Ahead of the first single release from his forthcoming Odyssey EP tomorrow, we got the chance to chat with London-based producer Rosehip about his latest project and what to expect from the full EP in September.
Hi Rosehip, welcome to EDM Cave! Where are we speaking to you from today?
Hey EDM Cave, I’m speaking to you from my home in London, UK.
Please could you introduce yourself to our readers who may not be familiar with you? How did you get into music production?
I’m Rosehip, an electronic music producer who loves to make chill beats that paint pictures in your mind, transporting you to far off places. I got into music production recording guitars into Ableton at around 16 years old. Over time, whilst being exposed to new and different types of music, I learnt how to produce new genres and sounds until I got into the idea of creating immersive electronic soundscapes and telling stories with my music.
You are getting ready to release the first single off your upcoming EP, ‘Found’. Can you tell us a bit about this track, how it came about and what the production process was like?
Sometimes when I produce music, it is a painstaking process which takes days to craft and finesse. At other times, the music flows out of me like humming a tune walking down the street. My new track Found was the latter, a hypnotic chilltronica track that fuses sounds from Lo-fi, vaporwave and dance, heavily inspired by the euphoric highs of summer.
Your upcoming EP, Odyssey, is coming out later this year. What can we expect from this body of work?
Odyssey is a late-summer inspired journey into nature, adventure and serenity. You can expect good feelings, catchy tunes and the essence of summer throughout. It features my first vocal collaboration and the first track of mine you can really dance to, something I’ve been wanting to fix for a while.
We love your sound and it makes you want to travel and see the world! Is this the kind of feeling you want to achieve with your productions?
Rosehip really started during the pandemic when we obviously couldn’t go and travel so easily. I think my compositions were a way of exploring other worlds from the comfort of my own home. For me, it’s perhaps less about wanting to travel and more about letting the mind wander and travel. So anywhere your mind goes when you’re listening to my music is fine by me!
How do you find inspiration for your records? What is your set up like?
I find inspiration everywhere to be honest. For sure, listening to music can be a great way to generate ideas and provoke inspiration, however I get much more inspired by life. For instance, waking up in a tent by a lake, surrounded by nature at sunrise, with the birds tweeting and a mist covering the landscape gets me wanting to make music more than anything else. It’s one of the reasons why I produce entirely ‘in the box’ as it means I can do it practically anywhere.
Your track ‘Awake’ has been streamed over 8 million times on Spotify! How does that make you feel?
It constantly amazes me and really blows my mind, even now nearly 3 years after its release. However, what brings me even more joy is seeing my audience grow more on Spotify, YouTube and Pandora in the past year than ever before, even though I have received a fraction of the Spotify streams. I think it’s a good lesson that it’s not all about the streams.
Who are some acts or producers that you look up to or are inspired by?
Flume always comes up when I think about questions like this. The new sounds he introduces are really refreshing and I love people that bring new ideas to the table. At the moment though I’m listening to the classics like Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley so that’s what’s inspiring me most at the moment.
If you could host your own event, where would it be, who would be on the lineup and what would be the signature cocktail?
For Rosehip, live performances have always been a bit of an enigma. The music doesn’t necessarily lend itself well to being performed in a club or bar or somewhere people come to dance. So I would rather play in a place people are naturally chilling out a bit more. Therefore, if I was to hold an event it would be a summer BBQ at my place, I would be on the decks and the grill along with some of my DJ friends. And the signature cocktail; the ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ (named after one of my favourite Rosehip tracks). DM me on Instagram if you wanna come.
What was the last track you Shazam’d?
‘Vandal On Da Track – Tokyo Drift’ – it’s a bit of a tech-house banger.
What was the last record you bought?
A Bill Withers compilation album for my Mum
Do you have any advice for up-and-coming producers?
Have fun, have no fear and create your own path.
Any last words for our readers?
Have fun, have no fear and create your own path!
Rosehip – Found is out tomorrow
Odyssey EP – set for release on Friday, September 15, 2023.
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