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Our Interview With Jvckin


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


My name is Animesh Jena and I producer music under the alias JVCKIN. I'm a music producer as well as a DJ from India currently residing in Pune. I've been producing music for like 3 years now and its been a great journey for me. I started out making Futurebass,Trap inspired by Illennium, RL Grime, Boombox Cartel. I've been producing Hybrid Trap music lately. You can check the rest of my music on my SoundCloud channel.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


Skrillex and Ekali is my biggest influence in terms of producing and performing, The way they performs and the energy they gives out is mindblowing. I've definitely changed my production style and listening taste with time.At first, I was inspired by Big room producers, then I switched and started producing Future House and Progressive House, And after all this, I finally chose Futurebass and Trap music.I chose Futurebass and Trap music because I felt like I can express my self better through this genre of music.


What´s new right now?


I'm working on a whole lot of new tracks collaborating with different producers.really excited about it.
You can check me out on my social media


http://www.soundcloud.com/jvckin

http://www.facebook.com/jvckin

http://www.twitter.com/jvckinmusic

https://open.spotify.com/artist/63zD2guLvKzLdJ2haowAoT?si=W8TWHZZ7Q0i57iaMVKkAnQ

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Our Interview With iTavo


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Alright, I'm iTavo, a Music Ghostproducer and Artist, I compose and produce tracks for several artists in the music industry and also release music under my own brand. I have 20 years old and I currently live in Venezuela. Under my iTavo stage name, I release EDM music (Progressive House, Tropical & Melodic House, Dance and more), and as Ghostproducer I work with Hip Hop, Trap, Pop, Reggaeton and many more.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My childhood influences come from Latin artist like Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, and many urban Latin performers, but the first time that I heard Progressive House, it totally changed the way I felt the music. Artists like Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix or Lucas & Steve were a big influence for my music, and now, when I hear tracks from Producers like Vini Vici and Dropgun I see how much I still have to learn to really get into the quality standards that I work for.


What´s new right now?


Right now I'm working on my next album, I can't give you many details about it, but we are working on a great project for the people that enjoys the iTavo music, something more professional but emotional as always, something that tells a story for the listener, with different styles and genres that will show how far can I as a producer take my music, different influences and a new concept of iTavo.

I know that this project will be a gamechanger, it's going to be a totally new level for the last quarter of 2019, I'm really excited about it.

What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


My biggest challenge is to achieve higher quality music in every track, is a personal challenge, I enjoy learning, enjoy developing my skills every day, just love the process.



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Release music, experiment with different genres and styles, fusions, that's the key for me.



http://www.instagram.com/ItsTheTavo

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Our Interview With DHRMK


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Hello,
My Name is Dharmik Jethva.I am 21 Year Old Music Producer working under alias named DHRMK. I make EDM music generally Big Room and Progressive House but i always try a new genre and also love to work on. My first Track "INTENSE" shown up in Glerx Records Which got 1k+ plays and that was big achievement for me after that i started collaboration with different artists. You can here my last release here:-
LT3ZARIS x Raul Rhymes & DHRMK - BADMAN (Original Mix)

https://soundcloud.com/dj-t3zaris/t3zaris-x-raul-rhymes-dhrmk-badman-original-mix

I also make remakes of the tracks you can check it out on my Youtube Channel. Link provided below


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


When i was young probably at the age of 14-15 i heard the first edm track "Animals" by Martin Garrix and started researching about the artists and how to make tracks like them. After years i started listening to dubstep,future house, future bounce, psytrace, hardstyle ,future bass ,trap etc. And that inspires me to create something new.


What´s new right now?


Right now, i am working on 3 projects and i am going to release a remix this month which is a progressive House track.i can't wait to show it to you.

Here are my social media link you can connect to me.

Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/DHRMK

SoundCloud:- https://soundcloud.com/dhrmk

Beatport:- https://www.beatport.com/artist/dhrmk/670831

Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/dhrmkofficial

Spotify:- https://open.spotify.com/artist/0JM346zDwtEsRWA5yGfefs


http://www.soundcloud.com/dhrmk

http://www.facebook.com/DHRMK

http://www.https://open.spotify.com/artist/0JM346zDwtEsRWA5yGfefs

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Our Interview With Jungle & Juice


