Since his arrival on the scene in 2020, Vandelor has meticulously carved a niche in the global music industry with celebrated releases on renowned labels such as All Day I Dream, Ruvenzori, and Souksonic.
Now, he’s back with a beautiful two track EP titled ‘Rechka & Siren’ signed to none other than David Hohme’s Where The Heart Is records. It’s a fusion of melodic and organic house at its finest. “Rechka“, a collaboration with Gaba, offers ethereal melodies backed by a thumping beat and heartwarming piano arrangement. “Sirin” offers a euphoric yet tranquil journey into the deeper soundscapes of house, as Vandelor and Schmidt masterfully weave ambient vocal chants within soft and delicate synth chords.
We had the opportunity to chat with Vandelor about the EP and what’s ahead for 2023. Enjoy!
You collaborated with two fellow producers on this EP. How did you meet each of them and what did you learn about producing while working with them?
They reached out to me with “ Musical Interest projects “ to discuss. Since then we’ve been in touch discussing projects with similar goals. And I learned sometimes it is better to work on a team and share ideas.
What emotional message were you trying to convey in this release? What do you want the listeners to take away from the music?
I was trying to convey happiness, the joyful feeling of being complete with myself and the Universe. All iIcan hope is the listeners takeaway those same feelings of joy when they hear this piece and want to share the feeling and music with their friends and communities.
Which qualities in a label do you prioritize? What about David Hohme’s Where The Heart Is Records made you know they were going to be a good home for this release?
I’m always going to want to release music on the labels where I feel my music fits. Alluring art by labels can sometime have the power to evoke emotion which appeals to my creative side. I enjoy working with labels that are passionate about their art representing the releases. First time I sent music to David Hohme’s label was in 2021 and i’ve been following the label since then. They didn’t accept my music at that time. But hey! Here I am releasing a full EP two years later. Love the label name, artworks and catalogue.
Why do you produce music? What do you love most about the creative process?
Well, making music is very therapeutic for my soul and hope that my tracks reach and inspire others.
What is next for you and your artist project? Any other cool updates or gigs in the pipeline?
I have some upcoming remixes in different labels, there is also a big collab on the way with somebody closely affiliated with WTHI (but that’s all I can say for right now). I’m still trying to find home for some other original tracks too. As a DJ, I started to get some local dates this year here in Perú. I’m trying to push an almost non-existent electronic scene and audience since it is a lesser known genre here.