What’s your earliest ‘musical’ memory?
When I first time entered a musical school in my child hood I was deeply shocked of what I saw: A huge concert hall, classes with pianos. I was just five and have a nervous on this all for 2 hours couldn’t stop crying, they have to call a principal to make me calm but I punched him in a face. A year and a half later I as playing piano in this hall and a delligates from Finland feeled good on it.
What was it that drove you to get into the music industry?
Hmm.. something drove me. In a djing I got through my love to deep house music and bands like Groove Armada, Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers. In 2000 I first time got to a Neva Deep party in Griboedov club in St. Pete, I was so impressed that next day I have quit from a job, bought vinyl on last money and started to play music. I started producing a little bit later in 2003.
Who have been the most influential people in your musical development?
It were always so different people. Rakhmaninov inspired me mostly for all the time. Its very difficult to imagine how Rakhmaninov can inspire the electronic producer I think it’s like U riding an exercise bike in front of windows with a mountain view (lol)
Who inspires you outside of music?
My wife and my family, good books, classic music, adult jazz. I like nature, trees, forest, like to run.
What are the biggest three challenges facing you at this moment in time?
1. I want to produce full album with a symphonic orchestra. May be even in a form of musical scene who knows. In my head electronic music was a good neighbor for orchestra for all the time
2 – I want to swith off my head when I produce
3 – to run a marathon.
If you could collaborate with ANYONE in the world (past or present) who would it be and why?
I’m afraid Rakhmaninov would not agree ) but I would like to make couple of records with Thom Yorke
Who gives you the most support in your life and work?
My wife and friends. There are couple of music friends, they always ready to give an advice and to be honest every time with me
If you only had 3 months to live, what would you want to do with them?
I was always dreaming on a question like this (smiling). I always try to live each day like a last one. I could answer that bla bla bla I will save all the kids in a world or it will be like in knock in Heavens door movie, but its hard to imagine while U got to a situation when U will be informed that U have only 3 months left. I think no one what he would do start chemotherapy or go to Himalaya. Let me answer more romantically – I will go to Himalaya