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Jungle & Juice is a DJ/Producer couple from Austria. Ines Guelmami (Jungle) and Christian Sander (Juice) met in 2015 and fell in love. During their first weekend of being together, they discovered they both share an immense love for music and hence, their first track was born. Since then they founded their own record label Leisure Music Productions. Over the past years, Jungle & Juice produced more than 100 tracks. Jungle & Juice loves a happy and upbeat vibe. Since a very young age Ines Guelmami half Tunisian, half Austrian learned to play the piano in high school. During the beginnings of her studies in the late 90’s she discovered electronic music and hence brings experience as well as a broad understanding of the scene into the music making process. Due to her heritage, she incorporates rhythm and therefore as Jungle is responsible for the groove in Jungle & Juice’s production works. Christian hailing from the lovely South of Austria grew up loving grunge and rock music and plays the guitar and bass guitar from a very young age on. He is the creative mastermind in creating melodies and different harmonies behind Jungle & Juice. Therefore, the project Jungle & Juice connects with lots of love the ability to dance “Beat” and the deep understanding of “Melody”. Jungle & Juices vibes on the following: deep house, afro house, tech house, house, progressive house, deep tech, melodic house & techno.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


Our influences concerning music are very broad and each one of us experienced different influences. We love music in general being it classical music, jazz, soul, blues, rock or electronic music. Music reflects one’s feelings and emotions and captures moments through our lives. All the latter plays a major part in our compositions. Concerning electronic music our experience and influence stems from various directions. Techno as played in the old days from Josh Wink, Derrick May, Jeff Mills.. Good old Chicago House Music and the Danny Tenaglia party’s @shelter in New York. Progressive House sets from Sascha and Digweed and of course underground music from Ibiza and local clubs. Afro House and Deep House are now the 2 genres that interest us the most.


What´s new right now?


We are attending AfrikaBurn at the end of April and playing multiple sets there. We have an up and coming house release on Deeplomatic Recordings called “Druid Groove” as well as an upcoming deep house release on Leisure Music Productions called Szantors Satements.

To be released within the next 3 months:

- Afrikaburn ( Deep House )
- Ringmakers ( Progressive House)
- Ahnentanz ( Deep House)


What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


There are no such things as mistakes. There are only challenges to overcome. Work hard and every day on your productions and work hard and every day on your self-promotion and marketing. In order to be recognized you need both abilities to strive.



How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


Via recommendations, booking agency, networking.



Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


There are many ways to promote music. First, you have to determine how much budget you have available to promote your track and also you have to know your target audience. You can promote your track via the social media platforms such as Instagram, FB and Twitter. Furthermore, through Soundcloud repost campaigns. Another option is to send out a personal newsletter to your fans. You can use different online music marketing services offering DJ promo mailout and PR Campaigns. This really depends on your budget.



Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?


Do not buy Soundcloud followers. It’s a waste of money because they are fake and some bots in third world countries. The only reasonable thing to do is to promote your tracks via good repost services.. That will bring quality followers to your account and organic plays. Only organic growth generates real fans. Do not forget to thank people who like your tracks and write them back on their messages. Get active on soundcloud and connect yourself with the people out there.


What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


The biggest challenge we have overcome is to create balanced and wonderful mixes, before the tracks are mastered. We have overcome that challenge by focusing and researching upon the topic. The study of multiple online courses and books really helped to become better producers.


How do you personally discover new music?


A lot of music I sent to us via promos, some of it is good and hence new music discovered. Soundcloud also offers a fantastic platform to discover new music across genres.


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"We usually share the discovered music on Facebook with our friends and fans.



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Finish all the tracks you begin and do not publish them right away. Let the song, rest for a while and come back to it after i.e. 1 week. You will be surprised on the changes you will come up with..



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


Think about your track as a story. Give your track a name so you can relate to it.. it creates an image in your mind and while creating the music the image starts to move and change.. Follow it with your sound and create the story for it.



https://www.leisuremusicproductions.com/

https://www.facebook.com/junglenjuice/

https://www.instagram.com/jungle_n_juice/

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Our Interview With alan zoxxi


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I m alan zoxxi my ntive is mangalampet,india amd my nick name is vicky i m dj producer and beginner i m proud about i m indian


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I started music production at age 18 after being introduced to it from YouTube and mainly my sounds have been generally inspired from the likes of Hardwell, Martin Garrix, StadiumX, Zedd etc. Even now, these personalities guide my music and my sounds and it hasn't changed since I was 18. You could say it is the 'Alan Zoxxi' sound.


What´s new right now?


