Juan Trujillo

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

Interview with Juan Trujillo

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

  • Music was allways a very important part of my life. Since very young i was atracted by instruments, bands and the creative proces of making music. After several years playing with different bands an styles i discovered electronic music with the album maxinquaye from Tricky and short after that it was Daft Punk who open my eyes to the posibilities. It was round 1997 when i went to my first rave and felt in love with the energy. By 2001 i was making my forst productions and learning at home with my vinyls.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • One thing is feeling good about some track that you like how it came out, basically imitating influences or learning to achieve a specific sound but when you play a track made by yourself and it gets a positive reaction is when you start learning what to do or what does the dancefloor spects. I think thats the starting point. I really like the idea of not depending of other musician to make a piece and electronic music just deliver that to me.

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 think one of the main reasons that i felt in love with electronic music is the vibe you get from it. Mathematical sounds generating positive vibrations and in a way that is something that gets amplified when more that one person is getting that experience at the same time. I think collabs are good and a huge bag of posibilities. You get new perspectives, ideas and tools you wont get by working alone. I like remixing a lot, is a different process of rearanging a piece of art someone else did and making my own perspective of th elemenets. but there is a point in the producer career when you have to start choosing your remixes with an industry point of view and prioritize connections aswell as the art significance of the work rather than just taking any request.

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

  • I think every production has a meaning whether is a single track, a compilation of tracks or a pakage. I think is more powerfull when the whole bunch has a direction or concept rather than different entities together in the same box but it surtenly is different each time.
    Lately i am naming my tracks individualy but allways in the same direction or influence that inspire my so they all work if putingthem toguether.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Yes. no matter how simple it is is allway part of the same production and should be treated as part of the art inside.

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

  • I find difficult to label my music under an specific style so i used to research other artists with similar productions to see which labels they are in… but lately i just get request so after times producing and producing i decide which tracks could go toguether and offer a main demo with extra posibilities and is the record label who chooses theyr favorites. A good label is the one that have great masters and quality whithin their releases, great names and artwork fallowing a line. And as important they mantain contact with the artists beyond the music, think ahead and produce with enough time for a good promotion.

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 think that if we want a better scene we have to give the propper recognition to the good art, whether it comes from a big name or a young artists aswell as label. Illigal downloads only help the illigal page or the person downloading the music and takes away all effort label and artist did to make that art happend. In the old days it was difficult to promote labels and to find the music but now with all the digital era and the technology behind there is too much access to any kind of material. I think we have to keep quality over the not so good making it a bit unreachable and let the art do the rest.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I am always experimenting and that helps me choose and have a better view from what i trully like to express in that particular moment. Inspiration moments are much important to me and inspiration comes in different ways so is allways changing. Keep true to what you like to feel when listening to a song i would say.

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

VINYL ► Juan Trujillo – Irreversible

Juan Campos

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

Interview with Juan Campos

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

  • I have always seen musical production as a different way of communicating, of expressing what we feel at that moment. Well, like every artist I think that the attraction for music starts very early, in my case I jumped into the electronic scene in my region very young, after many years the scene degraded a lot until it disappeared almost completely, so it was the perfect moment to be interested in music production, which is something that always caught my attention.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • My inspiration is basically proportional to my state of mind and my day-to-day experiences, I am not guided by a musical standard.

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 love doing remixes, I think it is a great way to contribute your ideas to another concept of another artist, it is something fabulous, in the same way that I also like to be remixed, in short I think that collaboration with other artists is something necessary

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

  • Normally I always try that the name of the track and the ep have in the name of something significant that has to do with some event in my life, or some way of thinking specifically about a subject, I rarely let this subject go unnoticed

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Always, I love that everything is a perfectly harmonized set, I think it gives a more concrete vision of what is going to reach people.

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

  • Normally, as I said in the previous question, I like that everything is very careful, both the graphic and the musical, that they have a regularity and good work dynamics, currently I believe that trau-ma is a label with these characteristics. My expectations today is to continue enjoying what I do but above all to continue improving my music without falling into stereotypes.

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 believe that digital sales are a fast way to get music to people, nowadays with the internet revolution and unfortunately with the quality of the sale of physical material, a very wide range has been opened in this sector. Unfortunately there is also an underworld with music piracy, I think this affects the proper development of many labels and artists a lot.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • As I have told you before, I don’t want to stick to stereotypes and fashions, my main objective is to continue improving my music, and trust that my inspiration remains fresh.

