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VIBRANT SCIENTISTS ( Vibrant Melos ) ,we bring you an overview of their soulful OTHER REALMS EP and an exclusive interview with MELOS and VIBRANT from SONATA RECORDINGS.



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TRACKITDOWN: http://goo.gl/qbFU1v

BEATPORT: http://goo.gl/D9K7NK


Hi Michael & Sean how are you ? Tell us something about yourselves.

Hey guys. I’m Michael aka Melos and this is Sean aka Vibrant. Together we are Vibrant Scientists, we’re 31 and 34 respectively and have been into music for around 20 years, first with DJ’ing then starting to produce drum & bass, house & techno music for about 9 years now.

How did you come up with project Vibrant Scientists? Tell us something about this project and how did it come about?

Vibrant Scientists all began when Michael moved to Brighton and already had a small studio set up which Sean started using a bit and it all went from there. We then moved into a flat together about 3 years after that and really started working hard at production from that point.

You released a quality EP on New Progress LTD. Please tell us something about the Other Realms EP and the tracks on it?

The Other Realms EP is a project we are really pleased with. The lead track ‘Other Realms’ was started by myself (Melos), then taken to Brighton last Xmas as part of a week and a half non-stop studio session in Vibrant’s brand new studio set up. He’s spent a long time building and treating the room acoustically, double doors, completely soundproofed, it really is amazing to write in there. The mixdown we achieved was some of the best we’ve ever worked on so the results are shown in the rest of the tracks on this EP. We managed to get around ten tracks finished in the time we worked and they have all been recieved quite well by labels around the whole world, yours included. ‘Evaisive Action’ is another one that I started up north and took to the south for a final mixdown to make sure the deep vibes growled a bit more! ‘Revolution’ started as just a few little ideas Vibrant had got going and I really liked the vibe so we added lots to it and it just came together pretty quickly. It has some beautiful little quiet moments, very atmospheric that one! ‘Fortune Teller is one of our faveourites from this EP, the Apollo mission spoken word and chilling sounds tease you for a bit before you get the amen break to underpin the whole track and finish it off nicely.

Are you releasing any new music in the near future, and on which labels?

Yeah for sure, we have a lot of music out there right now, as well as stuff forthcoming on Ted Ganung’s label Deeper Vision, we just signed a two track single for Liquid Brilliants, this EP with you guys on New Progress LTD, we have a vinyl release out soon on our own imprint Sonata Recordings, it’s on a small offshoot simply called Sonata LTD and will be white label 10” vinyl, hand stamped and limited to 100 copies. I also have a Melos & Friends EP coming out soon on 22 Digit Recordings on a house and techno vibe with some wicked support from Laurant Garnier, Josh Wink, Brothers Vibe and Moodymanc. I write a lot of house and techno stuff with Kyber and with other people and it’s going really well so it’s good not to just stick to drum & bass all the time, Vibrant is exactly the same he likes to write house stuff regularly.

Searching your name in google, I found out about the labels that you are managing. Can you tell something more about them?

Myself and Vibrant run Sonata Recordings, a drum & bass label that’s been around for about 4 years now. I also run Mora Music with Frederic. It’s a house & techno label which has been running a year or so longer and they are both doing very well in terms of popularity and support. We have started doing fairly regular vinyl releases on both labels now they are established and since striking a proper distribution deal with SRD, our products and files are everywhere they should be. We aren’t making any money yet because of the small runs of vinyl we do, but we feel it’s crucial and is the back bone of any decent label these days. Vinyl is more important than ever now and being the vinyl junkies we all are, it’s our number one priority even though it’s always running at a loss. We really do this stuff for the love of it, and nothing else. Not interested in the politics or the money. Just good music, plain and simple, it’s our philosphy on both labels. I am also about to set up a third label with Kyber called Nibiru Recordings which will solely be for vinyl & digital releases of our own material. You can find any of our labels simply by searching ‘Sonata Recordings’ ‘Mora Music’ or ‘Nibiru Recordings’.



What led you to start your own labels? Don’t you think that the market is over saturated with music labels nowadays?

The music industry is over saturated with shit labels yes. Good labels, not so saturated. There are many people doing amazing things right now, and myself and Sean support many of them personally by buying all the music that we do. However, we see more and more labels pop up every week, but it’s cool because they don’t last. I say the more labels and the more music, the better. Gone are the days of everything been controlled or restricted in any way. Music has to keep evolving and if that means everybody and his dog starting up labels then so be it. It would be hypocritical to say otherwise, we were just another label 5 years ago!

