After the release of his hit single “Are You With Me” in 2014, 24-year-old Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies has attracted a growing fanbase worldwide, including China.
With a long-awaited tour, he brought his music to Chinese fans in September, when he played in Chengdu for the first time. He talked to Billboard Radio China backstage at Space Club Chengdu. Being a lover of foreign culture, he took time to explore Chengdu, and said he enjoyed seeing pandas and eating the famous spicy hot pot.
He explained that the name Lost Frequencies comes from making remixes of old tracks, or “lost frequencies,” that he’s bringing back to light. Though he is nostalgic about throwbacks, he doesn’t shy away from exploring new combinations of music styles in his production.
In his recent collaboration with the L.A. duo The NGHBRS, they weave pop, EDM and reggaeton together for a new single, “Like I Love You.” The music video compiles his summer 2018 European tour footage, full of summer vibes. The video, which was released Sept. 14, currently has 3.8 million views on YouTube.
As for who he would like to collaborate with next, “I would love to do a track with MØ,” he shared. “I really love her music. She has a really special voice and a special vibe.”
Being on tour for the past six months, he took the opportunity to try out some of the songs from his upcoming album on the live crowd. He said there are two melodic house tracks he is excited about: “Before Tomorrow,” which was very well-received by audiences, and another Spanish-language track with Latino-style guitars.
An exact release date hasn’t been set. He wants more time to test the songs live and get more feedback. “I don’t want to release my album too soon,” he explained. “I want to wait and see how the new single is developing.”
He said his character and the way he communicates through music makes him different from other DJs. “There is always something behind the track,” he shared.
He has been influenced by Afrojack, Avicii and David Guetta from a young age. Now, on his way joining the list of next great producers, he wants to bring along other talented musicians with his newly established label, Found Frequencies.
Check out the full interview with Lost Frequencies on Billboard Radio China.