Deep in the hub of Berlin, the raw sounds of 24 years old SAINT WKND is fusing deep, tech and tropical house beats with a subtle trap-like inspired round of evocative chilled indie sounds. With no need to label the lushness that cascades from the studio, SAINT WKND’ beats celebrate the sonic world within electronic music.
Writing the script from DJ to self-taught producer and songwriter this lead the SAINT WKND sound to honor his inner feelings gathered on the sidewalk, to pounding coastline elements replicating a tsunami of high quality electronic music. On cue with his indie bag full of tunes, the electronic haven invited him into a musical world like no other. Relishing a classic drive down a melodic pathway, SAINT WKND’s electronic stamina is elegantly exploding the sound spectrum where inspiration acts a catalyst for musical and emotive triumph.
Inspired by artists such as Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Jay Z, with his love for underground music, the SAINT WKND phenomenon is nothing short of a summer melodic experience and romantic musical deliverance. After a radio-silence since 2017 and his ‘Remember That Night’ Remix, he is finally back to deliver another glittering-gem, ‘Crashin’ with the well-known DiRTY RADiO. Groove & guitar riffs, here’s the efficient SAINT WKND’ recipe. On the occasion of the release, we had the pleasure to meet him for an exclusive Interview : his just-out track, music, next months’ highlights… It’s all here !
Hey, such a pleasure to have you ! First of all, can you tell us more about SAINT WKND ?
Hey my name is Max, I’m a 24 Year old DJ, Producer and Songwriter. I love making stuff no matter if it’s music, video or photo. Anything digital really! But I also like the analog real world and if I’m not in the studio creating new stuff I’m mostly cruising through Berlin on a Nickelboard.
You’ve just released ‘Crashin’ recently with DiRTY RADiO, catchy title ! What’s the story behind it ?
What’s your creative process for making music ? Maybe do you have some tips to share?
What are next month’s highlights for you, any releases ahead ? Maybe touring plans?
Releasing Music is now a huge highlight for me. It’s been such a long time coming and I really took the time to refine my craft. There are a lot of songs I finally feel ready to share. Last year was an introspective year for me. I had to figure out where I was headed. Moving to Berlin and finishing tracks has been a relief. These days I’m appreciating the every day more and more. When it comes to Touring – I am looking forward to giving the audience a new experience of SAINT WKND and show them all the new material. Playing some shows in Asia would be really dope. I’ve been in Seoul last year and am super inspired by the small scene that is bubbling up over there.
Last but not least, what single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ ? As an attendee ?
Funny enough when I opened Instagram this morning it reminded me of what I did this day 2 years ago. I was at Electric Forest in Michigan and it’s just on another level! They put so much thought in the stage designs and lighting, which makes the experience and atmosphere particularly mind-blowing. There was something special about being in the dark forest but surrounded by all these lights and this huge robot-installation that looked like it fell from sky. I don’t know man, it’s magical!
Here is tip #7 get out there more and be with the people!
I’ll always remember the First Weekend of the Festival. 3 Sets in 24 Hours. Picture this: I’m about to go on stage, and it’s my first time playing a show in a forest. Some people had gathered as I’m about to start. All of sudden rain starts to pour and I’m like „oh noooo, shit“, but the people loved it! More and more joined the crowd and before I knew it the whole place was crowded. There was so much energy that day. But of course the story doesn’t end there. The next day we decided to throw a little Session in the VIP camp ground. The lineup was stacked! Louis The Child, Ekali, Whethan, SNBRN and Win and Woo came out for a massive B2B. We really couldn’t end the night. Our bodies were filled with endorphins so we went out to the festival goers camping ground and found this old American school bus. They had CDJ’s set up on roof of the bus. So as you might guess we threw down another b2b until the morning sun had risen again. I think the Photographer Jane Greer was with us and we had been so far away from the artist camping that we ended up getting back around 9 am.