Every Friday I will be acquainting you with a whole bunch of amazingly talented people. I’ve asked an array of creative souls to answer a handful of questions to give you an insight to their colourful life and to fill you with inspiration for your weekend!
Music is a huge and important part of our lives, igniting memories, making us dance and is scientifically proven to improve creativity! This Creative Friend Friday we get to meet Adam Gorsky, a house and bass DJ & producer aka GotSome. This weekend he’s playing at Snowbombing Festival so I managed to get this little interview off him whilst he was packing his suitcase!
How did you get started in the music and entertainment industry?
When I was about 14 I used to sneak into clubs. I really got into the music and started hanging around with like minded people.
What’s your favourite musical project that you’ve worked on?
The ones that I’m doing at the right now for GotSome. I’m currently working on a new project with an old friend that I use to work with called Gavin. It doesn’t even have a name yet so I’ll call it the ‘Secret Project’. It’s going to be coming out in the summer to I can tell you more in the future. It’s actually being played out by a few of my friends in the clubs at the moment..
Do you pay attention to others’ strong reactions to your work? Does that affect what you create?
Yeah, of course! You pay attention to it but you don’t allow it to swamp you because some of it can be negative so you just want to be able to move forward and carry on being humble. You can’t listen to everything.
What other producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Everyone who I’m usually surrounded with and people who I play with really, they’re who I look up to. If I make a song and my friends don’t like it then I’ll go back and keep working harder until it works within the scene.
Is there an artist you want to work with that you have not yet had the opportunity to work with?
The more and more I’m into dance music the more and more I look at my roots and where my musical journey has come from. I’m into hip-hop, RnB, early dance music and jungle. The people who I really respect are people like Kenny Dope. Someone else I like who is completely on the other side of the spectrum is Rihanna or someone like Timberland.
What do you do to get into your creative zone?
I generally just listen to loads of music. Similar music that I play out at gigs and all types of music that I don’t play. It really gets me going and makes me want to write good music.
If you could interview a creative person (past or present), who would that person be? Explain your choice..
Quincy Jones. Because he made the best album in the world which is Thriller, Michael Jackson. He’s made loads of albums but that one was the best! I’d wanna know how he made the album so great! I’d also want to ask the same question to Timberland and Nile Rodgers too because they’ve also made such great music within their time.
Did you have any doubts in your mind that you weren’t going to be successful?
You can’t have doubts in your mind or you won’t be successful. The more doubts you have in your mind the more they will get in the way.
…If so, what did you do to prevent yourself from giving up?
Don’t give up.
What can we expect from GotSome in 2017?
I just brought a single out last week on Ministry Of Sound called ‘I don’t know’.
This month I’ve got a song coming out with another producer called Billy Kenny. His label is called This Ain’t Bristol.
At the end of May I’ve got an EP coming out on new label Love and Other, which is ran by Mark Knight.
My next single is coming out in June but it’s all secret at the minute!
Final but very fun question! Those who know you will understand ;). If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?
Chicken and Avocado because they’re the best things in the world and they’re good together 🙂
Thanks for your time Adam, I’ll let you finish packing for the weekend! Don’t forget your pink ski goggles 😉 .
Here are just a few places you can catch Adam playing at this year!
Snowbombing Festival, Austria, this weekend!
Astoria, Portsmouth on Easter Sunday
Birthdays, London 28th April
City Sound Project, Canterbury 29th April
Mono, Brighton 30th April
Love Saves The Day, Bristol 28th May
Common People Festival, Southampton 27th-28th May
Kendal Calling, The Lake District, 27th-30th July