Sweet words: Straight out from another endless after-shave (after-party made of beautiful meetings), I met up with Carolyne at the hotel to interview London-based producer SG Lewis right before his performance at the Olympia for a The Sound You Need all-night long party.
Comfortable as can be in that very cushy seat eating apples, I very much enjoyed listening to Carolyne and our British cutie talking electronic music for about 20 minutes.
So disappointing however: He doesn’t like strawberries … Ah, but he likes raspberries so that’s okay.
Mot sucré: Tout droit sorti d’un after-shave sans fin (faite de belles rencontres), je rejoins Carolyne à l’hôtel pour interviewer SG Lewis, qui est sorti tout droit de Londres pour une prestation à l’Olympia.
Les fesses bien installées dans ce siège tout confort, en grignotant des pommes, je prends plaisir à écouter Carolyne et notre british parler musique pendant 20 minutes.
Cependant, déception : Il n’aime pas les fraises… Mais oui aux framboises alors bon.
Sweet meeting with SG Lewis (ENG)
So we know you are a London based producer, you are quite famous among english speaking countries… Part of the sound you need adventure…
Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself for your French audience and where you get your influences from ?
SG Lewis: of course, so I am a 21 year old electronic producer under the name SG Lewis, I am signed to PMR Records, same label as Disclosure orJessie Ware among others, and I sort of make slowed-down, soulful electronic music.
So as you said, you seem to gravitate towards a slower electro/bass movement, do you look up to someone or trust in your own feel of the world ?
SG Lewis: I’d say the sound is kind of the result of a lot of club music that i listen to but I also like those soulfoul singer songs writers like Ben Howardand I really wanted to combine both and create something slightly different.
I’ll admit I am a massive James Blake fan, I had the chance to run into him in a bar once and I was like “oh my god” *laughs*
What can you tell us about the Parisian scene ?
SG Lewis: probably one of my favorite crowds to play, The Sound you Need is obviously a french channel and it supported me very early on by sharing my music with their fanbase, they’ve always been quite early, when I played in France at the beginning I was stunned that people knew my music so yes I love France.The french crowd have a realy appreciate for this slightly soulful element unlike the UK whou would prefer loud and energetic music laughs
Collaborating around in this business is something that happens quite frequently, if you could choose any one in the world who would it be ?
SG Lewis: I think i’d love to colaborate with Sam Fur he is not massively known yet…i’m a huge Drake fan so Drake obviously and of course James Blake would be a dream. And i Love hip hop as well so J-Cole too..I have a list like this big so we could go on all day ahah
Where do you think this genre is headed? And how do you see yourself in this grand plan ?
SG Lewis: The music that I make has kind of evolved out of club format, it is no longer music that focuses on the club and music that you can listen to at home. You have more and more people wanting to do different things: producing, writing. What is interesting too is real instrument use into electronic music.
Before it really was seperated but now the clashing of genres, I am excited to see where it goes as well.
Bonus question: How do you like your strawberries? (This question is related to our Fraise Sucrée Blog (Sweet Strawberry Blog) and is our signature question)
SG Lewis: oh my god, you are gonna hate me for this, I don’t like strawberries, I dunno why as a kid, they are so delicious I am sorry (laughs)
Douce rencontre avec SG Lewis (FR)
Alors, tu es basé à Londres et très bien connu d’un public anglophone…
Peux-tu te présenter pour ton public français ?
SG Lewis: bien sûr! Je suis producteur de musique électro connu sous le nom de SG Lewis, j’ai 21 ans et je fais partie du label PMR records, maison également de Disclosure, Jessie Ware notamment et je produis de l’electro disons plus ralentie et plus “soul”.
Tu sembles t’inscrire dans le mouvement electro/bass disons plus “lent” dont les anglophones sont très friands, t’inspires-tu de quelqu’un en particulier ou fais-tu confiance à ton instinct ?
SG Lewis: je dirais que c’est le résultat de beaucoup de musique de club que j’ai écouté mais également tous ces artistes “soul” pleins d’émotions tels que Ben Howard et j’ai vraiment voulu tirer le meilleur de ces deux univers et créer quelque chose d’innovant et de différent.