Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.
Interview with Rafael Bogdanov
What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?
- I played at a local club, and it just became not interesting to mix tracks over time. There were thoughts in my head, a desire to create something of my own, my own vision, to display my ideas, so that I could already play not only the tracks of other artists, but also acquaint people with my work. The first steps in writing music were in 2011. Then it was multiple sketches, experiments, studying, and it didn’t work out to create something specific. Then my image, my style to which I followed, displayed a minimalistic sound with elements of dark atmospheres.
How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?
- For me, the moments when after the date of my release I see how famous artists play my tracks were always a good impetus and motivator. Another desire to get publish my music on vinyl, which I already did thanks to TVR
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, of course, I love doing remixes. I like to bring my own look, my own tone of sound to the finished original. And it was also always interesting to listen to remixes of your own works.
How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?
- I can choose a name for my tracks for a long time. I don’t understand why this happens, sometimes the name suggests itself when creating a track. But in general, I think that the name does not really matter, because the most important content, the most important music, and the rest is not important.
Is a well-designed cover important to you?
- I think yes, of course, the appearance of the cover is very important, because many people first notice the cover and only later listen to the music.
How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?
- At first, I didn’t care about the importance of the label. There was a desire if only my music would be published. but later I began to understand that the more serious the label and the larger its audience, the better it will be for me to release my music on such a 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.)?
- Unfortunately, music piracy greatly affects the proper development of many labels and artists. All people have different values and views. Someone is ready to spend $ 2 for a cup of good coffee but not ready to give the same amount for their favorite music. This is the reality. But now it seems like access to music has become easier, but for many it doesn’t matter, but we struggle to live this way
What are your future plans for making tracks?
- The production of my music has slowed down lately. Since not so long ago I became a father. And it is not always possible to allocate the proper time. But the plans are still the same, to finally record your own album, to release more releases on vinyl.
Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!
- Thank you! Cheers.