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09.03
2013

The “dusty” kid with his Dark and Psychedelic melodies… An Interview with Dusty Kid

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Dusty Kid… the producer who mixes classical music with psychedelia and dark bass. From 2006 till today, he offers to his fans electronic sounds that could easily satisfy both those true believers of “old school acid” as well as our present day minimal worshippers.

Could you describe us the sound of your music in a few words? What is the element that makes it popular and interesting?
I really don't know, what I try to do is something that results psychedelic and emotional to my ears, so maybe other people find it emotional too :)

When I firstly listened to "Kore" I was so excited and I said to myself “Where does this bass come from”? Could you tell me something more about this track… Is it inspired by Duoteque days?
Kore and Psika were 2 songs I made straight after Duoteque "days" and it's like an incipit of what running on my mind in that period, like a step ahead on what I was doing with duoteque's music, still dark and techno but more deep and psychedelic

Which is your favorite Club’s sound system in Europe where you mostly enjoy your experience as a Dj and live performer?
Berghain has an amazing sound system, I really like the way the music sounds there. As a Dj there are lots of clubs with a soundsystem I really enjoyed, but probably the most powerful I found is the Pratersauna's basement, in Wien: I recall the dj before me played as last track Chemicals "It doesn't matter" and my ears were exploding!

How do you approach the music making process and what advice would you give to aspiring techno music producers?
My approach is usually quite musical, I play something I have in mind on a piano, a melody or a bass, then I start building sounds around it, but I think the approach is always very personal, there are no rules for this, what I suggest for sure is to follow what you have in mind no matter the music around you

I've read that you are a music talent. At the age of 10, after just one year of private lessons of the basic notions of piano and violin, you were admitted directly to the 6th year of the piano courses. Are you still playing piano and violin or have you quit? If yes do you still play classical music? What’s your opinion on it?
I do play sometimes, but I’m not that good pianist anymore, to keep your hands technically trained you have to exercises them every day for hours, and this is something I never really liked about being a pianist, I'm "too musician" to be so technical. But I really love classical music, I think it has a big influence of what I do, and you can even notice in some of my tracks, they were totally inspired from it.

Which music producers do you admire the most? You have delivered some amazing remixes for the like of Josh Gabriel and The Droyds. You also have a track named “I love Richie”. Does it refer to Richie Hawtin?
The track "I love Richie" refers to Mr. Hawtin, yes, and it’s a "quote" of his project on Plus8 called Vortex. I have no favorite producers at the moment in techno music, but there are some I think are really really good, Max Cooper is certainly one of them.

What are your plans for the future? Are you preparing yourself for an album or a tour?
My third album is almost done, so there will be a tour after that even if touring is something that usually never stops completely, I had some vacations in January as every year but now I'm touring again like hell!

Thank you very much for your time! Looking forward to see you in Greece to play your amazing tunes!
My pleasure! :)

INTERVIEW: Teo Golikidis, Eleni Mark

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