"My sound is never done evolving and changing though as I’m always looking to develop and include new sounds – that’s what keeps it interesting"
Rudosa reates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, 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.
Hey! Where can we find you right now? How did you start off your day?
I worked late at the studio last night so at the moment just woke up and am catching up on emails, then a quick breakfast and back to the studio to work on some new music.
How did you first get into electronic music? Was it your first real musical love or were you a keen listener of all sounds when you were younger?
When I was in school I listened to lots of dance classics, then one day some older friends were going to see Tiësto. I’d been watching his first DVD Tiësto in Concert so was super excited. He was on at Creams birthday at Nation Liverpool and from that moment on I’ve never looked back, I’ve always wanted to be a DJ and set to work on achieving it.
Do you have certain criteria or a particular format to your DJing?
It changes depending on the show, my headline sets are a lot tougher and faster than if I’m supporting someone. I tend to download and listen to music with shows I have coming up in mind. All of my sets include my signature sound, it’s just the story I’m telling that changes.
What can you tell us about your work at labels Intec, Second State, Suara, We Are The Brave, Tronic and Terminal M? What have you learned from your time with each one of them?
They’re all hugely professional labels and have been great to work with. I learned that every label invests a huge amount into your music, so you have to be patient with the release schedules as the A&Rs strive for perfection. Sometimes being open to changing a record to make it fit the label or DJs tastes is fine and will, in turn, help your record become more successful.
What can you tell us about your new track ‘Deeper Expectancy’? What was the production process like?
It was quite a fast process on this record, I knew that I wanted a complex sequenced bassline to sit over the full track, soon as I made that I began arranging it with my signature drum work. I found a cool lead sound from Rob Papen predator to sit in the same sequence but higher up and it really married the track together, which you hear coming in on the second break.
‘Deeper Expectancy’ was your debut release on UMEK’s 1605 label, what did you want to transmit with that release?
The title of the track says it all really, I wanted to create something deeper and more underground as I’d just come off the back of quite a run of Acid and cross over records.
What does your studio look like? And what type of hardware/software do you like to work with? (embed studio pic with answer)
My Studio is a Jan Morel designed Victoustic room, it sounds incredible. Hardware is quite minimal with just the Virus desktop ti2 and Pioneer toraiz gear but in regards to software, I have most of them.
What led you to focus your efforts on hard driving techno?
I think my music has just progressed with my taste over the years, I love lots of genres and started with Trance music. My style of techno allows me to play around with lots of different sounds and styles from Acid, to Hypnotic and Trance-y feels, so I just gravitated towards that. My sound is never done evolving and changing though as I’m always looking to develop and include new sounds – that’s what keeps it interesting.
What kind of music do you listen to at home and have there been any go-to albums or producers helping you manage the crisis with their music?
In lockdown I’ve been getting back into Old Deep House, House, Minimal and listening to lots of old cocoon sets and classic Luciano mixes. He actually did a lockdown livestream series from his home, which was vinyl-only, every day for over a month, so I enjoyed discovering new music from that and playing around at home and chilling in the garden.
What are you most looking forward to doing when the corona pandemic is over?
PLAYING GIGS WITH PEOPLE ASAP haha I’m really missing it now!
What makes you happy?
Family, my girlfriend and dog, holidays and adventures and seeing progression with my career and business.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m working on my next release on my label Moments In Time, as well as future releases, building the radio show and creating a follow-up a sample pack to my first. I’ve also just expanded the team at my DJ School in Manchester so will be working on that to grow it further.
Do you have any final words of wisdom?
Never give up on dreams, set small and big goals and tick them off to see yourself getting closer.