I think the tech sounds have always been in my sets. It’s that the trance fell out. Trance started being so big room style. If they made the kind of records they were making two or three years ago, I’m talking about all my peers, I would still play them. But they all went toward progressive main stage, slightly more like an EDM sound. It wasn’t the trance that I loved. It wasn’t that I started playing more of something else, I started to play less of something else. I couldn’t find any tracks that I liked. I did a four hour end of the year countdown called Trance Memories Mix. It was all trance from four or five years ago. It was great, and looking at the list of producers, none of them make that music anymore. What am I to do? People ask why I stopped playing it. It’s because they stopped making it. I like a lot of groove as well and the electro influence. Trance made it a bit dry. It was losing its sexy groove, but you can find that in techno. It has a shuffle to it so there was a natural gravitation towards that.
What are some of your favorite restaurants in Atlanta?
That’s a tough one. There was a place I went that I loved but I can’t remember its name. Actually, I haven’t spent as much time in Atlanta as I should.
What about in Toronto?
I like Terroni. It’s an Italian spot. I buy there pepper sauce and take it back to Montreal with me. I haven’t been in a long time. That city is ever changing and does it so fast that I couldn’t tell you what’s hot at the current moment.
Tell us about your obsession with Snapchat.
I don’t use it that much. I think it’s cool to keep people informed of what you are doing, but I’ll go days without using it, especially when I’m home. It’s not often that I Snap what I’m doing on a daily basis. It starts, usually, when I’m getting on a plane and going to a gig, cause people want to see what’s going on. It’s a form of promotion. I’m much more of an Instagram guy. I love finding that perfect picture and doctoring it just right, touching it up, and then going back and looking at the memories.
What’s coming next for you?
I’m going out to Asia, working on more production. I want to try to have a new album done by the end of the year. I pretty much say that every year, but it never happens, ha. As soon as I make a track, I want to put it out. I don’t want to wait for ten or twelve of them. Building the radio show, the Cycles brand. Doing more Cycles events. Honestly, just more of the same.