Inspired by his mom's radio songs, perhaps unconsciously, Marko aka Resilient kept the sound of the 80s / 90s to this day. He didn't grow up with vinyl and didn't start DJing when he was 10 years old. Despite this, during his childhood he used to flee from piano accordion classes, only to compose at home. Since then, he has been in love with tremolo effects, organ synths, and vocal flaws in order to evoke the vibe of a famous “Top Gun” movie soundtrack. Member from Berlin, instead of recordings; Deep House Craft (South Africa); Based in Hamburg - Neele Records; Based in Munich: Karmaloft Music, Affect Recordings & Affekt Reaktion and also founder of Beat Sound Visions (worldwide). He is an inhabitant of the world where human dreams play a crucial role. A versatile multi-genre electronic music player.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Resilient, who debuts "Hope" on the Beat Sound Visions label, and this has been the result. Enjoy it!
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
In 2022 my page @resilientmusik will have a 10 years anniversary. Born in a country that people nowadays know as the homeland of Novak Djokovic. I am a night shift professional that lives and creates in the Serbian version of Bermuda Triangle. During my high school I couldn’t wait to get back home and listen to my favorite music loud. Then I knew I'm probably going to be a DJ.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
I’m giving my best to extract sound quality, Lifetime learning is a must. Extra focus on a mixdown, cutting unuseful frequencies and bass line / kick balance. I like to cross genres from ambient to deep / tech and techno. Rony Seikaly, Tom Flynn, Dusky, Terr in my playlists.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
Natural based effect is my goal. Imagine yourself at the beach and someone gives you a lemonade or a beer.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last work?
My Ableton library has so many projects. I have so many ideas. Maybe I’m gonna record sounds from my musician friends. Percussions, guitars, cello, even vocals too. ‘’Hope’’ release (6 track, release day: 21st Jan 2022) is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp, some of the premieres are already on Soundcloud. Will be exclusively on Beatport from Jan 7th.
Could you tell us how each song came about? What inspired you?
Last summer left its stamp on me. It may not be like a deep look into a cup of coffee (cover art), but if you look more closely you can see a woman’s shoe and a snake’s head (Italian boot). I do not search for inspiration. Inspiration finds me. Every song on this EP is the same story (love story).
What hardware and software tools have you used for this work?
I did a rough mix with Ableton DAW, then I did compression with some plugins, then compressed in my studio (same place where I was jumping out of happiness during my teenage loud listening). At the end, friends - producers advised me about the final touch with the mixdown. I can proudly say that I gave the most of my production with this release.
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
It’s 6 PM and I’m lying in my bed while listening to music from my upcoming performances (I have about 10 concepts). In a few hours I will go to a gym, just to shake my body a little bit. And after, night shift.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
There are some changes with the sound and production approach, but the essence is the same - unconditional love.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
Yeah, one of my upcoming concepts is a more experimental, more dark and techno sound. I have a lot of material, I just need to find a suitable manager so I can play music in front of people in this confusing time.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
It definitely had quite an impact. All you need is a good computer and creative spirit. This is probably the reason why all enthroned artists are afraid of the competition.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
I am planning to do a 1 hour mixtape in the following days / weeks. Also, I want to finish the remastered version of the Groovy Soul track with some remixes from my producer buddies. Of course, I will continue with Beat Sound Visions sessions and interviews, with some big names in the future. And, most importantly, I wanna play music in front of people.