A bit late but always on time ! Moods 1.07 :
This Summer, on your way to further horizons don’t forget to take Sonny Alven in your bindle while you travel. It’s light, funky, and delicate. Yes, Norwegian Sondre Alvestad aka Sonny Alven is our latest guest at Quark Up. On our Music Map, we decided to move the pin to Northern Europe where we got seduced by the sleek Norwegian style.
“I believe that with hard work and spending so much time experimenting and making music, I’ve just figured out how to do it.”
Sonny started music a couple of years ago while he was crazy about electronic music, and more especially about music design/production. Fascinated he got hooked pretty naturally onto music production; a passion that led him to study electronic music at Universitet i Agder in Krisitansand. After enjoying a full year of musical thrills, he’s expecting to learn as much as possible about music and promises to produce as much music as possible.
“There will definitely be a lot more tunes coming out this year.”
As many music producers, Sonny isn’t really picky with music as long as he considers the track to be good. He specified that he listens to anything from indie to deep house and added that it forged him in to becoming a strong fan of what he calls “the kinda deep/chillout house scene” falling under the charm of the adequacy of this music to both clubs and relaxed areas.
Collecting ideas from various artists, he delicately compiles them into his tracks. At the moment Sonny includes his recent work into the Chillout/Tropical House genre, and his future work into the Deep genre. So as he says, you will know his style as more of a blend between deep and chillout/tropical house by the end of the year.
“My biggest dream and goal would be to do music full time, and be able to live from it. Sharing my music around the world in different clubs and on different stages would be truly amazing! I will keep on working hard, and then maybe sometime in the future I will achieve my goals!”
That’s what we like at Quark/Up, artists with ambition! Here we have Sonny that wants to give people a certain feeling whether it’s joy of sadness, he just wants to move his listeners. To his mind, Music can change people’s moods in a really unique and special way. The single idea that music makes people wriggle charms him.
"It has to be Shallow Waters, because right now it’s my only fully original track. I did the track with the talented Jarand, and we’ve gotten so much great feedback on it, so I’m really satisfied. It’s deep, funky and just in time for the summer, so make sure you listen to it!”
Still without label but filled with ambition, our Norwegian talent stays wise and patient and still considers there is a lot more he wants to experiment. For now inspiration is his biggest strength: “It varies a lot really, sometimes a certain sound can trigger a whole track. But often it’s a chord progression just from a standard piano. Then I change up sounds, add drums and everything just evolves around that. And of course, if I find a track that I think I can remix, then that’s how that starts. The best tracks are made when I’m just “in the zone”, where I forget to eat and sleep, and just work till I’m done with the idea!”
“I’d like to give out a big thank you to everyone who has supported my music in some way! Either listening, following, liking or posting my music. Thank you so much for your support! It means a lot to me!”