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This release marks a new beginning for Berkovi, better known for his tougher Music Man, Force Inc, Djax and Harthouse releases over recent years. After haunting the b-side of one release too many, a reboot into a more beloved and emotional techno template is obviously reaping dividends. According to the man himself, this is no trend following phenomenon: “I’ve always produced deeper music, more often than not even years ago was always pushed to B sides of EPs or remixes but now it’s the main thing I want to do, techno with soul. After releasing a lot of more melodic material on labels such as eevonext and an album for Trapez a few years ago I want to return to solely concentrating on this style for my music and live sets”.
So here’s a new Berkovi live set with a preview on his upcoming EP Justin Berkovi – What will we become?’ in record stores mid March 2015 on!
Thank you, Justin, for your fantastic music. I’ve been telling you how much I love this whole ep… just played ‘Prelude’ again in Doha last weekend.
The Lucid Podcast 083 – Justin Berkovi Live
1. Lucidflow: How does a creative day look/feel like for you?
Silence around me, no interruptions, a coffee to get me set and then the best for me is to totally immerse myself in sounds. With working in techno i think you can feel when you’re working on something that has a positive end point, you can feel the sound. I’ve always been into synthesis as well as beat programming so finding a sound that does something to me inside is important. If I’m not doing music I’m always creating – not a day goes by where I’m not either tweaking photographs, editing sounds, doing some graphic design or even drawing with pen / paper.
2. Lucidflow: How do you hinder yourself in being creative?
I’m a terrible procrastinator and workaholic all in one. It sometimes takes me years to work out the simplest of things. For example for years I’ve always used Maschine as a live jamming tool but I’ve always wanted to actually produce an entire track on it which I finally did after a few years. I get distracted and bored easily and often the arranging of a track will prevent me from finishing it and then there’s like this backlog of creativity – I can’t move on to the next idea in my head. I’m getting better at managing that.
3. Lucidflow: how do you support yourself in being creative?
Good question – financially or? I used to play live most weekends and run my labels many years ago and music was my full time career. But then I got involved in an internet start up and other projects and now have a family so it’s become something that I have to support from my other projects. But I’ve never stopped producing or playing or actually ‘creating’. My other work is design and strategy, it’s a completely creative environment and i’m still the master of my own destiny. I could never work for someone else.
4. Lucidflow: How did you come across Lucidflow?
I’m not sure if it was the tracks or the podcast! I can’t remember! But it was the style of music and depth that got my interest.
5. Lucidflow: Tell us one of your greatest wishes:
Being able to have more time, being calm.
6. Lucidflow: If you had an infinite amount of time and money what would you do:
I wouldn’t change a great deal. I’d get a place by the sea, build a decent studio and spend more time with my kids. I’d probably travel more too.
7. Lucidflow: Anything else you would spread to the Lucid world?
Keep it deep.