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Hunter Siegel Drops First Original ‘Waiting Up’ [Exclusive Interview]

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Canadian producer Hunter Siegel is releasing his first original track today, less than a week after dropping his first major collab. Following LOUD with Zeds Dead, Waiting Up showcases Siegel’s discovery of the root of his sound: producing uptempo music full of emotion while maintaining a dark soundscape & direction. His music keeps the energy needed for dance floors, while being original enough to keep listeners interested at home, on their laptops, and in their headphones. You can download Waiting Up here.

Despite going on a continental tour across North America last fall, having a Soundcloud with several tracks, and releasing a few mixes, an original was yet to be released. Going on tour gave him a better understanding of the U.S. dance music scene and learning what people like and don’t like from place to place, Siegel said.

“I’ve worked very long and hard to really define a sound I could feel good about calling my own and standing behind. I’ve been very, very picky about it because I want to make music that’s more than just a song you bang in the club and move on from because someone wrote ‘a sicker drop this week’.”

Waiting Up is what Siegel apathetically defines as ‘retro future’ house, in terms of a genre classification. Siegel says it best defines his current sound in which he takes what he loves from the past and modernizes it; something he’s always done while writing music.

“I want to make people feel something, because to me the best music is the music that understands you and connects with your emotions. Waiting Up addresses the feeling you have when its late and you really miss someone, feel alone, or just have that sensory feeling of “I wonder what _____ is doing right now”.

Siegel will have a large audience to show his unique sound to come May 30th. The #DarkPlur ambassador will be playing alongside Skrillex, Dillon Francis, What So Not, and Milo & Otis on the Toronto stop of the Mothership Tour. He’s no stranger to big shows, having gone on tour with Adventure Club, DVBBS, and DallasK last fall. The Superheroes Anonymous tour made stops in Eugene, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane in addition to 28 other cities.

“The Northwest was a definite favorite part of that tour. I’ve always loved Seattle and my first time in Portland was super dope! Eugene was also a great night but the crowd was a little ‘later’ there if you catch my drift and, despite tech problems, Spokane was actually insane!”

Mixes, remixes, a collab, and now an original track, have been released at a steady pace recently for Siegel. He has no intention of slowing down.

“I just want more, a lot more. Not in a greedy type of way, but in the sense that this is what I do 25 hours a day. I am truly committed to my music. I feel like I have so much more to share with people and I just need to keep moving forward and spreading the darkness, one release at a time;(“

Let us know what you think of Waiting Up, #DarkPlur, ‘Retro Future’, and more by replying on Facebook, Twitter, or commenting below!

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