1. Hello, Monstro! Thank you for accepting our invitation to this interview. How are you, how does look this year so far?
Hey, you’re welcome! We are good and were really excited to finally deliver our latest work to people. This year was tricky in terms of getting our thoughts together, but we made it so far.
2. Who are the members of the Monstro project? How would you describe your style for the people that didn’t hear your music yet?
We can’t tell you who we are yet, as we both have other big projects we are part of and want the music to do the talking. We often describe our style with the following word combinations: Blood House, Technogoth, Horrortechno.
3. Have you always wanted to be a DJ/producer? Can you tell us how did you decide to get into the music business? Was there someone who influenced you to do so, another artist or family member?
We were always involved in the music industry, and Djing/Producing was the main and essential part of it - no questions asked, but it wasn’t the final goal. We thought that it’d be perfect to embody our fears and beliefs in the audial form. Of course, we’ve always had our own role models who really pushed us and made us do what we do now: Daft Punk, Autechre, Justice.
4. Please tell us more about ''Spectre'' - your first EP. What kind of tracks includes and how would you convince the people that they definitely have to listen to it?
'Spectre' is, basically, all over the place in terms of tempo thing. It was the testing ground for us and we are quite happy with what we came up with in terms of holding the concept and it’s definitely how we see our music - it’s the starting point for the evolution. We tried to form a story, and it’s more than just another EDM release, because you can actually hear the message and it can scare you in someways. People have to try it just to hear different approach to the shaping of the audial landscape.
5. Regarding your producer skills, what are the main influences? How do you get inspired when you produce a track?
It was nice to hear Noisia giving us props in their show, because they have always been those to look out for in terms of state of the art sound. We get inspired by horror stuff mostly. We've been listening to Katharsys guys over and over again lately.
6. If you could choose one DJ, producer or an artist you'd like to collaborate with, who would it be and why?
It would be the Katharsys, because of their similar view on the atmospheric part of the music. Their music is cleansing and demolishing.
7. How would you describe your sets? What are the styles you mix more often?
It’s all techno mixed with a bit of breakbeat, hip-hop and some abstract stuff as if something fits the mood - why not? We mostly try to stick to a classic techno / future techno hybrid concept.
8. How important do you think it isfor DJs to be also producers?
I think you have to start to Dj when you really got something to say and something you can stand for, so yeah, when you got something to say - Djing is the way to do it.
9. What is your opinion about house music nowdays from its quality point of view?
It’s all the same - we don’t really feel it anymore. Of course, there’s always some quality stuff production-wise but it’s the same 'Merry-Go-Round' each and every year. Destructo’s cool tho. Yeah, he’s ace!
10. Your favourite producer at the moment.
11. Who would you like to remix your music?
We don’t care really for the name - it could be someones grandma! If a remix is good then we would still enjoy listening to it regardless of identity of the maker.
12. Favourite piece of equipment/gadget.
Traktor Kontrol Z2
13. Please recommend some "must listen" tracks to our readers.
1. Suicide Silence - No Pity For a Coward (What a breakdown. Lyrics are dope)
2. Katharsys - Guidance (Pretty scary with the lights turn off)
3. Jesper Dahlback - Thermal Voltage (Jesper knows how to sequence)
4. LDFD - Outta control (What a sick harmony)
5. Yan Cook - Gravity / Freefall (Killer Techno vibes)
14. A message for all the people out there who love electronic music.
Stay true and listen to whatever the hell you want to listen to! Screw the dogma! Screw the limits!
Interview made by Adriana-Laura L. © 2015 DJs Arena. All rights reserved.