Following his massive Purified Records debut Stay Connected earlier this year, rapidly rising talent Ovadia returns to the imprint to reveal his highly anticipated Spiral EP. We caught up with him on Techno Mood to discuss the EP, his inspirations and what he has coming up on the horizon.
Hello Ovadia! Welcome to Techno Mood. Congratulations on your new ‘Spiral’ EP on Purified Records. Can you tell us a bit about how this one came about?
Thank you very much! Of course, I’ll be honest, I really liked the style of my previous track ‘Stay Connected’ and I wanted to create something similar, but with a different twist. Regardless, I like Purified’s way of working and wanted to bring them something new.
What is your approach when it comes to making new tracks?
When I approach making new tracks, I try on the one hand to adhere to the standards and rules that exist in the genre and its scene, and on the other hand to bring something new. I like to combine elements from other genres that I like, and give a slightly different twist and color.
Who have been your biggest inspirations in your career so far?
So as an Israeli, I think we have producers from a very, very high level. Ever since I was a child, I greatly appreciated them and drew inspiration from Skazi (Asher Swissa) and Vini Vici, who are actually in the psytrance genre. From the genre of melodic techno and house, I think Artbat are amazing.
You mentioned that this EP is the first one that you brought 100 percent of yourself – can you speak a little more about that?
Ever since I can remember, I have really liked dark and energetic atmospheres in electronic music. In the tracks I wrote for Purified and especially in this EP, I think I was able to combine elements that I greatly appreciate and elements that represent my entire journey as an artist, such as elements from Psytrance.
Are there any artists you would really love to collaborate with?
So as I said, an artist I greatly appreciate and draw inspiration from Asher Swissa. The truth is that we are working on a track together, which is something quite amazing for me. If we’re talking about an artist I didn’t get to work with, and I’m fantasizing about it!?.. then I would say ARTBAT (:
What tracks are really making an impact in your sets at the moment?
There are 2 tracks that recently I play in every set: Ray Of Solar – Mau P Remix and Goom Gum – Set & Setting – both are amazing.
Is there a specific track that made you want to start producing music?
My infatuation with electronic music started at a very, very young age. Once when we were driving in the car with the family, a track by Infected Mushroom called Saeed was playing in the background. After hearing it once I fell in love with this track. I think this track started my whole journey with electronic music and the desire to create.
Is there a piece of advice you received that really helped you get to where you are today?
I think right now I’m just starting to reap the rewards of all the hard work I’ve put into this thing all these years, and I’m still very early in my career. But the advice I can give is that you simply must not give up, you have to keep producing and not listen to any background noise. In addition, I would say try to be as original as possible. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel and discover America, but it’s enough to combine elements from several genres that you like and that’s already a start.
Do you have any upcoming projects you can share with us?
The truth is I’m working on a new musical project. Something much broader and not too limited to one sub-genre or another. It will be similar to what I have done so far, only wider and wilder. My goal is to make it as international as possible.
Any last words for our readers?
It was a special experience to be interviewed here, new music will be released soon. Many thanks to everyone who read the article!