Established in 2018, the deep underground vibes of ovmegacvrse have surged through the community, featuring on high profile channels as well as collaborating with the likes of Bucky, Vesky and Arda Leen.
In this weeks Insight interview, we’re excited to share with you the latest thoughts from the Georgian future garage producer.
Please tell us about yourself in a few words (who you are, where you’re from, what you do etc.).
My name is George, I am from Georgia, Tbilisi, working full time at a fertiliser company.
What is the story behind the origin of your artist name?
Please describe your music for us.
To be honest, I don’t really know, every track has its own different vibe.
Who are your major musical influences?
Over the years I have listened to a lot of genres, a lot of bands, but the biggest influence in my musical development was and still is Deathspell Omega. In my early years, one of my university mates introduced me to Burial‘s music, and I liked it, but I did not dig into what genre it was and did not know what future garage even was.
With future garage, I’m influenced by artists like Vacant, Burial, Bucky, ExT, CRASET, gℓo, Vesky, Blurred Signs, Phelian and more. There are a lot of great musicians I really enjoy listening too. I also found a lot of influence from black metal/experimental, progressive metal, post-rock, sludge metal, deep house (etc.)
How long have you been producing, can you describe the moment when you first realised you wanted to make music?
From an early age, I always loved listening to all kinds of music. At the age of 15 my uncle introduced me to classic rock like Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and since then I always wanted to be a guitarist in a band.
In 2007 I got my first guitar. Me and my mate Alex started a 2 man black metal project and did a lot of stuff, since then I was in a lot of bands mostly metal bands. I had a lot of solo projects as well in black metal, nu-metal, post-metal, even some dark ambient/folk projects too.
It was in 2018 when I got introduced to the witch house scene, since then I started ovmegacvrse, did some tracks in WH, but I felt like it was not mine tbh. I was always into more experimental and detailed music, that’s why I started writing future garage, and really enjoy old school 2-step music.
Future garage is like a progressive metal of electronics, it’s very detailed music, and you have no limits of experimenting with it. You can add a lot of different sounds and combine to make one huge sounding element. Major influences for me was Burial’s “Archangel“, and Vacant’s “Reality”
“Having worked with guys like Bucky, Vesky, Arda leen and few others, all of them are amazing, we even developed a good friendship, big ups to them.” – George
Tell us a little about your current studio setup (equipment, software etc..)
Well my studio setup is my PC and my studio headphones Sennheiser HD 200 pro haha, I don’t have any other equipment. For software, I use FL 20, which is pretty easy to use. There are a few plugins I like to use such as: Maximizer, Izotope 8, a lot of fab filter, EQ’s, massive, spire (etc.)
What is your approach to starting a track, is there a routine you set for yourself?
When you are tired after work and the gym, it’s a pretty good time to start a track, a bit of whisky in the cup goes pretty well with future garage! Sometimes it happens randomly when you hang up in FL just doing some stuff there.
How has your music evolved since you first began producing?
In electronics quite a lot! I have learnt how to play with samples, write atmos, melody cutting, editing, mastering. Most of my focus in my track is always on the drums, the percussion, and different sounds to spice up each track.
Any particular artists you’d like to work with?
What’s on the horizon for you musically?
I’m not sure, music was always more of a hobby for me than some big future perspective tho.
Any advice you can share with those just starting out?
Work hard guys, don’t post every track, take your time and don’t rush it, try to figure out what your track needs, try to improve the quality, keep learning and don’t stop.
And finally, are there any artists that are relatively unknown that you’d like people to know about?