Cxemcast 031 – Skan

01. Supply
02. Zero-X
03. Modern World
04. Illumination
05. Inner Space
06. Theoreme
07. Dark and Dump
08. Phobos

How long have you been doing music?

I find it difficult to calculate since I started and then quitted many times. I had many projects in different areas.

Why have you been quitting?

Once something was starting out, I found some more important things to do than music, probably just didn’t know what to do next.

What has changed now?

I am calm. Have put my life in order.

What impacts you and where do you get inspiration from?

Science and contemporary art. Speaking of science, it is more about technological progress. My wife always says I love my instruments more than her. Ever since childhood, I always had more fun spending time with technics than with friends. However, I like not technologies as they are, but the opportunities they provide. Of course, music as a form of art inspires. I wonder how it affects people.

Which instruments do you use?

I won’t enumerate. I can only say that I’m more comfortable working with software than with axe. However, in order to understand it, I had to spend a lot of money for the purchase of axe.

Do you consider yourself to be a beginner producer? How difficult is it to position yourself correctly?

I will think of myself as a beginner until some major label releases my music. Such a kind of stereotype. Following this logic, it isn’t very difficult to position yourself.

Do you have any releases planned?

The time hasn’t come yet.

Do you play only live?

Yes, I do.

Where did you like performing the most?

I don’t really enjoy playing live - it is a great stress for me. Though, wherever played, I really liked it. I met interesting people and got much feedback on my music.

What difficulties have you faced as a young artist?

The only problem is the lack of money. I have to go to work every day, which isn’t related to music in any way. I can dedicate only free-from-work time to music. Money that I get from performances isn’t even enough for food, not speaking about buying a synthesizer or even a plugin.

Is there a way out of this situation?

Only two of them so far. Music as a hobby that doesn’t interfere with the principal work or emigration and working with foreign labels. Everything that we have now exists only thru enthusiasm of people, who are constantly try to change something.

Do you agree that when music remains to be just a hobby, then it has little potential to grow?

I call it a double life. Of course, in order to achieve good results you need to work all time possible. While I can’t change this situation, I sacrifice my rest and sleep. I work on music at least six hours a day. Maybe someday I’ll be able to do only just what I like to.

What are you plans for the future and what do you expect from New Year’s Схема?

I hope the party will go smoothly and without roundups. As for the nearest future, I’ll be working on new tracks, which I won’t be ashamed to release.


Interviewed by Bohdan Konakov.