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A Sit Down With DJ Ronski Speed

13:55 Mar/22/2018

The leader of the German label Euphonic Records, Ronny Newman (Ronny Newman), more known to the progressive trance fans under the pseudonym Ronski Speed, never stands still. In his passport for sure there is no place for the seals of the border services, because in his years he managed to travel almost the entire world, from Japan and China to the US and Mexico.


"Usually I'm searching the key idea the hook of a track an build everything else around."


You have played in over 80 countries of the world on all 5 continents. What was the best and the worst gig you ever played and what was the funniest thing ever occurred during any of your performances?

The worst was maybe when I got into a Police Border Control in Russia. I had to spend a whole night in a Russian Police Station. The gigs in Bangkok are definitely always Highlights on my way around the globe. Very good crowd and club.

You represent your vision of music not only in clubs, but also in your own radio show Euphonic Sessions. Your functions as a DJ there and then somehow differ?

Certainly. In clubs you are one on one with the public, you immediately see their reaction to the tracks that you put. Therefore, the music has to invest more energy, so that it passes to people on the dance floor. Here you talk with clubbers with the help of music, so that the conversation took place, you must guess the mood of the audience, at the right time to put the desired track. A radio program is different. Here, close attention should be paid, first of all, to the correct organization of the ether and the variety of tracks.

A large number of professionals and fans of progressive electronic music speak well of your latest compilation Positive Ways 5. What is so special about it?

The fifth part of the series Positive Ways contains 18 trance tracks, including the best releases of Euphonic label for the past year and some of my recent works. In my opinion, the compilation is an excursion for the listener on all shades of trance, which are now presented on Euphonic Records: from my melodic and tranquil track "Cubik 84" and the dense "Grrreat" from Marc Marberg and Kyau and Albert (Kyau & Albert) with his powerful bass line to a lengthy 7Skies remix on my track "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven" and a nostalgic reworking of Patrick Devere's "Chrystal Rain" track. Positive Ways 5 turned out to be the most complete and beautiful sounding of all the compilations I've released. On it you can immediately understand how unique the artists of our label are.

What essential things you need to have with you at all times when you’re on tour?

I always need my Laptop for Music and Entertainment. Having my favorite new Movies and TV Series with me. As well another essential tool is my Samsung Galaxy. Who can live without his mobile?

You’ve been a major part of German based label “Euphonic” (Owned by trance legends Kyau & Albert ) since it’s establishment 14 years ago, how did this meeting come about?

A friend of us brought us together, they build up their label and were searching fr artists and a certain sound. So we started to build u the label together.

The German trance scene is now on the rise. Do you think that in the near future you will compete with the Dutch?

It's nice to see that many DJs and electronic projects from Germany are currently entering the market with quality production. A few years ago I was one of the few musicians who began to revive the trance's popularity in their country. In fact, the Germans have long had very interesting trance projects: Cosmic Gate, Duderstadt, Wippenberg, Cressida, Stoneface & Terminal, Kyau & Albert and many others. And this is quality music, not ordinary rubbish, which is now in the market in bulk. I am pleased to see that Germany is not behind the current trends in electronic music. As for competition with the Dutch, it is virtually nonexistent. Everyone is engaged in his own business and does not interfere with each other. As they say, enough for all.

I noticed that you don’t have your own radio show other than the one with Euphonic Sessions. Is there a reason for that?

I have my Radio Show “True to Trance” for 10 years now on DI.FM besides the euphonic sessions. Maybe TTT is one of the longest running shows besides ASOT but just monthly.
Is it possible to explain the process of producing any track? Which elements come first and from where you get the ideas for those unforgettable and highly memorable melodies?

The first step for me is the idea; the main melody of harmonies, the Main vocals or something. If the idea is really good, I do the beats and lead melodies etc. I.M.O. it just makes sense to work on an idea if it is 100% good and worthwhile - creating a whole track.

How do you envision trance and EDM scene evolving in the next 12 months?

I don’t see a big change coming. More I see it is getting back to the roots of Trance. Faster and more Uplifting.

Having been on stages all around the world, where are the best and worst gigs you’ve ever played

There are so many good ones, like especially in eastern Europe also Asia and America as well. remembering love parade or nature one festivals which were big.I have had 1 specific gig in USA where the FBI was stopping the party, this was like in a movie. half an hour later the hall was empty and i played on my own with some dancers. later the audience got back. sounds like an American anti party movement.

Is it possible to pick the Top 5 artists/DJ’s that have inspired and influence your music productions and DJ style?

It should be acts like Chicane, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold.


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