Who Music Magazine welcome Addi Stefansson & Electroblaze to the site and we find out more about their recent release.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
EB: Hi. This Sunday I started my day with setup and preparations for my event «Beat Cuisine». This is about a live stream with DJ, chef and winemakers.
Addi: Hello! I’m at home in Innsbruck, Austria. I started my day by having a cup of coffee and then bringing my son to Kindergarten
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
EB: We have a really good weekly jam session here in Wiesbaden where I am often a guest. Janet Taylor was on stage asking the audience for tips for the Corona-battered musicians when I happened to have my Tascam recorder at the ready. that was the birth of «Tip Jar».
Addi: A few months back when Electroblaze and I decided to collaborate on a track and release it on his label Nesh Recordings.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind it?
EB: Idea was to capture the theme of «jam session» and pay some love and respect to all the musicians who have had it so hard in recent years.
Addi: It’s a combination of styles resulting in a classic deep house tune. That collaboration often leads to results that you don’t end up with while creating something on your own. Also that many artists are still struggling due to the pandemic and need support. The vocals featured on the track are about that.
Who is inspiring you most right now?
EB: It’s really hard to say, there is no one but two of my favorite artists/producers are DJ Koze & Andreas Henneberg.
Addi: My son. He is my biggest inspiration.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
EB: Defintif of a mixture. Addi is more the deep house one and I’m more the playful one, floating between minimal, tech house, techno and my influences from the 70s to the 90s.
Addi: As for my latest releases: Funk and jazz inspired House & Deep House. I wouldn’t consider my sound to always sit in one genre. I also produce and play more breakbeat oriented tracks in different tempos.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
EB: Currently the trend is rather harder, faster and more trancy again. Personally, I think that’s okay, because it also opens the ears and eyes for more minimalist music and slower tempo.
Addi: The market is definitely oversaturated. There are so many brilliant musicians and producers out there. I just would like to see people getting the opportunities they deserve.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
EB: At the moment I’m working on music for my techno project called «CREB ds» and otherwise I’m currently scoring silent movies from the 1920s, modern and electronic. The next Electroblaze releases will probably be in spring 2023.
Addi: I’m working on a couple of EP’s I plan to release in 2023