Hey Rodez, how has the start of your 2022 been?

2022 started out great for me as I became a part of the IAMT family and an EP was released from this label with the tracks Patagonia and Axon. I had the first release of the year in IAMT and it had great support on platforms such as Beatport, Spotify, Soundcloud. Thanks IAMT.

How much did the pandemic affect the music you have made, the style and sound of it?

The reason for my success was the pandemic. If it wasn’t for the pandemic; in the hectic pace of life, I would not be able to devote enough time to music, and this would become quite annoying. While the pandemic has become a vile problem for many people, the turning point in my life was the event and time period for me.

How do you evolve your own sound while staying true to your roots and own signature and not jumping on new hype bandwagons?

I can do this by layering the rough sounds I created with the sounds of different bases, I will probably be doing this kind of mix work in 2023. I’m pretty excited for this.

Do you make music that suits certain labels or do you create first and worry about that later?

First I create it and after I finish the track, I wonder which labels this track might be suitable for and go to search. I also get some advice for this.

 
 

Where is your best environment as a dj? A small dark club or a huge outdoor festival stage? Late at night for the weirdos or early so you can play slow and eclectic etc etc?

It’s definitely a dark club, but not small, but as huge as possible… Just like Berghain, Printworks and Gashouder. I think it would make more sense if it was until late at night like weirdos. I don’t think open-air festivals reflect Techno culture. I think it’s more suitable for genres like edm and trance.

How do you work, do you have an idea in your head you work towards or do you just experiment and jam and see what happens?

First of all, I determine a reference track. Other than that, I take inspiration from 4-5 songs and blend them, and then I process the result into my own sounds. What remains is to deal with some technical issues regarding arrangement traffic and mixing.

Tell us about your Klanghelm EP on Airlines Records – what inspired or influenced it, where and when and who was it written for?

When I was doing the Klanghelm EP, I imagined “Printworks” the nightclub that I was a fan of. I created a melody and drums, and then imagined the reaction people might have had when this thing played in “Printworks”. And it was incredible. I immediately got to work and tried to show my skills in the arrangement kitchen by finding some materials.

What was the last record you bought and why?

I recently bought Joyhauser’s “Knaldrang”. The reason for this is; it’s a really versatile EP, so there is a melodic track in the album’s content, as well as a driving techno-specific track with dirty sounds. I really liked this. 

 

Rodez EP “Klanghelm” is out now on Airlines Records

Grab it here

 

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