Escape with Vince Forwards as his new show premieres on CHILL
Netherlands based Vince Forwards has established his name as a prolific producer, releasing a steady stream of music across melodic progressive and ambient soundscapes. His traditional musical background as a drummer and pianist laid the groundwork for a love for the electronic side, as he began DJing and experimenting in the studio, creating his own unique style and sound. Inspired by combinations of house, lounge, and classical, as well as a passion for nature and photography, Vince has been creating emotional and heartfelt atmospheres that have reached the world through releases on Perplexity Music, Progressive House Worldwide, Sunset Melodies, Emergent Music, and more.
His new CHILL show Escapism will be capturing and sharing that essence, as he delivers the opportunity to step away from the craziness of life, to appreciate the moment and get lost in the experience of listening.
Learn more as we prepare for the premiere:
What are the most important values for you as an artist?
For me the most important thing in being a artist is to stay close to myself, and feeling comfortable in what I do. Having belief in my own way of working and to not get influenced by commercial thoughts, money or hype.
How would you characterize the underlying message of your music?
I am always inspired by melodies and atmosphere, so those are the most important ingredients in my music, mostly in a emotional way. My music is listening music (most of the time) and meant to take you out of this busy world.
As nature is one of your greatest inspirations, can you share what it is that you experience when in nature which you aim to communicate through your music?
Nature has something magical. The silence, smell, atmosphere and views feels like meditation to me and that is where most of my ideas are born. The feeling when I am hiking and having a clear mind is for me the best way to go into my studio and create new music. In a crowded place surrounded by concrete buildings is mostly not the place that inspires me and I just want to get out of it because I don’t feel comfortable.
Who are some of the artists who inspired you in the beginning? What about today?
I’m not listening to many genres anymore since I discovered progressive house. The sounds from Mango, Shingo Nakamura, Gregory Esayan, Dinka (Helvetic Nerds-Chris Reece) Mossy, Mizar B, Blood Groove & Kikis, Schodt, Kazusa, Roald Velden, Nigel Good, Dan & Sam, Valentin (to name a few) got me into the genre and I felt directly that this is the music I like the most, and it got me triggered to make music like that. Lately I am listening a lot to ambient-chill-out and that genre also stole my hearth and I’ve already had some releases in that genre.
What has been the most rewarding part of being a producer & DJ?
Fans. The feedback from them, reactions and sharing same thoughts and feelings in music is something that gives me a indescribable feeling. Also collaborations give great satisfaction to share a passion. Not to forget… a new release or finished track 🙂
In the studio today, what aspects of your start as a drummer and pianist carries on to your work with electronic music?
I think the most important thing about the fact I played drums and piano is the understanding and interpretation of music in general. That knowledge is the main key to make music your own. I feel privileged with this knowledge because otherwise I would feel like nowadays DJ’s who can’t even beatmatch by hearing because they use the key button…
Could you share some of your thoughts and intentions behind your new show “Escapism”?
The show name is chosen by me out of a list of options given by fans on my facebook page. This name describes exactly what I want to do. Escapism = “the tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment” No more words needed I think. 🙂
What else would you like listeners to know about yourself and your music?
That I am very happy with this new opportunity on Frisky to show (new) music that is on my radar. I am open minded and always open to have a chat and discuss about music and life. So feel free to contact me!