The 316th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Deepsec.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
In June I turned into the triple X and I live Budapest (Hungary). I started this on an amateur way like downloaded some remix contests and free loops and tried to play the best DAWs. I learned two or three years and I still learning every day now too.
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.”
My first contact was with electronic music when I was 10 years old. I remember I have listening the radio and I wanted to record the best part on a cassette. It was very difficult to me because I had not got any pc yet. But this is all started seriously when I started to my high school. I found a live video of Trance Energy and I started listening to trance music. My favourite artist was Paul Oakenfold.
3. How difficult was learning to produce for you in the beginning? Did you take any Audio Engineering programs production courses to help you out or are you pretty much self taught? And did anyone give any advice early on that really helped?
I watch a few tutorial videos on youtube, to see if people are doing things the same way I do them. Other way, i gave some help and lessons from Adam Firegate. He is my audio engineering teacher and i think i good at Self-Learning.
I watch a few tutorial videos on youtube to see how another people are doing things and I try to do them on the same way. Other way I get some help and lessons from Adam Firegate. He is my audio engineering teacher. Plus I think I am quite good at Self-Learning.
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?
The most difficult part for me the perfect mixing and mastering. I spend many time to finalize of the track and I learn all day some new practice and sometimes I would make it better.
The most easy part for me the melodies and effects because I like to make melodies combined with my favourite effects. Sometimes I can spend days behind the synth to try to make a better one. Nowadays I don’t want to hurry this, I think “For good work time is needed”.
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?
Yes, I work in a commercial refrigeration company as a dispatcher. In my spare time I relax at home, watch TV series, other time I go cycling or meet with my friends, but I listening music all day and all the time (promos, releases).
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?
In depends on my mood, sometimes i listen a lot of different genres, i like jazz or reggea but i fan of Depeche Mode, Moby, Gorillaz.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
The first music album what I bought was a mix tape: Dän Von Schulz – Music Lunch. The last physical copy of music what I bought was Terry’s Café 16.
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Mmm… good question. I haven’t got driving license, my workplace is near to my home so I always go by bike. I have a collaboration with Adam Firegate: name is Secdam Project. Soon you will hear about us. 🙂
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
I think many good producers are overlooked and there are a lots of artists who create great music. The best way to promote and show respect for an artist is playing, sharing or buying his tracks.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
Producers like: Hungary have some great artists, producers. I respect BDTom, Forteba, Budai, Dandy & Gregory S, Robert R. Hardy, East Cafe, Indio. Their works inspire me. Otherwise from foreign artists: Timewriter, Fernando Ferreyra, Stanisha, Volkan Erman, Morninglory. There are many producers that inspire me. My inspiration comes from listening other releases. Otherwise I go to somewhere and I hear the noises, birds or anything I like and I record them. Now I have got a little collection of real voices, noises.
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?
My advise is: “Do not copy”. Some producers go on the same old way, it is not creative I think. I try to make my own style.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
It is a classic track: Sven Vath – L’Esperanza
‘Always On My Mind’ is out now on Hot Cue Music, you can purchase the release: here