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.