We catch up with Geneva’s Tinexis who gives us the lowdown on the scene and reveals how he got started…
How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
Tinexis: I’m 34 years old, living in Geneva, Switzerland. I produce since 2004 and DJing since 2006.
What made you get in to dance music?
Tinexis: First time I heard an electronic beat was early 90ies when I was a kid, in a swiss radio show. Since then I knew that I wanted to do the same, play my own music.
Where was your first gig?
Tinexis: It was back in 2000, 17 years ago. It was in a local party in my hometown.
How difficult was learning to produce for you in the beginning?
Tinexis: It was not really difficult to have ideas, create melodies and beats. It was more about the sound quality, the technical aspect of the tracks and how to use softwares and machines in efficient manners.
Talk to us about your latest release and the inspiration behind it.
Tinexis: It is called “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, it will be out on July 17. It is largely inspired by progressive house with techno sounds in it, with a groovy bass. It’s clearly an underground track with deep electronics sounds. We worked closely with our technicians to make it sound perfectly.
What’s the music scene like in Geneva?
Tinexis: We have a lots of events in Switzerland, a lot of festival. In Geneva we have the Lake Parade almost every year, similar to Street Parade in Zurich. In bigger festival like Paleo and Montreux Jazz there’s always a place dedicated to electronic music. Clubs like MAD in Lausanne or Vanilla in Ticino are really some of the best in europe, with a lot of international DJ’s. I stopped playing around 2013 to concentrate only on production and a new project.
Which other DJs or producers are you liking right now?
Tinexis: I really like Joris Voorn, Fehrplay, Yotto, and Eric Prydz and his multiple aliases.
What are your go to labels?
Tinexis: Suara, Pryda, Microcastle, Majestic Family, Global Underground or Kontor are my favorites.
How are you Djing at the moment?
Tinexis: No computer, just two or three turntables CDJ 2000 Nxs 2, USB keys, and a DJM 900 as a mixer. Nothing really complicated.
What’s been your biggest achievement
Tinexis: With Tinexis, the biggest is to come this year. Can’t tell you more for now !
What can we expect from you soon
Tinexis: Big releases, some gigs that will start, and appearances on festival / conferences. Also collabs are on the way.