The 334th episode of our 12 Questions segment features production duo FictiOne.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
Hi there! I’m 33 years old and I live in Poland. My adventure with the music production started 6 years ago and since then it has been my passion, which I develop every day.
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.”
Music was essential part of my life ever since I can remember. My fascination with electronic music began at the end of the nineties. I was keen on every underground sound.
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?
I treated music production very lightly, simply as a good fun, hence learning was never a struggle for me. With the passing of time I started to develop my skills and search for ways to achieve better sounding etc. I had taken few courses in a music production and gain some essential knowledge, that I still develop on my own. Were the courses helpful? Definitely.
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?
Finding the right sound is rather difficult, but once I find it the rest comes on its own. If I come across the block I take my time and rest for a while. Time is the best assistant.
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 start my day with meditation, it helps to balance my mind and attain a peaceful state of being. Thanks to meditation I’m able to handle my day to day duties and have time to paly with music. In my free time I like to travel and chill out with my friends.
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?
I focus mostly on the electronic music.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
I don’t remember my first one, it was such a long time ago 🙂 But the last one was ‘Requiem for a Dream Remixed’ CD.
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I’m not sure if there is anything special about me that would surprise people, I think every person and every moment of the life is special and unique on its own.
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
I don’t have anyone particular in my mind right now, but definitely there many good artists out there waiting to be discovered.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
Inspiration comes always from within, but I could say that Guy Gerber influences me the most.
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?
The best way is to stay really present and listen into the sound.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
My choice would depend on the moment, but right now, I think it would be Guy Gerber – Floating Messiah.
‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ is out now on Electronic Tree, you can purchase the release: here