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INTERVIEW: Alan Wools & Etonika

Newly formed Ukrainian electronic duo Alan Wools & Etonika will also perform their version of “You’re Not Alone.” Experienced producer Alan Wools, also known for his involvement in the melodic techno project Two Are, turned the cult hit into a powerful dance track with elements of modern prog. However, thanks to the melancholic and seductive voice of singer and DJ Etonika, the duo managed to preserve the dreamy vibe of the original and organically combine it with hard drops.

We have had the pleasure of interviewing them and this has been the result.

How would you present your work to someone who doesn't know you?

We create music that aims to connect with people on a deep emotional level. All our tracks combine different styles and instruments to create a unique sound that can inspire and touch the hearts of listeners. The ultimate goal is to give the world the kind of music that will inspire and accompany us in different moments of life, and that we won't be ashamed to play back years later.

Where is it born from?

Probably, as for many musicians, our music reflects our inner world and state. Both positive and negative emotions give us energy and inspiration to create something new.

And where do you want to lead?

As we said above, we want our music to live on through the years. So that it can inspire and unite people, different generations. That's why we strive to make it heard by as many people as possible.

What message would you like to convey to the public?

Life is too short to waste it on worthless people and bad music.

How did your last project come about?

"You're Not Alone" is one of Arseniy's favorite tracks. When we decided to interpret it in our own way, it wasn't so mainstream yet. That's why we decided to re-sing Olive and breathe some trance vibe into the original.

What do you want to transmit in this work?

You're not alone. That's the main message. In a world where there are so many wars and horror, it's important to be with your loved ones and keep them safe.

What is the concept behind it?

The concept would be to keep the emotional depth of the original, but give it a modern trance sound.

As for your studio, what is it currently made up of?

We have a lot of hardware in the studio now, like Moog Sub 37, Korg Minilogue, Moog Minitaur, Nord Drum 3P and many more.

What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?

Favorite Serum and Diva synthesizer, despite all the hardware.

What was the last record store you visited?

It was a vinyl shop in Budapest.

And what did you salvage from there?

We bought La Bouche, Enigma and Kraftwerk records.

Do you have hope for the future of music?

Of course, there's always hope. But it takes time for everything to fall into place (genres, artists). Now everything is mixed up, and as it seems to us, many artists have stopped trying to come up with something new, their own, individual.

How would you like the future of the music industry to be?

I would like the future of the music industry to be that the artist can have more control over their work and really fair payment. I don't want the music industry to turn into a clown show of freaks and pseudo-musicians. There are a lot of talented people in the world that the world still needs to hear.

Can you reveal some future projects?

We plan to release a mini-album, which will be a bit different from our main branch of trance and progressive. Part of it is ready. Hopefully we can make it a reality soon.

What makes you happy?

What will make us truly happy is the peace in our country. Beyond that, we have everything we need to be happy people.

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