Artist Interview: Sun Glitters
Victor Ferreira is the producer behind the pitch-shifted vocals and chopped-up melodies created by Sun Glitters. This Luxembourg producer makes glitchy, R&B-tinted, oceanic, warm bass beats and melodies and has quickly left a mark on the electronic music scene since it began for him in 2011.
We got the chance to get up close and personal with Sun Glitters and ask him about his influences, the future and who he would like to see at The Great Escape, here’s what he had to say…
Given that you live in Luxembourg, is it hard to balance your work between cities around the world?
“Not really, I like to create new sounds while I’m traveling. It’s really inspiring and special when I’m traveling by train and producing on a laptop makes things so much easier – you can produce new ideas at any moment.”
Which artists do you most often get compared to?
“It depends… I have already been associated with lots of artists mostly Baths, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Slow Magic and also Boards Of Canada, which is an honour to me as their music influenced me a lot; But I will always try to create my own sound.”
Your music is said to be “ocean inspired”, why is this?
“I like to mix lots of melodic layers just to get one sound and I think it’s because of that my music is described like that…Some songs and melodies sound endless so that you could hear a new part at any moment after listening to it 10 times. A kind of sound which doesn’t really exists but you can hear it…”
Who or what are your main influences?
“My main influence is of course my everyday life, my family… But musically I’m still very influenced by Boards Of Canada and My Bloody Valentine among lots of great others. I’m listening to a lot of music everyday. It’s my way to regenerate ideas and the lust to create something new.”
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would you choose?
“I always mention Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine! I read a lot of their interviews a long time ago where he explained their sound process and that amazed me a lot! It gave me lots of ideas and so I tried doing a quite similar process but in a more electronic way
I’m really happy though to have had the opportunities to collaborate with great artsits! We can learn a lot through that process as well. It permits me to open new horizons and refresh my sound…”
What is coming up for you for the rest of 2014/15?
“I have some open collaboration/production projects and I’m working on some new songs as well. A new EP “Fading Days” will see the light very soon which are the bonus tracks you can find on my ‘Scattered Into Light’ Japanese Special Edition. A Spilt single is also close to be released at LebensStrasse Records with Slow Magic for their 3rd year anniversary! On top of all that I also have the chance to release my photo art book on my Japanese Label AY. A collection of pictures representing my sound and at the same time we will invite other artists to create a 1 minute long sound or song for each picture as a soundtrack.”
What has been the most memorable moment (good or bad!) of your career so far?
“The best so far was the Dour Festival! Lots of people and a wonderful atmosphere. But I had a similar one in Lithuania with less people and the venue was also smaller It was amazing! I really hope to have more moments like this. A bad moment… I think that was when I arrived at the airport and my baggage with half of my set up didn’t arrive… Luckily enough people were so nice to me and helped me save my shows by asking their friends to help get and APC and a sound card!”
Is this your first visit to Brighton? If not, then do you have a favourite place in the city? If yes, what are you most looking forward to?
“No, this will be my 3rd time in Brighton and I’m really happy to go back! Really love this city and hope to see my friends there again as well! There are several places I like in this city, like the seaside with the Pier, walking through the Lanes… yes it’s great city! I can only recommend it!”
Which other artists are you looking forward to seeing at this year’s Great Escape Festival?
“I will be there just for one day unfortunately so I will try to make the most of this day in Brighton. I would like to see my pals from Brolin, Stubborn Heart, Patten, Seekae, Oy, Black City Lights, Femme, …Don’t know if I can make it to be everywhere on time! But I’m sure there are lots of other great artists, who I still don’t know! Otherwise I would also like to see my pals Ambassadeurs, Traams, Young & Sick and of course Jon Hopkins but they are all playing on the days I’m not there…”
What can we expect from your set at The Great Escape?
“As per usual I will try to invite the audience to fly with my glittering sounds and have a great time together! Hope to see you there, lovely people!”
We can’t wait to see what’s in store and we recommend you get along to catch Sun Glitters live, you won’t regret it…