INTERVIEW // We chat with the legendary Sezer Uysal and get to hear his latest track ‘Sinodal’

Artists across the creative realm frequently underline the difficulty of putting thoughts onto paper. In electronic dance music, it’s the producers who battle with the hardships of making the creativity of mind materialize on a computer screen.

For Sezer Uysal, finding the right touch is more instinctual than voluntary. With half a dozen remixes and original productions reaching Beatport’s coveted Top 100 Progressive House, Tech House, and Deep House charts, his ability in the studio has garnered attention from some of the most renowned titans of the industry. But it’s all just the beginning for the young 29-year-old. With upcoming originals and remixes on Suara, Octopus Recordings and his own Sensorium Music, combined with festival and club dates across Europe and Asia, Sezer Uysal finds himself on the eve of worldwide ascendancy.

We were lucky enough to get the time to talk to him and ask him a few questions about his life in music. We were also lucky enough to listen to his latest track ‘Sinodal’.

Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
I was collecting some rock & punk band cassettes and vinyl’s when I was a teenager.

At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?”
In high school, my friend showed me John Digweed and Sasha’s video on the internet and I was so impressed by what they played.

Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:
Aphex Twin Avril 14th, Trentemøller The Last Resort, Daft Punk Discovery

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I’m using Ableton Live with hardware like Sub 37, Roland System1 and Minilogue

What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
I go to the forest with my dog or I ride a bike. I really love nature.

What is your opinion on the ever-spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there’ s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
Yes, there are soo many sub-genres. I the end there are only 2 genres (to me). House and Techno. They will never die 🙂

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
I really enjoy being in the studio. It’s a different feeling to being in the DJ booth.

As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I would change the business style. Art is not about the money. It’s about passion and ability. There are lots of great artists who don’t get any attention. Because they don’t have enough PR. That really sucks.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on?
Viia, Deniz Kabu, Analog Context, Marius Drecher

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I will release 2 EPs in 2019 and there will also be some remixes for great artists. Gigs in Egypt, Amsterdam, Beirut and USA tour soon!

Famous last words?
Hard work pays off

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