This week we interviewed Electronic musician/ rap artist Pegu V. Check out his BTA profile HERE.
Please introduce yourself.
Hi I’m Pekka Pegu V Väisänen
How did you end up making music and how did your artist name come about?
Electronic music and basically everything about computers practically runs through my veins. With so many hours on the box I just never could avoid getting in contact with all kinds of music software starting from trackers in the 90’s. I have always been a big fan of all music just as long as has a good beat and can be danced to.I used to go to lots of hip hop dance parties in my teen years and that’s how I got into Rap and Electronic music. I have done some collaboration with a few of my friends who are also electronic music producers and playing around with synths and samplers is just f—n fun. Occasionally (usually pretty drunk) me and some of our friends would do some freestyle rapping sessions and that kind of pushed into writing some lyrics as well. The name Pegu V (also my nickname) was invented by a girl in my class when I was something like 10 years.
How would you describe your music?
Versatile funky with lots of electronic flavors
Tell us little about your creative process?
So these days it’s basically just finding something nice to build on. Browsing synth presets, browsing library music, browsing vocal samples. Or just simply playing some chords on the grand piano preset. Finding or programming a few drum loops and then trying to combine this into nice patterns that smoothly flow into each other. Ableton in itself is a really fun and creative instrument and the pattern mode with some key binds and a midi controller with some knobs and sliders is all it really takes.
For vocals sometimes it really just hits me like lightning and something crazy starts playing in my head and then I have to write it down or its lost for good, most of the stuff comes in short bits that have to be combined later into songs. Sometimes listening to just about any other type of music that I make myself and freestyling over that can be a good way to cure the constipation. Also driving around in my car and listening to new beats can be really inspiring for new vocals.
What is the best thing about being in a rap artist?
Friends , Fans and not having to grow old (at least mentally).
The most memorable show you performed?
My first live rap gig
If you could choose, which artist would you like to see live? Dead or alive.
Tell us about your regular hang out? Have you ever had a gig there?
Does home count? I really don’t go out that much. Too many nice bars in Helsinki to mention just a few.
Future projects we should know about?
Always cooking something. Check my Soundcloud, bruh.
Thanks Pegu! See you guys next week for another interview.