Getting To Know... Shyam P & Moon Rocket

Having already made their mark as two of the more innovative names doing the rounds right now, Shyam P and Moon Rocket have now joined forces to deliver their immersive new single 'Watercolours'.

Capturing a wonderful bright and captivating electronic aesthetic for their newest release, 'Watercolours' makes for an incredibly warm and inviting listen. With its smooth and driven textures, shining atmosphere, and mesmerising vocals layered throughout, they are certainly looking to get our hips moving with this infectious new gem.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has been inspiring them most recently.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

MR: Pianoforte.

SP: I remember playing old vinyls on my mum's LP player - the groove, beat and energy of drums which instinctively make you move.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

MR: Soul, Blues and Rock.

SP: I’ve always love Motown, soul and funk music growing up until I discovered UK garage and that got me hooked on dance music.

What was the first album you remember owning?

MR: Pink Floyd “The Dark Side Of The Moon”

SP: I can’t remember an album but I do remember buying the ministry of sound the annual 2 and playing it on repeat, tune after tune!

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

MR: Daft Punk “Around The World”

SP: Hot Natured ‘Benediction’

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

MR: Actually, I don’t. I just close my eyes and put my hands on Piano and let things go from there.

SP: I love writing over a track, I usually write and record a guide and then develop over a few sessions, as Moon Rocket said the most important thing is finding the magic.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

MR & SP: Many. Black Coffee, Rüfüs Du Sol, Claptone, Solomun, Keienemusik crew, Whomadewho.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

MR & SP: Rüfüs Du Sol or Black Coffee.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

MR: You are totally free to be whoever you want to be. There are no set rules you need to follow so you can express yourself freely.

SP: Finishing a piece of music is so rewarding knowing how much hard work and effort has gone into the creation. That’s why we are so happy with the album as it’s been 3 years in the making and our best work to date.

And what is the most frustrating part?

MR: You can work, plan things like crazy and you never have a clue of where you are going to end up. There are no guarantees and most of the time music doesn’t pay back. But it might pay you back everything it didn’t before all at once with just one track!

SP: Having to be focusing on social media and promotion to become successful these days is distracting and takes away from creating music and focusing on the fun stuff!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

MR: The ability to look deeply is the root of creativity. To see past the ordinary and get to what might otherwise be invisible.

SP: Always go with the feeling the music gives you and look for the magic - Moon Rocket’s wise words.


Shyam P & Moon Rocket's new single 'Watercolours' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.