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Interview

A Quick Chat with Mario Basanov

12/08/14

Mario Basanov will be making an extremely rare appearance in London, having been focusing on another alias more recently. Consistently breaking the boundaries and setting the trends you can be sure that he’s one of the hottest producers to come out of eastern Europe. We caught up with him for a quick chat…

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Where’s your favourite place/country to DJ?

I’ve had many great experiences in all kinds of countries over the years. But if we are to talk of consistent crowds who are the best, the major cities always deliver like London, Berlin, Amsterdam, the crowd have more knowledge it seems.

Where was your favourite place you have DJ’d? & Why?

It’s hard to say one favoiurite ever gig. I sometimes forget and they merge into which club in which city, but all I know is there have been some amazing times, especially over the last year or so.

What have been the biggest influences on crafting your own style?

I have many influences, I’m a trained musician so my background is more classical training but then once I discovered electronic music I have been engrossed in all the styles and genres and touched on many over the years. But not for my own style, I just try to follow my own path.

If we were to walk into your studio now, what would we see?

I have a lot of analogue equipment, I love compressors. But at this time I’m building a new studio and when that is completed it’s going to be ‘wow’ and I’ll send you a picture ☺

Do you prefer making music or playing it out in clubs?

My heart is as a producer but one without the other is almost impossible. If you are making tracks for people to dance, to see people dance is important.

What do you do when you’re not working to chill out?

I play video games and I like Technic Lego.

Why did you choose to collaborate with Vidis?

Vidis was very much involved with the electronic music scene in Vilnius and was looking for a producer partner. We shared a musical passion and it was a great partnership for many years.

Do you prefer collaborating or working on your own when producing?

I think every producer likes the time working on their own and for me right now this is my preference but that may change of course in the future.

If you could you collaborate with anyone else who would it be?

I love great vocalists, I’m a big James Blake fan and in terms of current artists he would be my first choice.

If you could have any superpower for 24 hours what would it be?

To go to space.

What sort of set can we expect from you in London this bank holiday weekend?

My sets veer much more towards House and Techno these days so you can expect some big so

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2020Vision Day / Night
Bank Holiday Sunday 24th August 2014
1pm to 6am

2 unique locations:
Outdoor (1pm-9pm) – Shoreditch Underground, Pedley Street; E1 5ER
Indoor (9.30pm-6am) – Secret Warehouse TBA (only a stone’s throw away!)

Ralph Lawson
Mario Basanov
Audiojack
Krystal Klear
Purple Disco Machine
Tristan Da Cunha

Extra info:
-Nighttime venue will be revealed closer to the date.
-Day & Night tickets will guarantee you entry to midnight at the night party.
-Very limited capacity for the daytime event

Tickets:
Day & Night 1st Release – £25
Day & Night 2nd Release – £30
Day only – £15 (1pm-9pm) -Shoreditch Underground, E1 5ER
Night only – £15 (9.30pm-6am) -Shoreditch Warehouse TBA

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What have been the biggest influences on crafting your own style?

I have many influences, I’m a trained musician so my background is more classical training but then once I discovered electronic music I have been engrossed in all the styles and genres and touched on many over the years. But not for my own style, I just try to follow my own path.

If we were to walk into your studio now, what would we see?

I have a lot of analogue equipment, I love compressors. But at this time I’m building a new studio and when that is completed it’s going to be ‘wow’ and I’ll send you a picture ☺

Do you prefer making music or playing it out in clubs?

My heart is as a producer but one without the other is almost impossible. If you are making tracks for people to dance, to see people dance is important.

What do you do when you’re not working to chill out?

I play video games and I like Technic Lego.

Why did you choose to collaborate with Vidis?

Vidis was very much involved with the electronic music scene in Vilnius and was looking for a producer partner. We shared a musical passion and it was a great partnership for many years.

Do you prefer collaborating or working on your own when producing?

I think every producer likes the time working on their own and for me right now this is my preference but that may change of course in the future.

If you could you collaborate with anyone else who would it be?

I love great vocalists, I’m a big James Blake fan and in terms of current artists he would be my first choice.

If you could have any superpower for 24 hours what would it be?

To go to space.

What sort of set can we expect from you in London this bank holiday weekend?

My sets veer much more towards House and Techno these days so you can expect some big sounds in the sunshine.