Apparu plusieurs fois en collaboration avec d’autres artistes comme Industrial Twins ou Mighty Spiritz, Wildphaser alias William, posséde son univers propre et un style unique. Passionné de musique et de composition, c’est un jeune producteur Lyonnais qui se livre à nous aujourd’hui, le temps d’une petite entrevue, afin de se dévoiler un peu plus aux yeux de nos lecteurs à l’occasion de la sortie de son premier EP solo “Bring The Ratchet Bitch” chez Hardcore France Records.
Appeared several times on certain pieces by other artists such as Industrial Twins or Mighty Spiritz and possessing his own universe and a unique style, Wildphaser alias William, passionate about music and composition, is a young producer from Lyon who gives himself to us today ‘ Hui time for a little interview to reveal himself a little more to our readers, on the occasion of the release of his first solo EP “Bring The Ratchet Bitch” on Hardcore France Records.
(EN) 1- First of all, thank you very much for accepting this interview. Could you introduce yourself to the people who don’t know you yet?
No worries, it makes me very happy! So my name is William, I am 22 years old now and I am therefore a musician, producer and graduated for 1 year as a sound technician!
(EN) 2- How did you get this passion for music?
It comes from my earliest childhood, when I saw my dad playing music. So it didn’t drag on since at 6 I started playing the violin and then the piano 2 years later, and I went to the Lyon Conservatory as a child. Unfortunately, due to an illness I had to stop everything at 10 years old but the music just never let go because at 15 I took up electronic music.
(EN) 3 – Tell us about your adventure with Symphonium. What did this experience bring you in your career as an artist?
Ah! A very special time! Let’s say that it was a springboard for me, it allowed me to make myself known and to make myself known in the
Lyonnaise region and I will never thank enough Alexis Lasserre (the boss of Symphonium) for believing in Wildphaser, and for simply gave me my chance!
(EN) 4- You have just published your very last creation “Bring The Ratchet Bitch” which is an EP on Hardcore France Records. Can you tell us more about the latter?
This is an EP made up of only 2 tracks! There is a concept in this creation, I wanted a very Bass Music oriented EP, because it is surely one of the electronic genres that I like the most and that is why we can hear Drum & Bass breaks in “Bring The” Action ”as well as midtempo à la Rezz / Deathpact (artists of the style) in“ Ratchet Bitch ”for example. It’s also an EP with a lot less melody for once, which is something very important to me initially, but that’s precisely because I was very focused on my concept!
(EN) 5- Tell us a bit about Wilo, how did you get the idea for this alter ego?
So you should know that WILO is my initial project! Basically I’m a very chill-oriented person, which has a very relaxed vibe. That’s why when I was 15, I started Tropical House, because that style and its vibe is what I love most in the world. It was only 18 years old that I discovered Hardcore, and that’s when I said to myself “I have to express a side of my personality, that I express my madness”. This is how Wildphaser was born!
(EN) 6- What are your main inspirations and how does it come to you?
Ahah, it depends on what project we’re talking about! As far as WILO is concerned, I am mainly inspired by what I experience and what I feel, everything is in the personal feeling. My biggest inspiration is Kygo.
As far as Wildphaser goes, let’s say it’s a little different, I really compose around how I want people to feel, I want them to feel this madness, but each time in a slightly different context. I take a lot of inspiration from Sefa for the euphoic and Frenchcore side, but also from a lot of Industrial artists like I: Gor, Edub etc …
(EN) 7- Other projects or collaborations in progress?
Yes ! Indeed, and not the least! Already a collab with MC Wildfox, which you could hear on tracks of Mighty Spiritz, is in preparation! I hope for a release by the end of the year.
And then 2 very big projects: the first, and I am very happy to announce it, is a 3rd musical project and in particular my very first group: “SaltaX”! A duo that I will form with my friend Wezox who is also a deathstep artist based in Lyon. This is a duo that will focus on my new musical idyll, bass house.
And the second big project is totally different. It’s not even music! My goal is to start a podcast with my best friend! I’ve been listening to a lot of them for a year now, especially Florent Bernard’s FloodCast, and I really want to try this exercise, which remains audio in any case, so I won’t be out of place! It’s going to be a podcast that’s going to talk about a lot of different things, we’re still thinking about how to structure it well but it’s something that I really want.
(EN) 8- What would be your advice for future producers / DJ’s?
The advice I can give is, above all, don’t rush to release stuff as soon as you start, try to work well in order to have something already a minimum clean during the first song. In fact, patience mainly and especially to get stuck in his musical delirium is the most important for me.
(EN) 9- Do you have a little anecdote to tell us?
I have several but there is one that stands out: During my time at Born To Rave 2020 last January, I had the honor of passing the decks to Ophidian. And after my set where I had really shown my happiness and my energy on stage, Ophidian and the Outside Agency came to see me and they said “You’re a real showman, good job crazy boy!” “
In short, a lot of pride in knowing that it comes from them but above all I found it very fun haha
(EN) 10- A last word for our readers?
Continue to support French Hardcore, continue to support artists, especially in these very complicated times, of course it’s hard for everyone, but it’s the best way to show your love for music and on our side we have need you more than ever. You know what you have to do, “Bring The Ratchet Bitch” is now available everywhere, so let’s go!