IT was May final 12 months when a sure Frenchman strode by the searing warmth of the Las Vegas summer time, in the direction of considered one of his biggest profession ambitions. Dombresky stepped as much as carry out among the many vivid lights and spectacle of the primary stage at Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival pageant. Merely months later, he was doing it another time on the Orlando version. Dombresky has formally entered the A-league.
“At some level, considered one of your many objectives as a DJ is to play the primary stage for an enormous pageant like EDC, and I’m fortunate sufficient to say I’ve performed two of them,” he says. “Insomniac actually creates a memorable expertise, even for us behind the sales space. Though equally, I benefit from the vibe of a membership, because it’s a bit extra intimate. It’s humbling to modify between each scenes.”
Though he would possibly lack the bombast of different predominant stage fixtures, final 12 months, Dombresky’s presence there made excellent sense, significantly after the gradual construct success of his breakthrough anthem ‘Utopia’. With the Dombresky sound floating someplace indefinably between the grandiose noise of EDM and the genuine grooves of home music, you could possibly argue this French fast-riser is considerably consultant of how Chicago’s famed legac is creeping in the direction of a mass-market viewers. And whereas the person in any other case referred to as Quentin Dombres insists he’s made music for approaching 15 years, it’s been a swift ascent for his new alias, on the very least.
“In 2015, I made a decision to create Dombresky and produce music below that identify. It wasn’t a lot a giant break, but it surely’s positively when loads of issues began altering for me,” Dombresky says. “Music is consistently evolving, similar to we do. Who you at the moment are isn’t the identical individual you have been 10 years in the past, both. My sound displays that. I’m always determining what I would like my subsequent transfer to be. It’s loads of experimenting, shaping, and redefining who I'm as an individual earlier than I put that power into what my sound is.”
One of his serendipitous breakthrough moments was when French band Point Point took a liking to considered one of his tracks, deciding to share it along with his private idol, A-Trak. The DJ appreciated it, and wished extra; and similar to that, considered one of Dombresky’s bucket-list desires, to get a monitor signed with A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label, was within the bag. This was adopted by releases on equally spectacular stables Mad Decent and Confession, the latter of whom signed ‘Utopia’, which noticed Dombresky flip a soul pattern on its head earlier than twisting issues proper round with dizzying swirls of percussion.
Not surprisingly, it grew into considerably of a monster hit. “It’s humorous that it took a few 12 months for it to grow to be as standard because it has,” he says by a smile. “The response might have come late, however I like that it occurred that manner. Everything takes time, and this one definitely took its time. I took a threat, as a result of I put a wild stereo on the bassline. New for me, but it surely goes arduous on soundsystems. Location-wise, he’s been primarily based within the States for fairly some time now, starting in Miami, the place he says Latin tradition proved an enormous affect.
“Salsa music is actually the important thing to life — the vibe there's like no different,” he says. “Now I’m in Los Angeles amongst pals, and it’s fully totally different. I’m unsure how lengthy I’ll keep in LA, because it’s all the time good to maneuver round, but it surely’s house for now."
He’s received 2019 off to a smashing begin with the saxophone drenched ‘Soul Sacrifice’ and in March he’ll play his first ever LA headlining present on the Academy. You can assume a number of extra predominant stage appearances will likely be on the agenda too.