We have the pleasure of welcoming My Secret Playground to the site, just ahead of their August release on Rabotat Records. Lets see what’s news and what’s going on in their world.
Hey, thank you for answering our questions. I’d like to start by asking you about your technical approach to creating music. What equipment / software do you normally use?
I’ve used Cubase and Ableton for many years. Also a big fan of the Arturia library, and I use a
bit of analog gear such as the Microkorg or System-1.
Your single «When The Lights Go Down» has a very good impact. What inspired you to create it? How do you turn your inspiration into the final product?
Most of the time, I don’t know how I came to the final result. Normally, I start to jam or have a
certain feeling or movie that inspires me to start with a theme. But after this, it can go in many
directions. Also, the vocal is an important part of what the final track should sound like! I am
always open-minded, having a deep feeling is one of the most important impacts.
What can you tell us about «When The Lights Go Down»? How was it born? What do you
want to express?
I started working on it during the beginning of the first lockdown in Berlin, March 2020. I finally
had a lot of time to compose and find my true sound, which is mainly inspired by the 80’s.
As the title suggests, it should reflect how musicians and artists felt during this lockdown – their
hopes, fury, and desires. The cover artwork is a bit of a secret and also a tribute to the dark side
I don’t want to reveal more about this. After all, my project is called «My Secret Playground» 😉
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres are you listening to these days?
Mainly artists from the indie dance genre, inspired by the 80s and darkwave. A few would be:
Damon Jee, Adana Twins, Terr, Theus Mago, Sara Zinger, Rafael Cerato.
How do you feel your music influences or impacts your listeners?
Since I’ve changed my sound last, it’s quite obvious that my listeners have to like the 80’s
sound. 🙂 But there are still influences of Rock, Pop, and Jazz from other decades. Especially
when I play live in person, you can hear this!
What other projects are you working on right now?
I organize a hedonistic party called SKIN in Berlin. Due to the Covid rules, we still have to wait
to go crazy. 😉 We are optimistic that our next date on October 9th will become reality.
How would you define your work for someone who doesn’t know you?
Electronic dance music with an analog impact, inspired by the 80’s, and topped with rock and