The Berlin-based artist has had a huge flurry of successful releases this year, signing with the likes of Yoshitoshi, Bedrock and MoBlack to name a few. He now returns to Connected bringing his stylish production, an eclectic range of instruments and abstract ideas with him.
Aaaron’s forthcoming ‘Cosmic Soul’ release has been highly anticipated from the moment it was teased on social media and doesn’t disappoint as it continues his signature journey through mystic synthesis.
We wanted to catch up with the man behind the triple-A and find out more about the release, his upcoming performances and what he uses in the studio.
Aaaron ‘Cosmic Soul’ drops on Connected on 27th September 2019 and can be preordered/streamed here: Aaaron – Cosmic Soul EP
Hi Aaaron, thanks for catching up with us today.
What’s currently on the agenda, are you locking in some studio time or are you preparing for your next gig?
Hey. Thanks for having me. Right now it’s kinda both actually. Was preparing for our Scarcity Showcase at Muting the Noise in Berlin. Tomorrow I will go to the Studio to check out a new Module I bought for my Eurorack System.
Yeah normally its more time in the studio in winter and playing more gigs in summer. Obviously. But this summer I worked also a lot in the Studio with Deckert.
Alongside your releases over the year, what would you say are your current top five tracks that you are playing out at the moment? Do you find that it changes quite fluidly over the course of the year, or are there any standout releases that stay ‘in the box’?
2. Makossa & Megablast – Kunuaka (Stereo MC’s Remix) [Stripped Down]
Wolf Müller meets Nile Project – Moso Radido Wuod Ndege (Nyatiti)… but the whole EP is great!
3. Wolf Müller meets Nile Project – Moso Radido Wuod Ndege (Nyatiti) [Nouvelle Ambiance]
4. Embatucadores – Terra Rasgada (Santiago Garcia Remix) [MoBlack]
With previous releases on Objektivity, Watergate Records and Connected, how does it feel now returning to Connected and how has your latest release ‘Cosmic Soul’ been received so far? Who is supporting the tracks?
Connected is my home label and it’s already my 7th release. I’m really grateful to be there and work with the Guys. The Feedback so far has been really awesome.
This latest release features analogue sounding samples, such as the African-like drums on ‘Cosmic Soul’, do you find you use mainly hardware or software when producing? Are there certain go-to pieces of equipment you always use?I’m looking always for sounds that on their own sound more organic and warm. I think that is the main reason why „analog“ had this second big hype. Nothing should be too perfect. This I why I always went with analog drum machines. There is still a human touch to it. Ofc I do use software. But mostly for processing like EQ-ing, compressing, etc.
And is use some great Kontakt Sample libraries for stuff like pianos and percussion that I don’t have in the studio right now.
What can we expect from you in the last quarter of 2019? Do you have any forthcoming projects, exciting winter festivals or anything you’d like to mention?There is always something happening. I released quite a lot this year. I couldn’t do a lot of remixes sadly as I didn’t have the time for it and also not the space in the release schedule.
But on the other hand, it also feels good to be releasing almost only originals. I really need to finish all those tracks I started. And like I said there is still a lot lined up. A project with Re.you. Some new stuff with Deckert. On some new Labels and some that I already released on. So stay connected : )
Thanks for chatting with us today and we look forward to catching up again soon!