“The Friday Five…” with Maglev

For the new episode of the Friday Five we’re cathing up with Floris Amman aka Maglev. He released several tracks and remixes at Above All Records and is currently collecting a lot of support for his new tune on Freegrant Music “Flight to Jupiter”. Played by Above & Beyond, Kyau& Albert, JES, M.I.K.E. Push, Shane 54 and more it is time to have a little chat with this rising star from Tilurg, the Netherlands.


Q: Who or what inspired you to start writing music?

Maglev: I did make music when I was around twelve with Magix Music Maker, but those were just some organized loops that all fitted together. Making music more seriously began when I was around 18 and heard Swedish House Mafia’s (not by that name at the time) “Leave The World Behind” and thought: “I want to make something like that as well”

Q: At which party would you like to be the headliner someday?

Maglev: That’s a tricky one, because it must be a Ushuaia/Space one or an EDC fest. But… the most extraordinary parties where Group Therapy 200 and A State of Trance Festival. But those revolve around their creator.

Q: What does your studio look like? Did you apply any room treatment?

Maglev: Actually, I produce in my acoustically terrible bedroom. It’s fine to make a draft, but as soon as I’m going all technically I must put on my headphones to really hear what’s going on. Other than that, it’s a nice room to produce in. A set of KRK Rokit 8’s as main monitors and a set of Yamaha HS5 for reference and mixing. My headphones are DT 990 from Beyerdynamic, best buy ever!

Q: Dilemma: Would you either do a headliner gig on your favourite club or festival or create a brilliant track that will become a lasting classic we still listen to in 10/20 years?

Maglev: Not quite the dilemma for me. I would make the classic track. What more of an accomplishment would it be to make something people find so great then a track of yourself. The headline gig is just a once in a lifetime happening in this case.
And the reason is very simple. My parents and grandparents have told me a lot of the past, it’s music, the ambience etc. I can try and relive that based on those stories, but I will have a hard time trying. But whenever I listen music from back then, it’s instantly there. So I think it’s more awesome that future generations still can listen back to what you made in 20 years time, then try and imagine what it could have been on a festival.

Q: With which artist do you want to work with?

Maglev: It really depends. As a Trance producer I would do anything to get in to the studio with Above & Beyond. But if it’s not Trance related, then deadmau5 for sure! Although I think he prefers producing alone.