EDM producer RGT talks about his life & music
Norway born 23 years old music producer Ruben Gausel Torkelsen (RGT) is a genuine fan of EDM. He has been making some nice music in past few months. We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Pro Media Mag : First of all tell us about the start of your music career.
RGT : I started out about 12 years ago. I really liked the music genre “dubstep”, and started making remixes of known songs, and later on my own dubstep songs. As I evolved as an artist, I stepped away from dubstep and started digging into what being an artist really was, and I began to produce songs for other people. I quickly understood that even if I enjoyed dubstep, that it wasn’t really my style. So I went on to make a bunch of songs in different genres, until I found what I really liked making: EDM / Electronic pop.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
RGT : I have always had this urge to express something. I don’t know how to do this in person, so I tend to express myself through music. As for my early on inspirations, I have always had a massive inspiration from Elliot Berger, and the fact that he is mixing and mastering all of my tunes is awesome!
Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your latest project “I Would” with Bailey Jehl?
RGT : I wanted to create something that was beautiful and relaxing, but at the same time, I wanted to stand up and dance. This is when “I Would” came to life. I needed a strong vocal on it, but a lot of the artists I tried out didn’t pack the acoustic punch I wanted. Then I heard Bailey¨s vocals, and knew right there that she was the one for the track
Pro Media Mag : What kind of response you have received from the release?
RGT : I have received great response from “I Would”. I never expected this much engagement.
My phone exploded with texts and calls on the release day. People wanted to remix, air, and book productions like crazy. It was really fun to see the track doing that good, I just recently started to produce songs for myself, and this was a clear indicator that people want me to continue.
Pro Media Mag : You give so much attention to each and every aspect of music. It seems you are actually in love with the music you create?
RGT : Oh yes, as I stated earlier, I used to produce music for other people. I made songs for any occasion, and it drained my musical interest so severely. In the end, I just found myself repeating patterns just because I knew what worked before, and it was not a joyful time at all. I took some time off, and worked on some other aspects of the industry. After this, I came back to make music for myself to enjoy, and I am blessed that others enjoy it with me!
Pro Media Mag : What’s the best part of being a music producer?
RGT : That is a tough one. Being a music producer brings me a whole lot of happiness.
I love to find new ways to express myself and direct my inner artist to some sort of canvas! But if I had to pick one thing as the best part, it would be to see artists work together, and create a song. This is truly the best feeling in the world, when you try out things, laugh of how good / stupid something on the track is. The small moments in a studio where you just loose track of time, and spend hours figuring out how this story will end.
Pro Media Mag : Have you set any goals to achieve?
RGT : Not at all. I have no goals at the time. This is all for fun, to get my built up creativity out there. Of course I do want my songs to do good, but at this time it would just be a bonus. I have enough confirmation from previous projects that my work can be acknowledged My goal is to enjoy the present, and hopefully get an exciting, artistic future!
Pro Media Mag : Are you working on any new project?
RGT : Yes, I am currently working on a second project with Bailey Jehl, which is going to be great! I am also working on a project with a very known and talented Swedish singer. I can’t say too much about this right now, but it will be public soon enough!