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In conversation with Miss Red
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In conversation with Miss Red

Andrei Bucureci - May 16, 2019

There are always many sides to an artist and music performer, this is what this chatattack with Miss Red is meant to enlighten. If you will ever witness her perform, she will for sure leave a deep mark on you. Her aggressive style, mashed with a strong attitude and energy, an approach that on top of The Bug’s distorted heavy bass and beats, define the meaning of sound pressure.

Drums and music philosophy with Jojo Mayer
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Drums and music philosophy with Jojo Mayer

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 08, 2019

Sergé "Jojo" Mayer is one of the names you can't have it confused. He stands out not only as a virtuous drummer, but also as a musical philosopher. His style of drumming, combining elements from jazz, rock and drum and bass, creates a powerful rhythm who takes the listener into a magical journey.

Interview with Chrysta Bell
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Interview with Chrysta Bell

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 04, 2019

Chrysta Bell Zucht is one of the most interesting singer-songwriter in the American indie scene. With a musical studio experience dating since childhood, Chrysta's musical career was full of surprising experiences: she was a vocalist and composer in the 8½ Souvenirs swing jazz band, with albums released on the prestigious RCA Victor label.

Tweaking the sound with Egoless
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Tweaking the sound with Egoless

Codin Oraseanu - Mar 19, 2019

Following the evolution of dubstep and the new wave of artists we invited the Croatian producer Egoless for an interview to discuss about his vision of music, the way he embraced this sound and introduced his musical punk background into the 140BPM productions.

From Poland with dub. An interview with Radikal Guru
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From Poland with dub. An interview with Radikal Guru

Codin Oraseanu - Mar 12, 2019

Radikal Guru's discography boasts highlights that include his debut LP ‘The Rootstepa’ and the mighty "Dread Commandments" 12inch, or his second LP ''Subconscious'' that includes dancefloor killers like Stay Calm ft. YT or Warning ft. Echo Ranks. In 2016 he released his third studio album "Dub Mentalist" including more exciting collaborations and soundscapes.

Reggae taking over. A conversation with Sheba
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Reggae taking over. A conversation with Sheba

Codin Oraseanu - Mar 05, 2019

Like most of the independent labels, Dancehall Tradition is also founded by the passion and love for music. The interview with Sheba is following the label mission, collaborators and future plans in the amazing world of reggae music.

In conversation with Christian Fennesz
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In conversation with Christian Fennesz

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - Mar 01, 2019

After five years since his latest album release Fennesz has returned to  Touch label with a new release, Agora. Due to be released on the 28th of March, this album finds the composer returning to his roots with a minimal production setup and a focus on manipulated and mangled guitar riffs and synths.

In conversation with Algiers
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In conversation with Algiers

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 01, 2019

Algiers is an experimental American band from Atlanta, Georgia, that labels it’s sound as dystopian soul. This is a transcontinental affair as the project’s members met and played together in the United States but the band was officially formed in London. Their African country name evokes the anti-colonial struggle, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance and religion commingle.

A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote
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A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 05, 2018

The militant lyrics and the attitude towards the Big Brother oppression have formed a strong connection between punk and reggae. From the UK punk attitude of rejecting the establishment, to the squats of Berlin and the rasta hooligans in the Netherlands, the punk and reggae have formed an alliance in fighting the extreme right groups and promoting the...

A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer
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A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 22, 2018

I had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer at the 22nd edition of Garana Jazz Festival, where he performed alongside the reggae legends Sly & Robbie, and his Scandinavian collaborators Eivind Aarset & Vladislav Delay.

Protoje and the spirit of reggae revival
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Protoje and the spirit of reggae revival

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - Sep 05, 2018

After almost 50 years of a solid reggae genre where the harmony, rhythm, percussion and sounds where well established comes a new approach. Straight from the mother island of Jamaica, a new concept is born – the reggae revival. A term coined by Protoje, Chronixx and Jah9 to help them better market their sound.

