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Interview & guest mix: Ground16

It all started with his older brother. Listening to hard dance music when he was at an age of around 10. Electronic music just became an obsession then.

Time to pick this nice artist’s nose and figure out some more about him and his music.

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For our readers who haven’t heard about you, could you tell us a bit about your musical background? 

I’ve been DJing for 13 years and producing for 10 years. During those years, I released a few EPs on labels like Neo Violence, Lofidelity, Sofa Movements or Juicy Traxxx. Some were pressed on records. 

How did it all start out for you music-wise? 

It all started with my older brother listening to hard dance music when I was something like 10 years old. Electronic music just became an obsession then. I first began DJing and later became interested in producing my own tracks. I’m now 27 and broadened my musical spectrum quite a lot. Now I consider house/techno music as club music only almost. I prefer listening to soul, jazz, rock or hip-hop music when I’m at home and I keep house music for the nights out. 

What or who were your early passions and influences?

It’s kind of a guilty one but Axwell was a big influence when I was young and less educated music-wise. I liked his early stuff. When I started to dig deeper into electronic music, names such as Ron Trent, Chez Damier, Kerri Chandler, Glenn Underground, Mad Rey or Moomin played a big role in shaping my musical mind. 

But the most important influence is definitely David Bowie. He’s had and still has a big impact on me. Not only music-wise. I definitely recommend the “Moonage Daydream” movie. It’s a great documentary about his music and philosophy. 

How would you describe your sound and style?

It’s definitely deep. I love deep house and you can feel it in my productions I think. It’s also a bit lofi and breaky. The focus is put on drums and the vibe is generally dreamy and slightly jazzy. 

What can we expect from the mix you made?

A club mix with Detroit house, UK garage and breaks influences. It starts smoothly and slowly goes up in intensity. 

What is your absolute favourite track of the moment?

What You Say by Young Marco!

Which track(s) did you recently rediscover?

Summer of 98 by Baltra

MoTP by Inner Sense

Club is my Passion by Club Band.

Thank you

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