The latest 'TreeHouse Meets’ Interview takes us to Scotland, the home of now Future Sound royalty Sam Gellaitry. When I came across ‘casual’ I instantly noticed his music was well produced and possessed a certain feel good factor that was so unique. Releasing a series of tracks within the last couple months that have seen his following grow and the ‘casual vibe’ to be created. MUST Listen tracks are; ‘poetic justice’, ‘chill and netflix’ and most recent release, ‘wherewereu’.
At the age of just 17, here is another example that the youth are on the rise! casual gave us an exclusive outlook on his life and his opinions on music in a little chat we had.
TreeHouse Vibes x casual Interview.
TREEHOUSE: Hi bro, could you Introduce yourself, and tell us where you are from?
CASUAL: My name is Aidan and I'm a 17 year old student from Scotland.
TREEHOUSE: So when did you start actually producing music?
CASUAL: I began taking piano lessons at the age of nine, and even though I was never very good it definitely had an influence on me. As for producing, I only got into that about late 2015. Before then I was always coming up with ideas for songs that I could picture in my head but I didn't know how to put pen to paper.
TREEHOUSE: What kind of sound would you say you have?
CASUAL: My goal is to make music that people can just kick back and vibe to. I like simple sounds.
TREEHOUSE: Coolest place you’ve been in the world?
CASUAL: I haven't really travelled (I hope to travel more soon) much but Paris was dope. LA looks amazing too. Ideally I'd like to visit as many countries and places as I can during my lifetime.
TREEHOUSE: What's one thing you can't live without?
CASUAL: My computer. I use that way more than I should.
TREEHOUSE: What's one thing you want to do before you die?
CASUAL: I want to paint a picture with Bob Ross.
TREEHOUSE: Haha Mr Joy of Painting thats hard! What is your favourite track right now?
CASUAL: Definitely "I'm sorry" by swell. The guy literally took a 6 second Vine loop and made an entire (amazing) song out of it. I love it.
Listen to ~ casual - poetic justice
TREEHOUSE: Yooo, I had that on repeat for like a week haha! What’s one instrument you wish you could play?
CASUAL: The harp.
TREEHOUSE: Where would you want to do your first show overseas?
CASUAL: I'm not sure if live performing is something I'll ever get into. I love watching other artists perform live but it just isn't something I could see myself doing. I guess my opinion could change in time though. If I had to choose an overseas location, it'd probably be somewhere in LA I guess. The music scene there is massive.
TREEHOUSE: Who would you say has been an influence on your music?
CASUAL: A pretty wide range of artists have influenced me in some way or another. If I had to name a few of my favourites - Macinsoft, Monte Booker, esta, brothel, oshi, J-Louis, octbr, west1ne, hxns, Samashi, Goldwater, Misogi, Lehvi and Yugi Boi.
TREEHOUSE: Have you got any other passions beside music?
CASUAL: I'm really into web development, and I have been since a pretty early age. I could definitely see myself working in the field for a career and I love that.
TREEHOUSE: What can you tell us about future projects?
CASUAL: I'm still super new to producing and I don't really have anything big planned. For now I just want to do my own thing, meet other producers and progress as an artist.
TREEHOUSE: What do you think of the growing future beats scene and who is your one to watch?
CASUAL: I think it's great, however I also think a lot of people get into the scene for the wrong reasons. I'll often come across amateurish producers who create beats for the sole purpose of selling or leasing them. They don't really care about the music they're making or helping the scene progress. All they want is a quick buck.
I understand that a lot of people create beats for a living, and that's perfectly fine, but if you get into music for the sole purpose of making money you aren't going to go anywhere. There is a huge division between the successful artists who actually care about the music they create and those who just want fame and fortune.
I definitely think brothel is one to watch. He has a really unique sound.
TREEHOUSE: Yeah I feel that, so who would be your dream person to collab with, dead or alive?
CASUAL: Roy Wood$ or Bryson Tiller. That would be insane.
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