Ambareesh – 5 Shoot Interview

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Hi welcome to the 5 shoot interview for !
1. Briefly, what can you say about your musical background and your first approaches to electronic music?
Hi, I come from a quite percussive background as my first instrument was a tabla (Indian percussion), I used to play and practice a lot when I was younger, still do time to time, then switched to guitar, then tired out the piano a bit, and at that time I started out with Fruity loops, just messing around with it. I went through quite a lot of musical genres or styles, one night (around 2008) I decided to go out in a techno night here in Geneva, it was amazing a discovery but then it was more minimal techno, later on I started discovering techno quickly and fell in love with it. Around 3 years ago a friend introduced me to Ableton and that’s when I started really experimenting and trying out stuff.

2. When did you start to produce your own songs and which are your main sources of inspiration?
I started producing around 4 years ago, first with Fruity Loops and then moved on to Ableton later on, when I started producing techno I remember Xhin, Mike Denhert and Burial inspired me a lot! More recently J. Tijn, Function, Myler, Mike Parker and Raven.

3. What are the ideas and aims behind your new label project Amba Amba Records and alias Ambareesh?
The project was created as a platform to create and release my music free from any sub genre boundaries, it’s just techno in it’s vaguest forms, just releasing what I’m happy with. And it’s also a great discovery for me to see how a label works, and also it’s great to have full control on everything, like artwork and release dates. My alias Ambareesh is really a place where I will explore different sides/genres of music, sometimes melodic, dub, ambient and not only techno, a place for experimentation.

4. What do you expect to get with your music in the future?
Not much, just enjoying the learning process, it’s a lot of fun! I’d love to learn to do live sets. It would be great to start organizing label nights and events.

5. Is anything new forthcoming in the next months you wanna tell us about?
The first release just came out now, great way to start the year! And the second one is slowly being pressed in the pressing plant and will hopefully be out before spring, approximatively around march if everything goes smoothly. The label was a really spontaneous idea so I just dived in, the releases aren’t planned and always ready.

Thank you for having spent the time to let our readers know more about your music and thoughts!


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