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A Brief Chat with Henry Fong + Stream His New Single

Stream Henry Fong's latest release “Turn It Up” ft. Mr. V out now on Musical Freedom Records.

1. Favorite city you’ve ever played in?
That's a really tough one, but recently I had a really good trip to Hawaii. I loved playing on Oahu. It's such a beautiful place and the crowds are awesome too!

2. Who and what inspired you the most music-wise in your life?
I would say The Prodigy probably inspired me the most! It was the first time I heard and fell in love with electronic music.

3. What other artists do you like to play in your sets?
Right now I'd say Nom De Strip, Moksi, Dyro, Reid Stefan, Ephwurd, DallasK, TJR, Deorro, and plenty more! Those are definitely some of the staples of my sets recently though.

4. Let’s talk about your latest track “Turn It Up”. What inspired it?
‘Turn it Up' was kind of a one-off bassy house thing I made while experimenting in the studio. I was playing around with some bass house sounds and wound up simplifying it a bit in an attempt to make it super dancefloor friendly! I wouldn't say that track is 100% my signature sound, but it was really fun to try it out!

5. What was your favorite moment from 2015? What do you hope for in 2016?
I think my 2015 highlight was probably releasing my track ‘Wine Dem' on my own label Banzai and seeing how many DJs supported it in their live sets all year. I feel like that track really defines my sound. I've got a few more releases lined up this year which continue to develop out a similar sound from there.

6. Any collaborations in the near future?
I've got a bunch of collab ideas I have to finish up! Been kicking some ideas around with Nom de Strip, Kura, and the Mightyfools, we'll see what happens from there!

7. What projects are you currently working on?
I've really been into making other tempos besides the traditional 128bpm. I have a 100bpm and an 80bpm trap tune coming out this year so I'm stoked to be experimenting with new tempos and styles but still making it sound like me.

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8. As a producer, how do you balance your personal life/relationships?
Still figuring this out haha! It's very tough because production is so time-consuming and ideas come at weird times of the day. I'm not the night owl type of producer, I start around 10am usually and then I'm done by 9pm so keeping regular working hours helps a lot.

9. How do you relax? Any hobbies? Exercise?
SURFING! my favorite non music hobby and it's my exercise too!

Upcoming shows:
Jan 22 @ McClellan Events Center w Jauz, Sacramento CA
Jan 23 @ New City Gas, Montreal CAN:
Jan 29 @ Pure Lounge, San Jose CA

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