A conversation with Ocean Wisdom
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A conversation with Ocean Wisdom

Codin Oraseanu - Aug 13, 2018

The 25 years old, Camden born, Ocean Wisdom, impressed me since his debut album in 2016. With Chaos 93’ Ocean announced his future supremacy. He brought something new – a really fast flow, a good understanding of both hip hop and grime and a dedication to work.

Smida. The jazz experiment
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Smida. The jazz experiment

Codin Oraseanu - Aug 08, 2018

Looking at the world of music one could live a feeling of hope. There are a lot of good musicians, passionate promoters and public eager to hear new sounds. Of course, things don’t move always as fast as we would like, but still, things are changing for the best for those who work and follow their path.

Fierbinteanu and the pop experiment
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Fierbinteanu and the pop experiment

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - Jul 02, 2018

Gabriela and Cristian Fierbinteanu explore the pop genre beyound the common definition. With strong messages and a militant atitude, the duo speaks about the liberation from corporations and the discover of the inner self. Their is show is often accompanied by dance performance giving the audience a more intense perception of their message. 

Fine, It’s Pink and it’s electronic
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Fine, It’s Pink and it’s electronic

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - Jun 14, 2018

Fine It’s Pink is a band that experiments with each release, adding layer and layer of musical influences upon their compositions. They have performed all over the country opening for artists such as Tricky, Nadine Shah, Daughter, Sevdaliza, to name a few.

A conversion about electronic music scene in China with Liang Yi of ST.OL.EN
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A conversion about electronic music scene in China with Liang Yi of ST.OL.EN

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 07, 2018

The sextet has a dreamy trance-like sound and focuses on translating into sound the social aspects of life in China. With a full length album released in 2015 and a new EP made in Berlin in 2017 with producer Mark Reeder, they have just finished their international debut album and plan for its release.

A conversation with Oana Pop, drummer at Lights Out
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A conversation with Oana Pop, drummer at Lights Out

Andrei Bucureci - May 22, 2018

Oana Pop is not only a truly talented musician, but she is also a great person with whom I had the pleasure to talk about music, creativity and new projects. She is one of the drummers I always liked to watch performing.

Disturbing the Comfortable – Comforting the Disturbed, an interview with Adrian Sherwood
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Disturbing the Comfortable – Comforting the Disturbed, an interview with Adrian Sherwood

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - May 14, 2018

Disturbing the Comfortable - Comforting the Disturbed is On-U Sound's motto, Adrian Sherwood’s longstanding label. Recurring through our interview is the theme of avoiding musical safe explorations, taking the audience out of their comfort zone and the demystification of music through the lack of enthusiasm from music lovers.

Housewife Records interview
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Housewife Records interview

Miron Ghiu - May 08, 2018

Housewife Records is a freshly launched record label from Canada, specialised in dark ambient, post-industrial, noise and generally hard to classify experimental music. I had the pleasure to talk with Zach, had honcho of the label.

Cyberian interview and track premiere
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Cyberian interview and track premiere

Miron Ghiu - Apr 23, 2018

Cyberian is a Bulgarian music artist and head honcho of  WTF IS SWAG label. We chat with him about his next release Limerence, a full lenght album that will be released on the 30th of April on tape an digital via Amek Collective. We take this oportunity and we premiere the track Dragons Of Eden ft. Kantz.

An interview with the ambient artist Motion Sickness of Time Travel
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An interview with the ambient artist Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Miron Ghiu - Apr 02, 2018

Having released more than 60 full-length albums in the last 9 years under the Motion Sickness of Time Travel name, Rachel Evans is an important composer for any serious listener of ambient sounds.

An interview with the music composer Alexei Turcan
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An interview with the music composer Alexei Turcan

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 26, 2018

Alexei Turcan is one of those people you could describe as a music man. He writes and produce music, he orchestrates and he plays several instruments, and he is doing all these with a great passion.

