premiere: s-type, astrid andersen's autumn/winter 15 catwalk soundtrack
Press play on LuckyMe signee S Type's soundtrack for Astrid's NYFW bespoke collection.
Long have fashion and music been entwined and long has Astrid Andersen employed the use of grime, rap and bass in her catwalk shows. Not only that, but you can expect to see the likes of Skepta rocking her wares and attending her shows, followed by a Jammer-hosted after party. For her New York Fashion Week debut, Andersen initially asked Glasgow resident S-Type to curate a selection of existing music, before deciding she'd prefer an original production from him. She made a great choice. Sit yourself front row for this premiere of seriously strutworthy original music from the LuckyMe signed producer….
How did you first get involved with Astrid?
Astrid had heard my music and got in touch about doing the soundtrack for her upcoming show. I was already a fan of her work and was definitely interested to see what we could come up with. It was a collaborative effort. We had a couple meetings to discuss the inspiration and mood of her collection and what music would work best. Originally we talked about blending some of my instrumentals, music from 80s soundtracks, 90s pop and new rap, but after we got together in the studio in London we decided my productions fit the vibe best.
Do you have catwalk ambitions of your own?
I'm interested in fashion, but I'd far rather be behind the scenes. Plus I'm only 5'8.
Tell us about the score you created and how you wanted it to represent what people were seeing on the catwalk?
I put together eight minutes of music, showcasing a darker and more industrial sound than my previous work, which on the whole is a lot more vibrant and uplifting. My new record, SV8 [S-Type's third EP for LuckyMe] follows the same theme. I actually opened the show with the first song from the record, Fire, featuring Yung Gud from Sad Boys.
Can you tell us - in 8 words or less - about the soundtrack?
Dramatic, impactful, metallic.
How do you get inspired in the studio?
When I see or hear something that excites me. Anything that makes me feel something can spark that urge to make something new. It can either be from music, a visual or even just reading interviews. I like to work on the move - plains, trains and other people's studios. I rarely get bored; different environments and situations inspire me to work. I really just need my laptop.
Do you have designs to continue working outside your world; i.e. more fashion soundtracks/ film scores etc?
Definitely. The next move is to do some songwriting with other artists and get some placements. I would absolutely love to work on a movie score and do some sound design.
Right now I'm working with rappers, doing studio sessions with other producers and I'm starting to collect ideas for my debut album.