Jednа od četiri lokacije za дoček 2018. u Novom Sadu je Studio M, koji će i ove godine biti mesto okupljanja ljubitelja tehno i rep zvuka, kada će na velikoj Re:Shape NYE žurci na dve bine nastupiti ukupno dvanaest izvođača.

Rave Beats bina predstaviće ekskluzivno u Novom Sadu DJ zvezdu Džona Akvavivu, začetnika avangarde u tehno kulturi i muzici, dok će CAKE Beats bina ugostiti  gangsta lorda, vođu najtvrđeg trep talasa na Balkanu i prvog sina Dalmacije, Krešu Bengalku.

Mi smo imali izuzetnu čast da malo porazgovaramo sa legendom elektronske muzike John Acquaviva-om koji nam je zaista dao sjajne odgovore na naša pitanja. Uživajte.


ENG: Hi John? How are you today? :) You’ll be performing in Novi Sad for New Years eve, what are you most looking forward to about this show?

SRB: Ćao John? Kako si danas? :) Nastupaćeš u Novom Sadu za Novu Godinu, čemu se najviše raduješ?
 
ENG: I love the people and energy of Serbia .It always starts with the crowd so excited about playing in Novi Sad for starters..

SRB: Volim ljude u Srbiji i njihovu energiju. Sve počinje od publike, tako da sam zaista uzbudjen što ću puštati u Novom Sadu.
 


ENG: You've been in the world of music for over thirty years now, which is your advice for young DJs?

SRB: Ti si u svetu elektronske muzike preko trideset godina, koji je tvoj savet mladim DJ-evima?
 
ENG: Respect as well as love what you do.  I love connecting with people over the love of music...So keep it simple and it goes well from there.

SRB: Poštuj i voli to što radiš. Volim da se upoznajem sa ljudima preko muzike, tako da radi to što voliš opušteno i super će to sve proći.
 
ENG: When you look back at the three decades, you’ve been doing what you love, what stands out for you? (Whether it be a moment in a club or a moment in the studio)

SRB: Kada pogledaš unazad tri decenije, ti radiš ono što voliš, šta je to što najviše pamtiš? ( Da li je to možda neki momenat u klubu ili u studiju)
 
ENG: Actually always the next party. I have had many magic parties, but like dinner with old friends and new i always look forward to the next one. 

SRB: Ustvari to je uvek sledeća žurka. Imao sam zaista mnogo magičnih žurki, ali volim i večeru sa starim prijateljima, ali takodje i sa nekim novim i uvek se radujem sledećoj.
 
ENG: You're doing a lot of different jobs in music. Describe your work week and when and how do you relax, or what is your favorite way to relax?

SRB: Radiš zaista mnoge različite poslove u vezi muzike. Opiši nam svoju radnu nedelju i kako se relaksiraš, koji je tvoj omiljeni način relaksacije?
 
ENG: I go from one thing to another. I like to keep busy and build things or at least move them forward. I am also motivated from being around interesting and energetic people, so no need for much sleep.
Love cooking a lot too.

SRB: Idem od jedne stvari ka drugoj. Volim da sam zauzet i da uvek idem napred. Uvek sam motivisan kada su pored mene ljudi puni energije i jako zanimljive osobe, tako mi ne treba mnogo sna. Takodje volim i da kuvam.



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NG: You’ve been a DJ / Producer for a while now and seen several iterations of electronic music culture. What are some of the evolutions that excite you and what are some that are disappointing to you?

SRB: Ti si DJ-producent već dugi niz godina i video si do sad mnoge faze elektronske muzike. Koje faze te pozitivno oduševe, a koje te onako baš razočaraju?
 
ENG: I think it's both great and terrible that electronic culture is so prevalent. Clearly the majority of people often settle and choose for easy crappy taste, but the underground minority still benefits.  
So the underground scene has never been better,this is what i really love and feed from.
 
