If We Die Tonight: an Interview with Oscar House & Armen Paul

Oscar House
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
April 15, 2020

If We Die Tonight: an Interview with Oscar House & Armen Paul

Touching on the more emotive side of music before diving back into the beat drop, “If We Die Tonight” sees Oscar House and Armen Paul bring the heat again after Found Frequencies releases ‘Serval’ and ‘Orca’. With Paul’s rich vocals and the gentle chords setting the stage for its beat-driven counterpart, this track has something for every music lover out there.

Oscar House is known from his releases on Bunny Tiger and also from the live band Meute, who performed his track “Panda” live as a band in a highly acclaimed performance.

We grabbed a chat with Oscar House and Armen Paul, in Germany and New York respectively, about their cooperation and release “If We Die Tonight.”

Were you involved in music at a young age?

Oscar House: Music has always been with me, no matter if it is during sports, on the way to school/work, in the shower, no matter where and when. Music is and has always been present in my life, but only 4 years ago I started producing music.

Armen Paul: I actually started freestyle rapping in 3rd grade – I really immersed myself in hip-hop and rap music/culture. It wasn’t until I was about 13 that I started playing the guitar and focused more on Songwriting after I had a really encouraging teacher.

What goals have you set yourself for this year and what are you most looking forward to?

Oscar House: In the year 2020 there are definitely some great collaboration on the horizon but most of all I’m looking forward to a new collaboration with Lost Frequencies. This year more of my tracks will be released than last year. A big milestone for this year has been reached very early, because Wilde Agency has become aware of me through the support of “Meute” and my releases last year. I am sure that this cooperation will bring me further forward as an artist.

Armen Paul: This year I’m looking to release material that fulfills me and shows my audience a more open and honest side of myself.

What goals have you set yourself for who or what first turned you on to DJing and producing?

Oscar House: When I first got into the DJ scene, I knew immediately that I had to do more to move forward. I quickly realized that I had to produce my own tracks. So I sat down in front of the PC, bought some hardware and started. I love to produce driving fruity tracks and that’s how I discovered my love for music.

Why is Found Frequencies the ideal home for your new release?

Oscar House: Found Frequencies is not just a label for me, it’s a family. The whole team of Found Frequencies invests a lot of time and really gives their best for the maximum success of each single. I’ve been to other labels but I feel at home here and I’ve also been planning the year 2020 at Found Frequencies. Also the support of Lost Frequencies is something special for everyone. You can really feel that he tries to pull every artist along.

Armen Paul

Armen Paul

And how do you stay focused in music production at all? Do you have any routines that keep you more productive as a producer?

Oscar House: I am often in the studio and try to produce one track after the other. But that only works to a limited extent. Me

had to learn that patience is your best friend. This was a difficult realization for me, because everyone who knows me knows that I am a very impatient person. The flow of ideas always comes by itself. Forcing does not bring any points. I usually sit down in the studio after work and tinker with new tracks.

Tell us something about you not many people know!

Oscar House: Many of my friends and colleagues do not know that my real first name is Christopher. I always introduce myself as Chris, because I can’t stand to hear my full name

Armen Paul: I lived in Madrid for 6 months and became fluent in Spanish.

What’s the one country you hope to visit one day?

Oscar House: I am one of the biggest Lord of the Rings fans and I really want to go to New Zealand. As soon as the Corona crisis is over, this destination will be tackled.

Armen Paul: I’d like to visit Armenia – I’m 100% Armenian and I represent the third generation of my family born in the U.S. My great grandmother emigrated from Armenia to the U.S. during the Armenian genocide and I feel a strong cultural duty to visit my home country.

What else is in store for Oscar House and Armen Paul in 2020?

Oscar House: This year I will release four singles and some collaborations and remixes. So you can be curious.

Armen Paul: I have some collaborations I’m working on that I’m very excited about. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of my music idols growing up, and it has been incredibly eye-opening and humbling.

Oscar House ft. Armen Paul “If We Die Tonight” is out on Lost Frequencies and available HERE