Producer, DJ and vocalist, lover of jazz, blues, poetry and old music, Anaid is the creative side of Diana, transposed into sound. Her journey in the electronic music world started in 2014 when her feature track with Nikolas Noam, titled “Falling” (released on Cimelde Records/Armada Music) became a success. Ever since that moment she’s dedicated her life to her true passion: music. With an always a positive mindset and patience, her work as a DJ reflects her personality: slowly building up momentum, never rushing things and letting the ambience be the main element.
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Tzinah Records: To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything.
Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Anaid: I can’t call myself an music artist, I think is a long road to be named like that. I just enjoy myself through music and I want to share that part of me with other people.
Tzinah Records: Why did you choose to create and play this particular type of music? Are there any artists that touched you deeply while developing your own style?
Anaid: Well, I am listening a lot of different genres, but this deep and minimalistic vibe approach, is for me the most complex and sincere one, because somehow, for me, this genre is related to the raw sounds from the beginning of the world. I love Four Tet, Burial, Petre Inspirescu, David August, Mihigh, Margaret Dygas, VSA, jazz artists but maybe the most powerful impact was meditation music.
Tzinah Records: Please, briefly, describe for us, the current state of the underground music scene in the place you come from. Is it any good?
Anaid: Oh, tough question😊 I think that the Romanian scene is in a good place right now, evolving and promoting our music and artists, but I think it needs a little bit more education regarding consumers behavior, their musical approach, our impact on nature during a party and after, and many, many others. Plus, without being called a feminist, the feminine artists from Ro, don’t get the same chances as the guys from this industry.
Tzinah Records: Without giving out too much about your secret weapons, please tell us how does the magic work in your production routine. Software? Analog? What does your DJ set-up imply?
Anaid: Haha😊)It starts with an idea, or just forcing myself to create something new or trying to finish some old projects. I use only my laptop, my microphone t-bone SC 450, 2 VSTs and a keyboard controller, Arturia 61 Lab. For a DJ set-up, most of the time, I use CDJs 2000 and a Xone 92.
Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Anaid: I am still improving my sound and my work, I can’t say that I have my own style, but I love using, almost the same effects or the same order in the track construction and I always involve my emotional state in that moment of time. For example, I made some tracks when I was in love or after a breakup, or after a good party. It’s all about feelings! 😊Oups!
Tzinah Records: Which underground house DJ or producer would you love to take out for a summer picnic? With which artist (from any music genre) would you spend 24 hours stuck in an elevator?
Anaid: Apff😊)) Margaret Dygas for a summer picnic and De La Soul stuck in an elevator. OUPSx2😊)
Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Anaid: No. Hoppetosse.
Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Anaid: The freedom of expression and the love of/for the people.
Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Anaid: A good after party.
Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Anaid: I’m sleeping.
Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Anaid: Hehe, my Tzinah Family Podcast is a never-ending love story. It all started late on a Saturday night, after I borrowed 2 CDJs900 and a Pioneer 750, when a deep, flirty vibe hit me, followed by a powerful manifestation of love, with a happy, never-ending vibration. I’ve started with an Intro that I’ve created for my sets and used both, released and unreleased tracks.
Tzinah Records: Are there any of your plans/upcoming projects that you would like to share with us? Where can we see you play next?
Anaid: I will play for UNDERGROUND/DENEUITAT between 29.11-02.12 here: https://www.facebook.com/events/637308716743709/
Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self
Anaid: Dear me, Margaret changed your life, didn’t she? :)