With just over 24 hours before his first headlining tour stop in Vancouver, we sit down for an exclusive interview with globe-trotting Toronto EDM producer Dabin.
Amazing! I’ve been wanting this for so long it almost doesn’t feel real actually doing it.
My show in Vancouver will be similar to the live sets that I’ve been working on for years. I’ll be incorporating live guitar, drums, and pianos, but you’ll be hearing the new album in its entirety alongside some new live edits and some oldies.
A nostalgic look into the beautiful, tangled mess that is our youth.
Sometimes I’ll hear a piece of work by an artist and I’ll immediately think of all the cool musical babies we could create if we collabed together. I picked the collaborators on this album because I believed that stylistically our approaches to music would compliment each other.
Be relentless in your hustle. If you aren’t putting in the work to hone your craft, someone else is. Also, don’t compare your success to the success of others. Every journey is different.
My influences are always changing. For Wild Youth, some big inspirations were Tycho, Daughter, Bon Iver, and Odesza.
Alive, Lights, and my Freesol remix I did for Seven Lions.
I love Yerba Matte. I’m not a big caffeine drinker because it gives me bad anxiety but drinking Yerba Matte gives me the feeling that I feel coffee drinkers get when they drink their coffee, without the said anxiety.
Musicians aren’t machines. We are human just like everyone else. Often times on the road, it’s hard to forget that. It becomes hard to take care of yourself when the only thing you have to eat is awful airport food and when you’re barely getting any sleep for weeks at a time. Managing social relations with the people you care about becomes hard. Sometimes I’ll even struggle messaging my management back on the road. That’s why having a good team who genuinely cares about you and your mental/physical wellbeing is vital to the longevity of your career.
I’m so excited to be bringing Wild Youth live to Vancouver. It’s my first headline show here and I can’t wait to see and meet all of you!!