Mobin Master is about to inundate the airwaves.
The prolific musician/DJ/ producer, best known for the 2008 mega-hit 'Show Me Love', has been in relative hibernation recently, working on a number of new tracks.
“I've sort of hidden myself away a little bit and done less gigs over the last year. Rather than playing every single week I've just been spending time in the studio and trying to nail the sound and all the productions are basically about to roll out over this summer.
“I'm constantly working on new stuff… I think the environment’s changed such that old school record label thought was 'you can only have one track out at a time' but I'm just about, in the next month or two, to bombard the market.”
With the behemoth success of ‘Show Me Love’ to live up to, others might fold under the weight of expectation. Master takes a much more indifferent approach.
“When you're an artist you don't just make hits, and if you put yourself under pressure to make a hit it’s not gonna be a hit, it’s gonna sound contrived and not real. That's why, even more so now than ever, I'm just doing what I like but still appealing to the dancefloor, but I don't take too many opinions and commercial opinions and radio opinions into consideration at all anymore. I don't care.”
Perhaps his indifference to irrelevant opinions comes from his experience as a maligned musical rebel in his youth.
“I got kicked out of classical training from drum class, from piano class because they said I was using my ear too much and making it up… and improvising, so I continued on by teaching myself chord structure and learnt from a next door neighbour.”
When not working on his own musical endeavours, Mobin is busy championing the next generation of dance talents under the patronage of his Safari label.
“I feel that the Australian artists need to be supported, especially the electronic artists need to be supported more than they are particularly on commercial radio. But it is the biggest sound and interestingly pop labels and major labels are now cashing in on dance music but they don't really know how to deal with club promotion and DJs etc, so it’s an interesting time right now.”
Mobin Master plays Launch Music Festival, at Rumours International Convention Centre Toowoomba, Oct. 27.