techno artists who became big and offered a spotlight to many underground artists. I would like to see more realness like the Chicago House legends and less noise.

What is art and why do we need it?

Art is this divine power to create beauty and share feelings through something. God is the first artist and designer. So every person is a unique design that is evolving like animals and nature. So we don’t need it, that’s just what we are and that is what makes this reality amazing. Everyone has the power to create, when you dress, cut you hair, put makeup, you are designing your avatar. When you do it with consciousness, you are leveling up your power.

What’s next for Sirus Hood? What particular milestones are you looking forwards to now? Where can your fans catch you next?

I’m currently creating my label with Manda Moor. It’s called Mood Child and it is a new gen label based on the community where we will use the new tools of the web 3 and the older ones like the vinyl. We already did Mood Child events at Hï Ibiza and at Bagatelle Zurich and they were very successful.

I’m currently in South East Asia for the first time where I can meet my fans in Manila Philippines (Jan 13th), Bangkok Thailand (Jan 18th), and Phuket Thailand (Jan 28th).

Thank you so much for your time, we wish you all the best for the future.

Sirus Hood single “Trapped In” is out now on Cuttin’ Headz
Grab it here