Nightcraft aka Roy Stolzenbach, a Scantraxx Carbon-established artist. Today he’ll release a new, big track. I spoke to him about ‘Lost In Reality’ and he explains why this track is actually about himself; “It’s about being alone with your thoughts and drifting away. I’m a dreamer so I’m inside my head quite a lot.” Roy also opened up about how he’s mainly into making music and having a private party here and there. Curious about the story behind Nightcraft and his latest release? Read on!
FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE YOU DOING?
Apart from the shitty weather in The Netherlands this summer, I’m doing pretty well actually. More rain means more studio time haha.
I CAN IMAGINE YOU’RE SUPER BUMMED THAT ALL THE SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELED, HOW DO YOU KEEP YOURSELF BUSY? MAINLY MAKING MUSIC?
It’s definitely sad to see all these events canceled. Luckily people are throwing a lot of private parties these days, so my schedule is actually pretty full. My spare time is mostly filled with working on new music or clearing my mind by watching series or playing games. I work 40 hours a week at an office as well so sometimes it’s really difficult to manage my ‘me-time.
SO, A SICK NEW TRACK. WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND IT AND WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM?
Basically ‘Lost In Reality’ is about myself. It’s about being alone with your thoughts and drifting away. I’m a dreamer so I’m inside my head quite a lot. The lyrics in the break ‘Being alone doesn’t scare me, I don’t need anyone’ reflect directly how I handle myself in certain situations. I just need to ‘light up the night and drift away’.
Nightcraft – Lost In Reality (Official Videoclip)
IS THERE SOMETHING WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF ‘LOST IN REALITY’?
Anything can trigger my inspiration for a track, but it was not a specific thing for this one. I started by building a really atmospheric break and my creativity just did the rest on instinct I guess. Sometimes things just click together like a perfect puzzle. I think the main part of the track was made in like 5 or 6 hours. Later I added the mix intro and outro.
WHAT MAKES LOST IN REALITY DIFFERENT FROM YOUR OTHER TRACKS?
I think the emotional charge that this track carries makes it stand out from the rest. Its hard from the outside and soft on the inside. I can listen to that melody over and over again and it’s not often that I get goosebumps caused by my own music haha. Also, I recorded a videoclip in which I am featured myself because I think the personal message is delivered even more if the audience sees you as a person.
YOU CAN’T PLAY THE TRACK IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE AT THE MOMENT, HOW DO YOU HOPE TO REACH THE PEOPLE WITH THE TRACK ANYWAY?
I just really hope my track is received well by everyone around the world and that they get the story that I’m trying to tell. I played Lost In Reality at the Scantraxx livestream and there were a lot of questions about the track so I think it’s going to do pretty well. But in the end, the fans can make or break a track. The only way to spread my music these days is by social media so all the shares, follows, likes and saves are really appreciated.
Nightcraft at Scantraxx: The Next Generation
WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF NIGHTCRAFT?
I want to release as much music as possible, and tell people my story through my tracks. I got a lot of cool stuff planned for a couple of months and I can’t wait to show everyone what I’ve been working on.
‘Nightcraft – Lost In Reality’ is now available for download at Hardstyle.com!✨