A journey into sound with Mala
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A journey into sound with Mala

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 19, 2018

Most people know Mala from Digital Mystikz, Deep Medi and the DMZ clubbing nights he puts on. The whole scene and community around him is organic, profound and honest. As a builder he always took risks but the results never disappointed, they always stun.

A conversation with the artist and front of house engineer Ștefan Panea
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A conversation with the artist and front of house engineer Ștefan Panea

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 12, 2018

Ștefan Panea is a man that vibrates around music. He started his activity as a musician and he gradually evolved in being one of the most acclaimed front of house engineers in Romania.

An interview with the jazz musician Mihai Iordache
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An interview with the jazz musician Mihai Iordache

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 05, 2018

Iordache is first and foremost a jazz music lover. His passion for jazz drove him in becoming a musician in the 80s, playing saxophone. He gradually started to compose, produce and in 2009 he founded a label.

An interview with the musician, artist and co-founder of Ableton Live, Robert Henke
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An interview with the musician, artist and co-founder of Ableton Live, Robert Henke

Miron Ghiu - Feb 26, 2018

Fascinated by the way sound can be generated and manipulated by digital techniques he began to build his own software (in Max) and hardware (the Monodeck). Then, in 2001, he co-founded Ableton with Gerhard Behles.

A short conversation with the legendary noise artist, Merzbow
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A short conversation with the legendary noise artist, Merzbow

Miron Ghiu - Feb 21, 2018

For any serious music lover, Masami Akita needs no introduction. The Japanese noise/avant-garde musician discography is very hard to follow even by collectors, as the artist has released hundreds of albums.

A preview into the world of Red Light Radio with Hugo van Heijningen
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A preview into the world of Red Light Radio with Hugo van Heijningen

Codin Oraseanu - Feb 05, 2018

Right in the middle of Amsterdam's Red Light District, amongst all the red windows establishments, there's a place pushing a different sort of merchandise, in the form of hard to find, and usually surprising music.

From hardcore punk to dreamy and weird ambient, with T.Raumschmiere
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From hardcore punk to dreamy and weird ambient, with T.Raumschmiere

Miron Ghiu - Jan 27, 2018

The music composed by Marco Haas is so diverse that it's hard to apply a label and define it. His albums, with lots of punk attitude, are so diverse and intriguing that makes you listen to a song multiple times.

An interview with the visual and music artist, Costin Chioreanu
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An interview with the visual and music artist, Costin Chioreanu

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 11, 2018

Costin Chioreanu is bridging music and visual arts with a finesse worthy of the ”artist” title. A combination of high level of ambition, productivity and heavy discipline.

An interview with Mitoș Micleușanu
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An interview with Mitoș Micleușanu

Miron Ghiu - Dec 14, 2017

Mitoș Micleușanu, born in Bakhchysarai/Crimeea, lived and studied arts in Chisinau (MD) and Cluj-Napoca. He has an almost holistic approach to his compositions, using lots of granular synthesis and modular synthesizers.

Synthesizers and sound modulation. A conversation with Kateryna Zavoloka
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Synthesizers and sound modulation. A conversation with Kateryna Zavoloka

Miron Ghiu - Dec 11, 2017

Kateryna Zavoloka is an artist from Ukraine, currently living and working in Wien. She composes experimental music, with sonorities ranging from electro-acoustic sounds to IDM, ambient and even techno.

An interview with the IDM and sound designer artist Richard Devine
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An interview with the IDM and sound designer artist Richard Devine

Miron Ghiu - Dec 07, 2017

Richard Devine is an American musician and sound designer. He started his career producing heavily-processed IDM and glitch music. Devine loves to play with modular synthesizers and he’s the creator of many sound banks and patches.

A conversation with Warrior Queen
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A conversation with Warrior Queen

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 04, 2017

Annette Henry a.k.a. Warrior Queen is a Jamaican dancehall, reggae and dub performer, a strong voice bridging the reggae and electronic genre. You can find her on LP’s and recordings from established producers and artists like The Bug, Skream, Vex’d, Mungo’s and many others.

