Serbian born, Marko Radovanovic, is one of the new breed of psy-progressive trance producers currently making moves on the global scene. Inspired by the solar eclipse, his alter-ego, E-Clip, takes the essence of this natural phenomenon and transforms it into music that mixes the elements of both the night and day.
He first produced full-on music under the moniker ‘Beyondecliptica,’ and released an album in 2008 called Groove Technologies on Greek label, Medusa. But it was when he changed his musical direction to a slower, progressive sound as E-Clip that things really started to happen for the young producer. He has since released on Blue Tunes, Spin Twist, Oxygen, Prog On Syndicate and Yellow Sunshine Explosion as well as his ‘home label’, Iono Music.
IDMLife brings you a podcast mix of E-Clip’s Live performance at Boom 2012 as well as a short Q & A sent to us by his label. E-Clip – Live at Boom 2012 by IDMLife What is your favourite track at the moment and why? Favourite track Egorythmia – Arctic Dawn. This track is just excellent; strong bass line perfectly fitted with kick, fantastic ambience with really clever arrangement. It’s Perfect. You’ve been a drummer in bands, how do you think it influences your music and do you have any thoughts of incorporating drums in your music?
E-Clip Live: Yep, you still can hear a lot of Breakbeat and other drummer elements in my breaks. I also make grooves and rhythms on my tracks which are influenced by my drumming background, so I can definitely say that my drumming period was really important to me and that it has left a big mark on my current music.
You come from Belgrade, Serbia. What influence do you feel the city has had on your music and what is the best local food you can recommend to eat after a party there?
E-Clip Live: I think that Belgrade is a really strong city, and in a way really powerful. If you are a person who likes an easy lifestyle, then you may not like the city. I think that Belgrade is probably one of the biggest influences on my music, because my Progressive sound is quite strong, like the city. With regards to the food, Belgrade is really famous for its food, there would really be a lot of things to try, but Sarma [Bulgarian stuffed cabbage or sarmi can be made with ground veal, ground pork, rice, onion and carrots] would be my choice. What can we expect from you in the upcoming year?
E-Clip Live: In the close future you can expect a lot of releases from E-Clip. Right now I’m in the process of preparing a new studio with really good acoustic treatment and this will be my most important move in the last five years. I think that this change will be really big and that my production quality will improve a lot. When I finish with my studio, after I’ve had some time to adapt to it, you can expect a new album.