DJ and producer Rodg has had major success with his music since he’s been producing. He is now signed with Armada Music and has had the support of some of the biggest DJs in the world including David Guetta and Martin Garrix. We visited the Armada office in New York last week to chat with Rodg about his newest album called “Fate” and many more fun facts including what inspires him. Check out the full interview below!
You just released a new album called “Fate”. Can you tell us how everything came together?
Rodg: I like to work in album projects because they combine all your records in a really nice way and then tie everything together. You can combine it with a tour and all that. I also like about the album project is that it’s always a show to the world, it’s always a part of my life that I’d add to the album because this is a, you all 16 records or 18 records that I worked on for the last one and a half to two years ever since in my previous album with Ruben. Obviously not every record I made made it to the album. But when I think like, okay, I have enough records to make it a little bit more of a story when you listen to it as a whole.
How long did you spend on any one song?
Rodg: I can have some done in a day. That’s a really good, yeah. But it can take up to three weeks too, or maybe even longer or I make some part of it or maybe the melody part or baseline and then I’m so out of creativity
You mentioned earlier you can combine album release with other things such as a tour. Is that something you plan on doing?
Rodg: Album tour is right now. This is my first stop into the United States when it comes to term touring. I’m going to be back in June here in New York. It’s super exciting. Melrose, Melrose ballroom in New York on June 15th. It’s going to be a daytime rooftop event. I think it’s going to work really well in the summer. Fingers crossed for nice weather in this hour.
You’ve had a ton of support from so many huge DJs such as David Guetta and Martin Garrix. How does that make you feel in terms of these huge DJs supporting you?
Rodg: People like that supporting me, that’s like the biggest motivation for me to make music because the recognition you get from guy. So I look up to four already so many years in play my record, it’s amazing, you know, and I like playing shows and play my music for people and they go crazy on it.
Were you there to see the song play live or how did you hear about it?
No, no, no. I was asleep and I woke up and Twitter exploded and Reuben texted me like, Rodg, Guetta played your track at the show. Like, oh my God. You know, by then I was already producing music for seven or eight years. So yeah, that was just life changing moment for me.
Now that you’re a successful producer, what do you do to give back to the community of aspiring producers?
Rodg: I feel right now that I’m in a comfortable position after, well, 12 years of making music that I’m am able to give back a little bit of the experience I had myself and I do that with the demo drop. I did that. We had a fader Procor music production tutorials or lengthy a armada university. I did two courses with them and permanent record a little more. I just like to give those kids a little bit of my own experience in that and what I also always tell them, if I can do it, you can do it. You just need to put the effort in and then you can do it because, you know, I have no musical background whatsoever, but I just love it more than anything in the world and believe then I can get it done. I’m just walking proof of that. Anyone can do it.