Can you tell us about your background and how you first got started in music? How did you first become
interested in electronic music and what drew you to it as a medium for self-expression?

I come from a family of musicians, my mother is a singing teacher and my brother plays the piano. When I was younger
I took 8 years of violin & music theory classes at Lausanne’s music conservatory, and then I quit to play guitar as an
autodidact. In my teenage years I used to make a lot of song covers using Garageband and the part I liked the most
was the arrangement. It is only when I started studying in Paris and discovered the clubs and house music that I
started producing house. I fell in love with the genre and the vibe that it created inside the clubs and tried to
reproduce this feeling throughout my productions.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences, both within electronic music and outside of it? How have these
influences shaped your sound and approach to creating music?

My all time influences in House music are without a doubt Kerry Chandler, Mr.G & Kink. I have discovered House music
with their tracks and have been inspired by their energies for a long time. The tracks « House Is House », « Kiss The
Sky » & « House Nation » truly shaped my interest for the genre. I like Kerry Chandler’s chords, Mr.G’s groove and
Kink’s playful approach to live and music production in general. At the moment I really enjoy listening to the genius
Crackazat and I am amazed by his jazz influenced chord progressions. He is an infinite source of inspiration and I deeply
respect his work!

Can you walk us through your creative process for writing and recording a new song? How do you typically begin
a new track, and what are some of the key elements or techniques you focus on as you develop it.

First I take a quick look at my inspiration playlist where I put music that inspire me for chord progressions or track
arrangements and I take mental notes whenever I hear something that I find interesting. This part of the process is
crucial as I like to stimulate my creativity by constantly hearing new ideas. Then when it’s time to get to the production
part, I play around with chords and synth textures and build a loop that I enjoy listening to without getting bored. I
then build my percussion and drum section around the chord loop. But sometimes it’s the other way round. I like it
when the chords, the bass and the rhythm of the beat answer each other to create a great groove. I try to create an
overall harmony between the elements, as if they were conversing with each other rather than talking on their own at
the same time.

Can you tell us about any upcoming projects or collaborations you have in the works? Are there any new
directions or sounds you’re exploring in your music right now?

My next release will be on the French label « Frappé » run by Ten Fingerz and Basile de Suresne and will be featured in
a compilation. It is set to be released next July and I am proud to be part of the project!

Can you tell us about any challenges you have faced in your career and how you overcame them? Have there
been any specific obstacles or difficulties you’ve had to navigate as an electronic musician?

A recent challenge I tried to overcome was to play more of my tracks during my sets. When I play I normally put tracks
from other artists. When I finish a track, I usually don’t listen to it for a while. Recently I did a set featuring only
released and unreleased tracks and for the first time I wasn’t cringing. I think it’s a long process for me but I’m on the
right path!

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians trying to make it in the industry? Are there any particular tips
or strategies you’ve found to be particularly effective in building a career as an electronic musician?

I would suggest not to mistake other people’s music for your own. It is easy to compare your work to others and feel
like it only has value if it resembles the ones you admire. The hardest part is to trust that if you stay true to your way of
thinking and creating, you will be heard and appreciated for what you really are. At this point there will be no
comparison but with yourself. I think the main goal would be to find what makes your tracks unique and cultivate this
singularity to find your own musical touch.

Artist: Baka G
Title: Weekend
Label: Happiness Therapy

Baka G is a Happiness Therapy stalwart. Her relationship with the label dates back to May 2020, where she first appeared on Happy House Vol. 1, the trailblazing first edition of the imprint’s friends and family compilation release. Next up was 3 Years Of Happiness Therapy, where she made a lauded appearance via The Heat Beat, and now comes something particularly special: her first full-length debut with the six-track EP Weekend.

Honing her craft at Parisian and Brusselian house parties, Baka G’s musical output embodies an inherently infectious positive energy. She’s part of the new wave of French house producers, turning heads through a consistent schedule of quality releases. Such momentum hasn’t gone unnoticed by European club bookers, with recent plays across Spain, France and Germany bolstering her emergence, whilst her Brussels Kultur Bazart residency continues to go from strength to strength, forming the perfect foundation for a highlight year ahead.