INTERVIEW: Cary Crank



Cary Crank creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sounds is what has made him a beloved favorite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases from him.


Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music? I come from Frankfurt / Germany, the techno city. I've been producing since the late 80s. At the very beginning with tapes, and gradually the computer was introduced. How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now? I learned to love Melodic Techno and House with Stephan Bodzin. He's such a great musician. There is so much talent out there. I'm also a very big Colyn fan. I love its sound, which is very peculiar. How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners? The regular Beatport chart placements and the regularly growing Spotify followers are also an engine of my work. It's so nice to see that people enjoy my music. What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job? Buzz around came about when I was playing around with my synths and that buzzing and rhythmic sound came about. I immediately had this picture in mind, the buzzing fly on the dance floor. Flies dance in the air all day. Where are you and what have you been doing now? At the moment I am in my studio in Frankfurt and am starting a completely new project. I love it. It's like a painter sitting in front of a blank sheet of paper. You never know what kind of painting will end up being. Every project is unique and exciting right through to the end. Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria? Yes, the sound is always changing. For example, Melodic Techno is now almost pop music, and vocals are used a lot. It wasn't like that at the beginning. I like that everything is always changing. We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity? The digital revolution has made it possible for many more people to make and publish music today than in the past. The possibilities are endless. Of course the competition is much bigger, but I think it's nice that everyone gets a chance to express themselves musically today. There is no such thing as good or bad, everyone does what they can or how they like it. Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? I am working with my buddy OBL on a project that is a bit more in the direction of Melodic Techno. And then there are still some collaborations that are pending. Great things are going to happen. But I don't want to reveal more yet.


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