What are your goals with these labels? What do you want to reach ?

Our goal is to keep supplying great music to people that want to hear it, and nuture & support our artists in anyway we can. Also it’s very important that we find new artists as they may not get heard about otherwise and Sonata is focused firmly on good music no matter who made it or if they’re known about. Breaking new artists is crucial.

Do you have any special producer selection method of how to choose the right music for your label? How much time does it take to make the right choice ?

If it’s good, and it’s something we have a personal love for and passion for, we sign it. Very simple.

Would you like to add something in conclusion?

Just like to say thanks to everyone buying our music, those tuned into Sonata Recordings Radio (first Sunday of every month on Liquid Sessions Radio) and anyone who regularly supports our music in their sets or listens to the Melocast or Melodic Vault (also just search either to find them).

Thanks a lot for taking the time to do this interview and good luck with your labels & music.

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  • over 5 years ago



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Old faces, GORO & EIWEN have formed a new project iBSTRACT. we bring you an overview of their debut album ABSTRACT PERCEPTION and an exclusive interview with GORO.

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ITUNES: http://goo.gl/3Q3O7b

JUNO: http://goo.gl/lbafOp

TRACKITDOWN: http://goo.gl/qbFU1v

BEATPORT: http://goo.gl/Oh9DF6

You have been on the scene for a few years now as GORO and also one half of BIOFORMS. We are used to hard/dancefloor dnb from you, will iBSTRACT be continuing in this style or will you be bringing something different?

As GORO i was addicted to drum and bass since around 2001. At that time i started promoting a dnb night called Blackrain at CLUB NO3 which i co-owned for a long time. I also promoted the Rainbow openair in partnership with Dephzac, and after the club closed we organised some nights in a pub called CCX. I am not currently a member of any crew. At the moment i am trying to get a few artists together for live concerts, as this is the way i would like to continue in the future, but we will see what happens. I don’t only do dnb, in the past i have made various different styles such as trip hop, chillout and house. I work on all music with my bro EIWEN who will be familiar to techno and minimal fans.

Could you tell us how long your new album has been in the making, and where did you get your inspiration from?

Some of the ideas were started around 3 years ago. I had been working with Dephzac until he moved away from Slovakia. He moved away and i stopped making dnb for a year to work with EIWEN on some slower music. When i decided to start working on dnb again I really loved it and made the decision to put together a full length album. We made a lot of material, and most of the album just came from jam sessions we had in the studio.


There are 13 songs on the LP, which one is your favourite?

We have so many fond memories attached to each track. Every one makes us feel a different way, and whether good or bad it doesn’t really matter. I think i can say that for EIWEN too.

On the majority of the LP tracks you co-worked with TOP producers from Slovakia. how did these collaborations come about?

It was quite difficult as Trilo lives in Poland, Dephzac in the UK and i couldn’t meet with Blue motion in the studio either. Everything worked via the internet besides ‘Enemy of the states’. For the guitar parts I met with BLT in the studio , many times and for long hours because we are very good friends. I also met with clarinet player PANTER who you may know from a great band call ‘HUGO CAVES”, however he lives in the UK now. There is also some Rhodes parts recorded by ANDRAS in his studio. In spite of the various difficulties it was a great experience and a lot of fun.

Which collaboration did you enjoy the most?

For sure the one with my partner EIWEN and Guitarist BLT. Our trio worked very well together.

There are lots of real instruments on the album , did you actually play them or did you use mainly samples?

EIWEN, ANSRAD MADARASZ and myself played the piano parts and there are also live clarinet and guitar as I already mentioned. As for samples, we like sampling a lot of old Jazz vinyls via our Kaos pad, which reaps many great creations.

Do you play any musical instruments?

Our production is based around piano music/composition so in a way i can play, but not as fluently as ‘real’ pianist. I’m no Fryderyk Chopin but i’m trying to improve as much as i can.


What was the most difficult part of making the album for you?

It’s very hard to say.There were hard parts to every track, especially when working with live instruments and editing down the recorded material. For example when adding a guitar part to a five minute song we will will usually be recording up to 20-30 minutes of material and picking the best segments to use in the track. Then we have to listen over and over again to be sure each part fits correctly and is sitting as comfortably in the track as possible. It is a very different process to purely synthetic composition.

Many producers collaborate with live instrumentalists and bands. Was this your first experience of doing that? and will we be hearing more of this style included in your future work?

It wasn’t my first experience, I have been interested in live instruments for a very long time and i’m sure i’m going to continue. Each instrument adds a different element to the song, every musician adds in a different vision, feeling or sensation to the track. We don’t want to be constantly doing the same thing, we want to be unique. The more people you have involved with the tracks, the more ideas you have, and the more unique vision you have moving forward.

