Synthsonic is the brainchild of London underground veteran producer Carl Nicholson with three decades of experience & over ninety releases on some of the world’s biggest Trance factions.
From his initial idea to break down the need for specific genre journeys, it turned out to be a truly iconic debut album and was painstakingly, yet lovingly crafted by true masters in their field – including Carl (Magik Muzik/Black Hole Recordings), Dave Parkinson (Happy Mondays/Tiësto/Mark Knight), Paul Skelton (Mauro Piccotto/FSOE), Renny Carroll (Never Forever) & Niki Mak (Warner Bros/Ministry Of Sound). Now as they present their debut multi-genre album, titled Iconiq – we caught up with Carl to find out a little more about how the project came about!
T.H.E – We welcome you all to T.H.E – Music Essentials, where in the world can we find you currently?
Synthsonic (Carl) – We are from all over the place, personally I’m from London. Live about an hours train ride away.
T.H.E – Congratulations on your Iconiq LP, with the album being produced over a two year period, what was the initial trigger point to start the project?
Synthsonic (Carl) – The yearn for a different feel, something unique yet familiar combined, I guess.
T.H.E – How did the unique sounding group name of Synthsonic come to be?
Synthsonic (Carl) – It actually, started as a similar name but evolved as the project progressed.
T.H.E – Can you tell us a little about the production process, did you all work together from one studio, remote from one another or a mixture of?
Synthsonic (Carl) – It was a mishmash being in lockdown, but always 2 actually in studio at any time with Zooms / Skypes. Technology is mind blowing atm.
T.H.E – Is there a particular track which each of you gravitate towards most?
Synthsonic (Carl) – I love resurrection, but each is lovable in its own way. I guess if u can identify it will always be subjective.
T.H.E – With all of you having an established history in the industry, aside from the streaming landscape, what’s been the biggest change you’ve seen?
Synthsonic (Carl) – Technology without question.
T.H.E – Any plans for subsequent remixes to follow of the album tracks?
Synthsonic (Carl) – There’s a few things going around but I guess we will see.
T.H.E – And finally, any other future Synthsonic release news you can share with our readers?
Synthsonic (Carl) – There are a few versions (of the album), streaming was released 27th Jan, DJ versions are coming 10th Feb, followed by a DJ mix / streaming version. So, loads to look forward to!