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Respect the Producer Interview with PopeBeats @popebeatsc

Amanda Giordano

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What is your Producer name?

PopeBeats

How did you get your name?

My friends call me Pop which is short for my last name Popov; In Serbian Pop means Pope, so that’s how my name “Popebeats” came to be.

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Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

How did you get into Producing?

It all actually happened very spontaneously. While I was hanging out with my longtime friends, like usual, we were freestyle rapping for fun. Then, an idea popped into our heads: why wouldn’t we try this for real? My friends wanted to be rappers and I figured I could be the one who made the beats. Despite the fact that I had no knowledge about music production, surprisingly enough it motivated me, even more, to give it a try. I went home that night, installed FL and it was love at first sight

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

In addition to spending countless hours experimenting on the FL studio, I improved my skills by exploring and watching tutorials about everything that I aspired to learn.

What did your first set up look like?

Just my PC, my headphones and FL studio.

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Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

What does your current set up look like?

Aside from new VSTs I bought, my setup is pretty much the same as when I first got started. My creativity has drastically evolved while my tools have pretty much remained the same.

How did you get your Producer/Artist name?

There's no real special back story behind my Artist name. It's a play on my last name and what I love to do which is to make beats.

If you could produce for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

It would have to be Mac Miller, without a doubt, he was and still is my biggest inspiration. Young Lean or Travis Scott would most definitely be my second choice, I really appreciate how creative and authentic they are. I believe that with each and every one of them, I can create an ‘out of this world’ banger.

What is your goal when you create?

When I create, I aspire to make use of every idea that pops into my head. When I’m feeling inspired, I make sure not to waste any second of it, and to continue working until I feel satisfied with the outcome.

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Photo credit: Robb Entertainment Corporation (robbent.com)

What's your go-to song right now?

Sold out dates by Lil Baby x Gunna.

What is your dream as a Producer?

As for, generally in life, and in producing, my motto is to keep working on myself, and improving myself in every way possible. In the long run, my dream is to get to the point in my career where I can collaborate with well-known, acclaimed artists, and that one day, “Popebeats” appears on the Top 10 billboard charts.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a Producer?

In my opinion, the key to success is working hard and staying focused. As long as this is actually your dream, you shouldn’t even consider it as work, but rather as pleasure. Never mind what anyone has negative to say about you or your work, as long as you stay focused on what you dream and believe in, they won’t distract you. It is useful to consider criticism, but only if it’s constructive. It will get tough, but don’t let that bring you down, just keep your head held high, and keep striving.

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACZzobPRiiK-9Od4KMl3Jw

Souncloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/popebeatsc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popebeatsc/

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/BeatsPope

Respect the DJ Interview with DJ Lukem

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into Djing?

It all started in 2016. I‘ve always had a taste for electronic music. But in 2016, I was inspired by a local festival DJ which hung up at a party organized by me.

When I saw how he could influence the mood of people with his music, I knew that I wanted it too.

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

I sat in front of my equipment almost every day & tried to get better.

I also tried to get a better feeling for building a song. In the end, it helped a lot to know when and where I can best make a transition.

What did your first setup look like?

I had a Pioneer DDJ RB controller and intially a standard windows laptop. After two weeks, however, I bought a Mac Book from a friendly DJ, because this had much more power.

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What does your current setup look like?

Currently I have a DDJ RX controller and still my Mac from back then. As headphones, I use the „DT-80 pro audio“ from Beyer Dynamics. I also started producing music, so I count the „FL Studio“ program as my piece of equipment. In FL Studio I mostly work with the plugins „Sylenth 1“ and „Nexus“.

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

My artist name is made up of my first name and surname. My name is Lukas Kaemnick. The „Lu“ from „Lukem“ comes from thr first two letters of my first name and the letters „kem“ are a mixture of the letters of my last name.

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, EDC Las Vegas

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If you could DJ in any three cities what would they be?

Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

It would have been Avicii earlier, today it would be Kygo.

What is your goal when you play live?

I always try to fill the dance floor as fast as possible with not too familiar tracks.

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What is your go to song right now?

My latest song is called „Stay Down“. I released it on March 9th on the label „Beatdealer Records“.

What is your dream as a DJ?

I dream of being on the stages of big festivals someday. I would like people to see my songs sing & how happy they are.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

In case of setbacks, you should never give up! Do not let anything stop you. Learn new and meet other DJs!

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)

Instagram

Facebook

Spotify

Respect the DJ Interview with Anfisa Letyago @AnfisaLetyago

Amanda Giordano

How did you get into DJing?
It was kind of natural thing. I started in 2008, I couldn't help it, I had to share my selection with my friends, I wanted them to listen and see if they enjoy it too. So I was the one arranging small parties until I had promoters starting asking me to perform, not sure how it all happened but I ended up playing in clubs and I was at ease.

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

I used to study piano at school as a kid so I had sense of rhythm and tempo but of course to improve technique I used to play home in front of a mirror or asking my friends to listen. That's what friends are for LOL. Besides this I had the chance as living in Napoli to attend events where international house/techno djs were performing so this enriched my knowledge I could listen to so many different kind of styles and music and this helped to open my mind, I have been playing for 10 years so far

What did your first setup look like?

My first one was made of cdj 100 pioneer and a mixer. Not much you know, I could not afford buying before I started making money of my own you know

What does your current setup look like?

Today I play with CDJ 2000 (3 or four of them) + DJM Pioneer 900 and Rmx-1000.

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

My Mum LOL ... Anfisa Letyago is my real name. Anfisa has greek origins despite it being the Russian version of it.

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

That's a tough on there are so many I would play to all of them. In Uk in the more housy ones or Germany in the more techno. I would say London, Mannheim and Miami.

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If you could dj in 3 cities what would they be?

Tel Aviv - amazing city and crowd

Beirut same as above and of course my city of adoption Napoli

However it's difficult to pick just 3, I enjoy most of the gigs I play and I would definitively re-play again and again.

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

I would say Depeche mode

What is your goal when you play live?

My main goal is to first enjoy myself but also to have people to get into my world and be a part of it even if only for a while, I like to share positive vibes, it's a need I think has always been in me.

What's your go to song right now?

Gut Feeling-Yukata (Kenny Summit & Eric Kupper’s Private stock mix)

What is your dream as a DJ?

To produce as much good music I can, having my music played all over the world supported by colleague and to be blessed enough to get to manage to play myself  around the world too

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Not to look at others, not to compare to others, look at others for inspiration and learn but never copy or think of what is 'tendance' , do the music you are really into and add lots of love and self denial.

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)

Instagram @AnfisaLetyago

Soundcloud

Respect the DJ Interview with DJ Winca

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into DJing?

I was addicted to music (edm) and I like to make people happy and I just found a way to make them more better it’s djing

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

Practicing by seeing live videos of big artist happening in Tomorrowland, Ultra etc.

What did your first setup look like?

Just a laptop.

What does your current setup look like?

Numark mixtrack pro 3 (controller) lights and speakers

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

I am a pharm student. When I learned about Anticanser I learned about Winca alkaloid suddenly it strikes in my brain like dj winca its suits. Like that only the name came

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

Tomorrowland, Ultra and Glimax (hardstyle)

If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?

New York, Dubai and Bangkok 

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

Dj coone (hardstyle)

What is your goal when you play live?

Mad dance

What's your go to song right now?

Martin garrix high on life

What is your dream as a DJ?

To be an international dj

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Produce to my own music and workhard.

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)

Instagram @dj_winca

Sound Cloud @DJ WINCA