Jeremy Wahab

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with Jeremy Wahab

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • I first fell in love with music when I was 10 years old, I heard a song in a movie and it completely blew my mind! The movie was called “Under Siege” and the song was “Voodoo Chile” by Jimi Hendrix. After that my dad gave me one of Jimi’s albums on cassette called “Electric LadyLand” and from there I got a guitar for christmas and music has always been a huge part of my life ever since. It wasn’t untill I was around 15 that I found House and Techno music. I would listen to my older sisters rave tapes and eventually when I was old enough to go clubbing I had an urge to start DJing. I bought a friend’s old turntables and was hooked from the get go! I soon began playing in clubs and started producing my own electronic music. I would really like to make my passion for DJing and producing my only job and this is what motivates me the most. Whether this comes to fruition or not I will always make music, it’s part of who I am. Producing for me is not only a way to express my feelings but also a way to release them, it’s very therapeutic. I love getting lost in the sound.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • An artist is never really done learning and so learning new techniques to incorporate into the next release is really inspiring. I feel with each release my muisc improves, and as I look back on releases I like to see the progress I have made moving forward.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • I like collaborating, there is a lot to be learnt from each other and it is really exciting to hear how the mix of styles turns out. I really enjoy remixing a lot, especially if the music I am remixing is really good, it is very inspiring. I love having my music remixed too,
    it’s always really interesting to hear another artist’s interpretation of your work and the creative ways in which they build upon and manipulate your samples.

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • Often I will name a track depending on what vocals I have used or how the track makes me feel and sometimes what inspired me to make the track. I don’t personally feel the title is too important, if the music is good people will remember the title.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • I love a well designed cover but as with track and EP titles I don’t feel it is too important as long as the music is good.

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • I always choose labels that are releasing music similar to my own at that time and whose music I often buy, labels that are promoting a lot as I want my music to be heard and of course it is always nice to have demos accepted by big labels that can help my music reach a wider audience and propel my career forward. It is also always great to be released with labels that are enthusiastic about my sound and put lots of time and effort into promotion. I also really like Labels that give me feedback as this helps me to learn and grow but this is not expected.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.) ?

  • The digital age has had a huge financial impact on the artist, music is easily available to everyone with a computer for free and so I don’t hope to see much from digital sales or even streaming. And now with Covid-19 closing clubs and bars all over the world everything is seeming very bleak especially here in the UK where the government doesn’t seem to care much at all about saving club culture or artists. So it’s important to support the artists as much as possible, so much time, effort and emotion goes into each track.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I have just finished a lot of remix requests I had built up so I am free to work on a new EP, I also want to spend some more time working on my mixdowns, mastering and sound design.
    Musically speaking I am really happy with where my sound is at and I am excited for the future and how my sound will develop.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

  • Thank you for having me and for releasing my music both digitally and on vinyl, I think it’s really important now more than ever to keep vinyl alive.

VINYL ► Jeremy Wahab – Kontakt EP

No One Name

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with No One Name (Diego Aragón)

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • Producing means for me the art of knowing how to express and transmit feelings, sensations and states of mind to others through all kinds of sounds and rhythms. I started my music career since mid 2000s motivated by the music of great artists like John Digweed & Sasha.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • Well, each release is very different from the other, I try to take a lot of inspiration from break beat or melodic house tracks by putting my particular sound on it, as I am also influencing myself on songs with 80s sound that is how I am getting inspired in each release I do.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • Yes i like collaborate with other artists, now im cooking some tracks with a some special friends. I love remixing, is very special for me couse you recreates and put your sound on the original song and the most important you can do more friends around the world. I like Both!!!

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • Well, I have always chosen it based on what I am living at that time, as well as some are inspired by the name of my daughter named ŇMoonÓ. I think that depends on each artist and how they are inspired at that time.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • A cover art creates the first impression. Therefore, a cover art design is one of the important aspects of the release. If the cover is not designed well, you will loose importance for the producer and public (I think). …

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • Well, I am always looking for new labels that can give me a sound that is different or similar to mine, in this case i am now focused on German labels as they have a very avant-garde sound. There are many record labels that stand out at the moment such as Innervisions, Pampa Records, Kompakt, Keinemusik, etc. and I would like to be an artist for one of them.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?