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

  • Thanks to you for giving me the opportunity to express what I think and to be able to convey it to people.

VINYL ► Juan Campos – Arctic Shift

Mushtukov

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

Interview with Mushtukov

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

  • I grew out of clubbers! In 2010, he began to be subtle about writing music! In 2004 he began to study DJing! In 2006, he began to perform fully in clubs in his country in Belarus! Taught to play only from vinyl!

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • ‘ve always been interested in vinyl records! It’s like hugging your beloved woman. Vinyl is the sound quality! Cool beat and bass. And club music should only be on vinyl. I looked up to many of the world’s artists who inspired me. I have visited many of the world’s raves, namely techno raves. My first rave was MAYDAY in 2006 in Russia in the city of st.Petersburg and from that moment everything went like surfing waves. I fully began to study the world stage, especially Detroid, Berlin, London in techno and house culture! I learned and read a lot of literature. So my knowledge about the origins of techno is very good.

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, nice to cooperate. Remixes hit the top! Moreover, the development is good, sales and remixes should be with cool and top artists and artists, preferably according to the version of the residentadvisor site. It is necessary to attract many famous and little-known artists so that people develop and want to strive to develop. The main thing is to have time for development. Because sometimes you can’t keep up with music and artists. There are many good artists in the world. I am also one of them. The paired remixes are even better than the original, because young artists are fully invested in remixes

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

  • The name comes to mind quickly, because I have been in this atmosphere for a long time. When I write, I already know its name. The process itself and the approach itself are very important for the artist. Buying Agencies should have positive first impressions.
    Labels and booking agencies pay attention to everything. Therefore, there must be a professional approach.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Yes of course. I have personally participated in the creation of the label cover many times. You need to put your soul into music not only. The cover is a reflection of what I wrote in my music. In one of the episodes, I asked my daughters to leave their palms with paints on a sheet of paper. The label calls Sezonas Records a Children release. The cover allowed a subtle approach to the style of the label, because they are all hand-drawn.

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

  • I look at the style and style of the labels through deejay.de. But labels need to be designed not only in a certain style. Labels should be flexible, but stick to concept. The main thing is the label’s approach and contribution to its development! It is advisable to look for labels that are engaged in booking artists and their development. Everything on the label should be beautiful and effective. But a lot depends on how you get into the statistics. My plans are to travel the world and play in the best clubs in the world. I want to show what cool guys there are in Belarus in music.

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 already said I love vinyl. Digital sales and releases are cool and high quality. I also support them and play. But illegal sale does not mean that it is bad, but also bad. It’s impossible to track down pirates here. But there are also many collectors who value vinyl and sell it for more. I have a lot of digital releases too. Not always a label can afford to print plates.An expensive pleasure, but at the same time a very strong exclusivity, and it’s worth it, it’s nice when the circulation of 100 records around the world and fans, other artists and collectors will exchange them. My personal goal is to support each artist and play in the format that I play, but the release should be a bomb.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I have written a lot of papers so far. They are in hidden format. I decided to play with the releases that I didn’t release and get an exclusive so people couldn’t shazam them. There will be new vinyl coming out later, but with recommended music that has already played on my podcasts. I began to study very much how to improve the quality of mixing and mastering in sound engineering. Expect cool and new work.

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

  • Good development to you and thank you very much for accepting this interview.

VINYL ► Mushtukov – Revolution EP

VINYL ► Mushtukov & Konokrad – Luminophore EP

Makaja Gonzales

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

Interview with Makaja Gonzales

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

  • Music means freedom to me. Freedom to shape expression, creativity, innovate.I started in music in 1983 when I started as a radio deejay for a local small radio station. In those days, you had a lot of radio stations that were not legal, so without a license. It was then tolerated by our government. Later the rules became stricter,and almost impossible to run a radio station. Music has a magical appeal to everyone. You bring music to places in your soul and mind. Music is as old as humanity itself. I grew up in a musical family. My mother played the piano. My brothers and sister always played vinyl, or the radio was always on.
    I grew up in the seventies, eighties. I heard all kinds of music. Funk, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Disco laid the foundation for me what I would later make: Industrial-Dark-Deep-Techno.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • Each release was a milestone in my career for me. After each new release, the next one followed, and before you know you are so deep in the music that you have grown so far,
    that you have ended up on so many labels, have met a lot of people from the industry, that you are in fact running your own business. Every release you’ve made is a step forward. Music never gets boring, music gets the best out of you.

