January 29, 2021

Tripleset Talks Travel, Food + New Single “I Need You”

We sat down with Tripleset this week to chat about “I Need You”, dual national background, his pre-pandemic travels around the world, and more.

NS: You kicked off the year with your soulful house single, “Different Path,” what can you tell us about “I Need You”?

Tripleset: Different Path is one of my favorite records I’ve produced to date, and I’ve been really pleased with the response so far from all the fans, friends and family. “I Need You” is the debut of a new sound for me, it’s my first time ever releasing a UK Garage record. I’m really excited for people to hear this one, it’s got a lot of energy, it’s romantic, it has lots of soulful vocal chops - I hope my listeners enjoy it.

NS: You’ve been delving into more “UK” styles of music - what inspired this trajectory, and where you see the project heading?

Tripleset: I’ve definitely been producing genres that are more popular across the pond, such as my Drum & Bass remixes from last year and “I Need You,” the UK Garage track that I just put out. I’m actually a dual citizen of both the US and Great Britain and actually grew up in England until I was 10. I remember hearing Garage music in shops and on the radio when I was growing up in the early 2000s in the UK. It’s a style that’s become engrained in the popular music and culture of the UK, which I think is a unique and beautiful thing. There’s something about the drums in UKG records that is very satisfying to my ears, one of my goals as a producer is to help Garage finally gain widespread appeal in America. I’m also planning on releasing one or two original DnB tunes this year.

NS: Before the pandemic you circumnavigated the globe. How has this influenced your music, tastes, and overall outlook on life?

Tripleset: Yeah, my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to travel right before all the lockdowns and everything. We went to England to visit family for Christmas, got to see Fatboy Slim at Manchester Warehouse Project (best indoor venue I’ve ever attended), and then set off for South East Asia for 3 months. We visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines. Absolutely amazing trip! I had a little portable music production setup with me so I could make beats, but honestly we were just soaking it all in, making new friends and enjoying every single moment of it. The world feels smaller now after such a trip, which was probably the best perspective to have once we all got locked in our houses as soon as we got back. I’m very grateful that I was able to travel around the world, especially since it was just in the nick of time.

Tripleset poses at a temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. // Photographer: KassCaptured (Jan. 2020)

NS: Favorite food from the trip? Or in general?

Tripleset: Hmm that’s a tough question. I’m probably gonna have to go with pho, one of Vietnam’s staple dishes. We ate pho at least three times a week when we were over there. In general I love a good burger and fries.

NS: What’s next for Tripleset?

Tripleset: I’m sitting on a ton of fire music right now (lots of clubby house), so my plan is to consistently release this year. For the first half of 2021 it will be mostly singles, and I have an EP planned for the summer. I’m also really excited to play some shows hopefully starting in the Autumn of this year. Fingers crossed!

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