incolor on his real name Anastasiei Andrei, is a romanian dj&producer born in ’93 . Growing up in the underground culture of Temeswar he realised that music is one of the most important things of his live . He wanted to be more than a simple listener so in 2011 he released his first EP and since then, he continued to delight the underground audience with his productions . Focused on techno influences like minimal-techno,deep-techno and dub-techno, he started collaborating with labels like Tzinah Rec,Baile Musik,Quanticman Rec. and playing in important clubs from his country like Kristal,Mansarda(Bucharest),Midi(Cluj),Trippin(Brasov) and many more . Day by day he increased in quality and as evidence, his EP signed at Baile Musik reached the 23th place in top 100 Minimal on Beatport played and supported by artists like Raresh,Marco Carola.Paco Osuna,Nima Gorji,Loco Dice,Onur Ozer,Praslea,Magda and many more.
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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.
incolor: This track made my day better . Hope it makes yours too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffzJAC_wZtk
Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
incolor: I don’t think I’m a music artist in this moment . An “artist” means something bigger for me and I don’t think that I’m at that level right now. But to answer your question, in my opinion, a music artist doesn’t mean only to play music. A music artist must also to create his own music . So, I started to take this work more seriously when I released an EP at a good label (Baile Musik) last year.
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?
incolor: I chose to create this type of music because I find myself in this genre and it fits perfectly with my lifestyle . The idea is that I play this music because I like it and not because somebody else likes it . Of course that some big artists like Petre Inspirescu, Ion Ludwig, Ricardo Villalobos & others are influencing me but I try to keep my own style.
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?
incolor: If I talk about my country(Romania), I think the underground movement is pretty good , we have a lot of artists and events ; but if I talk about the town I live in, the underground music scene from here isn’t so good. I can say it’s degraded.
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 DJset-up imply?
incolor: For the moment I use only softwares. I wish to have some analog toys but they are pretty expensive for me right now. About the dj set-up , I’m not a digital fan so I prefer the cd players and I’ll be happy to have a pick-up too on the desk.
Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currentlymake?
incolor: My sound is clearly influenced by my mood.For this reason, I can’t planify a music project , I just follow the wave. For example I can’t make a “happy track” if I’m in a dark mood . Another funny thing I noticed is that I’m very inspired and productive when I’m dizzy.
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?
incolor: Hard to choose only one , but about the elevator , my mind flies to Nastia , hahah.
Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
incolor: Someday I wish to play at Sunwaves Festival but however, I think that the crowd matters more than a place.
Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
incolor: The reason is that this music and this lifestyle is the main thing wich makes me happy in these moments.
Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
incolor: I choose milk with cereals or fruits in the morning.
Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
incolor: For the moment my time is rapt by the college and in my free time I like getting out in the nature , practicing some sports,watching various documentaries or movies.
Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
incolor: Just some tracks mixed with love and passion.
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?
incolor: You can catch me playing this summer also on the Black Sea beach and in autumn in London but stay tuned on my page for more.
Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
incolor: For me the future is an abstract thing because is very unforeseeable but for sure I can see that I’ll be better than now. I noticed that the experience counts enough.