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Interview | Questions & Answers With Leslie Wai

Interview | Questions & Answers With Leslie Wai

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UK Producer & DJ Leslie Wai prepares to hit the road, on the upcoming tour with The Midnight Beast. Meanwhile, he took the time to talk with us about his newly released EP, titled ‘Lift Me Up’. As a side note, it was produced at various geographical locations. Learn more below!

1 – Welcome to Electro Wow, Leslie! How’s it going & what have you been up to lately?

Hi there! Thanks for having me! At the moment, I’m preparing to go on tour supporting The Midnight Beast! Spending countless hours practicing and curating my set!

2 — What inspired you to create your new EP ‘Lift Me Up’?

I think what most inspired me was that I had never released an EP with more than 2 tracks on it. I’ve done a lot of remixes on social media in between, but it felt fresh creating original music just for the pure enjoyment of it!

3 – Which track from the EP would you choose to have remixed & which artist would you love to inject their own take on it?

Oh, that’s a tough one. I think I’d love to hear Zedd, Madeon of Porter Robinson do a remix of the track “We can never stop”. I think there’d be a lot of interesting things they can do with the chord progression and melodies!

4 — Did you find it difficult to produce, whilst traveling internationally?

I actually found it easier to produce whilst travelling! Most of the time it’s during commuting, whether it be on the train or plane. I think my environment gives me the most inspiration, so that’s probably why I produced a lot of this EP abroad!

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5 — We also believe you’re a creative film & content maker. In the music video for “Lift Me Up”, the visuals look kinda trippy &
unique, were you also behind the production?

Yes! I directed the music video to “Lift Me Up” and edited it myself (with the help of my girlfriend filming it in Tokyo!) It took a bit of time to figure out what I wanted to do with the footage, but I just opened up my editing software and just came up with all that trip imagery!

6 – What’s the single best piece of advice, you’ve been given by a fellow industry figure?

I don’t know if this he applies as a fellow industry figure, but I will always remember a quote from Steve Jobs, where he said: “Don’t be afraid of failure”. I’ve always had this mentality when it comes to success, as it really is just a long string of failures until you succeed! I’m a glass half full kinda guy! Hahaha

7 — And lastly, what else do you love to do with your time when you’re not producing & touring?

I like playing retro video games a lot. I’m currently replaying Sonic Mania with its new expansion pack! It’s definitely up there with the best Sonic Games. Oh, and I also like to boast that I’m very good at Tetris. I don’t think there’s been a time where I haven’t beat the high score on “In-Flight Tetris” when I’m on a plane, hahaha.


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