Steve Lawler
The Warrior legend predicts the future…

By Dan Prince Photograph by Carl Fisher September 2016 MUSIC Read in PDF format N12/2016
Steve Lawler THE VIVA MUSIC AND WARRIORS LEGEND LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONICA AND IBIZA.

Studio Technology

What I don’t want to see is the development of making programmes easier to use and doing all the hard work for you. That’s what a lot of technology tries to do, make things simpler and computerising everything. It strips out the artistry which is very valuable when it comes to making music and if we take the human touch from producing music, we are fucked.

DJing

I cut my teeth as a DJ with vinyl and loved it. However, there were the downsides such as records being stolen, being lost at airports or getting scratched. Burning music onto a CD (now USB) and playing it straight out in the studio and into a club is amazing. Technology has been really good to us, but again a lot of powerhouses are developing the technology to make it easier for people and I don’t believe that’s solely the way forward. The difference between a DJ and an amazing DJ is that an amazing DJ has the ability to programme music and make it special. Creating a journey and a soundscape that works. That’s where the human comes into it and we need to keep that. But there’s been great things developed over recent years such as the whole concept behind digital DJing which made my DJing better as I could be more creative. I could loop tracks in certain places, miss out breaks I don’t want to play, make breakdowns and make builds bigger or smaller. I can play select loops that I’ve created in the studio over certain tracks, changing the dynamics of a record, which you couldn’t do these things with records. That’s where technology definitely made things better.

Music

Disco loops are being put into techno and house music again and I for one love it. I’m playing a lot of loopy disco and techno tracks right now. Music always goes full circle and one is happening again right now…

Fan communication

For me I think the best connection is when I’m performing in a club and my fans have bought tickets to see me. I think you could have some sort of software that can connect the way I feel and what I’m thinking, something as simple as a camera that shows what I see displayed on a screen behind me and at the same time it could be a social hub for people in the room.

I think we will be able to communicate with our devices just through thinking something in 10 years’ time.

Ibiza

One of the most amazing things about this island is the way it reaches out to all classes of people. It reaches all races. It breaks down barriers. It’s for gay and straight. It accommodates everyone. And if it keeps this way, it will stay one of the hot spots in the world. I have faith in the island.

Ushuaïa/Space handover

I trust whatever they do will be done to the highest order of the highest quality. They won’t be cutting corners. We have to think about the next 10 or 20 years on this island and the way Ibiza is now. I think it’s in safe hands with Ushuaïa and exciting times are ahead….

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