:: DOMO RECORDS INTERVIEW ::
mooving & grooving around the world
October 22, 2004 - Text: Frederik
Hello Nadi, Hello Avi!
Nadi: we are coming from Israel in the origin and now based in the Ruhrgebeat.
Why did you found DOMO RECORDS,
Domo records started originally in 1998 as a shop i (nadi) opened in northern
city of Haifa, Israel.It was an underground record shop and hangout place,and
was intended to become a label also, but with bad economic situation
Nadi: Well financially speaking, to start a label is not hard at all, like opening any other business, the main problem is to maintain it and make progress, and in this point it is very difficult for a label to survive in Israel moreover if its a progressive music label in full-on land.
Frederik: Tell us a bit more !? Who exactly is behind DOMO !? Who is doing what exactly!?
Domo is basicly divided to two stations: The main one, in Germany is run
by us, (nadi & avi),
Frederik: You´re both Djs ! Tell our Readers a bit about your first Steps as Djs !? Why did you became Djs !?
i was first exposed to trance music (or acid as it was called these days)
in 92 in my last 6 months in the army, the feeling was intense and the
vibe amazing, new music, new experiences,
i was exposed to trance music and trance parties around 93 through accidentally
going to a party in eilat (the southern tourist town of Israel) and it
cought me but it became stronger when my brother opened what turned to
be the best underground location in wacky tel aviv of those days,I could
hear all the biggest djs of the scene and experience the scenes development
As i said i have been orgenising underground parties for the last 11 years,
from smallest 80 ppl get togethers, to 2000 ppl
Avi: I used to make small underground gatherings in forests and mountains arround my village until I joined forces with nadi and became what we are today.
Frederik: Which Artists have influenced your musically way !?
well thats a tough one but here is a short and very unsatisfying list
of influences all along the year from older days till today:tsuoshi suzuki,
simon posford, sven väth, mark allen, miko and guy sabag in the old
days, DJ Axel, atmos, infinity project,
Frederik: And how did you get infected by electronic Music at all !? Has there been a special Event or Party !?
both grew up with heavy influence of the first electronic bands and the
new wave style in the 80s, groups like
Frederik: Now you´re living in Germany and you´re going to stay here ! Where will this be and what are you planning !? Where lies the Future of DOMO RECORDS !?
crew : We are based in lüneburg near hamburg and are currently becoming a label group dealing with all kinds of electronic music which we connect to. Apart from the existing Domo records we will have VP records (which stands for Very Progressive), and Chill-n-fly dealing with lounge/dub/chill-out music.we are also starting our booking agency in which we will represent most of the labels and artists who are not represented in germany at the moment, more news later...
Frederik: Tell us a bit about your future Releases if there are any !?
so, we have a very busy schedule for this year already and it includes
an upcoming vinyl:The VP EP introducing our new sub label VP records,
featuring a sweat attack VS Klangstrahler track and a BLT rmx to homer
& lazon (Tegmas side project) , then we have sensifeel´s (france)
debut album, and our own DJ zombi´s compilation
Frederik: What do you think and say about the Future of Psychedelic Trance and the GoaScene at all !?
Well as it seems we are in a kind of crossroads today, the full on/psy
music is back full power, and the progressive music is getting more and
more recognised and accepted all over the world, so as i see it the near
future wil bring
Frederik: How big are the Chances for NEWCOMERS today !?
crew: Well we believe and witness alone that there are some really talented ppl making very good and professional music, while when we look at the "older" artists we dont really get anything surprising or ground breaking except unexpected surprises, so if we talked about the future than you need to invest in it for it to happen..
We have now 3 exclusive upcoming artists working with us in the label: Sensifeel, who is not so new in making music, but only now is starting to be more exposed to the public, V-tunes from Switzerland, and Elastic from greece, soon to bring some Wicked tunes out... and of course more to come.
Frederik: A lot of other Labels, even big and traditional ones like Dragonfly had to quit Buisness because of financial Probs and the overall Crisis !? What do you think about this Crisis !? Any Solutions or a trick how to handle all this Copymania !?
Well as we all know the trance market had a really big hit in the last
years, but now apperently things are getting stable and start to rise
again. The best and safest way for a label to handle this days, is to
actually play safe!! if youre a new label dont print more than 1000 copies
to start with even if its a full on label,
Frederik: What about new ways of Distribution and Marketing. What´s your opinion about it !?
Well we´re searching for more channels
Frederik: Tell us your actual Top10 of Music and Top5 of Drinks ! