Paradoxal // Interview // Tzinah Podcast // July 2019 //

Paradoxal is one of a kind from the young ones in the electronic music industry. He started to develop his passion for music as a kid, lately starting to go in dance clubs where he fell in love with electronic music. He grew up in the city mostly known for the great parties, Bucharest, RO.
His style can be described as groovy minimal/house, often giving happy vibes .
His tracks are supported by artists like: Tulbure, Iuly.b, Suolo, Herodot, Los Bastoneros, Primarie, Andu Simion, Macarie, Teluric, Miroloja and many more.
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Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Paradoxal: Being born in a family that listens to very diverse music, I felt an attraction towards musical creation from childhood. Following piano lessons and practicing this instrument I realized that music is not just an art but a way of being. It gives you a sense of excitement and a special moment that takes you away from the problems of everyday life.

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?
Paradoxal: As evolving on my life path, from classic, rock and jazz music to electronic music, I realized that this genre/style of music is a perfect combination, even with a simplist note, it involves a bit of each kind of my favorite music genres. I started to create this type of music from the first moments since I discovered the underground scene. Almost everyday I am trying to experiment and put an unique mark of mine on my tracks.
I don’t really have any artist that can touch with my taste a lot. The style of my own tracks is influenced by random aspects of my everyday life, and of course, by experimenting with new sounds.

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?
Paradoxal: The underground scene in Bucharest is full of parties during the year except summer. Well-known artists as well as new artists/DJs play music in well-known clubs in the city. On a Friday night you definitely have a good party to choose from, which is a great sign for this scene.

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?
Paradoxal: The production of the tracks is my favorite part in everything that means “artist” life, and in general at an original track, I start with analog instruments creating the groove, and then I make up the rest of the track using everything that means software. My dj set-up consists of a mixer, 2 players and a turntable. Also I will complete my setup with another turntable to have vinyl only sessions.

Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Paradoxal: Aspects of everyday life that influence my music are the moments spent with my girlfriend and also with good friends, as well as events that take place in my city that influences my mood in a good or bad way.

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?
Paradoxal: I would like to go on a picnic with Traumer, although having a different style of playing music than what the true underground scene means, he is one of my favorite artists in terms of musical productions. I would spend, if I had the opportunity, one day in a lift with Jean Michel Jarre, because he is one of the parents of electronic music and a musician in a true sense of word.

Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Paradoxal: I have not yet played music in my most-dreamed about venue and I don’t want to reveal it, because it is already a very popular place for the local scene. What really interests me is getting to play music in as many countries as possible to discover people’s culture and to explore new places.

Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Paradoxal: My main motivation is my passion for music and the endeavour to create new tracks through which I can exhibit my artistic vision. At the same time, the involvement in this underground movement is due to the support from close people, who appreciate my work and give me feedback. The most important thing for an artist is the feedback received from the listeners, in my opinion.

Tzinah Records: What’s your favourite type of breakfast?
Paradoxal: Cereals with milk, because I’m lazy, haha.

Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Paradoxal: When I don’t listen to music I like to go outside, watch movies or go running. Lately I am beginning to appreciate sports more and more, and I am constantly going to practice activities.

Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Paradoxal: I guess I got to do this podcast because of Primarie, which appreciates my style of music. In the podcast you will hear both released and unreleased productions, projects by several close friends and artists.

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?
Paradoxal: Some of the next most important future projects you will soon be able to listen on vinyl. Also, keep an eye on the label, as I work on some special projects at a friend’s studio, which will appear on Tzinah Records. I intend to share with you more tracks that you will find soon on bandcamp and soundcloud.
https://para-doxal.bandcamp.com/. The next party where I play music is in a small bar in Bucharest, you can take a look on my facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/paradoxalro

Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
Paradoxal: Focus on your passions further.

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