DJ PIN ist ein unglaublich sympathischer brasilianischer Mann, den ich in Prag kennenlernen durfte.
Über ein wenig Smalltalk und lustiger Zeit in dieser wunderschönen Stadt erzählte mir Rafael bald, dass er ein Goa- und Psytrancedj sei und schon beeindruckende Auftritte, wie auf dem Creamfields hatte. Psytrance ist eines der Genres, welches ich immer respektvoll und etwas unverständnisvoll betrachtete; die Geschwindigkeit und der Druck der Tracks war mir etwas zu viel. Nach einem erneuten Anlauf mich dieser Musikrichtung zu nähern hörte ich mir die Werke DJ PINs und die seines Labels Mosaico Records an und war sofort im Bann. Schaut mal rein und dieses Interview an:
A brief Introduction to DJ PIN (plus, the best song or set for first-timers):
Hi there ! I'm Rafael aka DJ PIN, I've been deeply involved with the electronic music for the past 15 years, DJing for the past 10 years and working strictly with music for the past 6 years. This is one set I really enjoy.
How did you get into the Psytrance/ Goa genre?
My first real connection with electronic music was in the early 90's through The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy and Massive Attack; which I immediately became crazy about. Somewhere in the late 90's, a friend arrived from Europe with a very peculiar CD, one of the Goa Head series. That blew my mind. Since that day I've been deeply researching the genre, never stopped.
What are the characteristics of Psytrance?
Psytrance as music, I would say, it's a hypnotic kick and bass, starting 130 BPMs until wherever your mind can follow, covered with psychedelic effects and melodies. As a culture I would say it's one of the most internationally intense movements, a huge fusion from tribal rituals and ideas from everywhere.
Which other Djs or Interprets do you recommend? The most influential/important albums in your rack?
Nowadays I've been really enjoying Prometheus work. Also The Antidote had been playing a huge role since ever. But the south american artists are really influential right now, as Italy, Burn In Noise, Ovnimoon, Logica, The 1st Stone and of course the whole crew from Mosaico Records, my own label.
What are your future plans?
Focus in Mosaico, bring the best music from our artists to the crowd, bring the best crowd to our artists, develop extreme concepts in the releases.
If your music was edible, what dish would it be?
That's not easy to answer, I'm a good eater, so many things come to my mind - but pretty much a non-conventional one - something like a Spicy Ice Cream.
Your overall experience of Europe? And where did you experience the wildest crowd?
Europe is great ! It's beautiful to see how much electronic music is part of your culture, and it's really great the quality and the amount of parties and festivals you guys have during the summer. In my experience there, regarding wildness, the wildest crowd ever would be the british one, and the wildest crowd this summer the dutch one. But I think it's very important to say that when it's about Goa Trance, everywhere in Europe, with no exceptions, people take it very serious, and that is absolutely fantastic !
Probiert mal euch auf dieses Genre einzulassen, wenn ihr nicht schon Psytrancejünger seid, kauft das Zeug, wenn ihr Bock habt und geniesst einen schönen Tag, liebe Früchte (angenommen es ist genauso sonnig wie bei uns hier :P )!