Introducing Edmond Huszar, a producer from London, Ontario with a history and a future. The 22 year old started his career in college with Will Steep in a group named “The Girls Can Hear Us” before deciding to start a fresh solo project under the name of OVERWERK. OVERWERK doesn’t have a specific genre he sticks to as he continuously experiments by mixing electro synths with touches of dubstep and house flair. He is definitely a unique addition to the EDM world with great potential. The first sounds he made were at the age of seven, by banging heavy beats on his first drum kit. Years later, through pure experimentation he found his passion in digital music production and got stuck on electro music. Coming to the future part of OVERWERK – well, you’ll see, as Edmond reveals that project OVERWERK is more than just music.
Epic Bass Time Crew had a great opportunity of getting in touch with Edmond Huszar right before the anticipated release of OVERWERK’s first ever EP, “The Nth °”, on November 30th, 2011.
Interview with OVERWERK:
EBT: First of all, we’d like to say we are big fans of you and your
work. Each one of us has their own favorites though: AK’s favorite is
listening to “Buzzin”. As an artist you must like all the work you
produce, but has any struck out as a clear favorite?
O: Thank you. When making my music I listen to the same sounds and melodies thousands of times over until it is perfected. I think the best way for me to gauge which tunes I like the best are the ones I am least sick of when I am done producing them. I love my whole EP, but from what is released I think my Midnight
remix & Magic Trooper
remixes are my favourites.
Recently you have ventured off into other genres: dubstep with Mord
pursue in the future? Do you have a particular genre you enjoy the
I personally love chilled out electronic music like Sebastian Tellier
, also nu-disco, electro-funk, and more indie genres. I do peruse other territories already but I don’t release it under the OVERWERK name, it just wouldn’t mesh with peoples expectations. I might one day start a side project and release all the material I’ve produced in other genres.
We here at EBT are very impressed with the level of professionalism
from such a young and talented producer with only a few years of
experience. Nevertheless, is there anything you’d like to improve on
or change in the year 2012?
I appreciate the compliments, and your great questions. I think I’d like to improve on my synthesis ability in creating new and interesting sounds. I’d also like to build on my melodies and chord progressions. I want to steer away from such familiar melodies while still keep things catchy.
We’re all very excited about the release of your first EP “The Nth
Degree”. What did you try different from the other works you have done
in the past?
It’s funny because I’ve worked on the Nth degree for so long, that many songs are from the past… If that makes sense. I’ve scrapped countless songs along the way. So what I’ve done different is just try and accomplish a nice variety of songs with interesting elements, that still make sense together as a package.
How does the music process start? Do you get an idea and work
around it or do you experiment as you go?
The process starts with some inspiration listening to my favourite artists. Or in some cases I play a live show and see what elements the crowd responds best to, I come home and try and make my music an amalgamation of that.
It’s been over a year since you decided to separate from “The Girls
relationship with Will been ever since and how has it been different
producing music on your own?
My relationship with Will is good, he is busy with TGCHU and I am busy with OVERWERK. On my own I don’t have to leave space for vocals so there is more room for exploration, and I can fill out the tracks in new ways.
Would you ever consider collaborating once more with another singer
(given that the workloads are more equal) or perhaps a producer?
I’ve worked some friends that are singers, and most recently one named Nick Nikon who has an amazing voice and will be on some of my upcoming tracks.
Most people don’t know, but “Buzzin’” was commissioned by some kids
in Norway as their graduation theme song for “Russefeiring”. Any plans
in the no-so-distant future to play in Norway or anywhere else in
Firstly I just want to address how awesome kids in Norway are, they just rage harder to electro beats than anyone. Just search “Russ” or “Tryvann” in youtube and you will see for yourself. Regarding playing there, I am headlining one of their main festivals, I just can’t announce which yet.
Music struck you as a passion while studying something wholly
unrelated. Will OVERWERK live on as long as possible or will it
eventually be cast off as a fond memory of your college days, in
attempt to pursue other goals?
That’s a really good question. Graphic design / visual art is my original passion. My plan is just to combine all mediums into OVERWERK. OVERWERK will become music, video, animation, graphics all combined in new and experimental ways. I will never give up on making music, but I’m sure the OVERWERK style will progress and transform over time, that is the only way to grow.
Final question: What is the secret ingredient necessary in every
single to make it truly EPIC?
Hahah, if I told you it wouldn’t be a secret ingredient anymore. But what I’d say is putting your absolute best effort into learning the craft and understanding what you are doing before you release music. I’ve progressed and advanced over time with my production and sound quality, and have made a serious effort to understand all aspects of what I’m doing. It is good to learn how to properly use EQ, compression, limiters, distortion, overdrive and other effects so that you can implement them properly and appropriately as opposed to just guessing. Once you have a solid understanding of what to do where, epic songs will become much more achievable.
Be sure to catch OVERWERK’s EP “The Nth Degree”, dropping November 30th!