Alex Kravitz // Tzinah Podcast // Interview // August 2013 //

alex-kravitz-tzinah-recordsAlex Kravitz discovered electronic music at the age of 14 years, his passion for music grew and turned into a passion for underground music. “Independently, you can say anything in your music” and be free to express yourself. We can say that Alex’s source of inspiration were the evenings spent with friends, many parties and more and more from nature. His debut as a DJ took place in a club near seaside, at age of fifteen. The music Alex produce now can alternate from tech house, techno, house, deep house, or tribal house. His goal is to reach a professional level, to bring new techniques in the world of music and build a career based in underground society.

Tzinah Records: So how did all begin for you?
Alex Kravitz: It all began 8 years ago in my hometown when I attendet several electronic music party.

Tzinah Records: Where did your DJ name came from?
Alex Kravitz: Kravitz came from my name Crivăț.

Tzinah Records: What role does the artist have in society in your opinion? Why do you do what you do?
Alex Kravitz: I think that what an artist can do for society is to try to make people to appreciate music, his own work because music is the expression of what we feel and think. It’s like showing different point of views. Of course, it depends of society as well.

Tzinah Records: Why did you chose to play this music?
Alex Kravitz: I don’t know, i just try to play what i like.

Tzinah Records: Describe a real-life situation that inspired you.
Alex Kravitz: The only thing that inspired me was my state of mind. Is the way I feel.I don’t think that something outside me is the real inspiration..

Tzinah Records: What is your point of view on labeling genres? Music is so complex and genres get intermingled so often these days. What is your opinion regarding this blend and you think we should find names for them or just let them be?
Alex Kravitz: I don’t like to give to much importance to musical genres or trends. There are a lot of them, and they are changing fast. We better try to came up with something new, everyone of us….

Tzinah Records: What do you think about the music scene in your country? What is your opinion about European underground music scene, new talents, old producers, what do you think about Romanian artists?
Alex Kravitz: I am satisfied of romanian underground scene, which grew a lot lately. I appreciate romanian artist and their work, they have a real talent. There are a lot of young, gifted producers and they will be known soon.

Tzinah Records: If you could pick one place you would like to play where would it be and why?
Alex Kravitz: I don t know. Any capital from Europe will do just fine.

Tzinah Records: If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?
Alex Kravitz: Maybe we should promote more young artist as long as they have something to say..

Tzinah Records: Out of all tunes you have made, which one you think ‘never fails’?
Alex Kravitz: I think Domino.

Tzinah Records: How do you see yourself changed over the years, both personal and music-wise and what did you learn?
Alex Kravitz: We always have something to learn with time passes by, in the world of music or real world. It takes so much to learn but I got the feeling that we will never know enough.

Tzinah Records: What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
Alex Kravitz: The feeling that I have when I create music and I share it with  others.

Tzinah Records: What else do you do besides playing music?
Alex Kravitz: I go to Univetsity in my home town

Tzinah Records: What makes you angry?
Alex Kravitz: The boldy people!!

Tzinah Records: What is your favorite food?
Alex Kravitz: Traditional foods of Romania

Tzinah Records: What computer/gear do you use?
Alex Kravitz: I work with Ableton Live, Maschine and vst’s samples.

Tzinah Records: It sounds quite easy to make music today, with the amount of software programs/synths being readily available for everyone. What do you think about this evolution?
Alex Kravitz: When you are a begginer is quite expensive to buy instruments, so this is a good alternative.

Tzinah Records: Dark electronic music has been never as “popular” throughout the scene as it has been in the past few years. Why do you think there is this newfound fascination for darker music?
Alex Kravitz: I don t know that, but let s keep ourself open minded…

Tzinah Records: Do you have the fondness for playing vinyl or have you developed a preference for new media, such as CDs or a purely digital format?
Alex Kravitz: I ve started to mix on CD s as I do it now.

Tzinah Records: What are you working on at the moment? Any present and future projects that you want to share with us?
Alex Kravitz: I ve just finished an EP for Melotherapy Records

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