12 Questions Episode 10: Deersky

The tenth installment of our 12 Questions segment features Piotr Sarnecki aka Deersky. The Polish producer is part of the famed Noa Romana & Deersky production duo who have appeared on countless cutting edge labels including Mistique Music, Crossfade Sounds, Electronic Tree and Magic Room. Deersky also established the Soundteller Records imprint in 2012 which has now build up an impressive discography of 25 releases. Cid Inc., Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Mike Griego, Stas Drive, Beat Syndrome and MUUI have all appeared on Soundteller and in under two years the label is regarded as one of the best in the progressive house underground. There is a brand new release on Soundteller this week from Fiddler; please check our Essential Purchases section for a review and please enjoy our 12 Questions segment label owner Deersky below.


1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?

Deersky: Well… It’s hard to choose one track that particularly made me fall in love with electronic music. However, “Violator” by Depeche Mode (1990) influenced me a lot. It was a real breakthrough.

2. What was your first and last DJ gig?

Deersky: It’s funny, but I haven’t played for a big audience yet. Mixing gives me a great pleasure and at this moment I love sharing this passion in my radio shows. The first big gig is yet to come.

3. What was the first and last record you purchased?

Deersky: I don’t remember the first one I bought but the last one was Burial’s Untrue on a vinyl. I also receive a lot of digital promo music from my favourite labels and friends.

4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?

Deersky: With no doubt, it’s the founding of my own record label Soundteller Records in 2012. I’m really happy it happened and I’m grateful to all friends who motivated me to do it. Another highlight was Hernan Cattaneo playing ‘Mike Griego – Asteroids’ from Soundteller Records @ Creamfields Buenos Aires in 2012.

5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?

Deersky: I used to play in a professional football team on a defender position 😉

6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?

Deersky: I don’t really know any undiscovered talents… I do know many talented artists who maybe haven’t reached the peak of popularity, but are recognized and already discovered. I’m sure there are a lot of talented people out there who produce good music and don’t release it, but we won’t find out about it until they decide to come out.

7. Which producers consistently inspire you?

Deersky: Hmmmm…It’s pretty hard to find some original music that isn’t a copy of a copy nowadays, you know. And that’s why I always get inspired by music which has energy and brings something new. There are many of such producers from different genres, from progressive house, to dub techno and ambient. To mention just a few: Sasha, Nick Warren, Henry Saiz, Eelke Kleijn, Seb Dhajje, Dousk, Silinder, Cid.Inc, James Holden, Moshic, Omid16b, Greg Benz, Guy J, Andrea Cassino, Bvdub, and Steve Roach.

8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?

Deersky: When it comes to remixing, I cooperate with Noa Romana, my Belgian friend. Recently we’ve been talking that it’d be great to remix Dousk. I wouldn’t mind being remixed by Guy J 🙂

9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days and the majority of people feel most of them are mediocre music factories. Which ones if any standout for you?

Deersky: The present situation on the electronic music market is sick. There are a lot of records which are nothing but copying and should never be released because they don’t have any value. It all makes it really hard to find something worth your attention. I have a few favourite labels which I can always trust, e.g. Lost & Found, Sudbeat, Proton Music, SexOnWax, Crossfrontier Audio, Lowbit Records, Mirabilis, Perspective Digital, and Soundteller Records 🙂 I also have my mind opened to any good new music, but it has to earn my trust. I’m happy that I can have an influence on the market and shape it by releasing music on my label.

10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?

Deersky: Nick Warren – Global Underground 018 /Amsterdam/

11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)

Food: Chinese and Italian
Drink: Whisky & Coke
Drug: Music
Animal: German Shepherd and Labrador- will have them one day
TV Show: I don’t watch much TV
Movie: The Fourth Kind, The Taking of Pelham 123
Video Game: Medal of Honor
Album: Bvdub – Serenity
Track / Song: Sasha – Xpander
Producer / Band: Way Out West
Record Label: Soundteller Records
Nightclub: Amnesia Ibiza and 1500m2 Warsaw
DJ: Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren

12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?

Deersky: It would be James Holden – Nothing (93 Returning Mix)

Fiddler’s ‘Tomorrow’ is out now on Deersky’s Soundteller Records, you can purchase the release: here

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