I just started my record label called Hit Cue Records and therefore I am super busy with that. I am also working on my own projects, remixes and collaborations with different artists and vocalists. I have set some certain goals for me this year and I hope I can achieve them by this year.


http://www.yourwebsite.com

https://m.soundcloud.com/alanzoxxi

http://www.facebook.com/alan

https://mobile.twitter.com/alan_zoxxi

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Our Interview With Adhitanto


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


My name is Adhitanto. I was born in March 1998 and I am a bedroom singer-songwriter from Jakarta, Indonesia. I believe that stories can influence others, and everyone has stories to tell. I use singing as a medium to tell stories. The songs that I created were stories that I wanted to convey to the listeners. One of the most liked songs by listeners titled Tomorrow Never Die. You can listen to the song here:


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


One of my role models in music and telling stories is Adhitia Sofyan. How he can keep a story in a song, and then keep it until the song arrives at the listener's ear is the hopes I had of him. In addition, my works are also influenced by several other musicians such as Kunto Aji, The Cloud Room, and Avicii.


What´s new right now?


Right now I'm working on an album that will contain other stories that I want to convey. You can find me on my Spotify here:


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


As I said, I really idolized Adhitia Sofyan. His song, Adelaide Sky, really touched my heart, which finally made me listen to all the songs on all three albums (at that time he still had three albums). I had already said that I liked it because of how well it packed the story so that I could feel the story he wanted to convey.



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


The first time I made a song, what was in my head was "How can I make a song that can be famous and heard by many people?" and that's a big mistake. Because when you even make a song just because of that, you are even too dizzy in technical matters and are actually unable to make songs that can be heard by many people.

I learned from Ricky Reed, a Grammy-winning producer, that in making a song, I have something to say. Then, make the song with two or three friends, and capture the meaning in the song. After that, save the meaning in a package that we call "song", and keep it until the meaning can be felt by those who listen. So, you will have the real "hit" song.


What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


Maybe the challenge that I currently have is the challenge of listening to myself more deeply to explore song ideas, and how the songs that I create are more heard by others. Until now I'm still looking for the answer. We will see later.


How do you personally discover new music?


Simple. I just tried to explore what I was worried about, then traced the anxiety, deeply, so I had an idea of what story I wanted to convey in this song.



We meet again in one year. What has changed?


Maybe I will have appeared in various musical performances like now. The album I'm working on now seems to be finished. Beyond that, I will still follow where this current takes me.



http://musik.adhitanto.id

http://www.soundcloud.com/namagueitu

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0o1VyttYckx5LWnJ60NfCB?si=ZjL5qcpYSmWXaU2cKUk7TQ

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Our Interview With Black Angu$


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My name is Black Angus and I am a Producer/Artist representing Colorado, United States. I am currently working on my 5th full length album, and my music gets stronger every year. I am currently working on an album with features from E3, Pastor Troy, and a few more of America's favorite artists. The thing that makes people say wow about me is that I make my own beats/music as well. I learned a lot at Full Sail University, and try to keep everything handy and organized to make sure that I get the most out of each session.
I have opened for Wiz. Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Lil Flip, Afroman, Mike Jones, Lil Wyte, Devin the Dude, Pastor Troy, The St. Lunatics, Bubba Sparxxx, Struggle Jennings, Kutt Calhoun, and a lot more awesome artists, that I grew up getting the game from.
https://twitter.com/blackangus


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I grew up listening to groups like OutKast, Goodie Mob, Field Mob, Trick Daddy, Project Pat, Lil Jon, T.I. Nad, Jay Z, Tupac, Biggie, Method Man, The Rza, Mos Def, and although most rap artist won't say this, I also was inspired by the realness of Jill Scott. As time grew I learned to love newer artist's like Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Raury, NoName, and Anderson Paak.


What´s new right now?


I just dropped a track yesterday with a verse from Supreme Allah Magnetic, titled "Fools Gold" and I still have not release this track with Pastor Troy titled "Yeah". If you type in igotthatmeat.com you can find the majority of my catalog. I have an album of nothing but beats as well so go teach me, "Black Angu$" and make sure you spell it right. I would love to impact you through music with at least one of my songs.
Hit me up on Instagram @igotthatmeat https://www.instagram.com/igotthatmeat/
My Facebook is my artist name. Black Angu$. https://www.facebook.com/igotthatmeat/
Twitter https://twitter.com/blackangus
Website. www.igotthatmeat.com
M.E.A.T. Music, Entertainment, Art, Talent.


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


Hell no, I look up to a few people because of their achievements or how they give back to the community, but celebrities don't impress me.



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


Making music with random people for free was my biggest mistake. In the end, if they aren't game-ready, those songs will never get released and it will just be a huge waste of time.



How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


After a show I talk to everyone involved to see where I can perform in the future.


