If you have followed Paris Blohm on his musical journey, we are willing to bet you have fallen in love with him just as much as we have. In 2013, after bedroom producing for 7 years, LA native Paris has earned support from some of the biggest names in the game such as Tiesto, Hardwell, and Sander Van Doorn, to name a few. His anthem-esque productions have also caught the career-defining attention of music industry giant Interscope Records, with whom he signed a management deal. Paris has since taken the dance music world by storm, and has fiercely delivered both free and label releases, acquiring the attention of some of the scene’s largest blogs and websites. With several exciting collaborations are on the horizon in the upcoming months as well as a rapidly expanding growing fanbase, Paris is surely here to stay … and he’s only getting started.
If you aren’t yet familiar with Paris, check out his collaboration with Tritonal featuring the vocal work of Sterling Fox titled ‘Strangers’.
Another amazing, yet more ambient, one to check out is ‘Sailing the Sky ‘featuring the ever talented Mimi Page. Aside from his successful original tracks, he has also killed it with his remix work of Above & Beyond, Nervo, Hook N Sling, Seven Lions, and Myon & Shane 54 to name only some.
Below is a snippet from a Q & A done by EDM blog Only The Beat, check out the full interview here.
OTB: What was it that first inspired you to start creating electronic music?
Paris Blohm: Addiction turned to inspiration. I was your underground computer geek in my teens. No one would’ve thought I was a computer guy but as soon as I got home from school i’d play videogames online for 12-14 hours a day. I picked up a copy of FLStudio and it looked like a video game to me, and it was fun too… at the age of 15 I slowly transitioned my video game habits into music making.
OTB: You have such a variety of different sounds with your productions, is there one genre in specific that you like more than others?
Paris Blohm: I really love a good progressive house tune. Not the generic repeated progressions you tend to hear nowadays, but timeless tunes like Levels.. just kidding. No but really, a great melodic track like when I first heard Reload by Tommy Trash/Seb Ingrosso. It’s just stuck in my head for days.. I also like a proper banger with new sounds. I’ve also started to enjoy some techier elements on top of bangers.
I used to listen to rock music, a lot. Radiohead, TOOL, Coheed & Cambria, all those progressive weird bands. But now I catch myself living in this progressive house movement, and I can’t say that I regret it.
OTB: Your new track ‘Presence’ with Angel Taylor has received a ton of love from the EDM world, and like you have said, was dedicated to your younger sister Chloe. What about her influenced and inspired you to create such a song?
Paris Blohm: Her word is BELIEVE. Just keep pushing.. keep believing in yourself. It really inspires me. She did so much more than 90% of the able bodied people I know. She took the impossible with her disability and made it a miracle. Her Presence is here, pushing me and everyone who had the blessing of being around her. That’s why it was created.
Don’t miss Paris Blohm, alongside Carnage and Dzeko & Torres THIS Friday at the Skyway Theatre. Grab your tickets here!