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Daesmith talks about past, present and future | EDM NATIONS Interview

I have always been inspired by artists such as Danny Tenaglia, Lee Burridge, Danny Howells, John Digweed, Carl Craig and Steve Bug to name a few. Less virus, more gigs and experiences. The direction of electronic music has dramatically changed over the last 50 years. The track contains some motives from dub, house and progressive house, with a melancholic pad, touches of acid and some techy grooves. Thank you for the interview. Do you have a vision of music, an idea of what music could be beyond its current form? Music off and equipment on the floor. What is about music and/or sound that drew you to it? Daesmith is a Hungarian-born DJ and producer with international experience, selector and record collector. Generally, I think it depends more on your creativity and ideas than on your equipment. I would like to achieve more and better my productions. ‘Owning’ a remarkable signature sound and going against clichés has always been risky but I like to take this risk whilst not forgetting the main task of a performing DJ, entertainment. I have always felt honoured and privileged to have played with some of the ‘big names’ within the industry, but perhaps the most astonishing DJ set I have played was in a small countryside club. How the process of preparing for a live show like? It is not unusual that I practice by playing, 4-8 hour sets. This would be the ideal case. This will probably change in the future but currently I am happy with what I have and I still have a lot to discover. What does your approach look like – from selecting the material and preparing for, opening and then building a set? Being so new to music production, I do not have a real studio as such. Having said that, it is usually the crowd who determine if you are considered unique enough to be remembered. Could you describe your creative process on the basis of it? For me, every DJ set is memorable when I’m able to see smiling faces and arms in the air, but especially when sweat is dripping from the ceiling and you have that perfect intimate connection with the crowd. Grown up in the “rave”-era of the 90’s he had his first encounter with electronic music discovering early techno, house and trance productions from Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Sasha, Danny Howells and others. As a DJ it is always a challenge to fill and maintain a dance floor. When people dance with their eyes closed in a state of ecstasy, when the moment seems endless or when a hypnotic vibe is created. I could play pretty much any part of the night, anytime. Miraculously, we were able to bring the sound back within a few minutes and the party could continue. We had a chat with Daesmith bellow:

How would you describe your own development as an artist and the transition towards your own sound? Let’s say you have a gig coming up tonight. I regularly select, play, combine and try new tracks whilst staying at home due to the recent quarantine. What were some of the main compositional- and production challenges and goals when starting out as a DJ and how have they changed over time? I have a laptop, a quality sound card, a pair of studio monitors, an Ableton Push 2 and some cool plug-ins and VSTs. These simply have to be overcome in order to ensure personal development and the creation of your own sound. Learning, practicing, time and curiosity are all vital components. 

What were your goals going into making Your latest release? How and for what reasons has your set-up evolved over the years and what are currently some of the most important pieces of gear for you? If I had a gig tonight with only a few hours to prepare then I would spend that time taking a shower, getting dressed, collecting my music and driving to the club. It has a key importance in revealing your true personality in music and I also think it is the hardest to achieve. I started to DJ around the age of 18, experimenting with more trance-leaning records rather than techno, which gradually transitioned into harder sounding and progressive house. What was your first studio like? More can be said by listening to some of my recent mixes than I can perhaps say about my current concept of great dance music. Throughout my career I have played various genres of electronic music, yet I have always tried to select music based on my own concept of ‘good music’, and it is here that the style of a DJ is revealed. This is the time for improvisation, needed for when you are in an unusual or difficult situation and with experience you become better at handling these situations. Finding my own sound has always been my (and I think other DJs’) prime aim. Electronic music is also following the rules and concepts of Western music but heavily relies on ever-evolving technology and creativity by its nature, thus opening up endless ways of self-expression. It depends how we define the basic concept of music. I am completely up-to-date with my tunes. This is a fantastic thing and I think this trend will continue to the point where even more creative people, who aren’t necessarily musically educated, will have easy access to achieve their ideas in the form of music. Positive impressions and impacts, beautiful music and happy dancers. As a music producer technical challenges occur on a daily basis. Follow us on socials In the past, I have encountered situations when the crown just wasn’t on the same frequency as I was. It is a never-ending process which is not independent from several environmental influences such as trends, technology and paradigms. What was the inspiration behind it? As I gained more experience, I moved towards the slightly deeper sounding tunes until I finally discovered my ‘real’ sound that I now prefer. ‘Rocky Gardens’ represents an experience from my earlier years. A girl was dancing in front of the DJ booth (which was not properly secured) and at that moment she wanted to express her feelings about the music, grabbed the edge of the table and tipped it over. When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences? It’s when you are part of the moment. Tell us about one of your most memorable DJ sets. It is remarkable, in a way, that we have arrived in the 21st century with the basic concept of music still intact. I wanted to create something smooth but dynamic, melodic but not too dramatic. A track with some tropical, sunny influence. Until its introduction, music was strictly played by instruments in their classic sense of needing direct physical human interaction or voice. I will never forget the face of the girl when she realised what she did! Do you have any other goals you’d like to achieve in 2021? I firmly believe that electronic music will be, and is, an intangible part of music history and is one of the most creative forms of art. The whole booth collapsed.
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