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FRENCHCORE ARTIST RAYVOLT ABOUT HIS IDENTITY & NEW EP

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Rayvolt came out of nowhere and took the Euphoric Frenchcore scene by storm in 2020. We sat down with the masked man to talk about his identity and his Crashing Waves EP which just got released.

Frenchcore fans have been wondering who is hiding behind the mask. Rayvolt’s sound is euphoric and uplifting and his production skills are on point. He recently performed at Snakepit and made the crowd go absolutely mental. Yesterday, Rayvolt released an EP with two stunning tracks, Crashing Waves and United As One, together with fellow Frenchcore artist Jiyagi.

We sat down with the extremely talented artist trying to find out who he is and what we can expect of him in the future. Read the full interview below.

INTERVIEW


Hey Rayvolt, how are you doing these days?

I’m doing very well! Staying busy in the studio and getting ready for the madness ahead this summer. I have a bit too many unreleased tracks, but also too many ideas, so I just keep making more!

You came out of nowhere in 2020, and have since then raised a lot of questions about who’s hiding behind the mask. Can you tell us a bit more about your identity? 

There’s a simple answer to that – I represent the spirit of revolution, and that’s what’s behind the mask. 

Your tracks are insanely good, you signed with Most Wanted and Re-Style’s label Rapture Records – pretty impressive! You must have experience in producing music already? 

First of all, thanks! I really appreciate that, it’s always great to hear such positive words about my music. 

That’s a fact – I have been preparing for this for a long time. It took a lot of time to learn how to produce music I was happy with quickly and consistently. 

Where can we see you perform this year, do you have any cool gigs coming up?

You can for sure find me at Thunderdome this year, as I unfortunately wasn’t able to play last year due to the show getting cancelled. I’m preparing a huge liveset featuring a ton of exclusive edits and new tracks. If you want the ultimate Rayvolt musical experience, you better be there!

Besides that, stay tuned – I’ll be announcing upcoming bookings soon. 

What can we expect from Rayvolt this year?

Beyond the Crashing Waves EP, I will be releasing another EP in the coming months with my highly demanded tracks “Start The Revolt” and “The World Could Be Ours”. I have been playing these tracks since October 2020, so the time has finally come to release them! 

I’ll also be releasing a collab EP featuring collabs with some fellow artists. More info TBA on that!

Last but certainly not least, Levenkhan and I will give away our collaboration for free soon, so make sure to pay attention to our socials to stay updated with that one.

You just released your Crashing Waves EP yesterday, can you tell us a bit more about it, the story behind it, and the creative process in producing the EP?

Absolutely! I produced Crashing Waves after my first ever live performance at Snakepit. It was honestly a lot to process – not only was it my first gig, but the crowd already knew my tracks, and there was even Rayvolt merchandise in the audience. I couldn’t have asked for a better first show. 

With that vibe sticking around in the following days, I hopped straight in the studio and Crashing Waves was the result. The vocal, melody and kick fit so perfectly together that I was blown away.  

It was a bit funny because I had just played a set of unreleased and exclusive tracks at Snakepit – something like 4 brand new IDs were in the set – but I felt this one so hard I decided it needed to come out next, so I finished it up and got the release scheduled. 

United As One, the second track of the EP, is my track with German Euphoric Frenchcore artist Jiyagi. I have been following his sound for years, so it was really awesome to finally work on a track together. We actually started this track in the summer of 2020, so it’s been a long time coming for this one. 

How would you describe your own sound? 

My sound is a fusion of the soundset most people associate Hardstyle with – big melodies and vocals with deep themes, coupled with the power and attitude of Frenchcore. Euphoric Frenchcore seems to be the name for it, although the genre itself is very diverse and my sound is pretty different from a lot of other Euphoric Frenchcore artists. 

I definitely see a lot of comments saying that my music isn’t Frenchcore, and I can honestly see where they are coming from. The nice thing about Harder Styles is that you don’t really need to stay in the past in order to be a successful artist, so I hope that my sound paves the path for many more artists to come who will continue to evolve the style in their own ways. 

How do you think the Frenchcore scene will evolve in the upcoming years?

I think that we’ll be seeing a lot more Frenchcore on lineups. We had so many great artists come up during the past two years, and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of them on stages soon. 

It’s awesome to see Frenchcore developing musically as well, with more tracks being made in different time signatures and with more unique melodies. Frenchcore’s tempo gives it a unique ability to make complex rhythms danceable, and I think we’ll see some more of that in the coming years too. You can hear me experiment with this in my track “Revolutionary”. 

What are your goals for the upcoming years?

As I mentioned at the start, I have a bit too many unreleased tracks, so I need to take care of that. 2022 will be a great year for Rayvolt releases!

Beyond that, I hope that I can perform at some really cool Harder Styles events. Hardcore or Hardstyle, it doesn’t matter to me. The sky’s the limit and I’m ready for the future!

🎶 Download Crashing Waves on Hardstyle.com

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