Hotboxx's Electrifying Journey: A Sneak Peek into His 2024 Music Plans and Ambitions
Discover Hotboxx's upcoming musical direction, collaborations, and goals for 2024 in this exclusive interview.
January 4, 2024 at 11:03 AM PT
Having had an impressive 2023, releasing numerous stellar releases and teaming up with other gifted Producers, like Flynn Nolan and Vampire Sex, Hotboxx no doubt remains a talent to watch out for within Electronic Music; an undeniable force when it comes to his determination to standout, Hotboxx consistently delivers music vibrant in energy and mighty in sound, showcasing a signature style that continually shines brightly within the genres of Tech House and Deep House.
As 2024 gets started, we’re taking the time to sit down with Hotboxx to learn more about his goals, plans, and creative ambitions for the next 12 months, discovering what fans can expect to see from him next as he continues on his captivating musical journey.
What musical direction or theme are you most excited to explore in your upcoming projects for the new year, and why does it resonate with you?
Excited to enter the new year and continue what I was working on towards the end of 2023. My main goal is to make real Dance music that gets people moving and is specifically tailored for the club, above all else. I have been doing it in some of my recent unreleased projects that will be out in early 2024 and plan to continue to keep that same theme. Expect two styles that are resonating with me, darker percussive Tech House type of tracks as well as groovy Minimal and House type tracks.
I’m really looking forward to 2024!
As you enter the new year, what goals have you set for your music career, and how do you plan to work towards achieving them?
I’m definitely going to keep the consistency with releases, so be on the lookout for a minimum of 1 release per month as I really want to stay pushing my sound and releasing as much as possible. So, a lot of studio time is going to be the way to push that and really trying to push more bookings and spread my sound, as well as being able to get in front of crowds and do what I love. To achieve and work towards this I’ll continue pushing my radio show and networking and spreading my sound to those on the scene.
Can you provide a glimpse into any specific releases or milestones we can expect from you in the early months of the new year?
January will be a busy month with releases on Sirup, a remix that I did for Mack Marquez releasing on Tres 14 and at least 2/3 more releases between January and March that are being finalized now.
Also, a lot of showcases and shows for Miami Music Week. So, I am definitely looking forward to the first quarter of 2024
Reflecting on your musical journey, what lessons from the past year do you intend to carry forward to ensure growth and success in the new year?
There are many things I learned this year, from ways to improve my production and quality of music to who I need to put myself in contact with to help on the business side of it. So, it has definitely been a learning experience, but I feel thankful that I was able to learn a lot and make some strides so, I’ll take this knowledge into 2024 to keep making progress.
Are there any new techniques, equipment, or software innovations you plan to incorporate into your music production process in the new year?
Not really, I want to push simplicity and keep perfecting my current techniques to really master the sound and process. I don’t want to really add new stuff but rather get better at what I am doing.
Are there any artists you hope to collaborate with in the coming year, and what kind of creative synergy do you envision?
Definitely, there will be a lot of collabs coming from multiple folks that I have projects with already from this past year that we’ll be releasing next year and I plan to keep that momentum.
I love collaborating with other Artists as most of the time we are able to teach each other tactics because most Producers have a unique way of doing certain things and the creative process is fun as you have someone there validating what you’re doing and confirming if something sounds good. So, I’m definitely looking forward to more collabs and working with more talented, Producers and Vocalists, etc.
How do you see your sound evolving in the new year? Are there any genres or musical elements you aim to incorporate or experiment with?
Not really, as I mentioned above, I’ll be focusing on making tracks for the dancefloor and continuing to push my sound in that direction.
How do you plan to manage your time and resources effectively to pursue your musical ambitions?
I love to stay busy; making music and spinning are my escape to relax from my busy days so I’ll always make time for that.
As far as pushing my brand, social media, PR etc, I plan to schedule specific times to handle these things and also to get ahead by recording my radio shows with time to push promo, making content ahead of time so I always have something to showcase and push on social media. This side of things I’ll definitely be more organized about and will be pushing hard on.
What do you hope your music will communicate or evoke in your listeners in the new year? Is there a particular message or emotion you wish to convey through your work?
I really enjoy getting folks to have a good time and dance, I want that party environment where people go to dance, groove and have fun to be associated with my shows and my music so that is the theme that I will be trying to convey with my shows and my music.
As you step into the new year, what are your overall aspirations as a DJ/Producer, and what impact do you hope to have on the Electronic music industry and your audience?
Honestly, just to keep making strides, I think it’s tough to say exactly what I want to achieve, besides followers or stats like that, but as a DJ/Producer I just hope to keep getting better and have more opportunities through releases and bookings to spread my sound with the world.
We finish this interview by thanking Hotboxx for his time and for sharing what he has lined up for the next year of music; from our conversation, we're sure that the efforts and determination he carries with him into 2024 will result in even more milestone moments for this talented Producer and DJ. So, as he gets ready to unveil new collaborations and exciting live shows, don’t forget to follow Hotboxx across social media to stay up-to-date with his upcoming projects.