A conversation with the experimental duo Makunouchi Bento
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A conversation with the experimental duo Makunouchi Bento

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 28, 2017

Valentin Toma (Toma Carnagiu, formerly known as Qewza) and Felix Petrescu (Waka X) are Makunouchi Bento, an experimental electronic music duo from Timisoara with a vast perspective on music.

A journey into cosmic rock music with Bogdan Cretu
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A journey into cosmic rock music with Bogdan Cretu

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 19, 2017

Sound wise, I believe the best way to describe Noua ani lumina's sound is by saying it is a space rock journey. Imagine yourself being in a space shuttle and travelling through the vast infinity of the cosmic space.

Baba Dochia, the band with 12 lambskins
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Baba Dochia, the band with 12 lambskins

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 06, 2017

Baba Dochia is a Cluj based electronic-rock four piece band with it’s origins in the medieval city of Sighișoara. The band have released one critically praised conceptual studio album called XII Lambskins a bridge between electronic, post-rock, film score and eclectic sampling.

Alexandru Das, maximum volume yields
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Alexandru Das, maximum volume yields

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 30, 2017

Alexandru Das is an artist. From music to graphic design his work has an atmosphere that induces emotion above anything else. It is nice when you find people that are both musicians and graphic artists, because in this way, as a listener or viewer, you can better understand his or her philosophy.

dBridge, life is an inspiration
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dBridge, life is an inspiration

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 20, 2017

Drum N Bass is a hybrid genre with deep roots in acid house and breakbeat, all combined within the amazing culture of sampling. This style of music has revealed along the years a lot of talented artists who became world wide producers and evangelist of electronic music. 


Marius Costache, the sound man
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Marius Costache, the sound man

Codin Oraseanu - Oct 14, 2017

One can refer to Marius Costache as a studio engineer or a music producer, but I prefer to describe him as a man who sounds different. His passion regarding sound transcends the modern thin line of musical genre and steps into the world where sonic laws are meant to be just an example.

Rider Shafique. Identity is a path
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Rider Shafique. Identity is a path

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 11, 2017

Rider Shafique is an unique artist and spoken word musician from Bristol, living and performing between the UK and New York. Music and lyrics are always at their best when used as tools and this man proves it the most.

The KVB transmission
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The KVB transmission

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 21, 2017

Beautiful noise, chemistry and texture, intensity and reflection, both sonically and visually, these are some of the assets of The KVB’s music. Kat and Nick are an electronic shoegaze couple from UK, now based in Berlin.

A conversation with Kuedo
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A conversation with Kuedo

Andrei Bucureci - Aug 02, 2017

Kuedo is a producer and musician, label owner at Knives, affiliated to the respectable Planet Mu label. Imagine the sci-fi soundtracks of the ‘80s: Vangelis’s Blade Runner, Giorgio Moroder’s Metropolis and the atmospheric John Carpenter OST’s clashing with industrial hip-hop.

A head to head conversation with Gonjasufi
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A head to head conversation with Gonjasufi

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 06, 2017

Sumach Valentine aka Gonjasufi is a universal traveller. He trips through the universe chanting his eclectic mélange of hip-hop, psycheledia, punk and dark humms. Having realeased 4 EP’s and five albums for Warp Records.

A conversation with Kevin Martin, the man behind The Bug project.
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A conversation with Kevin Martin, the man behind The Bug project.

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 19, 2017

There is a strong feeling of family values and a spider web community around this musician who produces as The Bug since ’97.

The man behind the drums. A conversation with Radu Pieloiu
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The man behind the drums. A conversation with Radu Pieloiu

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 06, 2017

Radu is active in four different projects: BRUM, Helen, Sebastian Spanache Trio and Alexandrina, playing either jazz or electronic music.

A conversation with Kiki Hitomi, music and visual artist
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A conversation with Kiki Hitomi, music and visual artist

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 05, 2017

My discussion with Kiki Hitomi, the Japan born musician and visual artist who fell in love with reggae and dub, is like a tsunami of sincerity and hope.