by the partae

Where are you currently based?

I am based in Singapore.

How has your COVID19 experience been?

I have been very fortunate to have found myself in a safe place and not experiencing a lot of negative news. All tours have been cancelled but that has allowed me to stay more time in the studio. I have also spent more time with family which has been great.

How did you first start playing music?

I started playing music in my room at 12 years old, I would close the door and put on the headphones, and stand up, dreaming of what it could be transmiting emotions and good vibes through music to big crowds.

Your new release “Voyage, Voyage” is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this single? How did you go about writing “Voyage, Voyage”?

It is a cover version of the 80’s classic by Desireless. We wanted to maintain the celebration feeling and talk about travelling at a difficult time like this.

Where and when did you record/produce?

The song was produced between my studio in Singapore, and Imanbek’s studio in Kazakhstan.

What programs/equipment did you use?

I am working with Logic Pro and an Apple computer.

What did you find most challenging and rewarding about creating “Voyage, Voyage”?

I always say that when creating a cover version, it should honor the original as much as possible, either maintaining the same level of quality and feeling, or bringing a new meaning to the song. The original is a truly masterpiece and it was hard to maintain a similar level of emotion.

What do you like to do away from music?

When I am not in the studio I am normally practicing some sports and spending time with my wife and kids.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I love to discover nice Spotify playlists. It is a great way to know new music and artists.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2020?

A lot of patience and hard work, hoping the crisis will be over soon and travel restrictions lifted.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I love mediterranean food and I am now really missing places like KM5 in Ibiza.


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