The Israeli talent Shai T, stands out in the music scene. His music gives a vivid image of a refined natural talent. It has a unique sound palette and a unique ability to utilize all genres of music, from deep, tech and progressive house, to techno and electronica.
Reaching achievements such as maintaining a spot in the top 5 artists of organic house in the world, while reaching the #1 position four times in less than a year. With Shai’s carefully planned release schedule it has become quite rare that his original tracks or remix productions do not enter the Beatport Organic House Top 10 and in fact many reach the #1 position. These remarkable achievements have established Shai as one of the best and most valued artists in his genre in the world today, with four of his latest productions reaching the all time Top 100 of the genre
- Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hello and thank you for having me 😊. I’m at my regular place – Home, in a small town 20 minutes from the city of Tel-Aviv, Israel. Usually, I’m starting my day in the late morning (9Am) and I love to have my coffee in the garden of my home, to wake up slowly before getting into the rush of the day. The pandemic forced us to spend much more time at home, so it is important to learn how to use the time we have here the best we can.
» Reaching achievements such as maintaining a spot in the top 5 artists of organic house in the world, while reaching the #1 position four times in less than a year. With Shai’s carefully planned release schedule it has become quite rare that his original tracks or remix productions do not enter the Beatport Organic House Top 10 and in fact many reach the #1 position.»
- When did the idea of becoming a musician and producer started to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Well, I started to play on musical instruments since I was 9 years old, and since then music become a major and a main part of my life. I got into the electronic music world around the age of 22, when I was living in Australia for 1 year. Since then, I decided that I want to take the electronic music as a serious thing in my life, and so I started as a DJ and moved forward and become a music producer. I can’t say I always wanted to be a DJ and a music producer, but it always felt to me like the natural way of development, So I guess it was what I always wanted deep inside of me.
- How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
I don’t think I have a «Concept» in my productions, but I can say for sure that there are some things in which really important for me, such as to use live instruments in many of my projects (I believe it gives «Life» and added value for the tracks), and I do give a lot of attention to the groove I build in my tracks, as I think this is what moves people on the dance floor.
- What artists are you interested in these days?
I can say that one of my favorite producers for a long time is Sebastien Leger – I really loves the way he combine melody with groove – its always on the right spot. And there are many more young and talented artist I do like, such as Victhor, DSF, Erdi Irmak, Tim Green, Fulltone and many others.
- How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony?
Well, I do believe that it’s a mistake to stay connected to one specific genre only. Music is like fashion, its always changing and coming back again after a while, so a good producer should know how to develop and make new music, «out of the box», so he stays interesting and original. For me, to combine elements of groove from Afro House. With melodic music with Dreamy vibes and Atmosphere, makes sense.
- How would you define your sound?
As I just wrote above, I don’t think I can define exactly my sound , as its made of different sounds and influences from different style, but if I will have to try, then I will say I produce melodic house, mostly with kind of dreamy atmosphere.
- Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
What I can tell at the moment is that I have one more Ep to be released this year (2021) which will be with my good friend and talented musician – Sahar Z, which will be released Soon on Guy Mantzur new imprint – «Moments». After that I’m working on 2 new remixes for great artists which will be released during the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.