Jul 07, 2016
Bobina's Exclusive Mix
Last month, we caught up with Bobina to celebrate the 400th episode of his radio show, Russia Goes Clubbing. Bobina is back to present an Exclusive Mix and discuss his recent album, trance music, and more!
Do you have any goals or objectives with the mix? Are you looking to create a particular flow with the mix?
The main thing for me is to show the music that I like and play some of my latest productions. I hope you like it :)
How do some of the songs in the mix represent your musical influences?
Well, there are many of my own productions in the mix which of course represent the direction I’m moving at the moment.
Can you talk about the similarities/differences between this mix and when you DJ?
The mix is not super different compared to a DJ set in the club. Usually when I do radio shows I like to show people more genres than I would play in a club set.
Are any of these tracks big hits in your live sets?
As most of the mix was created from Bobina tracks, I of course do not want to say they are ‘big hits,’ but most of them have worked really well when I've played them out this year.
Can you highlight some of the artists/tracks in the mix and what makes them stand out? Any particular story why any of the tracks made it in?
I will highlight the last tune in the mix. I think it’s truly a sensational track. Probably the first psy trance record I really like. For me it’s very special because usually I’ll never play that style on the radio or in the club.
Can you talk about your latest album Speed Breaker and what it means to you to have released your sixth artist album.
This is my favorite album :) I had a lot of fun working on it because there was no deadline and I just had a lot of cool moments. What does the sixth album mean? It means there will be a seventh someday :)
What does the name Speed Breaker mean to you?
First of all, it means that I decided to slow down the speed of the music I produce. The older you get, the slower the music you start to like. I laughed when some DJs told me this 10 years ago, but now I understand it’s actually true.
What were some of the highlights of producing this album?
I had a lot of fun with Natalie Gioia. Working together was special for both of us. Two out of our three tracks together on the album are not really the style of music we usually work with, but it was much easier than I expected. Plus we speak same language, which makes things easier.
What’s your take on trance as a genre?
I love that people have started to think wider - many producers nowadays try different things and for me it’s still trance. I’m not a big fan of old school trance music because electronic music is all about pushing the limits, not about producing tracks with samples which you used ten years ago.
What does the rest of 2016 look like for you?
I’ve already worked on a lot of new music which you will hear next year. Also, I will do more shows compared to the last year when I was busy with artist album. DJ Mag Top 100 voting just started, and I’m very positive about all these things. Thanks for reading the interview - wish you all the best for the rest of 2016!
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