What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
My inspiration to begin mixing music began when I learned to play guitar about six years ago. I had learned some music theory and I wanted to apply that in more advanced composition
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
The Just Breathe track was inspired by the current pandemic crisis. I wanted to compose a track that would help people find calm (controlled breathing) along with the power of the track itself. Basically, I wanted to enable the listener.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
My influences in music are many, but I would say Nine Inch Nails had the biggest impact on me. Currently I study the work of Charlotte Dewitt, T78 and ASYS in the techno genre.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
My sound and style have evolved. I would say my current style is a bass heavy dark melodic techno with some tech house influences.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
My favorite movies would HAVE to be the Matrix trilogy, and I think the listener will hear some similarities in my music with that of the Matrix soundtracks.
For albums, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon stands out from my younger days, and the Matrix Soundtracks of course, as well as Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Little Hate Machine and Downward Spiral.
As for books, there’s too many to really find any standouts but the English translation of the Tao Te Ching would be at the top of the list.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Only studio for me. The electronic genres allow me the luxury of putting out tracks but I also own a business with an extremely heavy work schedule, so live performance isn’t something I personally do due to time constraints.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I think the most unique thing I’ve experienced in music and sound design is how much I’ve developed and learned through experimentation and by accident. The many discoveries through accident allowed me to develop a fairly unique sound early which both gave me confidence and allowed the different tracks to stand on their own in the midst of many different styles.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
The most unique track I’ve done so far is a track called I’m So Serious from the Fundamental EP. While it hasn’t gotten much attention, I’m very proud of that track.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
My future plans include continuing exploration, concentrating on unique drum tone, intricate bass lines and more complex melodies.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
My own question: What do I predict for the future of music distribution?
I see multitudes of people globally becoming producers and the “market” becoming even more saturated than it is now. I think the producers who figure out how to connect with fans direct through various social media platforms, some of which don’t exist yet, will succeed in developing and maintaining a dedicated fanbase.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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