Igor Kostoski // Interview // Tzinah Podcast // December 2014 //

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Coming up from the new generation of dj’s and producers from his country he surely leaves his own mark on his country underground scene with his production and creativity.
Dedication and hard working resulting with transformation each time in more fabulous,stylish and unique sound is what we can expect from this young artist in the future.
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Thank you for taking the time!
Through this interview, we’re hoping to get to know you better as an artist; we’d like you to complete it in full, but, if you come across any question that you don’t feel comfortable answering, there’s not a problem, just skip it!
Also, since many of our Tzinah artists’ native tongue is not English, we take the liberty of correcting any typos/spelling/word arranging errors in editing the final version of your answers; don’t worry, it happens! We’re just trying to make it as clear and as concise as possible for our readers.

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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.
Igor Kostoski: Well these days my recommendation would be Duke B.-Balkan Tale. Duke B is Macedonian artist which I highly value. He offers unique interpretation of our traditional Macedonian ethno music with his modern approach.

Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Igor Kostoski: My first touch with electronic music came early at 14 years. Latter on a party in our capital city Skopje, I discovered for that days something different from commercial music. One of the warm up dj’s played Oxia – Domino, and boom I was hooked up with that kind of music.

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?
Igor Kostoski: How I was growing up, my style was evolving each year. One of the most influenced artist for me is Saso Recyd. No doubt that he is a role model for younger artist in Macedonia. I can’t understand how people can listen to the same music which is played on mainstream radio’s and in the clubs every day and every weekend. That is one of the reasons why I started playing and creating something different.

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?
Igor Kostoski: My country is very small, so the scene is also tiny. There is one club who can be described as residence of underground scene. That club is Sektor 909. They are doing very good job. In my opinion the golden days for Macedonian underground scene are in the past (2005-2010) Now its not even nearly 50% of that time. As for the artists there are guys like Blagoj Rambabov, Saso Recyd, Stojche etc worth naming from it.

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?
Igor Kostoski: I tend to combine Ableton Live and Logic Pro for production. So software we go.

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?
Igor Kostoski: Loco Dice no doubt, he is one of the guys who can blow up the floor, it doesn’t matter small club or big avenue. When it comes for artist I would name James Blake .

Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Igor Kostoski: Not yet. Would love to play in Sektor 909 here in my country here. Outside I would like to play in Monasterio(Moscow)

Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Igor Kostoski: Eggs and Milk.

Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Igor Kostoski: Im reading books quite often.

Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Igor Kostoski: The podcast is made of tracks which I quite belive I would play live if there were tzinah party ☺

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?
Igor Kostoski: We just finished a collaboration LP with Blagoj which is already released. We are now waiting for the remixes part, there are really good effort putted by Marko Nastic,Vam,Figureoa & Obando, Saso Recyd and Paul Mad.

Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
Igor Kostoski: Stay humble and work hard Igor! But don’t forget to have fun too.

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