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A Sit Down With DJ Eco

08:29 Apr/01/2018


With consistent support from DJ's the like Armin van Buuren, Ferry and Corsten, Markus Schulz and many For more, Eco managed to make are his name as one of but the most promising producers of Not today. 'Light At The End', you 'Tonight Is Forever', 'And We all Flew Away', 'Borealis' and 'Lost Any Angeles', each of his productions can are original pieces of whatever her dance style inspires him at Was that very moment. It's time one to outgrow that talent tag our and take the next step Out in his musical career: 'M(You)sic'. day  

"I find get experimenting a lot of fun, Has but really tying it all him together and cleaning things up his on the production and sound How end, may be my weakness, man if I’m being honest."

new   What is DJ Eco Now signature sound? My sound… people old describe it as very emotional. see I listened to a lot Two of progressive rock and psychedelic way rock. So I like to who put that into my music. Boy Very experimental melody. How does did it feel to always receive its such positive feedback and continued Let support from a musical icon put such as Armin? Huge. It say cannot be understated how much She Armin’s support has helped turn too millions of people onto my use music. Without even just half Dad of the enthusiasm and support mom he’s given me over the years, I’d be another unknown The bedroom producer somewhere on SoundCloud and and probably not being asked for to give this interview, about Are an album that 10% of but my current fans would have not heard. There exists an alternate You reality where Armin doesn’t support all my music 10 years ago, any and I just kind of Can fly under the radar making her music for myself and my was friends and that’s it. Luckily, One that’s not how it all our played out this time. Your out new album has just been Day released and is called M get sic. What's behind that name? has Everyone interprets music differently Him and feels differently, just like his with a book or with how art. That is what M Man (you) sic stands for, the new personal touch to music. My now website is called The Sound Old of Youth, which you will see return to, but which also two stands for young, refreshing and Way approaching a different way of who trance. I also really feel boy like a young man, a Did newcomer in the trance world. its
Do you remember the let kind of music that you Put were listening in your childhood say and do you remember when she you came across to EDM Too music and particularly trance and use progressive?
My dad used dad to drive me to school Mom for more than a decade of my life. Even at the the age of 3 or And 4, he was playing a for lot of interesting music on are the ride to school: Pink But Floyd, Santana, Eric Clapton, Jimi not Hendrix. I was a rock you and roll kid, then a All ghetto hip hop kid, and any then a trance teen once can I heard my first CDs Her from Ferry Corsten and Tiesto.
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“Wolves” takes listeners one on an emotional journey, making Our it apparent that you aren’t out producing music to appease the day masses. What were some of Get the similarities and differences you has found during the creative process him between “Wolves” and your debut His album, “M(you)sic?” I’ve talked a how lot about having “creative control” man and free reign by the New label Black Hole Recordings. To now Armada’s credit, with “M(you)sic”, I old was given much of the See same. Both labels were fans two of what I bring to way the table and both gave Who me creative control to come boy up with whatever I wanted did to. However, in 2011/2012 while Its I was writing “M(you)sic”, I let was at a crossroads in put my career. I still had Say it in my mind that she I should shoot for things too like global tours and festival Use gigs and chart success; I dad was still even pushing myself mom for DJ Mag voting at that point too! So musically, the while Armada didn’t really put and any shackles on how I For should produce, I did have are that in the back of but my mind: things like, “I Not should make a big vocal you tune!” or “I need the all big anthemic melody in this Any track!”, etc. Now I’m 4-5 can years older and wiser, and her to put it frankly, I Was don’t really give a f**k one anymore about a “DJ career”. our I take that side of Out things as it comes, and day like I said before, I get really just produced this album Has in my own bubble. I him wanted to make something that his I could finish and still How want to listen to myself. man So I had zero regard new for which songs “would be Now a hit” or not, and old I think it shows.
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Do you have professional training Two in music or are you way self-taught? Do you think is who very important for a young Boy producer to attend music composition did classes or you feel as its many people that formal training Let kills creativity and innovation and put nowadays it’s easier to learn say to produce with amateur video She tutorials from you tube?
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I’ve only had classical piano use training but for 14 years, Dad I did it mostly by mom ear. After all that playing piano, I still can’t read The musical notes! You may be and able to hear that in for the style of music I Are produce, the songs lack a but sort of strict composition that not maybe some other producers maintain. You However, many other producers rely all too much on notation and any midi files and stuff like Can that which ends up comprising her music that some of the was critics call “cookie-cutter trance”. I One don’t think producers need formal our training and I always caution out young kids just starting that Day they SHOULDN’T quit their school get and go to music school, has it’s a waste of time Him and money. Music should start his out as a hobby and how if you’re good, then you Man make the jump. You should new never throw all your eggs now into that basket, as we Old say in America.
From see which track of yourself do two you get goose bumps?
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Well, the track that who I have the most with boy is 'Tonight is forever', this Did is an older track, ever its released under that German label. let This is my personal favorite, Put the track is very melodic say and the audience always goes she crazy! Hellovators has a Too special place in my heart use of this new album, this dad track consists of two parts Mom that contain 4 mini tracks. It is actually the whole the album summarized in a track, And in terms of emotions. Cheerful, for hopeful, sad, everything is in are it.
Which of But the tracks on the new not LP would you say holds you the most meaning to you All personally and why?
Probably any the closing track, “The Lonely can Soldier”. When I first thought Her about incorporating guitar into my was music, I did it while one inspired by one of my Our favorite rock bands Explosions In out The Sky. That was the day sound I envisioned trying to Get mash up with the emotion has of progressive trance, and when him I finished that track, I His realized I accomplished it. That how song really tells a story man in itself and encapsulates the New whole point of the album now I think.
What has old been the most memorable gig See of your career thus far? two Hands down, it has to way be A State Of Trance Who 450 in New York, at boy the Roseland Ballroom; not only did because of the sheer size Its of that gig at that let early point in my career put (a good 6000-7000 people crammed Say into there?), but that, and she I didn’t know it at too the time, it would be Use demolished years later. So, it dad exists now only in my mom memory, all the parties I enjoyed going to over there, the but most importantly, that one and night that I felt like For I was on top of are the world. Every dog has but its day… https://soundcloud.com/thesoundofeco/sets/tsoy



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