VTCR, aka Victor Cros, is a 30-year-old French artist. After years of traveling through clubs and European festivals, he finally launched into mixing, and especially into his own musical production at the beginning of 2022. Being totally unknown to the general public, he relies heavily on his first EP released on the San Diego-based label: it’s just noize records, to be able to give him the chance to make himself known, and to be able to really embark on future musical projects like the live shows he’s played in the last couple months. These compositions are focused on Tech-house, but his style is divided between Progressive-house, Tech-house, and Techno.
Victor now shares with 6AM his progressive and eclectic vision that goes into his sets, as well as the creativity that went into this EP Hero that was released from the San Diego label and events company: it’s just noize. From VTCR, be sure to also look out for more of his production styles of Progressive-house, Tech-house, and Techno which will be released soon from the artist.
Hi Victor, thanks for joining our platform to share your music and your perspective on DJing as VTCR. As a French DJ, we love to hear from our international artists about what they love about the electronic music scene in their hometown/country. What is it about the electronic music scene in France that stands out to you? Any favorite clubs that you like to go to?
Well, I mainly practiced clubs in the south of France like Stainless Steel in those beautiful years and before it closed in Toulouse, as well as the famous theater Le bikini whose sound quality is incredible. But, I actually spent most of my evenings at festivals like DGTL Barcelona, Awakening, Elrow (club and festival) Family Piknik, United France… etc.
From the live shows that you’ve performed at, which performance/event was most memorable to you? Is there an event you would love to perform at next?
Most of the festivals I’ve been to are very “Techno” accented — a style I’ve been around for years. Today, I’m aiming more for a house and tech-house style — maybe more underground than the current classics — so my future choices and desire would be more towards Ibiza and these many clubs that are focused on this style of music.
At your shows, you really push your first EP that was released on the San Diego label and events company: it’s just noize. We can see why — it has the perfect blend of groove, bass, bouncy synths, and soulful vocals. Walk us through the creative process that went on this EP. Where did you find the sounds, or rather, how did the sounds find you?
I was very inspired by current trends to create this EP, and by drawing inspiration from the sounds of artists like FISHER, John summit, or even CID. Nevertheless, I try to keep an underground touch in my productions, especially in my way of playing live.
“Nevertheless, I try to keep an underground touch in my productions, especially in my way of playing live.”
VTCR stays true to his production styles inside the studio and on stage.
Your HERO EP also charted #53 on Beatport’s Tech-house release chart. That is a serious achievement — honestly congratulations. What was going through your head when you saw that your music was being so well received?
Oh well, thank you ;)
Very excited, and above all very surprised. I must admit that I have very little financial and material means to be able to compose — these are flaws that even today I hear in my music — hoping of course to improve over time.
But to be honest, I don’t bet everything on my productions. The music industry has taught me for years that you absolutely have to create a “hit” to be famous… for starters, fame doesn’t really interest me, especially if it depends on one or two “hits”. Above all, I need to prove what I’m worth with an audience in front of me and in my way of mixing because I express myself fully in the mix, and in my way of playing. A good producer is not necessarily a good DJ and vice versa.
“I don’t bet everything on my productions. The music industry has taught me for years that you absolutely have to create a “hit” to be famous… for starters, fame doesn’t really interest me, especially if it depends on one or two “hits”.”
Creating a hit track shouldn’t be the end goal — create what feels and sounds right to you then everything will fall into place.
Well, first of all, I was very active as an audience in techno, then later in tech-house — these are styles that speak to me, through which I recognize myself. I’m constantly looking for the best possible groove, and the mix of these styles is the perfect match for catchy and powerful music. In every measure, it’s dance-worthy and shocking at the same time.
“I was very active as an audience in techno, then later in tech-house — these are styles that speak to me, through which I recognize myself.”
Certain music genres have a way of pushing us towards our inner selves.
We know that you’ve got big plans for 2022, and we’re definitely going to keep an eye out for more of your projects and achievements. Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I obviously intend to continue on my momentum, in terms of production of course, but also of sets and mixes that I would take the time to record and post on my SoundCloud channel. As I said, a good DJ must also prove his worth by exploiting his sets and sharing them. The public must find themselves in my productions as much as in my performances — everything must attract a wider audience.
“As I said, a good DJ must also prove his worth by exploiting his sets and sharing them. The public must find themselves in my productions as much as in my performances.”
VTCR’s goal is not to just create good music, but music where listeners can truly find themsevles in between the sounds.