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?

  • Absolutely. Collaborating with an artist is a challenge in itself. Because every artist can be called unique in his or her turn. Each of them have their own style, production techniques, their own networks. Through collaboration you come into contact with other artists, and that’s how the ball rolls on.I like to do remixes, but I don’t always do it. The reasons for this are that I also want to work on my own productions. It then depends on which artist I want to work with. I only work with people who are reliable, serious. That trust must be mutual. When other artists remix a track of mine, it’s a token of appreciation. I give every good producer (big or small) the opportunity to choose whether they want to make a remix, it is without obligation, but also a show of respect. I am grateful for the artists I have worked with.

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

  • I am philosophical. A title is the beginning of a track. The title says it all, it is the introduction of what is to come, but you get to hear everything that happens during the track, like a book tells a story. Titles come out of nowhere and I write them all down. I just have to choose which one to use and start preparing thetrack. I get a title from life, it is everywhere you just look, and you must have a lot of imagination, an open mind, a deep sense of making the impossible possible.I always work from the sameconcept. First the title, only then do I produce, not otherwise. The title creates the track, it inspires me. For example, if the title has a dark name, I immediately know what I want to make, which elements I need to write the story. The same is true if it has an industrial name.I automatically choose which track belongs to the other track for an EP or album. The strength track of the release therefore becomes the title name of the release.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • To a certain extent. I like simple, simplicity, but also deepness. That depends on the label. If a label understands what my title says and thelabel anticipates, that’s a bonus.

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

  • I now mainly work with labels that have more to offer, where good and well-known names from the industry publish their work. Because it attracts the attention of the public. When you are on a good label, it also attracts the attention of fellow artists, because a collaboration can happen sooner or later. In the past, when I started producing and publishing my works, I took every opportunity to release my works because it takes me more seriously as a producer than juststicking to a few small labels. Larger and well-known labels also means that your own music style is changing, you actually get better at what you do, and that is very motivating.

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.)?

  • It is the trend of our time. I notice a lot through the social network that many artists complain about the lack of royalties, or receive too little from giants like Spotify.
    That every in-between person gets a piece of the art from the artist, leaving the artist, creator and producer penniless. That is downright shameful.I see that many of my fellow artists are quitting because of the greedy nature of big money people. Many artists are now looking for alternatives outside the regular giants to make money. The same also applies to the events industry. Small artists are not evenfeatured. That should change, to make talent visible.Illegal downloads are criminal behavior in itself. It is not a sign of respect, but of greed. It is being fought against by various governments in the world. For example, it is a criminal offense to download illegally according to American and European legislation, but the control on this is wafer thin, so that the chance of being caught is very small, the criminal can just go ahead.I’m not talking about stealing a made (published track), the copyright, that another criminal is going to release on his behalf. Unfortunately that also happens.
    It is then a coincidence that you run into it because someone from your network discovers it. Much of that sort of thing escapes everyone’s attention because too much music is released per day, per week, per month. And! if you find out, and the label and artist don’t cooperate, who has the financial means to go to court?

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I try to experiment as much as possible, try out what sounds good and special, and continue to build with that temporary new concept, because you always have to invent yourself.
    Continue to innovate. Not to be afraid of failure, but to have the strength to dare to be creative and to be different from others.I am currently working on various projects, including the 3rd part of The History Of The World. In addition, my dream is to release more of mymusic on vinyl, such as albums. I also see what the future will bring.

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

  • Thanks for having me here.

VINYL ► Makaja Gonzales – Our Shadow

VINYL ► Makaja Gonzales – Two Tribes

Roby M Rage

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

Interview with Roby M Rage

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

  • Producing is the simplest way to express and shape thoughts, feelings and sensations. My music is very influenced by what surrounds me, which touches me, with music I can find balance, despite it’s a very strange universe. I started producing music many years ago, in the late eighties and I took part in various projects where the main catalyst has always been experimentation and I soon discovered that electronic music is the one that manages to give me something more than the others genres, it’s my mother tongue and I don’t struggle to understand it.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • I always try to reach new goals, I get bored easily so with each release I look for a new challenge, each production is a different story and needs the right container (label) to be exhibited, so the inspiration comes from wanting to do better trying to express more and more clearly what is inside me and find the best channel to be able to give it the right space. Then there are the results that give you strength, in recent years I have been in the charts with hundreds of different tracks and my songs have been played at festivals like Awakenings or by internationally renowned DJs, it’s cool when you hear your name announced in a Podcast made by one of your idols, don’t you think?