There are currently a lot of producers switching from djing to live performance. They like it because they fell they can be more creative and expressive. I s this something you would like to try?

I’m sure the live stage is a perfect way to be more creative, but in my case the music industry is not my full-time job, so i can not do everything at once. At the moment i am focusing on djing and studio work. Maybe in the future i will change my mind.

Thank you for your time! Would you like to add anything else? or do you have any advice for all the up and coming young producers out there?

I really believe that this album is great work, and that it will be appreciated by the listeners. To the new wave of producers I say : Keep unique, don’t copy others, and of course keep your fingers crossed and stay positive!

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IM3 and his long-awaited debut album SILENCE BEFORE THE STORM is already here, we bring you a complete overview of the first part, the first feedbacks, links to download and exclusive interview

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ITUNES: http://goo.gl/xneI8z

JUNO: http://goo.gl/1wm7jy

TRACKITDOWN: http://goo.gl/qbFU1v

BEATPORT: http://goo.gl/RbrbwX

Could you tell us something about yourself?

Hi to all the listeners and fans, my name is Pavol Pagacik and I work in music industry since I was a child. About the DnB music, I started to listen to it around 1999 when this kind of music came slowly to our country from Russia and England and as Im music fan I didnt wanna miss it. I was interested in it so much that I started with production in 2001 and later in 20004 with DJ-ing.

How did you get to DnB and was it the best part of it for you?

I dont really remember it, I just know it started with internet connection :), somehow I got the tracks from Russia and after that I regularly started to watch NUBORN mixes from legendary Paul B. I really liked that speed on Dnb, also very specific drums and variegation of sub-genres.

You are not only a DJ but also a producer, how long do you produce and where did you issued your tracks till now?

I do production nearly 11 years. I can say that Im the opposite of everything what is happening in this time. I mean I have never been interested in sending my tracks to the publishers. I always wanted to have my own tracks and I always expected something more of life and music, thats why I didnt have any big releasies till now.

I do it only because of me and my realization, I always dreamed a lot and gave myself very big goals. I think that kept me alive and happy.

You are publishing your debut album called Silence before storm part 1, how was the work on it?

The work on my album was difficult and as I always inovated something on production technic or sounds I found myself in ice point not only once. I reliazed that the track that I made half and year before its totally different as the track now so I had to changed it every time.

What is the meaning of album name? Do you havy any expectations in your future?

Silence Before The Storm means a lot to me. Its like a book of a writer. I worked on it 3 years and I didnt know when it will be done, what number will be last. Now its about 20 tracks that makes a whole projeject which is in progress.


What was your inspiration? Where do you find new ideas?

Whole album is about a life. The ideas were always around me. There is nothing more beautiful in life of producer than the experience and feeling of his life that he can put into the music.

Silence Before The Storm is ipsissimis verbis a process of life period when every track ment something in it and every track means something to me. People who cares about feelings and ideas that I put into my music will understand it without any word.

The album will be published on your new label New Progress ltd, can you introduce it to us?

New Progress ltd is a label that has constant development. I wanted to introduce to people the music as a whole piece, not only the genres such as DnB, but also the genres which have a soul and an action.

The label is not against improving or adding new genres by contrast originality and quality are on the first place for us. I think the 2014th year will be very interested for many fans. On January we already have prepared debut album from famous Slovak producer iBSTRACT where you can also find the names such as BLUE MOTION,TRILO,DEPHZAC,BLT and many others.

In the name of your album is a label „part 1“. When can we expect the second part?

The next part of album SBS will be published in the beginning of new year. There you will have a chance to find names such as BEEPO,A-CRAY,MIDAS,or remix from DIGITAL SOAP.

We know you did some collaborations with other producers. How was the work with them?

It was kind of difficult as every producer comes from different part of the world so we had to work via Internet. Thats why most of the track was finished in 2-3 days.

Who would you like to work with in the future and why?

Well, its hard to say. For me it was always spontaneous decision to work with. When I like somebodys music or somebody contacts me I do it. Then I decide what is better: colab or remix.

What producers music production was most interested to you in last days?

I have to say that I fixated on myself in last days. I found out that listening to other music tracks can make me influenced and then I can loose originality. But I prefer younger and new fresh music producers. The fixed stars kind of stopped to be interested to me anymore because i cannot see any progress so in last days I was kind of into the NOISA music production because they are the producers how I imagine.

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  • over 6 years ago