I discovered Herbie Hancock at a very young age. I have to admit, that I have somewhat of a strange relationship to Hancock. For instance: I bought a book about him once, didn’t read it because I lacked the focus, but he still very much intrigues me. I keep putting on his records, even though I don’t fully understand the story he wants to tell. That captivates me.
Like the beginning of Chameleon, his sound can be very electronic but it’s mostly acoustic. He makes music that’s almost physically present, that you can almost touch. When you close your eyes it’s as if you’re actually there, which I think is awesome. Besides all of this, he just makes extremely exquisite music.
The journey he made as an artist is also really interesting. He started out as a wild young rebel on stage and with the coming of age he explored different styles of music and became more placid in the way he plays. I imagine myself going on such a journey in my career. The diversity in styles is something you can hear in my music: an exquisite mix of electronic and acoustic sounds.