Niels Blume


I have been writing music since the age of 10 on a Casio keyboard (still have several now) before moving on to using an Amiga and now a PC far too full of VSTs and a studio far too full of Synths. All great fun though. I also remix, produce and write for other artist so send me a message if you would like me to collaborate.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

My passion for music composition and listening is possibly my oldest memory. Escaping into sound and melody is one of life's great luxuries and mysteries. Time passes, imagery sparks, peace arrives. Perfect.

What is your music dream?

My music strives to be sonically beautiful and clear whilst the melodies and harmony take the listener on an emotional journey. Inventive creativity through sound and music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Greed for money should be swapped for a desire for spiritual peace and equity. so everyone has the opportunity to be educated, be healthy, experience culture and feel at peace.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Equinox part 5 by Jean Michel Jarre blew me away at a very young age. Opening my mind to alien sounds and images. From there on the synthesizer has remained a huge influence on my excitement and enjoyment of music

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jarre, BT, Underworld, Radiohead, Holst, Zimmer, Yello, Depeche Mode, Martinez... I could keep going but I am sure we all could. There is so much inspirational music to discover.

What inspires you to make music?

A sound... a place... a film... an image... an idea or concept... chatting to collaborators. There is so much in the world that inspires.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Be unique, be creative, follow your musical path and open your mind to the possibilities of your and other's music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

To be honest, I prefer to listen but when I have performed I feel proud when my music is well received. That instant feedback is something very special - especially when other musicians are in the audience.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Far too much music to sort through and the wrong people get the money and rewards. Improve this by providing the artists with the majority of the revenue. If we were not here there would be no music industry! Oh... and people being hung up on genre - ditch that!

What do you think of Drooble?

A very easy to use platform with plenty of opportunity to meet others and find new music. Reminds me of a very old platform at the start of social media way back in the early 2000s.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

energy... lack of it! I need a certain spark that comes from within to really create and it is not always there. Forcing it works often but that spark is sometimes hard to light up!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes - I perform, have organised events and attend events as well as teaching at the local creative college and working with a local company that puts on larger shows. Plus I run a music group (not label) that is beginning to link up with local creatives.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They need to be positive, determined, hard working and use their time intelligently so they can be heard in a very busy market. Social media helps but so sadly does image and words. It isn't always the music that has the final say in success but it should!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Bispatial makes beautiful pop with soul in the UK. Onuka is an Epic Russion artist. Yello are legends but not many have heard their work. Digital Horizons makes dreamy electronica. Paul Keeley makes the vert best dance music - dreamy and energetic.