How do you personally discover new music?


tapedecksandashtrays.blogspot.com


Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


"Yes, usually I share new music to all of my social media pages.



http://www.igotthatmeat.com

https://www.soundcloud.com/black-angus-625659180

https://www.facebook.com/igotthatmeat/?ref=bookmarks

https://www.twitter.com/blackangus

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Our Interview With Sini


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Sini started surfing on the sound wave with the first European Goa Trance released in London in 1997, when she started her DJ collection at 13 years of age. Appealing to her has always been the deeper, darker minimal and psychedelic trance, that soon developed into Psytrance, which strongly modulated her musicianship. At the shift of millennium she already was part of the Helsinki underground, with a theatre, a venue downtown Helsinki and secret forest parties decorated by Tahizu and viralised through a portal called ‘Elixiria’.

With the new family and the audience emerged new artists on stage -that was the interesting time that gave her inspiration too, when the organisations supported the new styles and artists, and not only speaking about it to be lush. “These subcultural sources are cultivating serious art forms, spanning continents, radiowaves and the ether and that’s why I think we always need to continue being open to the Avant Gardé. I was raised in a family with strong cultural and radical aspect and appreciation to equality. I am a yogini since 2000, for nearly 20 years and that makes producing ‘meditative’ and experiential, which is the state-of-art today. Exploring one’s limits is the better option to ‘Psychonautism’, mind altering as well because human nature is very mystical to me. Point of a ’meditative and tribal style’ is to make people forget what truly is around them, enter in a trancelike state and share the love in a dream.
“Interestingly sub frequencies can also be used as healing modality in Ultrasonic treatments, and I believe techno also helps body and mind to revive. That is a reason to Sini Project.”

Please help your artist to get famous at a new Turkish Festival ‘Metacore’ by listening to Djane Sini -set for festival competition, share it as well everywhere you can! Link is deleted after April 2019 as competition finishes
https://soundcloud.com/siniproject/metacore-festival-dj-contest-djane-sini-finland-hologram-hedonism-forest
Then on you can listen to
https://www.mixcloud.com/sini_electrium/
and
https://soundcloud.com/siniproject

Avantgardistic rhythms, experimental basslines, stompable kick patterns and acidic synth arpeggios with sub frequencies appeal to her. The Finnish woman live-artist uses System 1 and Roland SH201 and software such as Logic, FL Studio, Ableton Live and sometimes a frame drum to accompany a live set… Today Sini is a Master of Arts and studied also 'Sound in New Media' & Mixing and sound synthesis with Electro acoustic music at Sibelius Academy Helsinki/CM&T.

The fourth album ‘Odyssey’ presents a multilayered approach to electronic music with a strong acoustic dimension. Supernova is an Electroacoustic album and a collaborative project with virtuoso percussionist Juuso Hannukainen of Rinneradio, the Finnish influential electrojazz group. Hidria Spacefolk ’s keyboardist plays a role too in the multilayered production method she uses, and that is typical for her state of art music today. She has produced three solo albums prior to ‘Odyssey’: Additive, Ohm and Necromancer and compiled for her label VA’s Lunar Experiment and Rebirth Experiment. Today Sini, who started with artist name Cini, is part of a collective Psy-sisters UK, having established Electrium Records 2011 with five releases (VA and Solo) and has Roland Corporation as her sponsor.

DISCOGRAPHY (distribution at Phonofile, Norway at the time of writing)
ODYSSEY (un-released)
NECROMANCER http://www.beatport.com/release/necromancer/1144537
OHM https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ohm/id478072130
ADDITIVE https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/additive/id293016199
VA 001 http://www.beatport.com/release/lunar-experiment/883420
VA 002 https://www.beatport.com/release/rebirth-experiment/1750622

What’s more essential to her is to find a label that supports her. “We Finns, really have a strong knowledge of music & engineering, too and eventually I got education in CM&T, The Center of Music and Technology in Sibelius Academy -the highest Finnish education on the field, that’s also part of my Master of Arts -degree. Design and electronic music have a lot in common in theory, and in practise writing music actually means drawing a lot in Bezier curves to me… Being a Graphic designer helps understanding IT, electricity and then again I am Butoh dancer with a creative approach to show and visuals. What everyone should know, is -‘It’s not rocket science!’, told my beloved head teacher & artist A. Bentley in CM&T, who originally is from England and who’s son then formed the prestiged ‘Suomi Saundi act’ Texas Faggott.

