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TGMS Future Stars #90: Bouzidi

Bouzidi is an exciting new talent to emerge from the Tunisian scene with a unique, crossover sound. A blend of more abstract techno arrangements with catchy melodies – often with a minimalistic touch but incredibly funky, intelligent and dance floor friendly. Bouzidi’s talent and sensibility, directly drawing inspiration from the relationship between humans and nature, and how that is constantly in danger in today’s world. An introspective, deep body of work With variety of releases in such labels as Manual Music, Three Hands Records, Lost Crate and Tanzgemeinschaft.

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For fans who don’t know much about you, could you tell us a bit about your music background?

My name is Achref Bouzidi and my artist name Bouzidi, I’m just 22 years old. I started producing only in 2017. From that year on I could say that I started without stopping. I love music, no matter the genre. When the sound is right, I can dig it. I didn’t study music, I produce just by hearing. I know that it facilitates the job when you know about music theory but it is not something that should block you from being creative and surely should not be a limitation. I like to listen to Jazz, I love sound of the electric guitar, I like old songs too even the ones that they exist before I was born.

Where are you from and what do you find inspirational about where you’re living?

I’m from Tunisia, a small country situated in further northeast of Africa. It is named as green Tunisia because of the green species and the magnificent views and landscapes we have over here. However, my inspiration is mostly depending on my mood and the recent events happening either on my country or worldwide events, for example, what happened in Australia’s forest, you get the feeling and mood pushing you to do something and to create a track based on that feeling.

Where does your passion for electronic music come from and what or who were your early passions and influences?

My passion for electronic music came from an early age when my cousin was like everyday listening to electronic music and especially house music back at that time, so day after day it becomes interesting on my ears and from that moment I was searching and listening for that kind of music through youtube. I personally started with hard techno, my influence was SNTS, I like his producions till now and he was the one that pushed me to produce that kind of music “hard and dark techno”. Yet, there was something inside me that whenever I try to produce a hard techno track it takes me to melodic and deep sounds where I found that I like deep and melodic sounds but covered wih dark atmosphere. Thus, I changed from 130BPM to 120BPM, I appreciate this change because I’m now doing what I love to do and what I’m exactly feeling with a unique
sound and new fresh ideas. Marino Canal, Fideles, Yubik & Innellea for me they had an impact on my productions, they are producing the sound that I like.

How would you describe your sound and style?

I am a big fan of Afro percussions also because I’m used to hearing them since we have some of the African culture here in Tunesia. I add some leads and arps, plucks too in my productions. I always aim to have my track to be dancefloor-friendly. I often make a melodic deep sounds and I always try to let the track in a dark atmosphere.

What is your absolute favourite track of the moment?

I can’t say that I have a favourite track because for me the good track today can vanish and become a normal one after a certain of a time. At the time being I’m in love with Aaaron – 2020 Souls.

Thank you.

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