Belgian producer Lektrique is quickly becoming one of the artists to watch in EDM. His clear sound design proficiency and infectious rhythms have caught the attention of many in the industry, and his collaborations with some of today’s most respected producers give credence to his skills. We recently caught up with him to learn more about his background and experience with FL Studio.
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
I grew up in a small countryside village (Pollare) in Belgium and was exposed to Techno and its variants around age 15. Before this, I was mostly just into Rock & Metal. At that time my brother introduced me to FL Studio 3, which opened the door to sonic exploration and composition for me. I dove in and started DJing on vinyl (House, Electro, Techno) which I’d buy in the nearest music store a few cities away.
Many years later, I moved to Montréal, Canada to study audio recording & sound design, film & TV production, and this is where my music career really started. I signed with Kannibalen Records and started playing shows around Canada and Europe, which led to my first North American tour with Black Tiger Sex Machine. That is how I made my way to Los Angeles, which is where I live currently.
Lektrique – Shred
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
My brother introduced me to the software at a young age. I’ve picked up many other DAWs along the way but FL Studio has provided my preferred workflow since the beginning. Most of my signature sound comes from FL Studio’s native Harmor synth and post-processing plugins like Maximus. I’m also a HUGE fan of Wave Candy which provides the most detailed spectral analyzer available.
Virtual Riot & Lektrique – Neon Angel (ft. Leah Culver)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
I love getting outside my comfort zone and challenging myself to make something I haven’t before. However, I continue to draw a lot of my inspiration from the 2010 electro era, so I apply that sound and mindset to any project I am working on. My parents exposed me to lots of classical music & opera, which is why I often incorporate epic classical & cinematic elements into my productions. Over the years, I’ve released songs in many different electronic music sub-genres, which led to collaborations with artists like Virtual Riot, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Apashe, Proxy, and many more.
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
I work from my Alienware laptop which is connected to 2 additional displays for an abundance of screen space. My setup contains 2 Neumann KH120-As, a UAD Apollo Twin X, a Native Instruments Komplete MIDI keyboard, a ROLI Seaboard & LUMI. For recording audio, I use the RODE NT1A mic & for video, the Sony α7 III.
Lektrique in the Studio
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
Anyone who wants to improve their music production skills or start their journey can book a one-on-one Zoom session with me. I also sell FL Studio Patchers & music production courses (Lektures/videos) on my website Lektrique.com. One-on-one sessions can be booked through my website, my Instagram DMs, or via email@example.com. I offer feedback streams twice a week via the Defyre Society platform, which is an amazing community for people who want to learn. I also post production tips & plugin reviews on my TikTok & IG Reels.