Sjajni DJ i producent Patrice Baumel je izdvojio malo vremena za naš sajt i odgovorio nam na neka zaista sjajna pitanja, a njegovi odgovori su definitivno bili još bolji. Patrice nam stiže prvog dana Central Dance Eventa gde će zasigurno biti zvezda večeri. 

ENG: When was the first time you fell in love with music and when did you start practising it?

SRB: Kada si prvi put osetio da si se zaljubio u muziku i kada si počeo da to praktikuješ?

ENG: I fell in love with it around the age of 4. There are photographs of me raiding the stage of the local jazz club during a concert at that age, so that could have been the moment haha. I spun my first record when I was 17.

SRB: Zaljubio sam se negde kada sam imao četiri godine. Postoje fotografije mene kako trčim po bini jednog lokalnog džez kluba baš u tim godinama, pa bi definitivno to bio taj momenat haha. Prvu ploču sam zvrteo kada sam imao 17. godina.

ENG: How long did it take to gain proper experience in music production? Can you tell us a bit more about your debut release?

SRB: Koliko ti je trebalo da dobiješ pravo iskustvo i znanje u muzičkog produkciji? Možeš li nam nešto reći o tvom debitanskom izadnju?

ENG: It’s an ongoing process, but to reach a point where felt comfortable with my own style, probably 7 to 10 years. My debut release was a record called “Mutant Pop” on Cologne imprint Trapez. I remember the day the vinyl arrived in the mail and I held it in my hands. It was a feeling of deep satisfaction.

SRB: To je proces koji i dalje traje, ali došao sam do nekog momenta kada sam bio zadovoljan svojim stilom, a za to mi je bilo potrebno od sedam do deset godina. Moje debitantsko izdanje je bila traka pod nazivom "Mutant Pop" koje sam izdao za "Cologne imprint Trapez". Sećam se dana kada je vinil izdanje stiglo poštom i kada sam ga držao u ruci. To je onaj osećaj duboke satisfakcije. 



ENG: What is your main inspiration for music production? How many new releases are ready to go out and are you planning to play some of them on CDE?

SRB: Koja je tvoja glavna inspiracija za muzičku produkciju? Koliko imaš spremnih izdanja koje planiraš da izdaš i da li ćeš neka od njih puštati na Central Dance Eventu?

ENG: I draw inspiration from anywhere in life, museum, films, a new synth or just the impression of the last party. Sometimes I’m just in the flow and I don’t even know where the ideas come from, it just kind of possesses me.

I have a few new remixes coming out and a new single for Kompakt. If the mood is right I will play them.

SRB: Dobijam inspiraciju bilo gde u mom životu, muzej, filmovi, novi "synth" ili možda samo neki utisak od prošle žurke. Nekad sam samo u takvom raspoloženju i ni ne znam odakle mi ideje dolaze, kao da me nešto obuzme.

Imam nekoliko novih remiksa koji uskoro izlaze i novi singl za "Kompakt". Ako bude pravi vajb pustiću ih sigurno. 

ENG: It's not hard to notice that Techno exploded in the past few years (with the demise of EDM) yet so much of what is classified as techno is just a progressive house. Have you found yourself (and fellow peers) still having to work around the unfortunate tag progressive has held or do you find it shifting and people becoming more knowledgeable?

SRB: Nije toliko teško zaključiti da je techno eksplodirao u poslednjih par godina, ali mnogo toga se naziva techno, a ustvari je progressive house. Da li si pronašao sebe (i drage kolege) kako pokušavaš da objasniš da je to progressive a ne techno zvuk i da obrazuješ malo klabere da nije sve techno?

ENG: Categories do not really interest me. I feel comfortable playing progressive as well as techno music and try to turn them into my own sound, something that is not beholden to any trend or hype. Generally, the acceptance of proggy music has really gone up, I hear them played everywhere.

SRB: Kategorije me nikad nisu interesovale. Ja se osećam prijatnim kada puštam progressive, ali isto tako i kad puštam techno muziku i pokušavam da to sve prestavim kao neki moj zvuk koji ne pripada ni jednom trendu niti hajpu. Generealno prihvaćenost proggy muzike je baš porasla, pušta se svagde po svetu.

ENG:What was the turning point in your career?

