Sound Quelle expands horizons with vivid new album Tarazed and we just ask for an interview. Lets go!

Can you tell us about your background and how you first got started in music? How did you first become interested in electronic music and what drew you to it as a medium for self-expression?

Since childhood, I have been fond of playing the guitar. After I mastered the guitar, it became interesting for me to create melodies, so later, when I got a computer, I started trying to record different tracks. After a while I got acquainted with the works of Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto and that was the starting point… Since then I completely immersed myself in electronic music and started writing my first dance music tracks.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences, both within electronic music and outside of it? How have these influences shaped your sound and approach to creating music?

Artists such as Jamie XX, Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Moby have a special influence on electronic music for me. I also really like orchestral music from both great classics and contemporary musicians, such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton, Thomas Newman, Ennio Morricone, so there is a certain symbiosis of electronic music with orchestral music. 

Can you walk us through your creative process for writing and recording a new song? How do you typically begin a new track, and what are some of the key elements or techniques you focus on as you develop it?

I start writing almost all my tracks with chords. If I like them, I add a melody, and only then gradually start adding different elements and arrangements.

Your latest project is really gaining traction, can you tell us about it? How did this project come about and what inspired you to create it? What was your approach to making it and what do you think sets it apart from your previous work?

For my album “Tarazed”… I started preparing back in 2020. We discussed this with Colorize at the initial stage. After the successful “Trait” album that got over 14 millions streams on Spotify, we decided to release a new album. 

The work on the album was carried out for 2 years, almost all the tracks from the album were made from scratch. While the album “Trait” I wrote in my home studio, this time I managed to finish my album in different parts of our world in my journey, which took about six months, so it turned out more soulful, but still I love them both! 

What has been the highlight of your career so far? Can you talk about a specific moment or accomplishment that stands out as particularly meaningful to you

Perhaps the most significant event was when I got the invite to perform in the Netherlands at one of the biggest festivals in the world, A State Of Trance by Armin Van Buuren. Also, just recently, I worked with one of the greatest vocalists of our time, Elderbrook! 

Can you tell us about any upcoming projects or collaborations you have in the works? Are there any new directions or sounds you’re exploring in your music right now?

At the moment I continue working on new tracks for the Sound Quelle project, and I’m also working on my new project Krasa Rosa which we started with my friends Reskide and Jiminy Hop last year. This project is aimed at live performances.

As a musician, what message do you hope to convey through your music? What themes or ideas do you find yourself returning to again and again in your work?

With my music, I want to convey the whole range of emotions that I have inside, all my experiences and significant events that happened in my life. I absolutely do not want to just write the same music again and again, but rather I like to create some kind of deep, interesting tracks that, when listening, take you on a magnificent musical journey.

Can you tell us about any challenges you have faced in your career and how you overcame them? Have there been any specific obstacles or difficulties you’ve had to navigate as an electronic musician?

The most difficult period for each musician is to achieve a unique and high-quality sound, it takes a lot of time and effort. It takes so much that many give up music production. This is probably the most difficult period in the life of every musician, that I experienced as well.

How do you see the music industry evolving in the next 5 years? What changes do you think we’ll see in terms of technology, distribution, and audience engagement?

It seems to me that in the future music will merge with artificial intelligence, and this can be both good and bad.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians trying to make it in the industry? Are there any particular tips or strategies you’ve found to be particularly effective in building a career as an electronic musician?

The most important thing is to believe in yourself, your musical and do not follow the “mass-market” tracks, but look for a unique sound and some non-standard ideas for your tracks.