Loxique // Interview // Tzinah Podcast // December 2015 //

LoxiqueHe has been attracted to electronic music since he was 19. Music has inspired him so much that after a short time he made his first move and started to turn his ideas into music using computer-based programs which has made production his priority for the last year. Among the multitude of artists that electronic music offers, he says he left himself inspired by Ricardo Villalobos and A:rpia:r, influence that has massively contributed to his actual electronic culture.After years of autodidacticism, he is determined to show his great potential and ability to offer good quality performances and tracks characterized by his signature smooth touch.
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Our questions:
Tzinah Records: To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything.
Loxique: TT Ensemble-Craiasa Noptii

Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Loxique: I guess that it comes from the passion to share feelings with others, and in this case to share the feelings that the music gives us. I remember that when I was a kid I was ordering games from a website and once I ordered a program that was called Techno E-jay and House E-jay, they had some loops that you could arrange and play with.

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?
Loxique: I think we all have music inside of us, I chose this type of music because of the large type of sounds and I guess that the bass is the queen, because dances you, like Dubtil said, since you asked me about the artists that touched me, I get touched by many type of music, jazz, classic, funk. I choose Ricardo Villalobos, Cezar, Petre Inspirescu, Dubtil, and lately SIT are in my opinion the top producers in Romania.

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?
Loxique: The music scene is growing steadily, stuffing sweaty bars and underground venues with great music and long long parties.

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?
Loxique: Sometimes I just feel like I’m in the mood for making music, other times I just open the program and try to experiment. I use Reason 5 as DAW software. My DJ set implies nothing, just living the flow.

Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Loxique: It can be anything, a walk in the park, or a good track I listen.

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?
Loxique: I guess it has to be women, so for a picnic I pick Vera. For the elevator Nina Kraviz.

Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Loxique: I don’t know if there is such thing as most-dreamed venue. I like to play where are the right people, even they are 10. Lately I played at For Friends, it was nice.

Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Loxique: Sometimes after I go to a party I feel like I’m very in the mood for making music, and of course the meeting with friends and listening to good music, and sometimes of course playing some music.

Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Loxique: Scrambled eggs with bacon and mushrooms.

Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Loxique: I like to say that the music is playing inside my head on and on.

Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Loxique: Maybe I’ll record it at a friend’s house or at my place, first I made this answers, probably it will have a nice story, I guess there will be some unreleased tracks.

Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
Loxique: I don’t know, I guess, I told you it will be fun.

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