There has been a certain buzz around the Romanian electronic music scene for some time now, and is something that just seems to continue to grow and blossom more and more. With so many incredible talents based in this country, it is vital to maintain originality, keeping ideas natural and raw, and we believe this is something Ruere Records founder Faster, captures perfectly. Proving himself to be an integral part of the puzzle.
In a short space of time, Ruere has built up huge support across the board, including a masterpiece remix from Rhadoo on the last release ‘M.O.D Ep‘. That speaks for itself. An imprint created to allow Faster to prepare his ideas and lay down his creations as a whole, bringing together the artwork, the sound, and final atmosphere created. Although taking care of business with his own label, we have had the pleasure of amazing records on other high quality outlets such as Drumma Records. ‘Resolutions‘ is coming very soon, with S.A.M putting forward his reshape and interpretation.
Outside of the studio, Faster, is building a reputation for himself behind the turntables, playing a stand out set at Sunwaves last year we can not wait to witness the magic once again in just over a weeks time. Once you let yourself in to the world of Faster, there is no going back.
We managed to have a chat with the Ruere boss, and this is how it went down:
First of all, a bit of background info about yourself. With a passion for Hip Hop in your youth, Where did your journey in electronic music start?
Even though I started out by doing hip-hop beats, I wanted to explore more grounds. The electronic scene in Romania was growing more and more at that time so I had many influences around me. It was very easy to begin this process, the hard part is to keep up.
Who/what would you say your main influences have been over the years?
Even after more than 10 years I am still mesmerized by Ricardo Villallobos technique and his personal flavor. I was also very lucky to grow in this environment surrounded by the best local electronic masterminds such as Rhadoo, Raresh and Petre Inspirescu.
The music scene in Romania seems to become more and more popular amongst the electronic music world, how does it feel knowing you are part of this?
I am super grateful, always.
What inspired you to begin your own imprint Ruere Records? How did it all form?
Being a vinyl fan, it was my dream from the beginning to be able to start a record label and to print music that I personally love. I had really good guidance from my closest friends and I decided it was time to do it.
We love the artwork that represents Ruere, is this something important to you? What is your process for finding artwork for your records?
Actually yes, all the artwork from Ruere has personal meaning. I love that everything is connected and I will pursue this idea in the future. The making process involves a lot of time and effort and the main man responsible is Howl Otta which I thank.
With three extremely popular releases on the label, can you reveal what the next step is? Any future info you can give us about Ruere?
I never know the next step, sorry.
Is the label a platform, to showcase your personal talent and ideas? or will we see other artists releasing on the label? Obviously, you had Rhadoo create a remix on the ‘M.O.D Ep’, how did it feel to have such a relevant and important artist amongst todays scene, release on your label, remixing your own track?
You will definitely see other artists and strong collabs. For M.O.D. EP, Rhadoo’s personal touch on one of my tracks kept me very focused. I always admired his work and I am very thankful.
Do you have any upcoming releases on other labels you would like to discuss with us?
Yes, the next EP will be released on Drumma Records with a great remix from my good friend S.A.M. The next vinyls will soon to be revealed!
We caught your extended set last April at Sunwaves, it must be such a fantastic feeling representing your country to people from all over the world. Do you feel there is more freedom with what you can play in Romania? It must be nice knowing you can play for several hours compared to some countries you play in.
Time has no limits neither does music.
Do you have any festivals lined up this year? or any particular club nights you are looking forward too?
Lastly, thank you for the wonderful mix you created for us. Hope you enjoyed making it. What can the readers be expecting when they take a listen?
One small journey.
Thank you so much for your time.
Interview by Zac Bidwell