HALLUGENETIC (Black Forest, Germany)



Interview//18th September 2018

Hi Hallugenetic, thanks for doing this interview, can you tell us about yourself, who you are and where you are from?

Hi, my name is Art Schott also known as Hallugenetic. I’m 33 years old
and from Black Forest, Germany. (born in Soviet Russia)

So, how did you get into music, and what are your earliest memories?

The very first memory of me making “music” was a toy harp I had
as a kid. It had actual note cheat sheets you could jam into and play
real music on it. It was awesome.

Can you describe your sound to us and what inspires you to make it?

I’ve always had trouble describing my music, as well as the genre as I
never think about it when I’m in the process. I’m afraid you have to
listen and decide for yourself.
I enjoy the process of creating music. When ideas are coming together
and working out well, it’s a sweet moment.

Have you any Favourite tracks, artists or bands?

Olduvai’s EP Words Fail, Enigma, Atticus Ross, Ishome – Confession and a few of her
singles. Trentemøller – The Last Resort
Sean Murray’s music for CoD: WaW and BO1.
Jesper Kyd’s music for Hitman and Assassins Creed games. (Yes I am a gamer)
Amon Tobin – Foley Room, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory – this music saved me
from a Burn-Out in the gym. Every single release on Dark Heart Recordings.
And so, so many more.

Which artists inspire you to make the music you make?

Hmm… That’s a hard question. As already mentioned my process is a bit
weird. I have used a little voice sample for ambience in Dark Shimmer,
the motivation behind this was a track called ‘Let Go’ by Ennja (a nice
guy, btw) which appeared one day in my SoundCloud for no apparent
reason. And Jesper Kyd’s – Winter Night inspired my track Midnight Drive.

What advice would you give to other music makers starting out?

Not sure if I’m the right person to give any advice. But one thing, stop
getting tons of plug-ins. There are no magical “everything will sound
better” plug-ins. You can accomplish everything with DAW native
plug-ins, learn your existing tools.

Are there any artists you’d like to work with?

Oh yeah definitely, dozens. But I know me, and I wouldn’t work with me.
I am never happy nor do I ever feel like I am “done” with something 😉

Are you currently working on anything?  What have you got in the
pipeline? Any tracks, collabs?

Currently, I have more open Tasks than time, which is a shame.
I have two remixes and two new tracks I’m currently working on.

How did you get into making the music you make and what do you make
it on?

I’ve always made this kind of music I just added some voices to my last
releases. Sometimes I try to make some enjoyable 4/4 (minimal techno
etc.) type of music, but I’m not happy with the results.
I’m working on Ableton Live 99% of the time. Sometimes I switch back to
Propellerhead Reason which was my DAW before Ableton. This DAW has a
unique way to create the weirdest things through its unique re-wiring

Any artists you think we should check out?

You should check out every artist on Dark Heart Recordings 🙂
Craset, Ennja, La Soul, Subflower, eelison, ABSTRKKT, . I name these
because there is a special connection, a particular moment in my life
while I was listening to them.
Again, too many to be named. I could create a large text file with all
the unique talents all across the genres. Let me know if you’re
interested 😉

Thanks Hallugenetic!