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Fast Five: Estroe

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When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I’ve been dj-ing since 98 en in 2003/2004 I slowly began orientating if producing would be something for me by buying a DAW, reading a lot of magazines about music productions and long late night sessions listening to all the sound banks and explore all the software.

I’ve always combined my music with my nursing career, I was working on the oncology ward for a very long time until the point that I really had to chose due to the heavy workload from both jobs, that’s when I decided to take the risk and go for my music for a while.

How would you describe your music?

Warm, melodic, deep, moody, melancholic and spacey? Very hard to describe my own music!

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

You mean this year? I’ve been very busy finishing this album and after I completed the music some other kind of business occurred; finding remixers for the pre-release, finding artwork, mastering etc. All the stuff that comes along when you want to release your album on your own label.

But it’s nice, it’s very learnful. At the same time as the preparation for the album I launched Estroe Electronic Music Advice so that made my life pretty hectic.

For the next couple of months I hope to add some more venues to my tour schedule, launch the album in November, release some more beautiful music on our label EevoNext and see new customers for Estroe Advice. I’m also working on remixes again.

Amsterdam Dance Event is also coming up where I’ll be playing at the Dave Clarke invites party and be in the Vinylized panel during the day on Saturday.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I would love to do something together with Nik Baertsch. A friend of mine asked me along for a concert of them and I was enchanted by their experimental minimal jazz. It was very inspiring. I think it would be fun to combine their music with techno.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Roxy Music’s Avalon because I never get sick of hearing it.

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