Although James Sullivan and Max Press have only been making music as Over Easy for two years now, the duo has managed to garner the attention of international tastemaker publications including Azureon Select and EDM.com. The two friends originally formed the project back in 2016 when they were both studying at Michigan State University and have been going from strength to strength ever since, creating their own unique EDM sound that fuses electronic and dance-pop production.
We caught up with James and Max of Over Easy and chatted about blending genres, killer live shows and pursuing your passion.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
We like to blend sounds across multiple genres such as house music, today’s pop, future bass, and live recorded instruments.
How did it all start for you?
We found an interest in producing music in school at Michigan State University when we were students there.
What three albums would you say influenced your sound the most?
The first would be “The Story of Us” by Quinn XCII. Next, Illenium’s album “Awake” was amazing and we still listen to it. Lastly, and it’s not an album, but Martin Garrix is a huge influence on our sound and productions.
Are there any key pieces of equipment that Over Easy can’t live without?
Our giant widescreen computer monitor, our MacBook Pro’s, and we just bought Native Instruments Komplete that we’re super excited to use.
What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.
We love the sound of acoustic and electric guitars in our productions, and we also like to listen to other genres of music such as Rock n’ Roll, country music, and hip-hop/RnB.