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 love to collaborate with other artists, every time I learn something fundamental and I am thrilled when I hear what comes out at the end of the path, it is something unexpected and I like surprises. Lately I collaborated with Atze Ton for a new EP and I think the result is remarkable, I can’t wait for it to be released and see the reaction of the ravers.
    The speech is similar for remixes and I love doing them more, unless I choose who remixes my tracks but it doesn’t happen often, usually it’s the label that decides the remixers.

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

  • It is always difficult for me to find the title for a track, although it is a very important thing, but I often overlook it. I have to work a little more in this regard.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Yes it is! Sometimes I see covers that I just don’t understand. I believe that any project needs the right dress, music too. A thoughtful graphic design can make the difference.

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

  • I think choosing the right label is a very important thing, there are several factors that push me towards one or the other. Some labels release tracks, period, and do nothing more when there are many aspects to take care of. I personally am cutting many labels and I try to collaborate with those that seem to work best, those who believe in it and you can see that they are following a path.

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 think this is a complicated speech, there are many illegal ways to get music, which I don’t understand right now as you can listen to pretty much everything for free from legal channels. But here another discourse would open on how much artists, indeed small artists earn from these musical giants … Once it was normal to buy music, you would go to the shop and take your record, cassette, cd or listen to yours favorite program on the radio and at least you got ready with a tape recorder and recorded your favorite songs, there has always been music piracy but now it seems easier to access music but it seems not to matter to many, but we struggle to live in this way and especially now with Covid-19.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • Right now I am doing many remixes including one for Felix Bernhardt which will be released on Techno Vinyls Record, after these I plan a series of tracks that will be produced mainly with analog gear, I want to return to a more raw sound but at the same time a warm sound, it’s winter after all.

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

  • Thank you! Cheers.

VINYL ► Roby M Rage – Hard Times EP

Alvinho L. Noise

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

Interview with Alvinho L. Noise (Alvaro Alves)

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

  • I started dj in the beginning of 90’s, my old brother called: “Anderson Noise” is a dj too, him put me into this, and I was used your equipment during the beginning. I discovery Techno Music between 1995 to 1996, when I was 14 years old, and this changed the ways of my life. Most two decades I’m here publish Techno releases in some record labels and playing as dj too with same passion. About producing I started only late in 2007, but only in 2014 that I was kick off making music almost everyday. For me as producer is one of ways way to express my true feelings at music.

How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?

  • Each new release I want make be it to better than the other, it’s something as progression.
    Also releases open a lot ways for me in my carrier with my music arriving in different parts of world that I never imagined to arrive there.

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 do collaboration with only artists that are my close friends, with the same musical taste. About remix, I like to do when I hear that tune and give me some emotion, then I ask me, I would love to do a remix for this track. Remixing is always welcome when the artists that have affinity with your music, and also can add something in your music.

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

  • I choose this titles for my tunes based on my current mood and on my quotidian too, for exemple this December month I have a upcoming release on Nomad Species called Vaccine EP. Also the politic on my country have such a big influence at titles of my tracks too as exemple: Art of Dictator, and Social Inequality.

Is a well-designed cover important to you?

  • Yeah of course, when you see a amazing cover art you have interesting to hear that release indifferent which kind sound is. In my case when I published some releases in any labels of my fiends, I sent to them some photos that would be great to using at cover, then we used.

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

  • When the label invite me to publish some release, I see some points since a cover art, promotion of this label, if will give me or not visibility on my releases, also if have a good promo mailing to share my release with big artists to give me support, or not.
    And also I always send demo tunes for some record labels that I have interesting to publish my music there.

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.)?

  • This is also depend if your release have a good feedback or not, with good supports, if your release have visibility at main page in some digital shops or not, and also have a good sales at this digital shops. Some records labels send me report sales after 6 moths that released was published.

What are your future plans for making tracks?

  • I have so many future plans, but the most important for me is keeping my inspiration, and try to do music almost every day at future, with same love and dedication.

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

  • It’s a pleasure for me to talk with us about my music. Thanks too, I have a lot respect for Techno Vinyls Label, and big hello from Brazil.

VINYL ► Alvinho L Noise – Status

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