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INTERVIEW: Overkissed

The mysterious Overkissed is releasing his debut album on Mood of the Era. The sounds used in creating the 4-track "PORN CUTS" EP are waves of pure delight, each track having its own vibe from beginning to end. The artist uses solid frequencies of analog sound to create a theme that is best described as fun and mischievous. Pamper your inner epicurean with these deep and sensual rhythms.

We have had the pleasure of speaking with Overkissed and this has been the result.

Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music? I was born and raised in Istanbul, in a family that both my parents couraged me to be in music so I took lessons on bass and then drums, and that eventually made my way to the band music, and later on producing electronically in my room with my computer in my teen years which opened my horizon in the production side of music and in different genres. So that I like the way it went and started to teach myself on producing music more and more and still learning my way through.

How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now? I feel like my strong side is the composition in music but on the mixing side, I do not afraid to experiment and follow my guts along the way which has been quite a challenging yet fun ride so far. I really like experimental electronic music which takes it whatever makes the artist feel would feel right or fit to vibe, like hearing an influence of Breaks into House, or a bit of Ambient sauce with Acid in the same track can make me quite excited. Generally, I like to merge different aspects of electronic music and follow artists that build their sounds in a new and fresh-sounding way regardless of any genre.

How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners? Not quite sure if I influence people yet! But if so, I would like to be an artist that can create something new to their ears and make that mix or tracks a nice journey for them. I really get excited when my projects sound different than what my previous productions were which also has crumbles of my main sound and fits in my mind along the way in producing. Like fantasizing about your work and towards the end finally to see if it fits what I dreamed of and finished product comes close to this direction.

What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job? I have lots of unfinished stuff coming through in the following months.

Where are you and what have you been doing now? I am in Istanbul at my studio daily and working on new projects.

Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria? The sound in my productions has changed through the years and I think it is about the perception that I had changed towards the music. I throw some stubborn thoughts from my mind and start to go through with the feel of it.

Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound? Absolutely yes I like to be experimental when it comes to playing and messing around with music.

We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity? I think it had quite a good impact on the creative side of the music. I understand some standards have changed but now digitally many more outcomes can come up to the surface, perhaps. Though filtering would be more. I believe the more we go to the future we will have many other people to have access to the instruments of making music, and we will be able to hear more stuff from all over the world hopefully. From heavy-costed studios to computers, it would be more likely to any person from anywhere on the planet would meet with music and means of producing music easier.

Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? Many other projects are on the table now and I am preparing for a new release in coming months.

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