Pierce Fulton got his start in 2009 at just 17 years old, with a background in guitar and piano among other instruments. He dove into progressive house music and has found great success in producing, remixing, and, lately, collaborating. Be sure to keep an eye out for his new collab with Ansolo called Shirts & Skins. He’s an artist on the rise with support from some of the biggest acts in the world and on huge festival lineups including Tomorrowland.
We had the chance to sit down with Pierce last December, and predictably, things got a little weird. So when we had the chance to do it again after his Paradiso set, we jumped at the chance. Here it is below:
5 Questions With Pierce Fulton
1. What was your Paradiso experience like?
Sooooooooooo so so awesome. The Gorge is the craziest venue I’ve ever played. I remember turning around to grab a bottle of water kid set on the elevated booth and being like “WOAH THERE HEY”. Definitely a photo-friendly spot.
2. Awhile back, you debuted a live version on YouTube of your hit single Kuaga. What about the live instrumental experience appeals to you?
Well I grew up playing a few different instruments, so it was really fun applying what I can tinker with musically to one of my electronic songs. I’m excited to try out some more new stuff in a similar way.
3. Do you feel as though electronic music is better served by more musicality and live elements?
To be honest, not really. Some of my favorite electronic music is non-musical and heavily synthesized. I enjoy both sides of the spectrum and combinations of the two, for example a techno track that is all drum machines and baselines with little melody is awesome for late night sets, while something like my Overload remix is fun to listen to because it’s driven by guitar parts I recorded in my little studio. Just whatever works for whatever you’re trying to do, you know?
4. You’ve made your way up to the Northwest fairly frequently, what is it that keeps bringing you back?
I dunno, but let’s keep it a continuous thing because I LOVE the Northwest. My shows in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle earlier this year + Paradiso were actually a few of my favorite shows in a long time. NW peeps rule.
5. Craziest festival experience you’ve had so far this year?
I mean how can I not say Paradiso? It’s gonna be tough to top that, but I am excited for the other festivals I’m playing this summer. For everyone outside the Northwest my festival schedule goes like this: Pridefest in San Diego, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Moonrise in Baltimore, and Electric Zoo in NYC. SOO excited.