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Hi Ian, thanks very much for answering a few questions for us, we’re very excited to hear you play at the upcoming Down Under event.  So when and how did you first connect with music?

I think I was 5 or 6 when I got my first mini synthesizer (casio) and
one year later I started with private piano lessons.. After seven years
I quit because I was a teenager and wanted to do teenager things 🙂 …
At that time the rave phenomenon hit Slovenia and I started digging the
music, buying some records and soon I got connected with music again and
became a dj.

What other music styles have influenced your production?

Huh, a lot of everything 🙂 ..jazz, blues, funk, classic, etno, ambient,
trip hop, dub, rock.. whatever I like, it doesn’t matter which genre is
it.

What kind of live artists have you involved in the creation of your
music?

Pretty much friends here in Slovenia are also very good musicians so I’m
very lucky I can work with them. We recorded some drums already, bass
guitars, keys, sax, trumpet, el. and acoustic guitars, vocals, flute.. I
like this kind of collaborations because I always learn something new.

What is the story behind the lyrics you choose to include in your
songs? Let’s take the example of “New York City Broken Hearts”.

Sometimes there’s no story at all 🙂 …it just fits well in the track,
or there’s just a topic connected to some happening… In the case of
“NYC Broken Hearts” is a speech from a movie that Aneuria got when we
were doing the track in his studio. In some other cases it also happend
that we were writing down the lyrics by ourselves.

Is the electronic underground music in Slovenia oriented towards a
certain genre or diverse?

I don’t think so. For sure house and techno are the strongest but there
are some good djs playing also different genres, from dubstep, drum &
base, dub, psy trance to electro, hip hop..

Which Slovenian (European) festival would you recommend to the public
from England?

Well, Slovenia is a pretty small country so festivals here are not
really big but there are a lot of nice venues to check.. In Ljubljana is
definitely club K4, Kino Siska, Metelkova.. And if I would reccomend a
festival in Eastern Europe is definitely Sunwaves in Romania. The best
music experience for me 🙂

What is your next big project?

To start working on my first album.. I’m already writing down some ideas
but it will take some time and don’t know when I can expect it to be
finished 🙂

 

Thanks a lot Ian. Catch Ian playing alongside Suciu and Ken & Davy at Down Under this Friday, the 18th May…

Interview by Tina Geru