Cxemcast 014 – Tarra

Tell us how did Capsule start and what is it.

Capsule is a techno project that exists for only 2 years. It appeared thanks to a group of people, who met at a house party and found similarities in musical tastes. That is why we came to an idea to make a series of parties, the main component of which would become classic techno music.

So you have actually created techno culture in Chernivtsi?

There were attempts to organize techno events before Capsule. I guess that we just had enough patience, desire and ideas to present underground to Chernivtsi properly. Of course, great support of friends and our close people has to be counted as well here.

How did the first party go?

Since none of us had experience of throwing parties at the time, it seemed to us that it was very successful. We gathered around two hundred people and, considering the size of our small town, this number has given an impetus to further development.

Why techno? Many wonder currently about the renaissance of genre, do you think this is a new stage?

Techno is not a subject to any frames and, moreover, its essence can’t be expressed in a couple of words because everyone finds something different in it. Once techno symbolized the so-called ‘engine of progress’, but now it whether helps to remember the past, going back to basics, or to look forward into the future. I firmly believe that new ideas in this genre are not going to run out for a long time!

Which musicians can put as a real example of, how they call it, ‘true’ techno?

There are many ‘true’ musicians. Though, I would highlight DVS1 and als Etapp Kyle and Stanislav Tolkachev, who come from the same town as me.

Incidentally, Etapp Kyle played at one of your parties. How cool is that to invite a musician, who plays b2b with Ben Klock?

It is excellent that Ukrainian scene is developing and our artists are demanded. This party was indeed a great success, for which we should thank Serhiy (Etapp Kyle). It’s so pleasant to hear global quality from our guys.

Do you think that crisis will affect the demand on local artists and will increase their quality level?

The crisis will affect everything and music is no exception. However, I look at it from the positive side and hope that Ukrainian artists will receive an opportunity to be heard. The quality is only their responsibility.

What do Capsule and you personally prepare for Kyiv?

Capsule won’t change its traditions. The whole focus will be on musical component and visuals will be an additional support. As for me, I might play more aggressive music, different from recent performances. Rally looking forward to this party.

Interviewed by Bohdan Konakov.