I first heard of Poté when he released work under Enchufada Records, and since then, I've been absolutely hooked by every song and project he's released, including his latest masterpiece Fire for Fire. The stunning four-track EP showcases Poté's talents on a level we've yet to have seen before, and also sees him collaborating with the likes of Kojey Radical and Carmody. The result is an energetic and raw record that is clearly his best work yet.
We sat down with the talented producer and DJ to learn more.
Hey Poté, thanks for taking the time to talk to us! You've just dropped Fire for Fire, but for those that haven't had a chance to check it out yet, what can people expect?
Lots of energy and something not quite like the ordinary, but hopefully surprisingly delightful.
You also released your music video. What were the biggest challenges in making visuals come to life, and for those that haven't seen it, what is the storyline?
It’s usually imagining other people’s ideas properly before you actually get to shoot it to see. I found the entire experience lacked much challenges because of the team around, they were really great and professional. Matt Walker who directed it was a dream to work with, great vision and eye for creating something great. The premise behind it all was of the never ending after party, which proves impossible to escape from. The same thing can also be said about moods and a person’s mind set, I find. No matter how hard you try, you keep finding yourself in the same room, even though you thought you just left there.
If you could go back in time to teach yourself one lesson about making it in music, what would you want to tell yourself?
Trust my ideas, trust my gut. I think there are some times where I either didn’t release something or even released something, and I really should have trusted my gut to do what it told me in the first place. Also don’t be afraid to step out the box people put you in.
You've been in the music industry for a while now, and have undoubtedly hit a lot of roadblocks along the process. How do you maintain positivity, even when things get tough?
Just knowing every negative is a lesson and not the end, you really have to have a tough skin and be able to carry on with the same passion you always had, it’s really crucial. You also need to believe in yourself and your ability, I think that’s the main key. Whatever negative happens, you know you can rely on yourself and your ability to make something happen.
Finally, what can we expect from you for the rest of 2017?
Live shows, DJing, my own label launching, loads of music and fun ..also the occasional scarf purchase.
Purchase Fire for Fire via iTunes.