The 198th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Indieveed.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
– I’m 25 years old, i live in Smela , then I was born and live in a small town in central Ukraine. I have been producing about 5 years and as for the DJ that I do where the last 2 years
2. Where do your musical roots lie, what are your first memories of electronic music and when did you know you wanted to pursue it seriously? Are there any particular productions or artists from the past that really made you think to yourself ‘this is what I want to do.”
– I think the love of electronic music takes root since the childhood at the time I was a big fan of bands such as: Prodigy, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim & others .Later, my tastes have changed, and gradually more and more I like Techno with all its genres under & the idea that I seriously want to do this came after listening to guys like art: Stephan Bodzin, Extrawelt ..
3. How difficult was learning to produce for you in the beginning? Did you take any Audio Engineering programs or production courses to help you out or are you pretty much self taught? And did anyone give any advice early on that really helped?
– In fact, all of course did not come immediately. At first it was hard to even call the music I think it was just a set of sounds but I certainly thought it was very cool although I realize now that I was wrong
Gradually, with the accumulation of certain knowledge, I learned more that actually shaped me into who I am today.
4. What parts of the production process do you find the most difficult and what comes easiest for you? When you do hit a creative block what helps you through it?
– I think the most difficult is to find the right inspiration.The main thing is to feel that what you do is regard as the melodies and all the elements present in the track when it turns out this is a harmony in my mind.When I get into a creative block helps me a break from the music, it can be relaxing with friends or watching a movie.
5. What’s a normal day like for you? Do you have a job outside of electronic music? And what do you like to do when you’re not working on music?
– Is it time that up to a certain time I spend it at work, but if it is off, I can spend it doing a new track or just doing daily business .On fact, everything happens differently or else spend it with family. I would love to travel around the world because in it there are so many beautiful.
6. Apart from electronic music what other genres do you listen to and who are your favourite artists outside of electronic? and do these genres or artists have a direct effort on your own productions?
– In addition to electronic music I like some songs from the rock music may even have songs from pop music I like to listen to. I can not say that someone can specifically affect my creative ideas, but on a subconscious level all debugged without a doubt.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
– IfI am not mistakenitwas thealbumProdigy – “The fat of the Land” and itwas definitelya cassette. At the moment, I prefer all in digital format on my mail comes a lot of promo from my friends musicians.
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
– I love to look at the night sky especially during the summer
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
– Of thepeople I knowpersonally, it Mondkrater, Makson, Woodblock, Mauro Norti verytalented guys! All of them are very promising and ambitious guys who have not just show themselves you so out of it.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
– I have always been inspired by music from artists like : Extrawelt, Minilogue, Mode B, Stephan Bodzin . While inspiration can be any situation in life, no matter good or bad it was all a direct impact on my music.
11. There are countless producers out there trying to find their way and create their own unique sound, what advice do you have for them?
– The most important thing I think is to create something unique and its not like anything it will be a success and I think.Always listen to the inner voice and always believe in yourself.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
– I thinkthis wasone of mytracks possible Mikrowelten or Fernen Planeten
I want to thankyou for the interviewand everyone who listens to and supports my creativity.