  • Well to be honest there are some record labels that don’t send you the sales report on time and that’s a bit annoying, I think they should be a little more attentive to the artist with the report. In my case, most of them send to me every 15 days or 30 days. I see the promo tracks such as the feedbacks that most artists give through vip ultima, Inlfyte, soundcloud private etc. Piracy itself also existed before, because when I was more younger i copied songs from the radio onto a cassettes, piracy is no problem for me cause is a way to reach a wider audience.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • Learning a new style or genre, or explore improvisation.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

  • Thank you very much for the interview and for letting me be part of the techno vinyls records artists staff.

VINYL ► NO One Name – Final Flash EP

Modular Phaze

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with Modular Phaze (Manuel Mosquera)

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • Producing for me means the power of transmission, not only of feelings but of thoughts, of postures this is how I focus more on showing my position in the face of things that I think are wrong and those that are right, that is why my albums do not have titles conventional. My musical career began when. I was approximately 11 years old, I learned to play the guitar and later the bass. In adolescence I played in a Black / Death Metal band, but as in Colombia this is a minority and it is not possible to see it as a job, the band dissolved over time, due to occupations and responsabilities. The motivation in electronic music came when I was aware that I did not want to stop making music. I started making digital drums to continue practicing with my guitar and that is how I found multitrack software. When I realized that I could put all my ideas there, not only drumms, but also keyboards, basses and other arrangements, that is how I discovered electronic music and little by little I got into musical production and gradually forgot about group music. .

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • It really is very difficult for me to feel inspired by something, I just stand in front of the pc I listen to some death metal or black metal, then I enter the software I create a drums , a bass and from then on my inspiration is born, and when the album finally It comes out, I’ll give it one last listen because from then on I won’t hear it again for a long time. I immediately finish one album. I leave another one ready, to finish the next day, that’s why my albums number in the thousands. I never stop, no matter how much my detractors want me to stop and quit, it will never happen until the last breath

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • I like to collaborate with artists, when I feel connected with their works and with the
  • nuance that they want to print on the scene, I don’t like to collaborate with artists with whom. I don’t feel hooked or who simply don’t like their style. about remixes I like to remix it is very fun to take sounds from the original artist and capture another idea, with the same sounds. As for my records, if I like to be remixed but I always prefer to choose who remixes them myself. I don’t feel happy when I hear a remix for me and it sounds like posers labels.
    I always like it to be something different and that it obviously has a lot of darkness

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • I read a lot, I like black literature, crime novels, that’s where many of the albums come from
    some also come from phrases that come to me while I watch documentaries on the lies of religions or on conspiracy theories that I take as personal truths. I like to choose the names of my discs very well because I consider that the image of the disc and the names of the discs make it easier for the listener or followers to see what I want to share and say through the electronic noise usually I cannot choose the names of the discs immediately, while making the disc always at the end of the disc, I choose the name from a list that I do all the time.
    remember good phrases come to me and I write them down in a notepad and keep it there
    then when I’m giving the last final listen to the album I open the list and choose the name with which I feel empathy.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • That’s right, as I said before, I consider it to be the most important part of the release, along with the names it is easier for the listener to know and understand the artist’s thoughts and posture a little. I consider that it is the main message in the electronic musical, since lacking lyrics or a literary message it is more difficult for the listener to imagine what the artist wanted to share. It is very annoying when the label simply uses their logo on the covers and already downplaying the image, I always try to reject or not send my music to those labels

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • When I started I was very concerned about that, to enter a category label, today I turn to think of those times and smile and say to myself “poser”. Nowadays I am not worried about entering any special label. I do not consider that that makes me a better or a worse artist, if the label contacts me and their proposal is favorable for them and for me, I agree to make some exclusive material for them. Although it is very tiring to meet people who think that your work is free. Because so others do it for free it does not mean that all artists have to work for free by obligation with the genre, because basic services and food does not come home for free or free, that’s why I try to get all my music out of my own labels. So I don’t have to deal with anyone, but the label benefits and so do I, happy to work on other labels.
    As for labels that I admire, there are many who are trying to do new things, different things
    and that pleases me a lot, because they have artists who have decided to break the conventional and risk experimenting with more aggressive, more violent sounds. but I don’t have a favorite label.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks,
illegal downloads etc.)?

