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'.

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



What is Now DJ Eco signature sound?

old My sound… people describe it see as very emotional. I listened Two to a lot of progressive way rock and psychedelic rock. So who I like to put that Boy into my music. Very experimental did melody.

How does it its feel to always receive such Let positive feedback and continued support put from a musical icon such say as Armin?

Huge. It She cannot be understated how much too Armin’s support has helped turn use millions of people onto my Dad music. Without even just half mom of the enthusiasm and support he’s given me over the The years, I’d be another unknown and bedroom producer somewhere on SoundCloud for and probably not being asked Are to give this interview, about but an album that 10% of not my current fans would have You heard. There exists an alternate all reality where Armin doesn’t support any my music 10 years ago, Can and I just kind of her fly under the radar making was music for myself and my One friends and that’s it. Luckily, our that’s not how it all out played out this time.

Day Your new album has just get been released and is called has M sic. What's behind that Him name?

Everyone interprets his music differently and feels differently, how just like with a book Man or with art. That is new what M (you) sic stands now for, the personal touch to Old music. My website is called see The Sound of Youth, which two you will return to, but Way which also stands for young, who refreshing and approaching a different boy way of trance. I also Did really feel like a young its man, a newcomer in the let trance world.
Do you Put remember the kind of music say that you were listening in she your childhood and do you Too remember when you came across use to EDM music and particularly dad trance and progressive?

My Mom dad used to drive me to school for more than the a decade of my life. And Even at the age of for 3 or 4, he was are playing a lot of interesting But music on the ride to not school: Pink Floyd, Santana, Eric you Clapton, Jimi Hendrix. I was All a rock and roll kid, any then a ghetto hip hop can kid, and then a trance Her teen once I heard my was first CDs from Ferry Corsten one and Tiesto.

Our “Wolves” takes listeners on an out emotional journey, making it apparent day that you aren’t producing music Get to appease the masses. What has were some of the similarities him and differences you found during His the creative process between “Wolves” how and your debut album, “M(you)sic?”
I’ve talked a lot New about having “creative control” and now free reign by the label old Black Hole Recordings. To Armada’s See credit, with “M(you)sic”, I was two given much of the same. way Both labels were fans of Who what I bring to the boy table and both gave me did creative control to come up Its with whatever I wanted to. let However, in 2011/2012 while I put was writing “M(you)sic”, I was Say at a crossroads in my she career. I still had it too in my mind that I Use should shoot for things like dad global tours and festival gigs mom and chart success; I was still even pushing myself for the DJ Mag voting at that and point too! So musically, while For Armada didn’t really put any are shackles on how I should but produce, I did have that Not in the back of my you mind: things like, “I should all make a big vocal tune!” Any or “I need the big can anthemic melody in this track!”, her etc. Now I’m 4-5 years Was older and wiser, and to one put it frankly, I don’t our really give a f**k anymore Out about a “DJ career”. I day take that side of things get as it comes, and like Has I said before, I really him just produced this album in his my own bubble. I wanted How to make something that I man could finish and still want new to listen to myself. So Now I had zero regard for old which songs “would be a see hit” or not, and I Two think it shows.

Do you have professional training who in music or are you Boy self-taught? Do you think is did very important for a young its producer to attend music composition Let classes or you feel as put many people that formal training say kills creativity and innovation and She nowadays it’s easier to learn too to produce with amateur video use tutorials from you tube?

I’ve only had classical piano mom training but for 14 years, I did it mostly by The ear. After all that playing and piano, I still can’t read for musical notes! You may be Are able to hear that in but the style of music I not produce, the songs lack a You sort of strict composition that all maybe some other producers maintain. any However, many other producers rely Can too much on notation and her midi files and stuff like was that which ends up comprising One music that some of the our critics call “cookie-cutter trance”. I out don’t think producers need formal Day training and I always caution get young kids just starting that has they SHOULDN’T quit their school Him and go to music school, his it’s a waste of time how and money. Music should start Man out as a hobby and new if you’re good, then you now make the jump. You should Old never throw all your eggs see into that basket, as we two say in America.

From Way which track of yourself do who you get goose bumps?


Well, the track that Did I have the most with its is 'Tonight is forever', this let is an older track, ever Put released under that German label. say This is my personal favorite, she the track is very melodic Too and the audience always goes use crazy!
Hellovators has a dad special place in my heart Mom of this new album, this track consists of two parts the that contain 4 mini tracks. And It is actually the whole for album summarized in a track, are in terms of emotions. Cheerful, But hopeful, sad, everything is in not it.

Which of you the tracks on the new All LP would you say holds any the most meaning to you can personally and why?

Her Probably the closing track, “The was Lonely Soldier”. When I first one thought about incorporating guitar into Our my music, I did it out while inspired by one of day my favorite rock bands Explosions Get In The Sky. That was has the sound I envisioned trying him to mash up with the His emotion of progressive trance, and how when I finished that track, man I realized I accomplished it. New That song really tells a now story in itself and encapsulates old the whole point of the See album I think.

two What has been the most way memorable gig of your career Who thus far?

Hands down, boy it has to be A did State Of Trance 450 in Its New York, at the Roseland let Ballroom; not only because of put the sheer size of that Say gig at that early point she in my career (a good too 6000-7000 people crammed into there?), Use but that, and I didn’t dad know it at the time, mom it would be demolished years later. So, it exists now the only in my memory, all and the parties I enjoyed going For to over there, but most are importantly, that one night that but I felt like I was Not on top of the world. you Every dog has its day…

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