The 217th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Jorgio Kioris.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
I’m 26 years old, living in Kavala, Greece. Been djing for more than 10 years and 5 years of making music.
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’m fan of electronic music since i’ve heard for first time a Global Underground compilation. This was the basis of my understanding of electronic music. I wanted to be part of this world. I’m sure i’m not alone when I say this. Hernan Cattaneo always being known as a mentor, giving a support to new and up and coming artists.
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?
It was really difficult in the beginning. I’d never attended music school. I was totally self-taught. Only tutorial videos.
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?
When i start producing it’s important to be in the right mood, works better. For me remixing is the easiest. The most difficult part is to creating melodies.
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?
I’m working as driver in a drink company. Most of my time I spending in my festival (Bloque Festival), checking new promos and the music producing.
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 effect on your own productions?
Everyday i usually listen only electronic music. In chill moments two of my favorite artists are Schiller and Aes Dana.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
Unfortunately, i can’t remember the first purchase of music production but the last is “GU031 Dubfire in Taipei”. I am fan of Global Undrerground.
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
There are so many artists out there these days & they are all so good such as Guy J, Cid Inc, Guy Mantzur, Luke Porter etc…
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where elsedoes your inspiration come from?
The one. Hernan Cattaneo is one of the most revered artists in the world. Even after 30 years in the scene, he shows no signs of slowing down.
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?
Work hard and believe in yourself. Never give up.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Infusion Rework)
Jorgio’s ‘Drome EP’ is out now on Genesis Music, you can purchase the release: here