Q. Your recent vocal release on Incepto Music “Panic” was unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. Was this your first track of this nature?
A. Yes. For me working on Panic was like a big creative experiment. It was familiarity with a huge field of electronic underground music unknown before. Point is that i did not know anything about progressive house, trance or deep house before I met Nikita Geraskin from Lunarbeam. My reality was the piano and vocal, instruments and voices. Nikita showed me that there is another reality, such as electronic music.
Q. What was the inspiration behind this release and the words within it?
A. When i saw how Lunarbeam made tracks, I understood that it is easy enough to do something together. Before speaking about the inspiration, I would like you to understand that a world of electronic music was an upheaval for me. I was amazed that this world was so highly developed, that there is a working system with labels, web portals, music producers, electronic contracts and so on. Obviously, the purpose of a creator of the music in any genre is only one - to convey the message he wants to be hearted by listeners. But instruments, tools, ways of expressing the same emotions in acoustic music and electronic music fundamentally differs. So my inspiration was the field of electronic music. I wanted to try: "If I am musician, can I try this other world?" I suggested Lunarbeam to do a track together and they gladly agreed. It was something new for them too, they had never been working with vocals before.
Q. Any further collaborations with Lunarbeam or other Progressive House artist that we can expect in the future?
A. Music is our second occupation for both Lunarbeam and I, we study and work. So that our joint projects can't be going as fast as I wish. However, we have some new ideas to make tracks in such genres as deep house, trance and more acoustic ones. We are also working on acoustic version of the Panic, because we want to show how it looks without the computer, the first version of the song i wrote and to see how the two worlds differ: acoustic and electronic.
Q. Last words or a quote for the viewers.
A. Never give up and try try try. I'm sure the main thing is to enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy. Life is self improvement and the road forward, even then your steps are small. I try to follow these rules and I wish it for every one. I would like to thank everyone who helped me and Lunarbeam with working on Panic.
A. I am 18 and this is only beginning of my career. I have some persons who are inspirations for me in diffrent aspects. Speaking about public figures it is Evelina Khromchenko and Elena Pavlova. I respect them for social position and understanding of the place of women in the modern world. Speaking about music, these are mostly my friends who are around me: guitarists, violinists, sound engineers, teachers, singers. Looking at them I always want to be "musically" fit.
I do not speak about such undisputed authority in the music as Scorpions, The Beatles, Diana Krall, Whitny Huston, Above & Beyond and so on, because it is a rule, it is a vertex. From young musicians I like Aliona Doiminceva very much with her absolutely young and modern feeling and broadcasting of the music and female voice. I must also say about my brother, because he is an example and support in my life.
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"...the purpose of a creator of the music... is... to convey the message"
Words are the biggest problem for me, both in tracks and acoustic music. It seems there is a million variations of melodies in my mind, but not verses. Keeping in mind the idea of the track I understood that my mother language, Russian, is dissonant with the nature of progressive house. So that i decided to choose a poem from English classic authors. Inspired by the electronic music I have formed an image of the track, which was supposed to be enigmatic, mysterious, not screaming, but should have internal voltage. This mood perfectly conveys a poem Panic written by Aldous Huxley. In addition, Aldous Huxley is an interesting fruit of his time as a poet and philosopher.
Q. What other projects are you currently working on?
A. I am a student of the Vilnius University Cultural Industries, so i cannot devote to the music as much time as I would like, but, obviously, I'm singing and playing the piano to improve my skills. I wrote songs, mostly in Russian, but there are some in Lithuanian and English, so I am working on this now.
"My reality was the piano and
vocal, instruments and voices"
Q. Who has been your biggest inspiration thus far in your career
Q. What’s the next major step for you as an artist?
A. To develop my voice and piano playing skills and write an album with acoustic songs.
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
A. There was a lot of fun facts in my life. Speaking in the context of our theme, when i was 5, my mum was terrorised by me with only one wish: "Mum, I want go to the music school!". I spent 11 years there. Additionally, in high school, I graduated out of the school of physics. I was also a journalist in the republic magazine for 2 years. So I tried a lot of spheres. My friends sometimes said that I am everywhere, but it was my style of life, and music will be with me forever.
"...Music will be
with me forever"