Interview with Swoy [ENG]
Please write a few words about yourself as a introduction to our Polish Crowd.
Hello everyone, Swoy here! I am very glad to come to you. This is my very first visit to Poland and it is exciting and interesting. I will be happy to share my music with you and see you all April 13th at TANZ BAR!
So how much time do you spend looking for new music?
Are you listening to mixes from other DJs?
Always different, but I try to spend enough time on this. A lot of music comes from my friends or promo lists, there are plenty of options.
I don’t have much time to listen to other DJs, but sometimes when I relax from studio work, I turn on the stream on my soundcloud page, why not 🙂
My opinion, the worst thing for an artist, is to get stuck in place. Of course, it’s great to find your unique sound and move it to people, but do not forget that over time it can get bored and you must go out of your comfort zone and add something new to your music, without this the artist does not develop! I always do that!
Undoubtedly, the Romanian scene plays a huge role in minimal house music. I love to experiment with my sound, add fresh moves and solutions to it while remaining myself.
Do You have any unreleased productions You want to keep just for yourself or do you always try to release the track you are happy with?
I usually always sign tracks on labels, but before that, I can play it in my sets for a long time.
How would You describe the “Russian sound” if there is anything like that?
This music was not invented in Russia, therefore it does not have any definite difference. But lately many talented guys began to appear in Russia, so I hope that someday in the future there will be an answer to your question and the “Russian sound” will acquire its character and shade.
How big is Russian scene right now? Please name its hottest names.
As I said above, the Russian scene began to gain momentum in recent years, this is certainly different from what it was 5-6 years ago. But still, for such a huge country, we don’t have so many artists and many of them are not related to the minimal house scene, this direction is not very developed here, so it’s hard for me to give you specific names. I know some successful Russian artists who are touring around the world, but this is slightly different music.
We have never been to Moscow and we have no idea how the underground parties look over there. Can You tell briefly about Your
In Moscow, there are really good clubs and parties. One of my favourite clubs is Propaganda. I am a resident at this club. This is the only club in Moscow (it is 22 years old) that can rightfully be considered the same age as the club culture in Moscow and it is the only Russian club that can be considered among the world top clubs. This is one of the few places where people really come to dance and listen to music!
I also like the Gazgolder club. Usually, they bring constantly different DJs there, something interesting happens there every weekend. Sometimes I play there too and it always brings me joy.
As for the government, I think they don’t like techno music :))). They often have problems with the police at their parties, I don’t know why this happens. Everybody is already aware that recently there was a Boiler Room in Moscow and it still happens. “Arma” had many troubles in the last years.
Do you think DJing is about giving a crowd what they want?
No, I have a contrary opinion on this. What is the point of giving people what they want, individuality disappears. We can all download “hits” and make the dance floor screaming. Everyone can do this! You have to lure them into your story through your music, give them something new, something that comes from inside. Only in this way will people open a separate creative unit in you and you will start to differ from others.
What are you trying to achieve when you DJ?
The most important thing when you play is to make people plunge into your atmosphere, exchange energy and make you smile! During the DJ set, you give the crowd a piece of yourself and it is very important to get feedback from them!
Where is music’s epicenter of the world for you these days?
In which city you’d like to live, produce and play?
I think this is Europe. Although there are great different festivals around the world! I find it difficult to name a city, most likely it is some European city. Maybe it would be Spain, Italy or France, all that are close to the sea, I love it very much. And it’s very convenient for gigs, everything is so close 🙂