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INTERVIEW: Qindek

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

Hey there! I’m doing real good, thanks for asking. I’m in a good place right now. Chilling with my family, work and music. Now that i’m less active in the nightlife, and more active in the studio, i’m feeling that my writing and productions are going towards are more personal and creative space, which i really like.

Can you talk to us more about your latest EP “Come Closer”?

Yeah, this particular track was laying quite some time with Rouven from Dreiklang. I wrote it 4 years ago, while i was very active with my liveset. In that time, my main focus was drums and rhythmics. Also implementing synth chords as a part of rhythmics was a challenge for me that time. ‘Come Closer’ is a result of that search. I’m still quite happy with the result, as i feel that it is a one of a kind track. The work of the remixers has surprised me, because every producer did such an amazing job by creating something unique, while still the original parts where used and recognizable in my opinion.

Where did you find the inspiration for the tracks?

I was mainly focused on conga’s, tabla’s and wooden drum instruments. Lot’s of digging through libraries and footage of youtube material, led me to write this track.

Any plans to release a video for any of these?

Well, since this track was written years ago, i don’t think any video will be made for these tracks. But i’m definitely into the video thing right now. The first video is nearly complete, and together with Thijs Brouwers, we are busy with the concept for the second video. I think it will be a serie of three videos and tracks.

Why naming the record after this track in particular?

After listening to it hundreds of times, i felt the overall vibe was kinda of luring the audience into a introspective journey. There aren’t any loud lead synths of some sort, so it’s kind of inviting to come closer to yourself and the artist.

How was the production process?

I honestly can’t remember the exact moment that this track was finished. It was more of a process to create a strong liveset at that time. Most tracks that are released are the result of doing lots of livesets. So every now and then a moment was created in which i found a compelling story, worthy to be heard by a wider audience.

Would you call this a departure from your previous musical work?

Not really, i think it’s more a part of my entire collection. I tend to do every single time something different, just to keep it fresh for myself.

What role does Netherlands play in your music?

A little one. Don’t get me wrong, i love my country and the vibrant scene it has. But in the world of music, there are no boundaries.

You brought some special remixers – did you handpick them or how did they come on board?

Rouven brought on the artists. Only Edit Select was a wish of mine, because i really love the vibe and production style of his. Every time a remix was finished, Rouven send me them. A couple of them i didn’t like that much. But i’m very happy with the end result. They all did an amazing job.

What did they brought up to the table?

Unique styles. Just to have the original samples, and for them all to create a unique perspective of how the samples where used, is just mesmerizing and very inspirational.

Any plans to hit the road?

I hope to have something ready within a couple of years, that would get me going again. I’m hoping to create something new, in a live format. But for now, my time is very limited and my sole wish is just have 4 or 5 projects finished within a year. If i’m invited to something, i’m definitely considering the invitation. But it needs to be something good.

What else is happening next in Qindek’s world?

Videos is the next thing. And i’m looking for a bigger label, which could lead me to a bigger audience. I’ve done so many things on more underground labels. The future for me is to have more options on bigger platforms to have my music released. When it’s time for me, i will go for it. But i don’t see that in the nearby future.

Pre-order link: https://www.deejay.de/Qindek_Come_Closer_DREIKLANG005_Vinyl__932758

EP Preview: https://soundcloud.com/dreiklangrecords/dreiklang005-qindek-come-closer-remixes-by-edit-select-voltmar-kuf

Socials Dreiklang:

http://dreiklangrecords.de/

https://soundcloud.com/dreiklangrecords

http://residentadvisor.net/record-label.aspx?ide=12773

https://www.facebook.com/Dreiklang-371997306263638

https://www.instagram.com/dreiklang_records/

https://www.discogs.com/de/label/935568-Dreiklang

Socials Qindek:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/qindek

https://soundcloud.com/qindek

https://www.facebook.com/Qindek?fref=ts

https://www.instagram.com/qindek

https://www.discogs.com/artist/3280474-qindek

About RJ Frometa

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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