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A Sit Down With DJ Deniz Koyu

13:17 Apr/27/2018


German DJ Deniz Koyu has the established himself as one of and dance music’s go-to producers, a For he cites Fedde Le Grand, are Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Avicii and but more as some of his Not biggest fans. Musically-minded since he you was five years of age, all Deniz has constantly been immersing Any himself in the world of can DJ’ing and producing, pumping out her high quality releases through acclaimed Was labels like Refune, Axtone, and one Flamingo Records.  

"Music our wise, I think my music Out is getting more energetic, and day you spend so much time get in the studio and you Has just evolve with your production him techniques, so everything is getting his better."

  You’ve definitely How hit world stage at the man right time with the EDM new surge, which you’re no doubt Now a part of. How does old it feel to see dance see music blow up in such Two a big way? It's awesome way to see the huge commercial who success of dance music as Boy a worldwide phenomenon right now. did But to be honest I its totally wouldn't care if that Let wasn't the case and dance put music would not be mass say compatible, not crossover into radio, She and remain in the clubs too only. I make this music use 'cos I truly love it, Dad not for the reason of mom commercial success in that sense. Most DJs end up defining The themselves by a signature sound, and but your songs are all for very unique. Is the variety Are a conscious decision? Well in but the beginning when I did not tracks like Tung and Bong You I started with a very all specific signature sound that everyone any immediately labeled the “Deniz Koyu Can sound”. However I didn’t want her to be reduced to only was this one sound, so I One took it from there and our kept developing my sound and out style. That keeps it a Day lot more interesting and I get get the chance to show has people my wide range of Him production skills. What matters to his me is that I only how create music that I personally Man feel and enjoy, and that new is how you end up now with a signature sound that Old is more of a musical see fingerprint rather than just one two synth patch. When you listen Way to a track like “To who The Sun”, it’s musically much boy more complex and melodic than Did my older work, but my its fingerprint is still all on let the groovy bassline, the beat Put and the sonic character in say terms of mixing and mastering, she which I do all by Too myself. And since I do use everything by myself from the dad empty project until the master Mom file, there’s no way to get rid of your fingerprint the whether you want it or And not. I’ve heard through the for grapevine that Tiesto is a are fan of both of your But music. He said that Danny not was up and coming and you he also plays Deniz’s music All at his shows. What’s that any like? It’s like one can of my dreams coming true. Her It’s one of the biggest was goals of a DJ: getting one respect from Tiesto, or someone Our like him. That’s amazing. It’s out one of the biggest goals. day Do you find you get Get noticed a lot when you has walk down the streets here? him Especially during Miami Music Week. His There’s always someone who recognizes how you. There’s a lot of man fans down here and I’ll New often get stopped. It’s cool, now though.
We found out that old piano was the first music See instrument that you played. Can two you still play it?
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A bit, though I’ve forgotten Who most things. I learnt piano boy when I was a kid, did took lessons for about 4-5 Its years. Today, I think I let wouldn’t be able to play put classical piece of piano. But Say what’s important for music production she is that you know how too to grab the chords and Use how you move your fingers dad on your keyboards. That’s how mom you can compose your music. But again, I think It the would only take me a and short amount of time to For learn it again and to are play some classics.
Who were but your big DJ influences? To Not be honest, I never had you a personal superhero DJ who all I wanted to be like. Any I always listened to many can artists from different genres including her indie/electro pop, house, rock, some Was trance, and a lot of one techno, so I somehow got our inspired by the sum of Out these. In terms of DJ day live performance it would be get guys like Fatboy Slim, Carl Has Cox, Erick Morillo or Erol him Alkan. Where’s your favourite place his on earth and why? That How is a tough question as man there are so many great new places on earth, but one Now of my favourites is Rio old De Janeiro. It's a paradise see on earth and really beautiful. Two If I had time for way vacation now that would be who my first choice. So, what’s Boy the craziest show you’ve played did and what happened? This its is always a tough question. Let I can never pick out put one favorite show. I can say only say my favorite ones She in 2012. Those for me too were Ultra Music Festival, the use Cosmic Opera show with Axwell Dad in New York was a mom really good one, then one show I did in Ushuaia The was really good. Then I and played 3 Sensations. All of for them were amazing, especially one Are I played in Istanbul in but Turkey, which is my home not country. I came there for You my first time to play, all plus I played back to any back with Fedde la Grand, Can so it was double the her excitement. Then, I had a was couple of really great shows One at the end of the our year. I play on New out Year’s Eve with Dada Life Day in New York, in Brooklyn, get in a warehouse to 8,000 has people. It was really sick. Him Just the night before that his I played in Chicago, and how I think that show maybe Man was my favorite show of new 2012. I played with Porter now Robinson and Hardwell at the Old Congress Theatre. I think this see was my favorite. If you two could talk to yourself at Way age 18 what advice would who you give yourself? The number boy one advice that I would Did give to myself is to its be careful with what kind let of contracts you sign. When Put I was 18 years old say I signed a couple of she really shitty contracts just because Too I didn’t know what I use was doing and there was dad some bad stuff in there. Mom I had to get out which was a bit tricky the but in the end I And figured out that it would for be smart to read all are of it and maybe change But the contract a little bit. not https://soundcloud.com/sickindividuals/ultra2018



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