Sebastian Eric – 50 shades of romanian tech

Hey hello hello . Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. I wanted to start by talking about your local scene .

SE: The local scene in Birmingham (i am resident at Output and Backspace in Birmingham) is quite good . A lot of good parties , so happy to share the decks with the Music On finest , Neverdogs in our next party.


What’s it like for electronic music? A lot different than the usual Berlin, Ibiza , etc I imagine?

SE: Growing and growing . Like the whole Uk scene.  


When did you first become interested in electronic music then?

SE: I discovered electronic music around 2000 after which I was in love with it !   


What do you remember most fondly about the scene in your home town?

S.E: because I have been established in England since 2002 I have not been  able to catch too many big celebration in my hometown Bacau / Romania, but i have been to enough parties in clubs around England where I felt great but one that will remain in my heart was in 2011 at Brixton Academy Plastikman, London with Richie Hawtin, Magda, Ambivalent !


Which notorious dj had a big influence on you then?  What others DJs were too?

S.E: In my early days the dj s that had the most impact where the dj s from MINUS: Richie Hawtin,Magda,Troy Pierce,Dubfire,Gaiser,Marc Houle,Ambivalent etc,then as i started to progress in music i realised i had affinity towards deep techno minimalistic


Tell us about your future plans? Upcoming labels , releases ?

S.E: My plan is to work hard, have fun and get the best results i can out of it.

In the beginning of the next year i will have new releases following labels like: Lethal Script Label, Whoyostro Music, Ensis Black and  Quanticman Records & Waldliebe Familien etc ..


If you would pick 5 tunes what would be those?

S.E: Hmm , hard question :))  let’s see :


1.Seep – Aisai (original mix)

2.L.I.Z.Z – Pensa Fulle (original mix)

3.Arapu – MDmama (original mix)




How do u do your own musical selection : Do you follow some producers or select what comes and goes?

S.E: I do follow some producers but mostly i select from a range of tracks that match the set i play to keep my story !


Do you have your own label ? If not do you plan to open one?

S.E: My label is called East Frantic in collaboration with Mr Raltz


You will release your music on vinyl too, I believe. Is it a medium that you very much still support and believe in?

S.E: Yes i will release music on to a vinyl ,it’s a new challenge for me and a new format .


Dj set or live set?

S.E: Definitely live set


Tell us a bit about your gear? What do you use for mixing / live set?

S.E: XONE 92 , 2. Kontrol X1 (N.I) , Maschine(N.i) . Like softwear : traktor, ableton, Maschine(N.I) 


Clubs or festivals?

S.E: Very Underground Clubs !


One gig that u never forgot?

S.E:Just one when the sockets burned in Buacharest and we had no power to play so the club closed :))),beside that al of them are memorable.


Why do you think that Ibiza is so special?

S.E.: :))))))) It’s easy :NON STOP MUSIC


Is a new wave now in industry: doing collaborations between producers . I also wanted to ask you about your collaborations?. Have u done those? With whom?


S.E: I have collaborations with: Horatio a big man with a big heart dedicated to music ,Mr Ratz, Radu Mirica, Bvaltik,Shoxy, Mario Del Regno, Semper and many for next year.


From where do u get your inspirations?

S.E: Mostly from clubbing with a very specific underground feeling and loads of sets that i listen to daily .


Finally, what more can we look forward to from you over the next while?

S.E: Keep on a look out !!! i m going to surprise you every day of your life !


Many thanks for your time… We are impatiently waiting to hear our podcast.


Knobs Magazine presents: Sebastian Eric by Knobs Magazine on Mixcloud




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