SRB: Koji je tvoj jako bitan trenutak u karijeri?

ENG:Participating in the Red Bull Music Academy Sao Paulo 2002, the moment I discovered that maybe music production was something I wanted to do and music in general could be a viable career path and life choice.

SRB: Moje učestvovanje na Red Bull Music akademiji u Sao Paolu 2002. godine kada sam otkrio da je muzička produkcija nešto čime želim da se bavim i generalno da bi to mogla biti karijera i izbor u životu čime želim da se bavim.

ENG: As a proven experimentalist, you challenge the audience to take in less understood musical ideas. Do you see your music events as an initiation for a change?

SRB: Kao dokazani eksperimentista, ti uvek izazivaš publiku da razumeju i neku drugu vrstu muzike koja nije tako popularna i nešto što je novo. Da li muzičke dogadjaje vidiš kao mesta za promene?

ENG: I see music as a language to transport emotions between people. Anything that touches people emotionally ultimately changes them, but for me the more important goal is connection.

SRB: Ja muziku vidim kao sredstvo koje prenosi emocije izmedju ljudi. Sve što ljude takne emocijalno na kraju ih i promeni, ali za mene je jako bitnije da bude konekcije.  

ENG: Let's say you have a gig coming up tonight. What does your approach look like - from selecting and preparation of the material to opening and building a set?

SRB: Recimo da večeras imaš neki veliki nastup. Kako se pripremaš za sam nastup, od selekcije i pripremanja materijala do otvaranja samog seta?

ENG: I try to do my homework and get an idea of what kind of crowd comes to a club based on previous bookings. I will try to find photos and video footage of the space in order to get an idea of what to expect. Then I’ll make a custom playlist for the night, just a preselection of about 80-120 tracks. Once I get to the venue I improvise.

SRB: Trudim se da uradim moj domaći i da imam neku ideju kakva će publika biti to veče u klubu na osnovu pređašnjih gostovanja. Pokušaću da nadjem slike i video zapise prostora i da imam viziju šta mogu da očekujem. Onda napravim svoju plejlistu za to veče, selekcija od nekih osamdeset do stodvadeset traka. Kada dodjem na dogadjaj onda improvizujem.

ENG: Share with us the funniest mistake happened while playing at a party. When nothing went right that day but the party was great at the end?

SBR: Podeli sa nama neku najsmešniju grešku koja ti se desila dok si puštao na žurci? Kada ništa nije bilo kako treba, ali žurka je bila super na kraju?

ENG: Party memories disappear in the rearview mirror pretty quickly, sometimes I don’t even know anymore where I played last week. Sorry, no funny stories, just lots of fun times.

SRB: Sećanja na žurke brzo nestanu, jednostavno nestanu jako brzo, nekad se i ne sećam gde sam puštao prošli vikend. Izvinite nema smešnih priča, samo dosta dobrog zezanja.

ENG: Since you are always very welcome here, what are your impressions of Belgrade, Serbia and clubbing, and do you look forward returning but this time on the famous Central Dance Event?

SRB: Ovde si uvek dobro došao, koje su tvoje impresije o Beogradu, Srbiji i klabingu? Da li jedva čekaš da opet dodješ, ali ovaj put na poznati Central Dance Event?

ENG: Since I am a child of the East myself I love playing in former communist countries, there is a certain nostalgia surrounding the old buildings that take me back to that time. I also notice that in regions where there was war not so long ago there is a deeper appreciation for life, you can feel a more hedonistic, passionate attitude in the people. I love playing here.

SRB: Pošto sam i ja dete istoka i volim da puštam u bivšim komunističkim zemljama, postoji neka nostalgija dok si okružen tim starim zgradama koja me podsećaju na prošlost. Takodje sam primetio da u tim regijama gde rat nije bio tako daleko, ljudi mnogo više cene život. Može se osetiti njihov hedonizam i strastven stav u narodu. Volim da puštam ovde. 

Nadamo se da ste uživali odgovorima Patrice Baumela i vidimo se 29-tog decembra u Luci Beograd na prvoj večeri Central Dance Eventa. 

Ulaznice za šesto izdanje Central Dance Event-a nalazi se u prodaji putem mreža Eventim i Gigstix.

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