The 78th episode of our 12 Questions segment features Greek producer Advent’s Rising.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
I loved many wonderful tracks so far and from various genres but the one that stays nailed, still, on my head is Paul Rogers – Krafty
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
First major gig was back in summer 2003 at Almyra (Kavala/Greece) which I was so excited about it because Dave Seaman was about to be playing next day. What a better thing to ask of vacations combined with pleasure! Last gig was on March at “Gluck” Club in Vilnius, Lithuania (Baltojo Tilto Okupacija 2).
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
Tough question for someone with weak memory… I’m pretty sure that the last record I bought was Tokkoi – Custom Made World [Baroque Records] . Now about the first one, I think it was Funk D Void – Diabla EP [Soma Recordings].
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
Having, lets say two types of career so far, I can definitely say that the highlight of my dnb dj career was to host and open Noisia on 2007 and my Progressive house career was the remix I did for Suffused – Dark Soul.
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I always loved progressive house and techno sounds! … But… I started my career as a Drum n Bass DJ! This kind of music at that time felt like a window on the future and the challenge to mix it and understand it was so big. Mixing in vinyl was nice but mixing dnb tunes in vinyl was so much fun!
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
Well there are so many people out there doing so great and beautiful sounds. It would be disrespect to name artists and forget others. For one person I’m sure its one great musician talent and that’s my 2nd cousin.
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Dousk is one for sure. Every new tune he does has something new to give. Henri Saiz is another great artist that the way he manipulates sound is unique and also Guy J and the Way Out West duo, mr. Warren and mr. Wisternoff.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
Usually the tracks I like very much give me the feeling not to touch ‘em (remix etc). But to answer your question I really would love to remix a quite old techno track by Laurent Garnier – The sound of the big babou.
Kassey Voorn or Cid Inc are two artists I would love to remix a track I did. I wish in the future I manage to create something really good and my thoughts become reality.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days and the majority of people feel most of them are mediocre music factories. Which ones if any standout for you?
What people feel makes sense. When the music industry is flooded by labels its 100% sure that not all of them will be good. On the other hand, what is good and what is bad for people’s ears is subjective. But I feel that the question already answers what is asked. So many labels out there and each and everyone have some unique releases. I can’t say there is a certain label that stands out, but there are for sure, many labels that keep consistently releasing quality stuff.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
Richie Hawtin’s set on Gorod Club in Moscow. At Easter of 2005 I was working on my laptop while I was listening it. After 2 hours and without even noticed, I have found my self head banging while all my family was laughing at me…
11. Current Favourites
Food: Steaks/French fries
TV Show: Not watching TV
Movie: Star Wars (All series)
Video Game: League of Legends
Album: Laurent Garner – Unreasonable Behaviour
Track / Song: Paul Rogers – Krafty
Producer / Band: Dousk
Record Label: Suffused Music
Nightclub: ASKT Warehouse (Athens/Greece)
DJ: Charles Siegling
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
With no second thoughts, Nick Muir – Airtight (Kassey Voorn Epic Interpretation)