Following his standout debut on UK imprint Renaissance Records with the four-track ‘Deepest Thoughts’ EP, we are pleased to welcome Grigoré as our next guest. We spoke with the rising artist to find out about the EP and his inspirations, enjoy!

Hey Grigoré, great to speak with you today following the release of your Deepest Thoughts EP on Renaissance! Can you tell us about the EP please?
Hi Techno Mood! First thank you for inviting me for this interview. As always through the music I want to tell some story, and this time It’s a more personal EP. Full of ‘Deepest Thoughts’ I’m discussing past things, about life moments during dark nights. Sometimes I’m ‘Freezing’ from all these thoughts, full of turmoil. It’s also about ‘Nostalgia’. Sometimes nostalgia is good, but you don’t always need to dive into it. Living today is now better for me.

For those of our readers who may not be familiar with your sound yet, how would you describe your sound in your own words?
I don’t want to limit myself to one genre. I’m trying to make a wide spectrum of the music, it lets me make different things and doesn’t stop me as the creator who I am. So, you can hear from Melodic House & Techno to Indie Dance and from Electronica to strictly & dry techno sounds from me.

Who or what sounds have been your biggest musical influences throughout your life?
My biggest musical influences were The Chemical Brothers, and still inspires me a lot. I love electronic music that sounds on the line between punk and electronic, maybe that’s why I use a lot of bass guitars in my music. But every new chapter of my life I follow with new music. For example, during the past 5 years my favourite band is Tame Impala, every record is outstanding.

What was it that first inspired you to pursue music?
It was an inner feeling, when I was a child, I just wanted to create something by myself. And I found myself in creating music. Every time when you start to make a new track you can dream about something bright, you can enter another world. When I create, I feel the power. Incredible feelings.

The four track Deepest Thoughts EP marks your debut on the iconic Renaissance Records. Congrats to you on the release, what does it mean to be releasing on such a renowned label?
Thank you! It feels something like now I’ve left a mark in electronic music history, I think. Renaissance has released such great tunes in the past, some of these tunes stay in my playlist for years. I’m so happy to release music on Renaissance, there is a great team behind it!
What has been your creative process through the production of the EP?
I’m always trying to find new tricks with modulation stuff, I’m especially experimenting a lot with Ableton’s stock plugins. When I find a fresh trick it inspires me a lot and it helps me to expand my creativity.

Do you have any favourite pieces of equipment in the studio?
Yes, mostly I use a Korg Minilogue XD & Behringer Model D. They are such nice synths. Minilogue is very nice for the top sounds, a lot of options inside, including 3rd hybrid oscillator. By the way, for the main lead in ‘Deepest Thoughts’ I used Korg, but not only the lead, I also used it for some background sounds, which you can hear in the intro. Model D I used for the bass sounds.

Thank you for chatting with us today Grigoré! To finish off, is there anything else upcoming from yourself that you can share with us yet?
Yes, 2 remixes on the way. The 1st Remix is for Paride Saraceni – Walk Away, and next one will be for This Never Happened artist Massane. Adding to this, I have a 2 track EP in May on Edu Imberbon’s Eklektisch label with an amazing remix by Fur Coat! Stay Tuned. ?

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