Young music producer Felix Nowak aka Jon Gravy has released music via the likes of Cubek Records, Addition Recordings, Vienna Wildstyle Records and Breadmaker Records. Now, the Vienna-based DJ comps one of his tracks as a free download via trndmusik: “Exercises”.
trndmusik: Did you have a radical, fundamental idea to produce the track?
Jon Gravy: After a few highly productive Techno sessions I felt like counterbalancing my musical vibes with some Deep House tunes, so producing the instrumental base of the track was fun. I wanted it to be ambitious: keep the emotional vocal message and make it suitable for dancefloors.
trndmusik: How did you produce the track?
Jon Gravy: As I said, producing the base was quite easy but it took me about three months to find the right samples and emotionalise the track. I had the idea to use an experimental kind of voice such as in “Avast”, one of the tracks released by Vienna Wildstyle Records. Eventually, I stumbled across Sohn’s “Lessons” acapella and titled my track “Exercises”.
trndmusik: Why do you provide it for free?
Jon Gravy: I like giving away the tracks that don’t suit my record labels well and truly. Those are uploaded biannually as part of the Jon Gravy Promotion– and I plan to keep it that way.