Is this something you do full time now or do you have another job?
I would love to do this full time, but in the moment, I spend more on these projects than I gain. I expect this trend to turn around in the coming years. In civil life, I work as mobile network consultant. This job actually helped me a lot to get my hands on rare vinyls, since I traveled a lot all around the globe and had a chance to visit many record stores.
Who are some of your favorite labels and artists?
I am extremely picky and maximalist when I choose a track to be included in my performances. When I play the chosen tracks I play them between 131-133 BPM. My preferred techno theme comes from the the combination of harder (veretős), bass heavy, mystic, hypnotic and minimalistic soundscapes and textures. My favorite artists, who create tracks matching these criteria are Eric Fetcher, Jonas Kopp, Lewis Fautzi, Samuli Kemppi, Shifted Tensal, but I really love to discover new, less known artists like Evigt Mörker, so that I can promote their music.
At the moment, I am following close to 300 techno labels, most of them are from Spain, Italy and Germany. I always get excited when I get notifications from Granulart, Float, MindTrip, PoleGroup, Semantica about new releases.
So tell us, how exactly do you marry techno and your art into one piece? How does that selection and artistic project work exactly?
When it comes to selecting music, I am always looking for the “engineering touch”. A very good sound engineer can make even electronic music come “alive”. In most cases this means the usage of analog gears, electronics, while creating music. I go through several thousand techno music tracks, until I filter out the ones that match my taste. In the next step of my artistic routine an hour-long mix is created from the selected tracks. The build-up of the mixes are based on the methods and categories I usually write about on my blog.
When the mix is ready, then I start to prepare myself for the painting sessions, which involve the selections of painting technics. The moment I am ready with setting up my work area, I turn up the volume on the stereo and the artistic work can begin. Creation of the artworks happens in high energy, trance-like state. The complexity and “color” of the music are main factors in the creation of the artwork.