Following the critically acclaimed release of his five-part Elephant Rock EP in March 2022, burgeoning Saudi Arabian electronic music producer BluePaper now looks to expand on the early success of his debut release on WTR, as he delivers a double-sided remix package for two of the EP’s lead singles – Riyadh at Twilight and Elephant Rock.
Released worldwide last Friday, June 3, via MDLBEAST Records’ subsidiary label WTR – a home for organic, arabesque, electronic music – this latest record sees BluePaper welcome two new interpretations of tracks from the original EP – one from himself, and one from hotly-tipped British producer Rashid Ajami.
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Hi BluePaper, please tell us a little about yourself?
BluePaper, Electronic Dance Muisc DJ & Producer from Saudi Arabia
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get into the music industry?
I’ve been a big fan of the Electronic Dance Music since the 90’s, but the turning point to me was in 2009 when I attended my first ever Electronic Dance Music Festival (Ultra Music Festival) in Miami
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Ethereal, Ethno and Experimental
You have any new releases coming up that you can tell us about?
The ‘Elephant Rock’ Remixes EP, which has just been released, and features club reinterpretations of both ‘Riyadh At Twilight’ and ‘Elephant Rock’
Which artists and styles have inspired and influenced you over the course of your career?
Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
Meditation, Swimming and a Good Sleep
Best stage you have ever played on?
Funniest / craziest thing that’s ever happened at an event?
We were at a party in London this past November, and a lady was asking me for a lighter; then this guy jumps into the conversation saying: “Never mind the lighter, look at that beard!”, then he turns to me and say: “If you ever decided own having your own following, I’ll worship you”
My friends still mock me over it till this very day
What’s your favorite club to perform in?
The one I haven’t been booked at yet (wink-wink)
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
Sharing the joy with others
What’s not, is the high time consumption in the studio is pretty much limiting everything else; specially that I have a demanding/full-time day job
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Set yourself time limits and a goal, and finish everything you start
Name one your strengths?
And a weakness?
Compassion (the cure is the curse)
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Pretty much what Johnny Cash answered when he was asked for his definition of paradise:
“The morning, with her.. having coffee”
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
My grandfather, he died shortly after I was born. From the stories I’ve been told he’s one of the most loving and caring figures that ever walked the earth
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Still making music, I hope!
How would you describe your fashion style?
What do you think of Social Media?
A necessary evil
Where we can follow you?
Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
Quote: “Good decisions comes from Experience, and Experience comes from Bad decisions..”
Movie: Crying Freeman
Travel Destination: Tokyo, Japan and Marrakech, Morocco
Sports Team: FC Barcelona