  • I see digital sales well, it is a good way for underground artists to keep us alive, to keep the firm decision to continue. I do not deny that the peak of musical sales was in the first years, where you could not simply pirate the album with your own press you were obliged to buy it, although more than obliged it was a true support to that artist who was followed with devotion but If that happened today, we would not have even managed to show our heads many, because economically we would not have had the economic means for such an investment, and living in an underdeveloped country that type of production is very expensive so I must give it everything the credit of my career to digital sales, and also to all those who support me, without them this dream would have already disappeared. Piracy is a double-edged sword, it serves a lot as a dirty marketing style from anyone’s point of view.
    but at the same time it kills your work because those pages make money with your works and do not share any percentages with the authors although it would be dishonest if I said that I have never pirated something myself. I think everyone does at some point.
    for economy or for ease it does not matter. Regarding promotions, my position is more radical. I prefer that my music is not promoted. I prefer that it be sought by who really likes music, I find it more interesting than paying to climb or to be known. I find it deeply dishonest to my morals

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • Future plans are something far away for me, I consider them better as dreams, I would like to be able to produce with similar equipment. but as I repeat, they are not plans, only dreams, since here it is a very high economic expense. On the other hand, the only thing I have in mind for this year is to work slower, slower but with more quality and perfecting an own technique that I just finished a few weeks ago, where the hitting of the drums has a semi-analog and acoustic sound.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

  • Thank you very much for the invitation and also for the opportunity to belong to Techno Vinyls, it is a pleasure

VINYL ►

Modular Phaze – Streets Of Hell
Modular Phaze – Electric Philharmonic
Modular Phaze – Soul Cancer
Modular Phaze – Battered Minds

Pitch!

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with PITCH!

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • In my case producing music means everything, a total disconnection with the world, an expression of emotions, feelings and definitely means happiness. I listen electronic music for over 22 years, and always called my attention how those sounds were created. The first time I went to an electronic music party. I knew from that day that I wanted to be a DJ, around 2007 I had the chance to buy my first equipment and learned how to play. Early 2016 I start to get slowly in the world of production and releasing my first Ep. in 2019.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • I just try to learn and do better than my past releases, I just sit on the studio and magic comes alone. What inspires me the most to not stop and do better is the good reaction and the support of the people to my music, that another djs play and people dance to my music is the most beautiful thing ever.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • I like to collaborate with other artists, is a really nice experience. You have the chance to see the view of art that the other artist has and you always learn something from them.
    I love to remix and to be remixed, to give a twist on the structure of another track and rewrite it again with new ideas on the same concept.

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • I honestly don’t have a special method to choose the names, I just try that there is a connection between the name and the track or Ep.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • I believe that a good cover is really important, the visual impact is also a good point to attract people to listen your music when they don’t know you. I think also that it has to be a balance between the cover and the music.

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • I normally choose a label knowing which artists are in it. I honestly don’t think there is a good or a bad label, labels are made by the artists in it. In my opinion they are big and small labels, meaning with more or less experience/career in the scene, and in the case of the big labels with high profile producers/djs. Also sometimes you release in some labels due to connections and friends that they own it, or they work for it.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?

  • Of course, I am completely against the illegal downloads, but is something really difficult to fight and almost impossible I believe. It’s not easy to get money of the digital sales, unless you are a well known producer and make thousands and thousands of sells.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • My plan is to continue making the music I love, and not stopping to learn, improve as an artist and person.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

VINYLPitch! – Darkness EP

VINYLPitch! – Infected Ambitions

Nik Wel

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with Nik Wel

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • Producing music is my way to express myself. It is always a mirror of my mood and a process influenced by different situations in my life. Music has played an important role and has been with me since my childhood. I was addicted to electronic music since I was 12 years old.
    In 2004 I started DJing with turntables, later on I did my very first steps as a producer with Fruity Loops v4 (today: FL Studio). After a long break, I rediscovered my passion and started producing again with FL Studio in 2019. Actually I am producing every day and I never get tired of it.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • In the beginning of my career I loved every single track I made and tried to release it. Due to improving my skills week by week I often got the problem that I didn’t like the music anymore which I made months ago at the day of release. But now since I have found my own personel style and have taken place in the hard techno genre. I am excited about every release and I am happy to see it going around the world.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • I really like to collaborate with other artists! The results can be more than the sum of all parts and to collaborate gives me more experience. In addition I learn from the other artists ideas and working methods. I really like remixing for the same reasons and I see every remix as a competition to give the track a typical “Nik-Wel-touch”. I like my music being remixed by other artists to see my idea developed in their special way.

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • In my opinion track titles in the electronic music genre are not such important as in other genres. I always try to use track titles which fit to my personality (e.g. I search for them in the area of physics) or they are inspired of samples I use.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • The cover (a good artwork) of an ep is very important for me. I do much promotion on social media like Facebook or Instagram including videos for my releases. In my opinion a good artwork gives a very strong attraction to the release.

