Sync Forward Podcast 086 – Paul Rodner

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This week we welcome back our fellow countryman and friend of the label Paul Rodner that brings us a one hour mix filled with groove and energetic beats!

How did it all start?
It all started when I was 11 years old and first heard about electronic music through my older brother. It was love at first hearing. After that, me and my friends had garage parties until I finally had my first gig at Vaticano Club in Barcelos, one of the most emblematic clubs in Portugal.

What’s your gear in the studio?
In my studio I have the essential, my Macbook, Genelec monitors, Sennheiser Headphones, Akai midi and a Focusrite sound card. I also use a lot of Vsts like Massive, Arturia, Sylenth, among many others.

What’s behind your creative process?
I try to be loyal to my identity and always like to start with a rhythmic loop that will give flow to my track. That does not always mean I will produce the same genre, but I do try to stay within my musical line.

What’s your hometown music scene like?
I’m from the beautiful and historical Portuguese city of Barcelos. Unfortunetaly there is not much to choose, with the only clubs available being the Vaticano Club and Club 118. The last one is very successful nationwide. I already played there and the atmosphere is incredible!

Which labels are you currently working with?
At the moment, I’m not working for any label. I paused a bit to acquire knowledge, but I`ve worked for labels like Deeperfect Records by Stefano Noferini, Incorrect Music by Anthony Attalla, Bitten by 2000 and One and Sandy Huner, the last Ep reached the top 100 Tech House in Beatport with the tracks “Black magic” and “I Believe in My Dream”.

What are your future plans?
I don`t like to make plans for the future. I like to live day by day, but of course I dream of being a great reference worldwide. For this I have to show work and here I am for this, to fight for my dreams.

Sync Forward Podcast 084 – John Deluxe

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The 84th Sync Forward Podcast is here, including an interview with John Deluxe talking about how things started for him, his studio gear and what are his plans for the future.

How did it all start?
I started playing in 2005 and producing around 2012. My first release was at Portuguese based Anonima Records in 2012.

What’s your gear in the studio?
At the moment I’m using a PC with Arturia Lab 49 and Ableton Live 9. I have a Novation Launch Control which I love and the Focal Alpha 65 studio monitors.

Whats behind your creative process?
I love melodies and this is usually the part I enjoy the most when creating music.

What’s your hometown music scene like?
I would say Tech House is the most widely accepted genre in my home town – Aveiro, Portugal.

Which labels are you currently working with?
At the moment I’m working with Bosom, Sync Forward, Piston Recordins, Minar Rec, Tenampa Rec, Suma Rec.

What are your future plans?
Improve the quality of my tracks and release new music on my favourite labels.

Sync Forward Podcast 081 – Joff

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One hour mix from our mate Joff showcasing his work on the Sync Forward Podcasts. Powerful bass, rhythmic sound waves, elements chosen in a balanced way, like an engine that comes running from deep to tech. Joff is always looking for details and absorbs them, whether they come from the noise of the streets or the noise of a boat in the harbor. For him, the greatest pleasure is the sound that comes from the soul and gives life to the bodies of those who are listening. Melodic synths, strong kicks, vocals here and there, percussions, a range of choices for every occasion, it’s all part of the plan.