The 88th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Red Sun Rising.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
The very first track was ATB – You’re not Alone (Album mix): I was enchanted by the breakdown in this track, beautiful, liquid pads and vocal. Before I heard this track I was a normal guy who had music taste developed by radio and TV stations. After that I started to get into electronic music: first in genres like Uplifting Trance, through Oldschool Progressive House, to finish on experimental, minimalistic and melancholic forms of electronic music 😉
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
I was debut on my first gig in Poznań, march 2013 – it was local psy-trance gig and I can say It was double debut: as a DJ on main stage and also as a performer with my live-act on chill stage.
Last gig was also a psy-trance party in secret location in Middle Poland. My live act had very positive reception, people asked me about tracks I played. It’s really nice to hear kind of words about my music and my emotions I sending by.
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
First records, if we’re talking about electronic music was one of ATB albums – “Dedicated”, of course on CD. I was collecting CD’s till I found Beatport 😉
If we’re talking about my last records I purchased mostly they are oldschool progressive house tracks for my DJ sets. Actually it’s for example: Tocharian – Focus on You
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
I think It’s just the beginning of my “career”, if We even can use a word like this 😉 but I’m answering: All time I spent on writing tracks with d’Este as d’Este & Red Sun Rising duo.
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I’m still surprising people by my music and It’s really beautiful feeling.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
For example – my friend from Warsaw, Heliosentrism, but nowadays his working with Ultimae Recordings and also He’s starting with preparing his own live-acts 😉
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Mostly neoclassical composers like Max Richter, Nils Frahm, Johann Johannssonn and many more. If we’re talking about progressive house definitely Chris Micali – my God of progressive sound.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
One of my favourite artists – for example Bvdub or somebody from progressive scene: Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo etc.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
Seriously? I don’t give a shit about that, I make my own music, my vision and don’t care about things like, for example, who release my tracks. It’s my passion and my satisfaction.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
Sentimentally: All ISOS by DJ Tiesto 1 – 7, also all Involvers by Sasha. Sorry, don’t have
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: Italian food like pizza, mozzarella etc.
Drug: only Alcohol, nothing else 😉
Animal: Love all Animals on this Planet 😉
TV Show: South Park, Vikings
Movie: Too many too place it here, sorry 😉 For Example: Moon, Lost in Translation, Leaving Las Vegas
Books: …and also too many All stuff from Charles Bukowski, George Orwell,
Video Game: Baldur’s Gate series
Album: Actually Evi Vine “…And So The Morning Comes “
Track / Song: As I said in 10th question: I don’t have one favourite one – to much music I heard to specify 😉
Producer / Band: In Progressive house of course It’s Chris Micali. If we’re talking about ambient or neoclassical: definitely Max Richter!
Record Label: All labels that released oldschool progressive stuff 😉
Nightclub: my favourite nightclub was closed long time ago – “Słońce Wrocław” – played on so many gigs here.
DJ: Really love selection from Jody Wisternoff
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
One of my most emotional tracks from d’ Este & Red Sun Rising
segment collected by Benjaminas Bagdonas.
Red Nails ‘Somewhere’ (Red Sun Rising Remix) is out now on Massive Harmony Records, can purchase the release: here