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  • Birthday 06/10/1991

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  1. What she said! Percentage thing won't work first because it never happens. I had something lik 10 contracts like that, you know how much $ I got from that sales % shit? Zero! Happens to others too, so they don't really believe in that shit anymore. A lot of factors are in there: is it cd or digital, how and how much you pay, how much that artist spend on that track... if it's months for sure he will ask for good money. Some of them love that track so much so they won't give it just like that. Would they like your idea of compilation itself? Some of them are living from music so they don't care for free music. Some of them will give you for free and ask for few copies, some will ask money and 10-20 copies, some will ask to fix them booking in your country for such amount of money if they give you track. Some of them don't like selling rights because at some labels it get's re-released over and over on 'VA - Top of Bullshit Trance' compilations without even being asked or announced. Some of them will simply reject you because you are new/unknown for them and they don't trust you or don't trust you can promote their music enough. I don't want to scare you, just be prepared that your dream artist wont give you or simply dont have any unsigned tracks for you. From personal experience I reject digital compilations always, I prefer or CD or free download. As for digital EPs have more impact and promotion for artist. First thing first is set up your budget and know how much money you have for pressing, mastering, cover art, sponsoring, shippings and taxes to online shops and artists. It will probably take couple of years to get that money back/be at 0. Back in the days when I ran UAF Records everything was for free download, everyone gave music for free and even did coverarts and mastering for free, ofcourse not so professional but label served for promoting new artists and it really did that. Let's say you do free download compilation and you get tracks for free you will still need around 500 euro for professional mastering and cover art design. Make good story and approach to your dream team and you will see where it takes you. Good luck
  2. 2 EPs are getting finished this month but not any of them on Suntrip... will update once it's official
  3. Loving it and can't wait! Loving his music for almost 10 years now and we even made a collab long ago 'Magic Science & Imba - Ghost Town' where he was one half of Magic Science. Good luck with album!
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    IFO vs TRANSDIMENSIONAL

    Transdimensional as best Goa Trance album ever, fucking definition!
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    Imba - First Encounter (Suntrip Records)

    I am glad you enjoyed and that we finally met! Not really whole album but half at least, and I played unreleased music from my upcoming EP and some more older stuff. There were no plans, I choosed tracks and transitions in very last moments, it was interesting And I was softer than usual
  6. Eventually you get used to it lol I never cared much, it's life I chose. It's my job to go there, focus on playing, enjoy music and friends. Rest is just secondary. Yeah would be nice if clubs actually switch on their HVAC systems during parties... I survived war as a kid, I can survive bad air once a month too
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    The State of Psy Parties

    Sadly in Serbia Techno took over and its so huge and everyone listening to it suddenly and DJs moved to that scene because there is $$$$$ But there is still hyper production IMO, contracts signed with biggest labels and agencies and organizers bringing their artists someetimes twice a year. Goa was couple times per year, now it's coming back with new people and ideas but still remain small 300-400 people max. 3-4 years ago we made parties with 1000+ Kids want modern sound and with Goa we can't offer them that enough...
  8. Don't worry, I am cooking something...
  9. Rarely, hard to control it that way imo I would go for perfect fifth which is mostly the less used note, so there is enough space to kick push it trough. Yet I do it by ear, fine tuning until I think that's it. Remembering Tristan's tips for kicks... he said kick should stand out as wall of sound for itself but should fit into track too which is tricky but you will understand once you made it Here is what he means: How I do it following some of his tips: Kick lenght around 1/8 (till the beggining of the offbeat or second note of classic psy bass pattern) which means I need to make good sidechain and phasing with tail of kick and the first bass note. And yes, low cut the bassline with -12dB or -24dB slope, linear phase! It is all so simple, just need patience and fine tuning. I like my drums and percs dominant, to be present all time and pushing through all the melodies and sounds which means I tune in less used note or some off the scale. Just imagine all these drums, percs, pads, melodies and fx in same root key... 15 channels, 15 different things fighting for same space in same time? Chaos! Haaaaard to control that. Moving by few hertzs can do a lot!
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    Best Kickdrums

    Gnocchi one of most unique kicks ever but here are some examples, sharp and phaaaaat
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    The psynews photo album

    One huge photo from Apsara Festival! DJ Draeke, Imba, DJ Sunborn, Mars, Anoebis, Etnica (Maurizio), Lotus Omega (Filipo), Chris (604 Bookings) & Said from Denshi-Danshi
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    The psynews photo album

    Me & Mars and behind us DJ Adept (Global Sect), Cosmic Dimension and Zopmanika at Apsara Festival
  13. There is all info on Apsara website... there is no shuttle at all but taxis are pretty cheap from Sibiu
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    Ephedra - What the Future Brings

    Thanks for nice feedback. Regarding our track, well it's done after my last gig in Belgium and visit to Ephedra studio which became routine, everytime I come to Belgium I visit him for studio sessions. We wanted something a bit different from our usual styles and we joked a lot. We said let's make Vini Vici triplets and chants but in Goa way, so we did that. Ephedra himself recorded chants, he used vocoder for effect, we sampled elephants, gongs, buddhist chants, tribal drums, random stuff. He got some new hardware so we used it, most of track is actualy hardware: TB-03, Virus Ti, Microbrute, Nord Lead, JP8000 and some more... it was really funny and we enjoyed a lot! Here is video from the making of... with our stupid tired faces
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