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Elephante Talks New Side Project With 'How To Get Away With Murder''s Jack Falahee
L.A.-based DJ/Producer Elephante, who is playing Lollapalooza this year, stopped by to chat with the Recording Academy about everything he's been up to lately. First and foremost, he's just released a new song called "Diamond Days," which also happens to be the name of his upcoming fall tour.
"And then I also am starting a side project, a new, completely different thing with my good friend Jack Falahee, who's an actor on How To Get Away With Murder," revealed Elephante. "We actually went to high school together. It's called 'Diplomacy,' and it's a completely new vibe."
When asked how he stays ahead of the curve, artistically, the DJ had a zen response: "It's one of those weird things where you can't try to keep it fresh," he mused. "You either do or you don't. Not to get too Yoda on it, but you just have to find things, you're inspired by and sounds and experiences and stories and just let that guide you and not get too caught up in what's popular or what's working on radio or what's getting critical acclaim.
"My entire career, every time I've tried to fit something into a formula or have a reason for doing something, it's never turned out good," he continued. "And it's always the stuff where it's like, I don't know what's happening. And I don't know where this came from or, this doesn't sound like anything I've heard before. That's the good stuff and that's the stuff that I think fans really react to and really inspire."
Watch Elephante's Lollapalooza 2019 interview with the Recording Academy in full above.