SRB: Mislim da je i sjajna i loša stvar što je elektronska muzika sad toliko mnogo preovladala scenom.  Očigledno je da je većina ljudi zadovoljna nekom stvarno krš muzikom tj. imaju loš ukus za muziku, ali andergraund scena se i dalje drži. Po meni ta andergraund scena nikad nije bila bolja i to zaista volim.

ENG:On the DJ / Production front what can we expect from you in 2018?
 
SRB: Od tebe kao DJ-a i producenta šta možemo očekivati u 2018-toj godini?
 
ENG: Lots of plans for 2018, one of them is to go to a third phase of my label or perhaps start a new one, its back to beautiful music and working with a new generation of people.
 
SRB: Zaista dosta planova u 2018-toj godini, jedan od njih je i treća faza mog lejbla ili možda pokretanje novog. Zaista se vraćam prelepoj muzici i radim sa super ekipom nove mlade generacije.

ENG: What advice would you give to a fresh-faced kid coming out of university that wanted to get into the music business?
 
SRB: Koji je tvoj savet novim generacijama koja upravo izlaze sa koledža i žele da udju u muzički biznis?

ENG: Be prepared for a hard and long working effort. Some people think and want to do it as it seems a glamour and easy thing to do, but everyone is jumping in.  
If you really love music you will need to keep in mind that the love and passion has to be there and that you are in it for life probably needing to build one step at a time.

SRB: Da se pripreme za mnogo teškog i dugog rada i ulaganja. Mnogo ljudi misli da je to jedan glamoruzan i lak način života i svi brzo uskaču. Ako stvarno voliš muziku moraš to uvek imati na umu i polako jedan po jedan korak da gradiš svoje mesto. 
 
ENG: Can you tell us a little bit about Plus 8 Records and how that came about?
 
SRB: Možeš li nam nešto reći o PLUS 8 Recordsu i kako je došlo do toga?

ENG: When i met Richie Hawtin at the end of 1989 it was an immediate connection. We just knew we had to come together to make music and release it to the world.  
Within a few months we had our first two eps ready and pretty much never looked back as the world kindly took us into its arms.
 
SRB: Kada sam upoznao Richie Hawtina krajem 1989. godine to je bila konekcija na prvi pogled. Znali smo da moramo da saradjujemo po pitanju muzike i da to pokažemo svetu. Posle samo nekoliko meseci mi smo imali naša prva dva EP-a i polako smo videli kako nas svet uzima k sebi.



ENG: Which musician had the biggest influence on your career? 
 
SRB: Koji je muzičar imao najveći uticaj na tvoju karijeru?

ENG: Many. But i will mention some unusual ones aside from karftwerk, yellow magic orchestra, Gary Numan and the likes. David Sylvian and Japan. 
The track looking from a hilltop from section 25, Echo and the bunnymen are the more interesting.
 
SRB: Mnogi, ali ajde napomenuću neke malo manje poznate pored Kraftwerka, tu su još i Yellow Magic Orchestra, Gary Numan i David Sylvian i Japan.

ENG: Any DJs from Serbia you could comment on? 
 
SRB: Neki od SRPSKIH DJ-eva koje bi prokomentarisao?
 
ENG: Great memories going back to my friends Gordan and Vlada and his crew from b92, from Marko Nastic to all the young ones.
 
SRB: Sjajne uspomene imam još odavno sa mojim prijateljima Gordanom i Vladom i njihovom ekipom sa B92, takodje i sa Markom Nastićem i mnogim drugim mladim DJ-evima.

ENG: Last thing before you go, do you have a last message for fans in Serbia who come to hear you for the New Year in Novi Sad?

SRB: Poslednja stvar pre nego što odeš, da li imaš neku poruku za sve fanove iz Srbije koji dolaze da te slušaju za Novu Godinu u Novom Sadu? 

ENG:Welcome to all, happy to see and perhaps reconnect with a few past friends but very much look forward to making new ones!

SRB: Dobro došli svi. Drago mi je da ću vas videti opet i da ću sresti neke stare prijatelje, kao i upoznati nove.

Nadamo se da vam se svideo ovaj intervju sa legendom elektronske muzike John Acquavivom koji će nastupiti samo za par dana u Novom Sadu.