Welshy (real name Ross Walsh) has emerged as Ireland’s hottest young producer, independently achieving over 41 million streams and earning recognition from superstar names BTS, Kygo and The Chainsmokers. Now signed to Insanity Records, Welshy shares his new track ‘Haiti’. It’s the official version of his bootleg track, which went viral and exceeded a million streams.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“My biggest musical influence growing up was definitely Avicii. Seek Bromance which is widely regarded as Aviciis breakthrough track is the track that really solidified my love for the modern era of dance music. There was something about that track that made me want to make music like that!”
What has been your best gig?
“I’ve been very fortunate to have some pretty special shows over the years. 2 stand out shows for me would have to be Electric Picnic 2018 which was my festival debut and my Christmas headline show in my hometown of Kilkenny last year, this was the first time I played as an artist in my hometown which was a pretty special moment for me”.
Can you tell us a bit about your music?
“My music I would describe as a unique blend of house and pop. I like to experiment a lot in my studio so there could be a touch of literally any genre in the mix but the backbone to my style of music is 100% house. I have just dropped my latest single Haiti on Insanity Records which is a UK house track with a Haitian twist”.
Can you describe your music in 3 words?
“Makes you dance”.
What makes your music stand out?
“I guess the real thing that makes my music stand out is I’m not afraid to innovate and try out new things. I love to experiment and I feel as that could be one of the main reasons my music stands out. A good idea in my opinion is far better than a track that’s been produced to an insane level of quality but very generic”.
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
“My plans for 2020 are very simple since the pandemic started, I plan to produce a lot more music and spend as much time as I can with friends and family”.
If your band had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
“If it’s not music I’m remember for I would like to be remembered for the positive impact and interactions I may have had on people”.
Do you have any gig’s coming up?
“Unfortunately nothing is planned in the immediate future the corona virus has a lot to answer to for that question!”
By Siân Parker