The 248th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Reflection Soul.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
– I am 24 years old, I from Russia, the city of Kemerovo. Here 8 years I write 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.”
– For the first time I became interested in electronic music in 2005. At that time I fell in love with sounding a music house I listened to night transfers by radio then cool mixes from Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and many other producers turned. I watched news and collected mixes and releases of radio of show.
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?
– As earlier there were no enough materials on work with sequencers, I studied everything itself experimenting. And further I imparted experience with other musicians. since the beginning and till today I chose for myself Ableton Live and in it I work.
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?
– Usually I need to concentrate, well and of course good rest influences productive work. When at me doesn’t leave anything standing, I have simply a rest from music some time there will be no interesting ideas yet.
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?
– as well as many musicians at me have a daily work. The moment I work hard for data as the cook, and in general than I am engaged I love sport, good cinema, interesting places.
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 effort on your own productions?
– in general I like almost all music, in each direction is a lot of unusual and interesting. besides writing of electronic music, I play the guitar. But it is already more as a hobby.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
– When I began, the first CD .In more mature experience I mastered Vinyl. Already also I don’t remember what tracks were the first in a collection, probably it was Deadmau5 and Way out west
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
– I the person who is positively adjusted on life. I believe that if to use the efforts to something, surely everything will turn out. In essence I in the most part the introvert, creative. I express the outlook on life through music.
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
– I don’t perceive repetition works, fashionable tendencies. As it is race to remain afloat between producers. usually it everything very superficial music, available to people.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
– I watch labels of Bedrock and Sudbeat many cool interesting works long ago.
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?
– I think that it is necessary to do that is pleasant to you first of all. well and of course it is necessary to stock up with time and patience.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
– It is difficult to tell. I fairly would work and would make one more are remarkable a track. And in general at me is already much interesting works. in August there is my second album on bonsai.
‘Lost Time is out now on Suffused Music, you can purchase the release: here