12 Questions Episode 115: Moonbeam

The 115th episode of our 12 Questions segment features production duo Moonbeam.


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

Daft Punk – Da Fank is 100% classic. This track inspired us about 20 years.

2. What was your first and last DJ gig?

– First gig was in January 2004 in club Supermarket (Zurich, Switzerland). Last gig was in the end of October in Perm, Russia.

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

– First is: EP Vinyl from Mayday with WestBam  / Last is: New album from Royksopp “The Inevitable End”

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

– We have good relationship and cooperation with Black Hole during 7 years. We started to work with them in 2007 and continue to work with them. In 2015 we plan to release new album there.

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

– Pavel shooting own movie. He is actor, director and producer his own movie. Debut movie”Random” was released on 2013. Now he finished new movie “III”. Also, he shooted all music videos for Moonbeam.

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

– Alex Banks

7. Which producers consistently inspire you?

– Lulu Rouge, James Blake, Royksopp, Joris Voorn.

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

– One from our favorite track and we’d love to remix it –  Thom Yorke “The Eraser». We’d like to get remix from Trentemoller

9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?

– Yes, now each DJ can do own label. But we choose labels, which have own history. If you check out last chat, so you see there such names as Traum, Trapez, Toolroom, mau5trap, and others.

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

– Balance 5 by James Holden

11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: Italian food
Drink: fresh juice
Drug: music
Animal: dog
TV Show: Russian “Vecherny Urgant”
Movie: Interstellar
Video Game: Last of Us
Album:Alex Banks – Illuminate
Track / Song: Royksopp “Monument”
Producer / Band: The XX
Record Label: Monkeytown Records
Nightclub: Spartacus (France)
DJ: Gui Boratto

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

– Lulu Rouge – Sing Me Out

segment collected by Benjaminas Bagdonas.

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