Sander van Doorn
Look Inside Your Head
“It’s been fun to look back at this album. It was made around ten years ago. It was a very important thing to do because it was my first album.
“I was just producing away, and at one point I had a lot of tracks that were just ready to be released. It was quite an amount. I just thought, ‘Why not do an album?’.
“It was fun. When doing an artist album you can take steps towards different directions, musically.
“Look Inside Your Head was always going to be the first track, though. It actually came into my head when I was listening to a Pixies album. There was this one track, Where Is My Mind?, that inspired me to get in the studio. I changed all the notes and got inspired to make my own version of it. It was a combination of moody vibes and synths, and it came together really quickly. It pretty much produced itself, to be honest, and it just felt right to open the album with.”
“This started as a track that I didn’t know how to finish. I’d already had the main riff sound, but with a lot more notes. It was kind of going through a whole melody, but I couldn’t get the track really going. Sometimes that happens.
“It didn’t have enough drive to make it a fun track. So I simplified everything, and only ended up using two notes of my original melody. It worked, so I repeated that across the track. It ended up creating a lot of energy, which is exactly what I needed for that track so I was very happy with the way it turned out.
“I just added some cool beats and it came together very quickly after that.”
By Any Demand
“This samples the rapper, King Bee. I loved that track [King Bee’s Back By Dope Demand]. I’d always wanted to use that sample. I originally sampled it, and based the whole track around it, but when we went to clear the original track we couldn’t use the “It’s shaping up to be a really cool year. I’m getting ready to release my, as yet untitled, third album. I’ve just got back from my honeymoon and am back to work. The album will be very diverse. I’m going back to the more melodic sounds, taking it into new brackets. It will have an old feel to it, too, combined with progressive sounds, techy sounds, and more House sounds. It will feature some guests. HI-LO will definitely be on there, as will Landscape. I also have a few other projects on the go, mainly a lot of solo tracks combining different sounds. I’m going to remix one of my older tracks too.”