Charlie Atom is one of the figures on now-days music with the fastest growth in the last years, moving from a hobby music producer to a DJ with more than 2 million plays on Spotify and who has performed in many big festivals such as EDC, Daydream and Color Fest 2019. He was also entered the Top 50 in Belgium in 2017.
His music always aims for concepts and he uses fusion to achieve this, he is also very known for his very catchy melodies and his incredible ear to replicate melodies almost instantly.
Below you can access the full interview with DJ Charlie Atom:
How do you define your project?
Well, it’s hard to say now because for the moment I’m trying to please the labels. As I’m not very social myself, my only way to get exposure is through digital publishing and live plays, but must of my live acts I’ve been invited thanks to my numbers on my music so labels are the main reason I’m playing in the big stages. But even so, I try to make my music original by taking melodies and harmony a step beyond complexity. As people say less is more, I really think less y less. I like to add as much instruments as they fit.
What’s your goal mid-term?
I’m trying to get some gigs around the globe, personally aiming for the United States, Japan, and Europe, maybe China too. Also, want to get signed to all the big labels so I keep working on my production skills day to day, After I achieve this I will release another conceptual album with better sound.
What is what you most like about being a DJ?
Well, I must say that it is playing my original music. Also, I like playing the music that usually is not played, I hate to play the billboards and top list music, there’s no fun in doing that, just get a Spotify playlist. I really like to choose my tracks very good to express what I want. Every track I play is just special in its own way, maybe a sound, maybe a melody, or the chords.
What do you recommend to young newcomers?
Don’t make this your career until you start earning money of it. Also, learn to produce very well and get signed to big labels; That’s the only real measurement of you as a musician of how good you are.
What are your most successful music releases?
If we measure by popularity I might say that it was “Charlie Atom & Michael Fall ft. Joe Bateman — Winter”. Managed to get almost 1 million plays on Spotify. But today I’m aiming more for festival music because I can’t play these soft songs on the stage. Nebula did very well on Spotify although it’s an electro track; almost 700,000 plays it’s pretty good.