Apartment 9 Interview
Coming off of an extremely stacked show in Brooklyn, NYC, Music Mondays caught up with the talented creative known as Apartment 9. We discussed their inspiration behind creating sounds, their workflow, recent releases and much more in this Music Mondays exclusive interview.
Rei: How do more ambient genres play into your sound? I noticed you sampled some vaporwave on Tour's opening track and there is always some shoegaze, dreampop elements to your sound.
Apt9: I sample a lot of ambient music in my own music. I listen to tons of dream pop, shoegaze, ambient pop and just dreamy music in general - it heavily influences my beats. The first song on Tour! Is a straight up shoegaze song. I make mostly beats but I tend to also make some music on the dreamier side.
Rei: Does your workflow contribute to your ability to be so productive and prolific?
Apt9: Yes! We have sampled anime a bunch of times in our music. Mothgirl is so good at creating entire worlds with her lyrics in songs. So my dreamy styles mixed with her lyrical styles always produce a cinematic-like product that feels akin to something like anime. I love working with Astra, she is such a talented vocalist and a great friend.
Apt9: No, again I don’t know who that is. I’ll check out both these artists you mentioned - I listen to a lot of older music most of the time.