19 year old Australian producer UV Boi has been making some serious waves on the internet since he started releasing music no more than 2 years ago. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of talking with him about the influence of the internet, snapchat, and UV Baes. He’s got an EP completed and ready to release, so look for that very soon. Check out my spotlight artist article on UV Boi Here as well.
Any possibility of doing a tour in the US or coming to the US for anything?
UV: Um, I’ve got a few booking agencies that are interested once I’m ready to come to the states and to Europe, so once I’m ready to do that, once I release the EP I’ll see how things go and yeah definitely, I would definitely love to come to the states and go to Europe and just explore and get to meet fans, thats really what I would love to do.
Yeah awesome. So what’s up with the EP?
UV: It’s coming together, it’s kind of just thoughts from back when I was a teenager. It’s called love but it’s spelled L-UV, it’s gonna be maybe 4 or 5 tracks, and its gonna tell a little story with each song telling part of the story. I can’t wait to complete it and have it released.
I can’t wait.
UV: Thank you. I’m trying to explore different sounds and different styles but yet keeping my core sound with that whole heavy hitting 808s and really cool percussion.
Definitely. I’ve seen you say that the internet is your biggest influence for your sound, how is the internet utilized in your music making process?
UV: I could be on for example tumblr or Facebook – not so much Facebook – but I can come across a sound or a track, and I can sample that straight away, so I guess the internet allows me to listen to almost anything at any time.
Just a constant stream.
UV: Yeah it’s cool, and also I can connect to people across the world. For instance Ryan Hemsworth out of the blue was just like “hey, you wanna make a song together?” And all of a sudden I made a song with a guy who lives in Canada.
Yeah. You were actually the first artist I saw that had their snapchat on their instagram, I’ve seen a few other people since you, but how do you think snapchat has allowed you to connect with your fans kind of differently than facebook or instagram or something like that?
UV: Snapchats more intimate and 1 on 1, like you’ll really be talking to just one person really, it’s really cool, like I appreciate when someone sends me a snapchat and just wants to talk to me I guess (laughs)
Yeah, it’s a little more meaningful on both ends I think.
UV: Yeah, and it feels as if you know the person a lot better.
That makes me think, I feel like a huge thing is like facial expressions, like you actually get to see their face.
UV: Yeah. To be honest on snapchat I post too much stupid stuff. It’s just for me to let go and just.. snapchats are kind of safe so I can be myself more.
Yeah cuz they’re gone after 24 hours or one play
UV: yeah, yeah (laughs)
Yeah definitely. Ok so these are some of the last questions. So you’ve got a girl over and you want to set the mood, what song do you play?
UV: One of my songs or any song?
UV: Hold on. I’d play sex on the regular remix by Chrome Sparks
Alright this is my last question, have you gotten any attention from any groupies yet?
UV: (pause) It’s cool (laughs). Yeah, the whole having fans and all that is overwhelming and I’m very appreciative. I get to go out to shows and have fun and meet new people, and um, groupies are among them so it’s cool.
Meeting new people is great. Well that’s all my questions
UV: UV Bae’s. Yeah, UV Bae’s.