Audiotec talks ahead of Alien Safari Sprung 2017
Audiotec plays Alien Safari Sprung this weekend and it will be his first time visit to South Africa.
Known for strong powerful melodies and full power psytrance, we’re expecting that dancefloor to erupt on Sunday when he drops his live set.
We chatted to him ahead of his debut SA gig…
For me it’s a way of life; music is everything for me like water for life so.. I’m inspired by life’s emotions – I sit and I create.”
Your earlier stuff resembled the more Israeli melodic style. What made you cross over to a more current “big” daytime style that you are now known for?
The world moves fast…
I cannot point to something specific that made me change my music…
The sound got better… production is very important nowadays.
I think this is the really the big difference between my music today and the earlier stuff. I just do what I love at the moment.
You have been playing for years, over a decade if I am not mistaken – what gig would you say stands out as your best and why?
Every country is unique. I love to play everywhere but a place which I had a really good and bizarre experience was in Seoul, South Korea.
You recently started the “Artificials” project with Symbolic. How did this come about and is an album planned?
This project is intended to be more psychedelic and usually a bit faster than the stuff I do as Audiotec.
A few EPs are gonna be released this year. And I’m really looking forward to seeing what will happen with this project on 2018. I have a good feeling about this collaboration with my good friend Ilan AKA Symbolic.
You have an album on the horizon; what was your thought process behind this – is it something you have been working on for years, or did you just sit down and decide its album time and put all your time into that?
Well to make a new album is kind of a long road to do but I decided to do one when I joined my home label [Techsafari Records].
I wanted to bring my new sound story into a full album but at the same time I’d started my new project as well, so it took me a bit longer than expected.
But the album, now after 2 years, will be done soon and I’m very excited to play it out now, all over the world.
What music do you listen to when you are not producing psytrance?
I like to listen to good music no matter the genre type is. It can be everything.
These days I especially love to listen to orchestral soundtracks.
I’ve heard so many good things about South Africa; in short I’ll say I’m expecting real psytrance people to dance to my music.”
Have you delved into other music genres- so many artists these days have side projects (progressive, house, techno). Is there a secret side project you are working on, or something you may be considering in the near future (other than Artificials)?
At the moment I’m fully powered and energized for Audiotec / Artificials .
If something comes up in the future I won’t keep that a secret.
Studio Geek question. What is your current setup (DAW, PC, Monitors) and what 2 instruments (analogue or VST) and plugins can you not live without?
My studio has basically almost no analog aside from the Virus synth and Roland TB303.Y can do everything in digital these days and it’s very similar to analog and much quicker, in my opinion.
About instruments; I don’t limit myself to a few. I like to invest new plugins all times.
But there are main instruments that I use a lot which are the “Sylenth1” “Zebra2.”
What is your work process when sitting down to produce a track. Everyone has a different recipe they work with, what’s yours…
I don’t have a recipe or any kind of formula to sit and work .
For me it’s a way of life; music is everything for me like water for life so.. I’m inspired by life’s emotions – I sit and I create.
Looking back over the years, who would you say was your biggest inspiration to getting you where you are today?
As I said before everything in life inspires me. I’m self motivated for work .
Turning to your SA gig, what have you heard about our south African scene and parties?
Wow I’ve heard so many good things about South Africa; in short I’ll say I’m expecting real psytrance people to dance to my music.
Any last comments and info you want to share with the south African scene before you head off?
I’m excited to visit you guys for the first time, I can’t wait to get there!