Sini also DJs professionally, it’s the natural ‘side effect’ on the scene. “I play CDs or mp3/USB and I mix for real, that’s the artism in DJing. I still do not use Tracktor or Serato to mash-up the art of mixing. It really makes one tick, to do it for real, and in that way be more connected to the sound.”

What mesmerised Sini into producing first minimal psytrance track (141 bpm) in 2003 and climbing onto stages later, was actually theory: “I read a guide called ‘The Basics of Electronic Music’ in London in 2003, which I accidentally bumped into at the library at London Metropolitan University, where I studied as Erasmus student. In reflection to the highly technological art form is the content: it’s evident that 80’s Yuppie Age was actually followed by a more subtle awareness, bringing in the non-materialistic and healthy paths followed by a postmodern ‘hippie’. I thought that was highly noticeable in the U.K., London and Torquay…”. That new awareness reached little piano playing Sini and she still questions herself and others through her art about the functions of music, may it be philospsohical, spiritual or anarchist.
-“I admit it’s actually harder for a woman than for a man. And that’s why I feel like a rebel within, we should get a bit more support, why could only men be technological? Also for a woman, as one would imagine, the field is somewhat physically more challenging and feels like playing for the national team sometimes: I have had to take on my back 3 weeks worth of paraphernalia across Siberia for Space of Joy Festival or once and again climb on top Pyrennees for Pirates on the most memorable gig trips I’ve made! Take it as a happy warning!”

“The challenge to promote myself also rises when my time is limited: for I have two professions, sound engineering/music and graphic design. Bigger challenge is when people cannot tell the difference between a writer and a DJ, an artist and discjockey. We women also lack support, I think which is a surprise to me actually. My calling has been especially to promote by putting up parties and get talents shared amongst the emerging sonic blooms. Historically electronic music has been ‘faceless’ and it’s also somewhat irritative if it joins the ‘idolists’.”

Education in general enable her collaboration with soloists and virtuosos such as the percussionist of ‘Rinneradio’ (www.rinneradio.com) and keyboardist of ’Hidria Spacefolk’, and the ‘Nepali Hendrix’ living in Helsinki, but also she’d like more collaboration with individual producers, which happened in the past like ‘Fragletrollet’ (NO). The tracker Fruity Loops 3 was her first sequencing software and toady it’s Logic Studio Pro. Multilayering is a principal technique to arrange an electronic piece of music, which then means additive or substractive method, or both. ‘Weeding out’ also depicts more closely the processes of her sequencing of electronic music. It’s also as much fun sometimes.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


“My approach to the forms of psytrance are still minimal and even tribal. And electroacoustic, thus I create Multilayered music. “In Finland we are very much under the influence of Techno and I’ve been influenced by it all the time. Helsinki’s Ääniwalli being the center today we get such acts as Perc, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin or Ricardo Villalobos on regular basis. And now I am under the influence of Acid Techno, which is the lushest sound to me at the mo!”

The key to understanding Sini’s style, and also perhaps new psytrance styles, such as Psy-tech is the ‘meditative simplicity’, chased after because ‘perfect’ baseline helps to reach states of mind non-reacheable by any other means. It's about Transformation. These ‘other means’ Ocelot, a Californian dark prog artist, now residing in Europe, calls 'substances'. They are strange to our system, we are sensitive. Zen uses a Transformational method of renunciation, present in yoga and also present in Butoh dance -a performative stage art she makes. Fundamentally forms of spirituality may encompass ascetism and modesty, practised by her Sadhu friend Swami Sanatan. 'Prana flow' is the best means to reaching a higher state of minf, and control of energy that joins us all in a universal sense. Simply put: music resonates in us.

“The only hardware or instruments I own are actually Roland synthesisers and a tribal frame drum. Most recently I got a conveniently small to carry ajour, but amazingly strong oscillators in Aira SYSTEM1, which I can use for live playing. It comes with five particular ‘Vsti’, and also forms the new technology - a ‘Plug-out’ synth. It can be used as a perfect soundcard too! Still my favourite is the first synth I’ve bought: Roland SH201 virtual-analog version of the original analog SH101 with which I mostly tweak ‘mesmerizing continuums’ via ReFX Vanguard vsti. My love in the virtual world to be honest. ‘The german Psytrance synthesiser’ expands time and convention, but does not get drivers made for the new OSXs anymore, that’s something I’d like to change, please! At the moment I have to work on two different systems on i-Mac and Powerbook to get all the wanted sound into a track. And it’s not only that, it’s about production chain needing to be ecological.”

