Seth Schwarz teamed up with his funky fellow Be Svendsen, and together they created something that has the same UV index and the same amount of fresh air as a festival with perfect climatic conditions: The Eden EP. During its epic 10 minutes of play time, their highly melodic track “Elves of Karoo” grows just as big and exciting as a full weekend on a dancefloor bathed in a generous amount of direct sunlight. Seth Schwarz also includes on his forthcoming EP, the solo track “Quando Rando”: which is slower but just as compelling. The single reflects the classical composition skills of Schwarz in an intriguingly subliminal way. Furthermore, the amount of great producers who contribute remixes for this EP continues the narrative of a creating a perfect festival, as well – a festival for lovers of catchy yet sophisticated dance music, that is. We also had the chance to talk with Seth about his toughts on this EP and more. You can read the interview below !
WWD : What was your major inspiration when creating Eden?
Major inspiration came from surreal times at Afrika Burn in the desert of Karoo and coming back to the green summer times in my hometown of Halle, taking swims in the refreshing Saale River.
WWD : How did you pick collaborators for the EP?
Having grown my friendships with other creative minds while touring across the world and meeting these people again and again, it felt natural to create beautiful music together with Be Svendsen, Einmusik, Gabriel Ananda, Mollono.Bass and Rey & Kjavik.
WWD : Knowing you’re a talented instrumentalist, describe what equipment you perform with and what your live set up looks like.
During my live sets I play and mainly improvise with a five-string electric Yamaha violin that I run through an FX chain of Boss SY-300 guitar synthesizer pedal, an Eventide H9, an Electro Harmonix Multieffect Pedal and a Korg Choas Pad 3+ which lets me control delays and filters with the tip of my violin while playing. As foundation for the sound I pick music from all over the place, run it through a NI Traktor and mix it up with my own production and control it through a Native Instruments Machine, which lets me press the big pads with the tip of the violin as well.
WWD : Favorite city you like to play in?
I really like the vibe of Cape Town.
WWD : Where do you see yourself taking your music in the future?
I would be interesed to approach a deeper cinematic path, maybe even working with an orchestra.
WWD : Now let’s talk about the man outside of the music. Who is Seth Schwarz? What does he do when he’s not creating or performing music?
He is friendly guy that is a part-time medical doctor in the University of Halle/Saale. He rides his bike from Tuesday to Thursday to get there. Besides that, I enjoy taking swims in the Saale River, or little lakes in nature, take walks or bike rides in the forest. I am also up for anything that gets my adrenaline levels up – be it bungee jumping, rafting or skydiving:).
WWD : Little known talent?
Rapping (while boozed).
WWD : Favorite Food?
If it is quality food, then there is hardly anything that I don’t enjoy.
WWD : Favorite Drink?
WWD : Favorite Holiday?
Traveling through Namibia with a 4×4 and Roof Tent meeting no-one for hundreds of kilometers. The area is so quiet you can hear the blood running through your ears at times, and you constantly encounter wild life.
WWD : Harry Potter or Star Wars?
WWD : What are you most excited for this summer (besides the EP release)?
Boom Festival in Portugal will be a new one for me and The Monastery by The Gardens of Babylon and of course 3000 Grad Festival in a nature reserve area up north of Berlin.
WWD : Thanks for the chat Seth !
Release date : July 6th, 2018. Buy Here