Exclusive Mix: Tecture
May 14th, 2017
Artist Interview: Tecture
Genre: Electronic Music
Hardware: Roland A800, MS20 Mini
Software: Ableton Live
Label: Certain Circles, BTAIM
Tecture. Introduce yourself to our audience. Is there anything you would like to mention before we get started?
Tell us the history behind your music collection.
I used to listen to a lot of Dark Wave and Post Punk back in the day, so I was kind of inspired by that. My collection nowadays is more techno oriented but since I lost my laptop a couple of weeks ago with no backup, most of it is gone. I have to start all over again. It's going to be exciting I think.
"I constantly try to surround myself with tracks from the 90’s and 80's."
List off some of your favorite finds. How have they inspired you in your own productions?
When I bought Maurizio - M6, for example, it drove me into that dub techno thing and inspired a lot of my tracks. I constantly try to surround myself with tracks from the 90’s and 80's. That’s where I gain most of the input.
Take us through your production workflow. What steps do you take that are necessary when crafting that Tecture sound.
Most important, is that it needs to be quiet with no cell phone in sight or anything that will distract me. I usually start with basses and melodic elements first, then do the drums afterwards. Inspiration comes and goes, so sometimes you need to be quick and sometimes you need patience, which is actually not a friend of mine.
Build your own perfect environment for you to showcase your sound. Who, what, where, how and why?
Depending on the tracks, but ideally my music should be played in a big room when it’s dark.
"...my music should be played in a big room when it’s dark."
Tell us about some of your biggest accomplishments as an artist thus far - anything in particular you would like to mention?
Holding my first solo EP in my hands was kind of unreal and exciting.
If you were a train station, which one would you be?
Tecture, in a few sentences. Tell us about this mix you made for us. Where did you get your inspiration. Is there anything special you want the audience to know?
It is very dark and deep and reflects my current state of mind after losing my laptop with all my data. Maybe not a mix you can dance to but more to chill out or focus on work. I mixed ambient sounds with Dubby tracks and a bit of trippy Techno. My intention was to create an excerpt of my feelings - so it’s actually a pretty honest and personal mix.