“And you may call me paranoid, but if I cannot upload photos in Facebook feed on Previous Versions Logic Studio Pro errors to resolve a problem in production, with assistance of friends and colleagues doesn’t that mean I’m being spied on? Admitting it would be kind of an acknowledgement, but then again there are bots filtering internet constantly… Still the quality of Logic’s interface has deteriorated since Logic 8 and I think engineers and the company leader’s should be more open to collaborating with us artists and sound engineers and anyone special.”

“For the Finns forests are our church. I established Electrium Records with some support from my psychedelic grandma Sirkka (translates Cricket), who resided in the countryside all her life. Her favourite colour is blue. Sini means the colour of the sky.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ohm/478072130

The more housebroken side of psytrance is to be so passionate about it that you jump up from the bed, without finding the time to even put clothes on and sit in front of Adam7 set-up all alone composing music until remembering to eat, sometimes around six in the evening only. You loose yourself tweaking to the elements of strongly filtered, say ‘Dub’ and ‘Goa’ that are the founding to the dualistic ‘Psy’.
“As all music still today is electroacoustic, there is a reason why virtuoso musicians should still be used. Acoustic or virtuoso touch has always defined also Electrium Records productions. I established the label as kind of reminder of my Zenist grandma, who helped me to put it up but by my side was the influential lady jazz-fusion artist ‘Costi’ Kirsi Snellman of Cymbidium Records. We worked together also with in creating a virtual studio service ‘Geisha Music’ between 2007-2011. We ranked Venture Cap 2nd (2011), and by then Beta version included an audio engine that operated Real-time, meaning it was an ‘internet sequencer’ via which one could share a session with someone from the other side of the world, and work on a track together. Unfortunately the project, even after funding of 1/4€ million by VTT & TEKES and actually because of that, got hijacked by the coding collaborant and we had to retreat.

https://www.beatport.com/search?q=electrium+records

Artist, in Sini’s opinion works so hard ‘she does not have to imitate’. After sharing years of interest with the international and Scandinavian electronic music scene, especially for Goa and Psytrance she begun making her own ‘minimalistic trance’, hybrid in 2004 at the age of 23. That was when she already had hands on Logic Studio Pro with it’s fractal features controlled by the guidance of Staffan and Jani, musicians and engineers who had both studied in SAE institute in Stockholm and who taught her everything she needed to know about Logic. The reason why her production is spectrally strong and versatile, and actually has to dynamically get ‘Limited’ on nearly every channel is her background (in Sound engineering and Techno). “It was 2006 as I started Master of Arts -studies that enabled me to learn from absolutely the best: also collagues and teachers in Center of Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy. This was because of the empowering ‘study system’ in Finland. Finnish standards, if you get approved as an JOO-student basically all Universities open for you on one go.

“I come from Finland, where in my opinion, techno influences the promising music genres. Techno brings to electronic music a pioneering experimentality and consistency in style, but then again psychedelic trance is the more influential and a bigger scene for me and in Europe and the all Tellus. Both form a kind of a tribe though. Finland especially generates interesting hybrids, new styles emerge… Sini tweaks her live sets with mixing in some of the concepts and traditions of European ’art music’, the two Post-modern schools being ‘Music Concrete’ (French) and ‘Synthesised’ (German EDM). Roland corporation from Japan, who is her sponsor is bringing in AIRA and SYSTEM1 into the live set.

“Even all the acoustic music today is produced electronically, the electroacoustic music does not need to include both the elements. I can play solo, completely virtual and I still enjoy DJ:ing.”
A background hidden in the 80’s Acid house, her bigger sister went to take care of a lama in countryside Kent as an Au-pair, brought back to her the first Acid House on a C-cassette. Through the love everything slowly became Psychedelia in a trance. At the beginning the content has always been more important than anything else.

“Someone said ‘Being an electronic musician means one has to be a theorist’. The explaining of say, how to implement a style in creating (art) is difficult and we students of applied arts are always very humble toward the process and open to fresh ideas, new artiststry. Musical elements that make say Psytrance interesting are tribal and minimalist to me, and composing includes a nearly purely eclectic methods. These core elements of ‘minimal style’ bring us to a source of a universal language I think - state-of-art music. Modern technology enables us to sculpt the psychoacoustic experiences on all spectral levels for gaining a trance and I would not let anything out of my hands that wasn’t ready for an audience today. It does not mean being a perfectionist, it means being ‘real’.”