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • On one side I am looking for big names but on the other side it is important for me that labels do good promotion and make nice artworks. A kind, respectful and professional communication is also important. I already had releases on big labels which disappointed me in these points so I won’t release there again. Sometimes small labels asking me for releasing an ep with them and I agree everytime when I am convinced that they meet my expectations.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?

  • As a techno producer you won’t earn much money due to selling tracks. It is important for me that people will take notice of me and will enjoy my music. Therefore track sales, sales charts (especially Beatport Charts) and promotion tracks are very helpful for making promotion and to get a wide reach.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • My plan is to invest more time in music theory. Actually I am quite satisfied with my skills in arrangement and sounddesign, so it’s time to improve my skills in creating my own melodies.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

  • Thank you very much!

VINYL ► Nik Wel – Entropy EP

KLEBER

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with Kleber

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • Hi there, for me producing music is turning all my feelings and ideas into frequencies. I started my carrer in the music scene at 2000 ́s and what motivated me was my passion for music and when I met Techno it was love at first sight.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • I am always looking to improve myself and my releases help me to have a more organized view of my career and my personal life. I learned from my releases to be more detailed and plan everything calmly to get the best results.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • Yes, I do, whenever possible I collaborate. For me remixing is an art too, as it makes you step out of your comfort zone. Whenever I do a remix, I demonstrate my vision within my style. I like to remix and I also like to see my tracks in a new guise from another artist.

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • All the titles of my songs are related to some feeling, I always try to express in the title what the song means to me to the listener. I think it’s super important to have a well-chosen title, in addition to drawing attention it’s always good to have a story behind each song.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Without a doubt, design is very important. It shows professionalism.

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • I always choose record companies that have a sound line similar to the one I produce. A good record company for me is one that does a good job of distributing and promoting their releases. And my expectations are to be able to always be collaborating with the labels I’ve been working with and believing, this way we managed to create a bond to grow together.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?

  • In the globalized world of today that we live in, I see music consumption very high, promotion and distribution have become easier, but the means of consuming music has changed. Instead of downloads, the majority of the public is increasingly connectedto the Streaming platforms. So I see that illegal downloads, in addition to being something criminal that affects artists, record labels and everyone who is doing serious work where hours and months of work have been dedicated, I see that the illegal formof downloads has its days numbered for not there are more.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I’m always looking for something new to achieve my goals, that’s why I always try to improve my music to have a high-quality results.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

VINYL ► Kleber – Titanium EP

Miss ADK

Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.

Interview with Miss ADK (Rocio Bossio)

What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?

  • For me, production is a way to tell stories, to generate emotions and feelings. Both in me and in others. Take a bit out of my soul and give it to the universe. I started producing and playing at the same time, in 2006. What motivates me most is to try to handle the sound, feel that you can touch it and give it the shape you want.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • I work releases by batches. Each batch has specific sounds and a particular groove. I could classify each batch from my beginning until now. On a personal level, each batch brings back a memory and gave me a lesson.

Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?

  • One of the best things you can do is to work with other artists. Throughout my career I have made various collabs and remixes. I learned a lot from those projects. I like to make remix for other artists and I like others to remix my tracks, is to give another point of view to the same sounds. I find it very interesting.

How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?

  • I have two ways, I select the name when I’m creating it due the track feelings or I select the name when it’s finished. The second option is very useful to prepare whole releases and all the tracks follow the same idea, both in the sound and meaning. I think a good name gives an extra boost. I particularly like that everything has a meaning, that it is part of a system.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Yes, it is important as long as everything follows the same concept. The concept is always the most important thing. Everything else has to conspire in favor of the concept.

How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?

  • A few years ago I did some research on the music I was playing. I made a list of the labels I normally used and reviewed them. I contacted those who had an email available to send demos. After that I had a series of releases on various labels and from there I start working on request. I currently have in list some labels where I would like to release and for which I must prepare material accordingly.

How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?

  • Well, where I come from, illegal downloads are more common than purchases. Our economy runs behind dollar and many times it becomes impossible to buy music. Therefore, I have a mailing list to give out promos for those who request it. In 14 years only four times I was paid for the sales of my music.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • My plans are to continue generating and spreading the music we like. I have many ideas to put in place. Mainly create much more releases and working with other artists.

Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!

  • Thank you very much for letting me be part of this amazing family.

VINYL ► Miss Adk & Cristian – Automation EP