Exclusive: 2018 in review with Will Clarke, Super Flu, and more!

I think it’s fair to say that for fans of EDM, 2018 has felt as a giant roller coaster ride. Constantly moving up and down, side to side – rather than when listening to Fisher. As an area we endured huge losses, found some incredible new music, and watched old buddies reunite. Artists reacted by opening up about their very own struggles  with addiction and took private duty for public mistakes.  And there was this shit.

I wish I could say there was sufficient good that occurred in 2018 to cancel the declines we’ve sensed and the overabundance of Cheeto dust in the air, but the fact is I could ’t wait to say“New Year. Who dis? ” Thankfully, not everyone is quite as prepared as I am to phantom an entire calendar year. In the spirit of NYE, I reached out to a couple artists around the Minimal Effort NYE lineup before this festival to attempt to get in the celebratory mood by figuring out the sorts of things they are likely to be toasting to when the ball drops.

With the Support of Minimal Effort’s crew, I managed to reach out into a bunch of them at once and ask:

What was the craziest/best portion of 2018?
2.  What was the hardest/biggest development you experienced?
3.  Any personal/professional goal you have for to 2019? Any hopes for the fans.

The replies I got were pretty fantastic and made me feel somewhat better about the entire year we are completely departing in the glittered dust.

Will Clarke

“So many incredible moments this year but the one which stands out to me was enjoying CRSSD festival this autumn. The audience was mad with people climbing about the staging and moving mental.

I’m 5’3″ therefore [saying the largest growth] is pretty tough. [Goals for 2019 demand ] My brand new tag launching, potentially an album in addition to a brand new live show alias called AMOK. ”

Choice 4

“[The] craziest portion of 2018 was seeing folks care about my music again. I must go on tour together with Worthy for what was supposed to be just similar to 6 shows plus it turned into 25. I had been gone for like 6 months! We had such a fantastic time at all the shows and they just kept getting crazier and crazier as the excursion pushed on. I had played shows with friends before but to perform reveals [with] the same bud over and over again each weekend was truly special. Sean turned to some brother for me personally and that relationship is something I’ll always loathed.

The hardest section for 2018 for me personally was only attempting to balance it all. I am able to ’t support myself with JUST my music so I work 2 fulltime projects to pay the bills… I really feel as that’s a struggle for a whole good deal of touring artists just starting out. I wasn’t having enough time to utilize music anymore [since ] I typically work from the studio on weekends. Since I had been gone so much, we just needed to take a rest and not accept anymore gigs for the entire year or I was gon na na lose my head. VERY eager to hit the road again tho! My main goal for 2019 would be to perform cool shit along with my record label. We have all types of celebrations and super innovative ideas to explore for next calendar year. Not to mention building a roster that is out of control big. The only additional thing which I’m quite excited about is finishing my album! I’ve to take 5 months off traveling to perform on it and then I am HOPING for a Q2 [April to June] release next year. Gont be SO interesting to show people all the different areas of option4:-RRB-”

Layton Giordani

“I’d have to mention 2018 was absolutely insane all around but if I needed to bring a highlight moment it’d have to be enjoying the Legendary Gashouder. This was on my bucket record for quite a while and also to have the ability to play with it this one has been life-changing. [Playing at] the techno temple [in Berghain, Berlin] and this [enjoying the Legendary Gashouder] is a moment I’ll cherish forever. [Another highlight was] moving to Europe officially. I traveled back and forth from New York to Europe nearly every weekend to keep up with this gigs however, it arrived at a stage at which I [needed to] move to advance even further and have the ability to rest more about the days away. I decided to go to Amsterdam. Although it’s consistently demanding leaving house, Amsterdam has left it near painless! [In 2019 I aspire to] Just to keep to keep motivated make more songs … I only wish to continue and push the envelope a further. ”


“All of 2018 was pretty crazy. I’ve grown to travel and perform with more shows than I have in my [life]. I think several highlights of 2018 happen to be playing 3 times at Dirtybird Campout including the infamous Family Set, performing on-air interviews together with Claude VonStroke and Will Clarke, as well as becoming additional to Claude VonStrokes version of some “one’s to observe ” kind of department, Birdwatch. [Another highlight was] becoming to perform with my first Night Bass. [It was] one of the greatest crowds I’ve played in all of my Dj career! Shout out into AC Slater for getting me! Just getting to perform around the country and making new buddies [was a highlight of 2018]. I feel as though I have friends in so many distinct countries today. It makes me look forward to moving back. Not just to play but to hang out with the new folks I’ve fulfilled this season.

I think the hardest portion of 2018 was only trying to find my own route and focusing on myself. It’s easy to drop sight of your targets and get trapped in what other individuals are doing and accomplishing. I’ve definitely had to take a step back from social media from time to time. I’d find myself comparing different producers accomplishments , and feeling insufficient all the job I’m putting out, or thinking I’m not doing sufficient. But like I said, everybody has their own paths, their own goals, along with also their own tempo. Social media is a large reason people get down to myself included, also I’ve heard to go at my own pace and just take things daily. A major purpose I’ve place for myself 2019 would be to put out more music and kinda of merely find my sound. A lot of the music I’t set out so much was collabs with different producers, and I look forward to being confident in my own productions to release new music by myself. Another aim for 2019 would be to understand how to perform vinyl and possibly even play a all vinyl collection! You never know! ”

Super Flu

“No doubt, 2018 has been an great year for us with many amazing celebrations and festivals we’ve playedwith. A very particular moment was only a couple of days ago. We played a 3 hour set for free at our hometown and sold mulled wine to raise cash for a charity organization. This was super crazy because a lot of people supported us celebrated Christmas together.

The hardest growth this year was changing our booking agency this year and start with a fresh broker. We had been really lucky with our older one, however, we had this excellent chance we needed to take. [Our hopes for our fans is that] we wish for all nice folks to have additional time for family and friends and for them to keep healthier. Our strategy is definitely to make great music and create ourselves. ”

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