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Getting Electrified With Allen Watts | Interview

by Nadine Pasterczyk
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Trance music is electrifying and ignites the souls of its listeners. When Allen Watts steps into the studio, his pure intentions are to ensure that his productions hold true to this statement. The music that comes from the mind of Watts is thrilling, intense and will leave you awe-stricken. 

If you’re going to be in Brooklyn on March, 13th — you’re in luck. You’ll have the opportunity to see Allen Watts at Bogart House. Don’t miss out on this night filled with trance bangers from Allen Watts and David Rust get your tickets now!

In anticipation of the night to come, we had a few words with Allen Watts about Trance, upcoming work and what has inspired him throughout his career.

FMF: You have risen to the top of the trance scene over the past few years through the production of some chill-inducing records like ‘Arizona’ and ‘Stepback’. What inspires you to put together such magical productions?

Allen Watts: My inspiration comes from a lot of angles. Sometimes I just like to walk outside throughout nature to clear my mind. I come up with some ideas while cycling or working out at the gym because of the high energy it gives me. Of course, some inspiration comes from listening to other trance tracks and other styles of music. Also it can simply come from playing on my piano and synths — even after playing gigs!

You’ve already worked together with some incredible vocalists and producers on your tracks. Who do you dream of working with on a record some day?

I’ve got to say, my big dream is to work with Armin van Buuren some day. I’ve been working hard on ideas for that — it has to be something huge, of course. In terms of vocalists, I want to work with Emma Hewitt and Haliene. They’re such talented artists!

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Being that trance is such a huge part of your life. I have to know — what does trance mean to you?

Trance is a big part of my life. Thanks to this genre of music, I can work part time at my normal job and fill the rest of my time with my passion (music). 

I was hooked after I heard trance music for the first time. Listening to it for years wasn’t enough for me — I wanted to create it myself and here I am now!

2020 has already started with a bang for you with the release of you remix of ‘Red Snapper’. What else do you have in store for us in the near future?

I’ve got some big collabs coming with Maarten De Jong and Steve Dekay, some really nice originals and a few awesome remixes — but I can’t tell you much about it right now. 😉 I’ve been working on a few vocal tracks and I have some great collabs planned for this year. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Of course, we want to hear your new music live. Where can we see you perform in the coming months?

I’m coming to New York! I’ve always wanted to play there and visit that incredible city! I’ve got gigs planned in Germany and the UK. Electronic Family is coming up for me this summer. I have a few gigs in Holland and some incredible gigs in Eastern Europe. I really can’t wait for the amazing gigs I have lined up in Mexico! And I’m working on a lot more gigs on the west coast in the US. Can’t wait to see my American peepz again soon!

Allen Watts, David Rust and Dave Neven come to Bogart House in Brooklyn for an electrifying night of trance on Friday, March 13th.
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*Featured image via Allen Watts*

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