Today we welcome Israel’s latest rising star, Millero, following his debut on the iconic UK imprint Renaissance Records with his track ‘French On Acid’ from the third instalment in the Merin EP series (out now here: https://lnk.to/REN21022D). Although he only has a few releases to his name he already counts the likes of Solomun, me, Lehar and Hernan Cattaneo amongst his supporters, and has a Beatport Top 10 under his belt. It’s been a stellar start to what promises to be a stellar career. We spoke with Millero following the release of the Merin EP:
Hi Millero! Great to have you with us today. How are you and whereabouts are you speaking to us from right now?
Hey guys, it’s definitely my pleasure 🙂 I’m in my studio like everyday making new music.
We’re speaking with you today around the release of your track ‘French On Acid’ on Renaissance Record’s latest Merin EP, Vol.3. A brilliant track and congrats for being part of the EP. Can you tell us a little bit about your track and the inspiration behind it?
It was so fun to produce ‘French On Acid’. I started to jam on Ableton searching for an idea, I heard a taste from the vocal that comes from Sequence on VST, I played with the vocal, added an acid line, groove and got the result.
What’s the story behind how the track found its home on the Merin EP Vol.3 and what’s it mean to make your debut on the imprint?
When I finished the track I searched for a good home for this one. I sent it to Renaissance Records and they really liked the track and I’m super excited to release it on such a legendary label.
This year has been a special one for you with your ‘Too Far Gone’ release recently on Engrave LTD that features a Musumeci & Dodi Palese remix, and now the Renaissance release too. How has the year been for you personally from your point of view?
It’s a really exciting year for me. My project was revealed. I did my first 3 releases on 3 amazing labels, I got good feedback and it’s given me so much motivation to keep producing and releasing music.
Can you tell us a bit about your musical influences and what first led you to producing and DJing?
I have a wide taste of music. You can find me listening to hip hop, Israeli songs and even psytrance and of course house music. I was introduced to music when I was 3 years old. I was a professional ballroom dancer until I was 15 years old. Then I discovered the DJ industry. I started to play birthdays, clubs and bars and it quickly turned to be my career. I started to produce just less than 2 years ago and called my project ‘Millero’.
We’d love to hear a bit about your creative process when making music, how do you usually approach making a track? Are there any key pieces of equipment that you use?
I wake up each morning and sit in my studio listening to new music, searching for new ideas, searching for new vocals. The environment in my studio is actually really simple, I’m using a lot of VST plugins and lately I bought the Roland SE02. I’m always buying new sample packs and I also use Splice, it is an amazing website.
Thank you for your time today Millero! Congrats on the latest release and we hope to chat again sometime in the future. To round things off, is there anything else upcoming you’d like to share with us?
Thanks for having me! I really enjoyed the interview. All I can say is that you will hear really good music from Millero in 2022!