“To be honest, London is one of my favourite cities in the world” – An interview with Feder

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Hadrien Federiconi, also known as the French deep-house DJ and Producer Feder, talks to The Edge about his journey into the music industry, the anticipations surrounding his upcoming album, and the prospect of a UK tour.
When did you first know that you wanted to get involved in the music industry, and how has that journey gone?

I always liked music, but I guess the first time it became something I wanted to do for a living was 4-5 years ago when I moved to London for a year. It was the starting point of my career. I was DJ-ing around and had started my first productions as Feder.

Your growing success in both France and Switzerland is beginning to spread rapidly within the UK, are there any UK artists in particular that you’ve been inspired by? 

I’m a big fan of Jamie xx. His songwriting and productions are just great. Also, ‘Settle’ by Disclosure is also huge to me.

Previously, you’ve worked with the likes of Alex Aiono and Lyse, who would you say is next on your list of collaborations?

I’m currently in the process of writing my debut album. So it’s a bit hard to tell who exactly will appear on it as featuring artists. But I can say that I would like it to be a good balance between absolute newcomers and more established artists.

You recently appeared on TMC (French TV) alongside Zak Abel, how did that appearance come about?

Zak and I are signed to the same label. I was looking for someone to perform on TV with me as Alex Aiono was in LA and I received a few clips from his live performance for BBC. I liked his voice quite a lot. Then he came to Paris, and we rehearsed together. He was a lot of fun to be around, he has such a chilled vibe.

Have you got any plans for a UK Tour within the next year?

I’d love to. My booking agents are actually based in London. So I’ll hopefully be playing there early 2017. I need to plan this with them soon. To be honest, London is one of my favourite cities in the world.

Your latest single, ‘Lordly’ with Alex Aiono was recently released, when can fans expect an album?
2017 will be the year. I already have quite a few songs ready. But I now need time to find the right featuring artists and to make sure everything sounds like I want it. I think it will be released around summertime next year.

Finally, what are your plans for the upcoming holiday season in terms of performances, do you have anything special lined up for Christmas and NYE?

Christmas is usually not a busy time. I like to stay with my family and friends. But I might be in Dubai for NYE. That’s something else I need to discuss with my agents haha. And I’m touring and doing promo a lot before December!

Take a look at Feder’s latest release below.

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