Detroit-born techno artist UNFORG1VEN has carved out his career by maintaining sounds that are bold, powerful, and euphoric. Over time, his style has evolved relentlessly with progressive, and peak-driving ambiances. UNFORG1VEN has secured his name by connecting with renowned labels like Eclipse, Dreizehn Schallplatten, Wicked Waves, Sound Dissonance, Dolma, Dolma Red, LETS TECHNO, and many more. He has had the support from DJs, In Verruf and Henry Brooks, and recently, he has had a collaborative release with producer STUGATS.
Thanks so much for talking to 6AM how has your year been so far?
First off, thank you for having me! This is a big opportunity for me and I can’t thank the whole 6AM team enough. This year has been really great! Especially for the project. I began this project in the middle of last year and since then, especially since 2022 has started, I really feel like things have started to progress.
You create a lot of driving hard techno, what drew you to this style of music?
I would say it started when I first began attending Movement festival when I was younger. Back then the festival was called the Detroit Electronic Music Festival or DEMF. I started a project in tech house at the time and released it on some small labels but then life happened and I stopped producing for a while. When I began producing again a couple of years ago I was listening to and producing peak driving techno but after a while, I found my taste changed to a harder and more driving sound. I think that 140-150 bpm is the sweet spot and I feel this sound emulates my own personal taste in music. The music I produce is the music I like to listen to.
“I think that 140-150 bpm is the sweet spot and I feel this sound emulates my own personal taste in music. The music I produce is the music I like to listen to.”
UNFORG1VEN finds the rhythm that best reflects him.
Who are some of your biggest influences?
I would say more than a single person it is the early era of rave that influences me the most. The early 90s to the early 2000s. I also find influence in the Berlin style of hard techno.
On your SoundCloud, you actually offer a few free downloadable tracks, but they have thousands of plays; why give a release for free when you probably could have made a decent amount if you released it through paid platforms?
That one is simple. The fans. I create and offer those free downloads as a thank you for the support that everyone has given me in the short time that I have been working on this project. It’s my way of giving back, you could say.
“I create and offer those free downloads as a thank you for the support that everyone has given me in the short time that I have been working on this project. It’s my way of giving back.”
UNFORG1VEN shows appreciation to his supporters with free downloadble release.
What can you tell us about your track “Apparition of a Child”?
“Apparition of a Child” is a track forthcoming on my new EP out on Trench named Scar EP. I really tried to create something driving and dark with this track. I think it fits nicely with the other three tracks on the EP. I hope the fans agree.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to thank you, once again, for this opportunity and your support as well as the support of the fans and the label. As an artist, my success is only achievable through you all.