“The Friday Five…” with Maglev

By: Matthijs Duijm

20 januari, 2017



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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.