Andu Simion // Tzinah Podcast // Interview // April 2014 //

Andu Simion was born in the summer of 1989,few months before the Romanian communist revolution,in Ploiesti,a small city located near Bucharest,the capital of Romania.

In 2000 he started photographing places which had marks of the communist era, that just ended in Romania. Inspired by the grey blocks from his neighborhood,old cars and the industrialization,the young artist started having contacts with the world of music including hip-hop and also electronic fields.

In 2010 he started mixing in various clubs from Ploiesti,where he studied near other djs and improved his technique using 4/4 beat exercises.

Soon after this, he started also producing electronic music in the romanian jungle of producers of Romania. He collaborated with local artists in various projects such as Nohyansi ( with Adonis Achim ), A Dublu ( with Ardeleanu Bogdan), and Awendu Somesim ( with Constantin Mihai ).

Because he is a simple guy, and he likes simple and sincere things, Andu invites you all, to discover all his audio/video works by accesing his website –

Tzinah: To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything.
Andu Simion: Hmmm, probably this massive recording : :)

Tzinah: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Andu Simion: Some time ago, at Konaque – Ploieşti, in the middle of the summer, when there was a small party with so many attendees and I was playing among them.

Tzinah: Please, briefly, describe for us, the current state of the underground music scene in the place you come from. Is it any good?
Andu Simion: For the moment, the Romanian underground scene is really colourful. It’s nice to find parties with variated genres, like Techno / Deep House / IDM / Micro-House. The last genre holds the majority. It’s ok to keep a variety for the parties.

Tzinah: 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?
Andu Simion: A Roland MC-303 is my best friend, with one Roland MIDI keyboard. I usually use the MC in my productions. For the DJ set-up I preffer 2 CD-Players Pioneer 1000 MK3 and Xone as mixer.

Tzinah: 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?
Andu Simion: Huh… For a summer picnic I preffer Kassem Mosse, Lowtec or Drexcyia and for spending 24 hours with music in an elevator, for sure Mark Farina.

Tzinah: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Andu Simion: Milk + Hot Sandwich = <3 

Tzinah: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Andu Simion: I’m also a photographer. You can check my works here:

Tzinah: Are there any of your plans/upcoming projects that you would like to share with us? Where can we see you play next?
Andu Simion: For the moment I’m really focused on my group projects A Dublu, Nohyansi, Lisière Collectif and Awendu. I’m working also at some projects that I have started some time ago.
Where you can see me playing? Raving around România for the moment.

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