“Music was to originally initiate dance, or perhaps to initiate the shaman’s flight. Today what surrounds us, the culture and the socio-sphere have effect on what and who is considered 'art', who is put on stage and who survives as an artist. I would not exclude, but rather have principles for inclusion to get exposed to as much as possible a variety of art forms, as the audience really decides who deserves ‘stardom’. They are on my side, and I am so happy to lift the energies as we support eachother. It’s beautiful! Nor should art be restricted to formalities such as access to education, devices and it definitely should not be restricted to having the money, funds. These days one flies between London and Helsinki with a 100 quid return, and Berlin a lot cheaper.”


What´s new right now?


Progressive is a word depictive of Goa Trance since the start. Without the endorsement of hybrids, Psytrance would never have been born. “Techno then again, in my opinion is a founding of styles of postmodern EDM, also Psytrance in a way. Techno was always a movement, just like psytrance so both are ‘tribal’. And both have high-tech approach, with virtuosity and a lot of knowledge and understanding of the technologies in the production. Though Techno may be more ‘material driven’, being often released on vinyl, thus it’s analogue, that brings a whole other realm of physicality and sound quality in it.” Sini’s style is distinguishable and it reflects a very specific psychedelic surface, in Finland. What distinguishes Sini’s waves from the rest is perhaps the method, the means she sculpts with her Roland synthesizers and with leaving space for ‘the other’. How I got a sponsorship from Roland Scandinavia located in Finland was maybe coincidence, as they were at the time searching an artist to ‘push’ Aira and System 1 technology, which really is something new. Maybe it was also about consistency, to push yourself out there.

“During years of composing Odyssey I have left a special spectral space for a percussive collaborant. Maybe it means I have only been an operator, a technician in my own project who has created a bassline and a little more, but it has given me time to learn and think and polish the sound a lot. Production also always means ‘keeping up with the Joneses’, on this case OSX operating system updates, with reader technology getting old simultaneously, needing to then update the whole production chain and vsti… I did straight at the beginning understand this, and I never got myself mixed into whole lot of different vast instruments, but learned to perfect my things with bearing in mind that ‘less is more’ as we designers say. This is why I have strong opinion on why I’d also like some of the PC Vsti to have compatibility in OSX too, such as Alien 303, and then again a universal codec is needed. Readers should be created for the new operating systems to run ‘old’ hardware, so that one doesn’t have to jettison loved ones. Space junk is awful!”

“Maybe becoming a female composer of electronic music is also ‘a jettison type thing’, meaning that one needs to sometimes close eyes and jump, for not getting scared or depressed or something. We have stage fevers, but see the future only! By letting go we also learn to improvise, which is a foundation to dance and Live playing to me. Yet electronic music is theoretical an art form, thus too challenging for many, and what is considered art should not be defined by just anyone, on wrong basis. It’ a shame that so seldomly there are stage managers who feel art and organisers who didn’t always put themselves on the line-up… To become an artist, who can conceptualize music, to materialise by Additive or Subtractive synthesis means the world at your feet. To study electronic music on a high level is also a very humblifying process. Throwing oneself to the waves is a daredevil game and to remain true and humane to the cause and to oneself makes stardom perhaps rare, but possible.”

Sini has been composing/performing electronic psychedelic dance music this far since 2004 at Siberia & Russia, Goa/India, The U.K., France, Crimea/Ukraine, Baltic Countries & Finland her home.
On the newest fourth album ‘Odyssey’ Sini is soundscaping a universal space trip with the virtuoso Juuso Hannukainen of the influential Finnish electro-jazz band Rinneradio. Sini project can be booked solo or duo, with guitarist or percussionist.

Hyperlink: siniproject@gmail.com

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Sini tweaks her psychedelic trance live sets with mixing in different elements of intelligent EDM. Roland AIRA/SYS1 is used for improvisational performance. The live act pursues an interesting soundscape, a hybrid of techno and psychedelia close to acid techno, yet hybrid Psy-trance. A live set can be accompanied by her percussionist (Juuso Hannukainen of www.rinneradio.com) or ‘Nepali Hendrix’ on contract. Other collaboration with virtuosos is always interesting to her. Sini’s music always delivers a strongly experiential, sub frequency -filled ear candy. She improvises ‘space drifts’ on synthesizers, having played the piano as young. ‘The coincidence is the true artist’ as the polarities of the music untie gradually on a spectacular, visual stage presence. Roland who is her sponsor is bringing in SH2, SH-101, PROMARS, SYSTEM1 and SYSTEM100 Vsti into the live set.
Tribal and psychedelic elements have been accompanying Sini’s minimal trance all the way through her musical career since 2004. That’s when she started learning from the best at Center of Music & Technology and SAE-institute for sequencing in Logic Studio Pro. And she has a vast collection for Djing, anything can be ‘delivered’ from Acid Techno to Suomi Saundi to different niches of Psy-trance, which she loves the most.
She has also established Electrium Records, that has distribution at Phonofile including her releasing of several main artists she meets when touring, on VA’s.

