ShyGhy Revels in First Festival Appearance, Discusses Dimitri Vegas Mentorship at High Ground Music Festival [Interview]
by: Cameron DeFaria
October 27, 2021
In an exclusive on-site interview at the High Ground Music Festival, burgeoning electronic band ShyGhy opened up to Dancing astronaut about his first festival appearance. Prior to the pandemic, the 25-year-old talent received tremendous support from Dimitri Vegas’ Smash The House Records. Having recently opened for Flux Pavilion at Academy LA, ShyGhy has only shown pure enthusiasm to perform live again.
“When I started dating [Smash The House Records], we had planned to do shows. But sadly, COVID-19 struck and everything was washed away. [Academy LA] was the first real return show in a club or hall. It was really a very good experience, âhe said.
Featured alongside Snakehips, Louis Futon, Kasbo and Chet Porter, among others, ShyGhy performed a completely original set during her performance on the Levitate stage at High Ground. âEvery song I played was my own music, and I would say about 60% of my set was unreleased music that I plan to release soon. There are definitely some songs that I now want to bring back to the studio to refine them, but I played a lot of new music today to see if people like it or not, âhe remarked.
ShyGhy got in touch with his mentor, Dimitri Vegas, after sending a demo with the help of his uncle. âIt actually started because my uncle is friends with him. My uncle basically told me, “I’m going to give you an opportunity to send Dimitri a song,” ShyGuy explained. “And then we had a phone call the next day.”
From that point on, Vegas began to mentor the budding talent, offering “a lot of good personal information that probably would have taken [ShyGhy] many years to understand [his] own.”
The young producer has been working there for over nine years. He went through a handful of different projects and artist names until he landed and ended up staying with ShyGhy. âAfter nine and a half years producing and playing small shows, getting on a plane to fly in a state I’ve never been to to perform at a festival has been the coolest experience for me,â he said. -he declares. âIt’s just an amazing feeling to be able to play music that people enjoy in different states. It is an inexplicable feeling.
If there is one artist that ShyGhy would love to collaborate with, it would be Seven Lions. âI think Seven Lions is probably one of the most talented artists in the world. He’s my biggest inspiration, âhe added. having played World of warcraft for a while, ShyGhy explained that he “first found [Seven Lions] watching videos about the game before [he] was even famous. For me, he makes the best electronic music in the world. So if I could sit in the studio with him? It would be life changing, âShyGuy reflected. Seven Lions, if you are reading this then you are now equipped to change the life of a young producer.
As ShyGhy prepares to announce new tour dates, stream her latest single, “Can’t Let Go,” below.
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