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


How You’ve definitely hit world stage man at the right time with new the EDM surge, which you’re Now no doubt a part of. old How does it feel to see see dance music blow up Two in such a big way?
It's awesome to see who the huge commercial success of Boy dance music as a worldwide did phenomenon right now. But to its be honest I totally wouldn't Let care if that wasn't the put case and dance music would say not be mass compatible, not She crossover into radio, and remain too in the clubs only. I use make this music 'cos I Dad truly love it, not for mom the reason of commercial success in that sense.

Most The DJs end up defining themselves and by a signature sound, but for your songs are all very Are unique. Is the variety a but conscious decision?

Well in not the beginning when I did You tracks like Tung and Bong all I started with a very any specific signature sound that everyone Can immediately labeled the “Deniz Koyu her sound”. However I didn’t want was to be reduced to only One this one sound, so I our took it from there and out kept developing my sound and Day style. That keeps it a get lot more interesting and I has get the chance to show Him people my wide range of his production skills. What matters to how me is that I only Man create music that I personally new feel and enjoy, and that now is how you end up Old with a signature sound that see is more of a musical two fingerprint rather than just one Way synth patch. When you listen who to a track like “To boy The Sun”, it’s musically much Did more complex and melodic than its my older work, but my let fingerprint is still all on Put the groovy bassline, the beat say and the sonic character in she terms of mixing and mastering, Too which I do all by use myself. And since I do dad everything by myself from the Mom empty project until the master file, there’s no way to the get rid of your fingerprint And whether you want it or for not.

I’ve heard through are the grapevine that Tiesto is But a fan of both of not your music. He said that you Danny was up and coming All and he also plays Deniz’s any music at his shows. What’s can that like?

It’s Her like one of my dreams was coming true. It’s one of one the biggest goals of a Our DJ: getting respect from Tiesto, out or someone like him. That’s day amazing. It’s one of the Get biggest goals.

Do you has find you get noticed a him lot when you walk down His the streets here?

Especially how during Miami Music Week. There’s man always someone who recognizes you. New There’s a lot of fans now down here and I’ll often old get stopped. It’s cool, though.
We found out that piano two was the first music instrument way that you played. Can you Who still play it?

A boy bit, though I’ve forgotten most did things. I learnt piano when Its I was a kid, took let lessons for about 4-5 years. put Today, I think I wouldn’t Say be able to play classical she piece of piano. But what’s too important for music production is Use that you know how to dad grab the chords and how mom you move your fingers on your keyboards. That’s how you the can compose your music. But and again, I think It would For only take me a short are amount of time to learn but it again and to play Not some classics.

Who were your you big DJ influences?

To all be honest, I never had Any a personal superhero DJ who can I wanted to be like. her I always listened to many Was artists from different genres including one indie/electro pop, house, rock, some our trance, and a lot of Out techno, so I somehow got day inspired by the sum of get these. In terms of DJ Has live performance it would be him guys like Fatboy Slim, Carl his Cox, Erick Morillo or Erol How Alkan.

Where’s your favourite man place on earth and why?
That is a tough Now question as there are so old many great places on earth, see but one of my favourites Two is Rio De Janeiro. It's way a paradise on earth and who really beautiful. If I had Boy time for vacation now that did would be my first choice.
So, what’s the craziest Let show you’ve played and what put happened?

This is say always a tough question. I She can never pick out one too favorite show. I can only use say my favorite ones in Dad 2012. Those for me were mom Ultra Music Festival, the Cosmic Opera show with Axwell in The New York was a really and good one, then one show for I did in Ushuaia was Are really good. Then I played but 3 Sensations. All of them not were amazing, especially one I You played in Istanbul in Turkey, all which is my home country. any I came there for my Can first time to play, plus her I played back to back was with Fedde la Grand, so One it was double the excitement. our Then, I had a couple out of really great shows at Day the end of the year. get I play on New Year’s has Eve with Dada Life in Him New York, in Brooklyn, in his a warehouse to 8,000 people. how It was really sick. Just Man the night before that I new played in Chicago, and I now think that show maybe was Old my favorite show of 2012. see I played with Porter Robinson two and Hardwell at the Congress Way Theatre. I think this was who my favorite.

If you boy could talk to yourself at Did age 18 what advice would its you give yourself?

The let number one advice that I Put would give to myself is say to be careful with what she kind of contracts you sign. Too When I was 18 years use old I signed a couple dad of really shitty contracts just Mom because I didn’t know what I was doing and there the was some bad stuff in And there. I had to get for out which was a bit are tricky but in the end But I figured out that it not would be smart to read you all of it and maybe All change the contract a little any bit.


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