https://soundcloud.com/siniproject
https://www.mixcloud.com/sini_electrium/
https://soundcloud.com/sweet-aim/live-2015

https://pro.beatport.com/label/electrium-records/25387

Psysisters https://www.facebook.com/PsySisters/photos/a.565682806820053/795992127122452/?type=3&theater

Recent video for a Sini track in acid techno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuEuwedz5b0&t=12s


Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


Because of the art itself



What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


I started to support and teach someone else, who then started using my network, my nexus, my knowledge and what she learned from me as a 'stepping stone'. I eventually became her stepping stone. She's doing great. I'm not being supported by her...



How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


Play both Live and Dj and speak to people on the scene in Facebook, who can then recommend you to organisations and push you up a little bit.



Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


Speak to people on the scene in Facebook, who can then recommend you to organisations. Meet people, go to parties and events, speak, make friends and share promo cd's perhaps!



Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?


'Name tags' are important on certain scenes atleast and they must be scene related. My first track in Logic X 'For Elisa' got really enormous amount of listeners in Techno. Psytrance scene worked with Habracadabra.


What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


Negative thinking. Yes, by shifting attitudes, yet being open.



What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Study in a school on the field, SAE- institute is good.



What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


Study in a school on the field. Learn a production method, a right attitude, deadlines and work flow.



We meet again in one year. What has changed?


I have found a label, and I am getting more gigs and help with releasing my music 🙂



https://soundcloud.com/siniproject

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Our Interview With PLURRED


Read the PLURRED Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


We are PLURRED, a german DJ-Duo, playing in clubs and on festivals in Germany. We are Sarian Sommer and Felix Böttner from Göttingen, GER. Currently, we have got a following of 30k on Instagram.

Here are our Links:
http://plurredmusic.com
http://facebook.com/plurred
http://soundcloud.com/plurred
http://instagram.com/plurred.music
http://instagram.com/svrivn
http://instagram.com/felixwinston_dj


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


We both love to listen to all kinds of music. We both like House, Trance and Hardstyle. I guess, the biggest influences of us are Hardwell, Don Diablo, such as many other artists.


What´s new right now?


This year, 2019, we have got many many gigs and music coming up, stay tuned!


Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?


Using Downloadgates such as HYPEDIT are great tools for that!


How do you personally discover new music?


We have got many sources, the best ones are, of cause Spotify and for DJs, there is Demodrop, which is really cool!



We meet again in one year. What has changed?


We hope, we had a great and big 2019 with many many new gigs and music!



http://plurredmusic.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/plurred

http://www.facebook.com/plurred

http://www.instagram.com/plurred.music

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Our Interview With NTRJ


Read the NTRJ Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hi, My name is Priya Ranjan Bhatta & I'm 21 years old. Im electronic dance music Producer & DJ from city Bhubaneswar, India. I produce dance music under the alias 'NTRJ' pronounced 'Natraj'. I started making music and djing 2 or 3 years ago. My tracks are mainly big room and progressive house. My debut single 'Lets's Run' was released on Oct 24 2016 and it's quickly hit on the Top100 Beatport bigroom chart. The track gave me some exposure as it was supported by some of the good names in dance music. also Im the first artist from my city Bhubaneswar and state Odisha to get featured on Beatport Top100 chart.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I would say that my taste for good music haven't changed and i can spot a good track immediately. My main influences were the when i discovered dance music producers like David Guetta, Avicii, Zedd and Swdish House Mafia. My taste changed over time when I started listening to smaller artists on Soundcloud because the tracks are a bit more innovative. I like all kind of good dance music and Im always open to experiment with new geners but as a DJ my main focous is Electro, Progressive House and sometime Trap.


What´s new right now?


I always like to try a new project in a different genre, it gives you a kind of challenge and also fun. Right now I'm trying to work more on my mixing/mastering so there's not a lot that will be going on at the moment. I have a few tracks I want to release most of them being big room and progressive house track. The gigs are also coming...

Im planning for running my radio show twice a month & It's called "#NTRJ Radio" and also starting my own Record Label called 'Asha Records'

Thank You


http://www.soundcloud.com/officialnatraj

http://www.facebook.com/officialnatraj

http://www.twitter.com/officialnatraj

http://www.instagram.com/officialnatraj

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