Our team had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Terrel Williams, better known by his stage name TR3AL, a multi-talented DJ and producer from California.
We caught up with TR3AL to find out more about his latest release “Quarantune”, the story behind this track, who are his biggest influences, what is it like to be a music producer, his TR3AL XPERIENCE Laser Show and many more.
Check out the interview below!
When did you start producing – and what or who were your early passions and influences? What is about music that drew you to it?
I started Djing in January of 2017 and producing my own music in April 2017. I enjoyed listening to Don Diablo, Tiesto and Steve Aoki. They were my biggest influences. As of lately I have been enjoying more Fedde Le Grand. Music is so positive and can get you through tough times. Being able to create your own sound is very satisfying. EDM has some very interesting bpm’s so that was another reason for me being drawn in.
How would you describe the influence of a producer? How are the experience and the music transformed through your work?
The job of a producer is very important. Having a good ear for music is key. You have thousands of fans listening to your unique sound. Every producer has their own sound. In my case, I transfer my passion.
Your long anticipated single “Quarantune”, is finally released. How would you describe the producing process?
It’s actually the first single off my upcoming EP. The producing process for Quarantune was pretty fascinating using different sounds and techniques to make it sound great. I wanted to give it a futuristic sound with a great vibe.
What is the message, creative or intellectual behind the project of “Quarantune”?
I was already working on a few projects for my EP. Quarantune came to mind when the country went on lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic. It was one way for me to express myself during these dark times. The creative process was very fun for this track; it brought out a fun and creative side of me.
Any plans for future shows?
I am currently working on TR3AL XPERIENCE virtual laser show. I am hoping to announce that very soon given with the Covid-19 everything has been virtual. I want to make sure that I give all my fans an exciting show and good experience.
What is the TR3AL XPERIENCE Laser Show?
The TR3AL XPERIENCE laser show is a sophisticated laser show. It consists of nothing but lasers and very limited lighting. I created this type of show last year to give my fans a different kind of experience when they come to my shows (hence to how I came up with the name TR3AL XPERIENCE). I plan on doing a lot more of these shows in 2021
Have you taken up any new hobbies during quarantine?
I haven’t been able to take up any new hobbies since quarantine. I was too busy with my music production. Once lockdown is over I would like to start learning how to golf.
Listen to TR3AL’s track “Quarantune” below!