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INTERVIEW: Galoski & Ra5tik

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Galoski: Hi guys, thanks for having us! I’m doing pretty well – just finishing new stuff in the studio, getting ready for the forthcoming festival season.

Ra5tik: Thanks for having us, I just got back from a ski trip, and now I’m going to finish new music and go on a short tour in my country.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Shake It Down”?

Galoski: It’s a fantastic club track, I’m honestly proud of the result and how it turned out. It works well in my sets and the crowd reaction is great.

Ra5tik: We started the track without vocals, and while making it, we knew that a perfect vocal was missing right before the drop. After we made the drop, we ran across that vocal, tweaked it a little, and that’s how “Shake It Down” was created and named after. We originally called the track “Do You Want To Dance.”

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Galoski: When I’m working on a project, I keep visualizing how it’s going to work during my shows so I always try tO write down the ideas as soon as I can until the inspiration is there. Sometimes I see my room as a club or a festival and I enter my own world.

Ra5tik: I always get inspired when I’m working, so there is no particular event. “Shake It Down” is a project that was created by two people learning from each other, having fun in the studio and drinking coffee.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Galoski/Ra5tik: It’s already out on the official youtube channel of Art & Music Recording, and you should check it out – it’s a top one.

How was the recording and writing process?

Galoski: I remember I was touring China, in October 2018 while working on the ‘last touches’ on the track. Usually visiting new places, meeting new people, looking at different stuff and things is inspiring to me. “Shake it Down” was no different: I got inspired by the reality around me so the writing process came rather easy.

Ra5tik: I get inspired in many different ways. Sometimes while I’m performing in a club I get inspired by the crowd reaction, sometimes when I have a walk, travelling or drinking coffee. Creating “Shake It Down” was no different than what I normally do when I create.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than in your own?

Galoski: Collaborating with other artists, friends is always fun. The most important thing when you’re working on a collaboration is to stay open-minded for new ideas, and you can share thoughts as well, learn a lot of new stuff and be creative at the same time

Ra5tik: I never start a collaboration without an idea. That’s the only approach I take with whoever I work with. My process is speedy so I create ideas very quickly. After, it takes time for sound processing and mixing, but the idea of a song is the most important thing for me and it has to be there from the beginning.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Galoski:Of course! We have another collaboration signed and coming soon on Armada Music and we are working on solo stuff as well. But definitely, there will be a follow-up of “Shake It Down” on Art & Music Recording.

Ra5tik: Yes! I Have some tracks finished, and besides that, Galoski and I are working on a follow-up for “Shake It Down.”

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Galoski: I have a solo release coming up in April and for the collaboration on Armada Music no release date yet.

Ra5tik: There is a track titled “She Got That”, a collaboration with Galoski, on Armada Music but no release date yet.

Any plans to hit the road?

Galoski: Yes. I have an international tour starting in April: I’m about to visit China, Thailand, Singapore and a few more countries in Asia then back to Europe.

Ra5tik: I would love to hit the road, but nothing is planned before Summer. I have shows in Serbia where I live and that is it.

What else is happening next in your respective world?

Galoski: I’m trying to work harder than ever in the meantime to keep my focus and inspiration up and I’m trying to hang out more and more with inspiring and creative people. I have already something like ten big festivals confirmed for this year, my international tour and a lot of music coming. Stay tuned, and I promise to take you on a fantastic journey this year.

Ra5tik: I’m finishing my studies and trying to focus on creating a “story” this Summer. I want to inspire people to believe in themselves and help them see that everything is possible, as “Shake It Down” made my dreams come to reality. I’m making a lot of new music and preparing for Summer festivals, trying to stay healthy and surrounded by inspiring, creative people. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the stuff that I’ve been working on!

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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