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INTERVIEW: Julia Konor

Actualizado: 21 abr 2022

Julia Konor moves within the electronic music industry with honesty, good taste and an infinite desire to contribute, add and make all of this a sustainable cultural field. From the creation of her unique platforms to her attitude, which day by day shows us that with desire, substance and good work, we can make this sector a future full of opportunities beyond any monopoly.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Where are you from / how did you get into music?

Now I am based in Tel-Aviv

As a child, I learned to play the piano, although I never liked these lessons and at the age of 15 I quit. In 2019, I got to a party where they played only old-school italo disco. This inspired me to record a podcast, and then everything was like a dream: learning to create music, the first recorded DJ set, new performances, debut release and a lot of material collected for the album. And by the way, never recorded a podcast, I left this idea until better times.

I feel that the underground scene will continue to persist. Do you think we can go back to ‘normal’ events and festivals?

I think its quite different what we call underground and festivals in this case. Undergound music will never disappear and stays visible for those who have passion for it. Larger festivals also will be changing in my opinion and maybe will be transformed to something different what we all we see and in some examples already able to see.

How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres are you enjoying mixing right now?

I hate it when DJs mix the same sounding tracks, for me it's just boring. I love creating contrast throughout the mix, which is one of the reasons why I love David Vunk's work. He can make a blend with a techno kick and a sweet disco sound in his mix, which I especially like. Examples like this inspire me to mix light italo disco with a more aggressive ghetto sound, but it's more of a guide than a rule for me. I think there are no rules in music.

It takes a lot of time to find a suitable track, to unearth an artist whose tracks lie somewhere in the wilds of other releases.

tjade, alxs.f, michelle, anthony rother, vin sol, cyrk, roman fx, many artists, I think it's impossible to list them all, they are all unique in their own way.

How do you feel your music influences or impacts your listeners?

This word is energy.

What projects are you working on at themoment?

Now I'm trying to devote more time to my upcoming debut album. This is a big task to complete.

What makes you happy?

Energy and the people that I see on the dance floor during my performance.

Do you have any final words of wisdom?

Everything starts with an idea, and some ideas can be developed to a really successful result.

Follow: @juliakonor


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