Where are you from and where are you currently based?
I am from Poland originally, but moved to the UK many years ago. I now live in London and love it! I call London my home.
You moved to London when you were younger, what was the reason for this move?
There was not much in the way of music or education on making music in Poland, you had to leave the country to access some of the better facilities. I wanted to go to Music Production School and London had some of the best, so I made a very spontaneous decision and packed up and moved to the UK. I also wanted to learn English and this is the best place for it!
You had one EP on Kompakt this year, please tell us about the recording/producing process for this EP:
This was a huge release for me, and of course I am very happy to be a part of the team at Kompakt. The production of the EP took me about a year actually, it was a very long process. It was something that I came back to and added to when I felt the time was right. I am really happy with how the EP came out.
What programs/instruments do you use when making music?
I produce with Ableton and then use a lot of music gear in my studio that I love including the Sub 37, OBI-6 and the Moog Mother. That’s just a few of the main things I use on nearly all of my tracks.
What or who influences your song writing / music making process?
Many different things can have an influence on my music. I think this is what most artists will say. It’s hard to pinpoint one thing or place that gives me inspiration. Listening to a lot of music on the TV and radio, as well as movies and daily life experiences. I wonder if my music would be different if I stayed in Poland and still produced there? I am sure it would be a little different, London is constantly a place for so much inspiration.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Always and forever – Pink Floyd.
You released a remix for Gui Boratto, with another planned, how did you get into remixing?
This was my second release on Kompakt, which came about after the first EP. Remixing this was really fun, and it’s almost half the work when someone else has given you the amazing parts already to work with. It’s always nice to be able to put your own twist on something.
What do you look for in a track before you decide to remix it?
A good hook, or some parts which I think I could really have some fun playing with.
How did you learn to remix?
It’s the same as making a new track, you have just been given the main body of the work already which makes it easier in some cases. Doing remixes can also be hard if it’s such a famous track or something everyone knows – I mean how can you make it any better? If you can make music, you can remix a track.
What do you like to do outside of music?
Well at the moment I don’t seem to have a lot of time outside of music! But that’s a good thing in many ways. I do yoga every single day in the morning and it’s nice to spend some quality time alone or with my partner whenever we can find the time between our busy schedules. I’ve been told that I am a pretty good cook hahaha
How did you come to work with Third Son and Polymath?
Joe and I met about 3 years ago and now he is one of my best friends and also biggest supporters. I am so happy I did this release for him and I hope there will be more to come. This is actually my third release for the label. Polymath is one of my favourite labels out there.
What is your inspiration for the vocals on this EP?
Ohh well that’s a little secret. I am guessing the track is about fear and I wanted to find something dark for that part. I guess I managed that?
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
I have a release on Aeon coming up, which I am really excited about also will be working with Joe on some projects which we can’t yet tell you about. Finally, for the beginning of 2019 I’ll have another EP on Kompakt.
Oh yea, I have a show at ADE and then also at Village Underground in London. Both are going to be amazing, such good venues and parties!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I don’t think that I can choose one place, I love Japanese food though. I guess my favorite place to hang out would be my house with my partner, preferably in the kitchen, or my studio.