Το 2013 ο Moiré μας συστήθηκε μέσα από την Werk Discs, το sublabel της Ninja Tune το οποίο ίδρυσε και τρέχει ο Actress, με το 12ιντσο Never Sleep όπου είχε το remix του Actress στο b-side. Με το πρώτο album του, Shelter, το 2014 στην ίδια εταιρεία, καθιέρωσε την θέση του στους παραγωγούς της ”στοιχειωμένης” πλευράς της dance electronica.
Με μία πορεία μέσα από τα labels R&S, Rush Hour και Spectral Sound, έρχεται το 2017 πια μέσα από την Ghostly International με το δεύτερο ολόφρεσκο άλμπουμ, με όνομα το punk moto, Νo Future.
Φέτος είχα την ευκαιρία να μιλήσω μαζί του μέσα από αυτήν την συνέντευξη και έτσι, να έρθω λίγο πιο κοντά στην δουλειά του. Αυτή η χρονιά φαίνεται να είναι μια από τις πιο σημαντικές για τον Moiré, μιας και η τελευταία του κυκλοφορία έγινε ευρέως αγαπητή από το κοινό και τα μέσα.
Ακολουθεί αυτούσια η συνέντευξη.
Going through your releases, from the first one on Werk Discs and up until this year’s release on Ghostly International, I can describe your music as solid dance but in an abstract, experimental way. Which of these two genres would you say your sound falls into?
The idea of Techno was always about new music – not necessarily dance or experimental, it could be the combination of both, but it could be something totally different too. I’m focused on what’s underneath it, I think music has a lot more to offer beyond what we can hear right now.
Would you ever consider removing the dance element completely off your music for a future release?
I have done it already but I don’t know when I’m gonna release it.
I recently read an article about you, where you explain how everything has happened so quickly. You said that a friend introduced you to Actress who then liked your music and signed you to Werk Discs. Do you think it is easy for new producers to find their way into their respective scene?
Nothing happened quickly, I had to say something – because people always ask about this. You not getting an opportunity based on a meeting. I’ve been developing my sound for years before I ‘ve even played it to anybody. Werk was getting an investment and opportunity from the bigger indie label and that time it seemed like is gonna become something. There is only 1 way, make some music, test it on your mates and then start approaching people and see if it connects with others and so on. I think today the issue is that there are just more producers than the audience, and value of music = 0. And that possibly makes it harder to get to a particular “dream” label and get their attention, but then also everyone has a label :) so I think it is a kind of strange time for the music industry.
Does your backround as an architect influence your perspective regards to Moiré project Would that happen if you came from a different background? Would you say your music is understandable for most people?
I have no idea and I don’t want to assume, that is the question to people if they get it. I guess time will tell.
Do you deviate from the standard patterns and procedures that you normally use when the time comes to work on new material?
I work always on the new material but I don’t have any standard procedures, even if the finished music sound familiar, the process is always different. I always try new things and see what happens.
You’ve been a permanent London resident for quite some time and I have recently read that you moved to London to seek inspiration from the vibrant city. Can you picture yourself anywhere else in the world?
I ‘ve been living in London for the last 12 years. I first moved to London because of girl and some work situation. But before that, I came many times just to party. That time London was the incredible place full of great clubs and culture – that you couldn’t escape and that had a big impact on my musical education. Naturally, cities change, progress or transform, today London is a different place but is still interesting and inspiring in many ways.
Could you give us a few examples of the equipment you prefer to use for your productions? What are your criteria when it comes to equipment you’d choose to work on a project?
I choose tools based on how they sound – but if they don’t, I just work on it till it sounds the way I want. I believe you can use anything to achieve your sound, patience and practice is everything. I like Elektron, TE, Nord, Moog, UAD, Cwejman.
Is there someone that you would like to collaborate with? Any plans for future collaborations?
Any words on any other future plans for this year?
Live Shows and Holidays.
What are the things that you despise the most in your daily routine? What are the things you love in your daily routine?
I don’t have this kind of issues, I am just happy if I’m able to do my thing.
Do you meet innovative music-minds in your life? Do you consider your music innovative?
I’m surrounded by a lot of great artists who are all trying to do their crazy projects and concepts. Looking on other people fighting every day in order to survive whilst doing their art is the most inspiring thing ever.
You’ve stated that you are someone who has the knowledge and a good understanding of all the things around you. What are your thoughts on the ongoing political and economic changes that occur in Europe? Are you affected by these in any sort of way?
I’m interested in understanding of what’s happening around me so I don’t blindly follow what media says. Changes are unavoidable but I think it is a shame that people were misled into voting out based on the bunch of lies and prejudices. Amazingly today we had famous British actor Michael Cane stating that he supported Brexit because it is better to be “poor master than a rich slave”- what a nonsense. This was the protest vote against these governing elites which the worst one is current British government, but of course, they control the media. I also think that EU has to evolve and change, like everything Evolve or be Extinct! The question remains if that was the right decision and what will be the consequences of this new direction.
Where do you find your own safe space in this world? Can you consider yourself as optimistic or a pessimistic music-wise producer?
Well, friends are everything! I’m a totally optimistic person, but I do react to what’s happening around through my music.
Thank you very much for your time!