Austrian Hardstyle DJ and producer Eternate recently joined Scantraxx Silver. We met Florian at Electric Love Festival in Austria and talked with him about his music, history and future plans. Keep on reading to get to know this promising talent!
- First of all, how are you these days?
Really great. Being here again, after that long without any events, feel strange, but fills me with hope. I just love to be back and seeing all the people. All the happy faces, all the dancing people, it’s really amazing!
- You're working crazy in the studio, you already had eight releases this year, how do you do it? Where do you get your inspiration from?
Well to be honest, most of the tracks are from last year. The release process always takes a lot of time. And, you know, during COVID and all the weekends at home, it was easier with time management, that’s why there's a lot of tracks. The inspiration mainly comes from listening to other genres. I'm really a lot into Techno, House but also into Drum n Bass,… just to get a clear head and not only having Hardstyle in front of me. So that's mainly where I get inspiration from, different kinds of genres, different kind of sounds.
- You already started your producer career in 2015. But under a different name, Van H. Why did you make the change? And did that also change your style?
I started as Van H but it was more like EDM. It was hard EDM, Hard House, but also every time there was a Hardstyle influence. Everyone knew me for Hardstyle and I just wanted to make a change. Also the labels told me that Van H is not going to work as it is hard for marketing.
So I felt it needed a cut, a fresh project and a new name. Just me being the Hardstyle DJ, me doing the Hardstyle releases.
- You already played Austria goes Zrce, Shutdown, and now you're playing Electric Love tomorrow How does it feel to be back in front of a crowd? Are you also going to play some unreleased tracks tomorrow? What we expect from your set?
It feels amazing for sure. Playing all these tracks and preparing and all the new stuff, not only from me, but also from all my mates. It's just a completely different vibe to what it was back then. The people are hungry for new stuff, they're hungry for parties. They just want to have a good time. I'm preparing a lot of stuff, really a lot of stuff, especially all the new projects that are coming in. I really can't wait to play them tomorrow and then just seeing how to how the crowd reacts.