We welcome long-time friend Soldin for the 17th Arteq podcast. It's been 3 years since he last joined us for our party at Brown Alley, and now, he's back. Same guy, same skill, new music. Enjoy an hour of delightful, eclectic electronic music--ranging from grooves to chugs, and jacking percussion.
Soldin, thank you. It's been a minute. And we're happy to have you back. Thank you for creating an amazing mix mate. See you soon <3
More below from Soldin and Arteq Productions.
What direction did you take on the podcast?
For this podcast I strived toward creating a mix consisting of some diverse sounds with an overarching branch of minimal inspired grooves. I decided to go with some more deep, dark and glitchy minimal house sounds for the majority of the mix. I feel the implementation of synth stabs, pads, constant drum groove and glitchy fx within the productions all help to provide a similar atmosphere and vibe. I also maintained the BPM between 124-125 to help drive the mix and create a nice energy throughout.
Why did you go in this direction?
I’ve really been digging minimal, minimal house and breaks lately and for this podcast I knew I had some tracks I really wanted to use. I initially wanted to make the vibe more house-influenced overall but as I started looking for music to use, the deeper more glitchy productions really stuck out to me. The podcast then took on a life of it’s own as I made decisions based on how I felt and what sounded right to me while finding music to make a more coherent piece overall.
What did you use to record the mix?
What artists are on your radar at the moment?
There are many creative and talented artists that inspire me and are smashing it at the moment but just to name a few that I keep finding myself coming back to would be Traumer, Raresh, Priku, Toman, Djoko & Silat Beksi.
What inspires you to DJ?
Ever since I was young I’ve always enjoyed finding music and sharing it with friends. As a DJ I am able to share with a larger audience and sometimes introduce people into sounds and genres they may have never heard before. Doing this with a D-Floor creates an awesome intimate experience with good vibes and energies all around. What is not to love about about having a great time with friends and new friends alike.
Where does the name Soldin come from?
I decided to use my surname as my artist name as it sounds original and I haven’t seen anyone use it before.
How have you been during this global pandemic?
I’ve been spending my time working a lot more on my own productions and just trying to stay positive and find inspiration wherever possible with no venues being open at the moment. A massive inspiration is actually going out and hearing live music and connecting with people. I really hope that our scene and everyone impacted recovers soon as music is such an important part of a lot of peoples lives.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
I just wanted to thank you legends for giving me the opportunity to share my work and also everyone that listened. I’m looking forward to the near future when we can all catch up for some drinks again when this pandemic business settles down.
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