- Describe your sound in 3 words
Lush synths, neon sunset, the 80/90s feel
- You relocated to Amsterdam. What is special about this city? How do you relate to its music scene? Which place do you think is the world capital of music?
Amsterdam is breathing with freedom. As an artist, I feel no “format” boundaries here, no pressure and that’s very inspiring. I think that’s why “Delfy” as a project was born exactly in this city. My background lies within a wide spectrum of all kinds of electronic music which is thriving in Amsterdam with all the mogul record labels, booming festivals, and legendary DJs. But at the same time hip hop, soul & RnB (mostly performed in Dutch) has its own huge audience. What is not well presented here yet is a retro wave and chillwave niche, but I’m working on it 😉 I can’t name the place that would be a 100% world capital of music, but when it comes to electronica – Amsterdam would be in the top3 for sure.
- What is your favorite album of the past year?
I’d go for several: “Louis La Roche – Saturday Night Griever” (and it’s not because Louis is my music mate, the album is just wow!). “Washed Out – Purple Noon”, this guy is a genius, really. “Catz’n Dogz – Moments”, especially the “Memories” track, on repeat.
- You made a living as a ghostwriter. Have you ever dealt with a situation where you submitted a song you were proud of and it was rejected? If yes, how did you react to this?
Oh my, ghostwriting. Luckily I’ve found a way to not do it anymore (ha-ha). But yeah, the situation you’ve mentioned happened several times. If you’re into ghostwriting, you have to accept the rules of the game and be honest with yourself: either you skip “the job”, either you get ready to re-write the song according to the “client’s” needs. There were a couple of toplines I simply have kept to myself, they are waiting for the right time to be released as Delfy. As my publisher says: “Good songs get never outdated. These are your assets”.
- What is your dream collaboration?
So many: Washed Out, Dornik, Moon Boots, Catz’n Dogs, Moderat, and Louis La Roche, of course.
- If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
Tricky question. I’d definitely change the status of featured artists on streaming services, they’re always left behind in terms of promotion and streams analytics.
- What would your dream performance venue be?
I’m gathering the “Delfy” live band now, so we’ll see when it’s complete. But I like New York 😉
- Something that we do not already know about you?
I worked as a TV host on a music channel, I produced music videos and I dance Vogue.
- Thank you!