The 124th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Magitman.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
– Not one defiantly, it’s a period of 98 with artists like John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold and all those who made Global Underground Cd’s
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
First gig was in 2005 in Switzerland, I remember to get a special permission as in that time I was serving the army when I’m 23 years old.
Last one was in Bootleg club here in Tel Aviv.
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
– First records was VA Yabba-Dabba-Dance! 5.
Last one was the new album of Kiesza (mostly for my wife)
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
– The highlight is that all the targets I set to myself when I started to produce have been achieved in manner of labels to release and artists to collaborate.
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
– I have not been working on music at all for the last 7 months as I got my boy & girl twins and that literally takes all my time. Hope to get back to it slowly as I really miss it.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
– We live in this era now that I’m 100% sure I can’t follow or hear all the new or not so new artists, that’s why I can’t really say anything on that. I just hope people will buy music after they listen to it and not because of the label name or artist name that had a good release 5 years ago or so..
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
– That would be Peter Horrevorts.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? And who would you love to be remixed by?
– in this specific spectrum that I like or listen a remix means not a lot as the use of the original elements is very light and that means 95% new track.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
– I feel the same way. Of course it would be ideal to make a better filtering by the labels and not releasing anything with a beat. Another phenomena is the Rerelease, you can see one track being released 6 times just to get a few more bucks and that messes everything a lot. The artist also should be more objective to their own music and not sending everything he rendered to the labels because eventually it’s a market and some label would bite and release it even if he sure that it will not sell much.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
– Steve Lawler Nubreed 03 [Global Underground, 2000]
11. Current Favourites
Food: Anything that walks, crawls or swims.
Drink: Anything with Alcohol except Wine (can’t stand wine)
Drug: Haven’t tried anything besides weed.
Animal: All the animal kingdome except cockroaches (scares the hell out….) I have a dog & 2 cats that I saved from the street.
TV Show: Modern Family, Family Guy and seems like all the shows with the word “Family” in it.
Movie: Snitch, Fight Club, Memento and likewise.
Video Game: Not a fan actually, never played anything besides GTA San Andreas & FIFA and even those never till the end.
Album: BT – Emotional Technology
Track / Song: Minimalistix – Struggle For Pleasure (Filterheadz Remix)
Producer / Band: Jamiroquai
Record Label: Bedrock, Proton, Defected
Nightclub: No Favorites here… Sorry.
DJ: Most of them are producers anyway so…
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
– My own here: Magitman – All Bets Off.
segment collected by Benjaminas Bagdonas