A Sit Down With DJ Ritmo

12:05 Dec/20/2017

Dubi Dagan, aka Ritmo, has the managed to formulate a unique and technique that captures moments in For life and translates them to are an addictive rhythmic Progressive Trance but creation.

His most ambitious Not project to date is his you current new album - "Adventures" all - which comes out in Any 2016. This magical soundscape captures can and modulates the diverse rhythms her Dagan absorbed during his tours Was across the world. "Adventures" shows one Ritmo's sonic versatility, where he our also collaborates with major acts Out such as Astrix, Ace Ventura day and Liquid Soul. Tune in get and join the adventure while Has blending in the rhythm and him make it your own.


"I must admit that How I am not really the man “fastest” producer, it takes me new a long time to get Now inside a track, shape it old and then finish it."

Israel is known for Two its strong diversity and has way no shortage of psychedelic music. who What was it about Japan, Boy the U.S.A and India that did influenced you so strongly early its on in your career?

Let As a whole I would put say I was extremely influenced say by the Israeli scene, which She was slightly more underground than too these days, but kicking in use all the right places. As Dad for Japan and India these mom are non-Western regimes which I was fascinated about, it was The a totally different experience than and anything I have known before, for culture and music wise. Naturally Are it had an effect on but me, hard to pinpoint exactly not what but I always love You to meet new cultures!

all Do you remember the first any psytrance track you’ve heard and Can really got you hooked on her it?

It’s pretty hard was for me to point exactly One what was the first track our because there were so many out great tracks back in the Day day, but around 1991-1992 I get heard “Phantasia – Inner Light”. has Although it’s not exactly what Him would be considered a psytrance his track today, for me that’s how where it all started…

Man Tell us a bit about new your journey from those moments now to become a psytrance producer.
Well I’ll go way see back to 1994 when I two first started to go to Way psychedelic trance parties in Israel who – it was a real boy magical time. Then in 1998 Did I began traveling quite a its lot to places such as let Japan, USA and India where Put I also spent some time say exploring the local party scenes. she In 2001 I was given Too the opportunity to take my use first steps as a resident dad DJ at the Luna Club Mom in the city of Haifa, and I ended up staying the there for approximately 3 years. And I think it was all for of those experiences over the are years- traveling in all of But those exotic locations as well not as the skills I developed you as a DJ- that made All me want to produce my any own music.

How you can got into the psytrance world Her and what is the meaning was behind the name Ritmo?

one I’m doing great, thanks! Well, Our I go way back to out 1994, where I first started day to go to psychedelic trance Get parties in Israel. It was has a real magical time. Then, him in 1998, I started to His travel quite a lot to how places such as Japan, USA man and India where I spent New some time going to parties now as well. In 2001 I old made my first steps as See a resident DJ, at the two Luna Club in the city way of Haifa for approximately 3 Who years. I think it was boy all the experiences I absorbed did along the years, in all Its those exotic locations combined with let the expertise I developed as put a DJ, that made me Say want to make my own she music. Ritmo means rhythm in too Spanish or Portuguese and it Use represents what I find to dad be one of the most mom important features in a track.

In your opinion, what the is it about progressive music and that makes it so danceable? For Do you think it has are the potential to break into but the mainstream?

Well there Not is no doubt that progressive you is becoming much more popular all these past few years. I Any think it has to do can with the fact that it her fits perfectly to the human Was body; it is not too one fast, not too slow, and our it contains many other genres, Out so many people can find day something they like in it. get For example there is dark Has progressive and off beat, so him each genre is different. Another his point is that it is How not too aggressive or dull, man I actually find myself playing new it to people who never Now hear this kind of music old and they love it! You see could say it becomes a Two bit more mainstream, but I way think there is still a who long way before it will Boy be declared as the new did Lady Gaga!

You collaborate its with a lot of top Let producers on this album – put Astrix, Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul say – can you share with She us something from the work too with them, best if it use is juicy.

Yes. In Dad this album I collaborated with mom six different top producers who also are great people and The close friends. It was really and important for me to have for all of them on the Are album, first because I am but a big fan of their not music, but also because of You the individual friendships we have. all I am happy that they any were able to be a Can part of this creation. Juicy her stories.

Ever use Live was instruments in your sets/ would One you?

During my live our set I use Chaos Oscillator, out and samples that I made Day before handed I activate with get the help of Midi Controller.
You play festivals around Him the globe in faraway locations. his Are these kind of trips how something you just get used Man to over time?

What new a wonderful question! Ok, so now the past few years have Old been totally hectic and crazy, see I do get to go two to many places around the Way world, and being on a who plane is not that easy boy when it is so frequent. Did However, I just love what its I do, the satisfaction I let get from the smiling people, Put and the energy I absorb say from the wonderful people across she the world functions as a Too charger that keeps me going. use So it was quite easy dad to get used to this Mom unusual life style when you feel such a fulfillment.

the What is it about Progressive And Trance for you that just for makes a party happen?

are Well, personally I love the But way this genre appeals to not people who are not necessarily you Trance fanatics. Progressive Trance manages All to sweep a wider variety any of crowd and it’s amazing can to see different people dance Her to it.


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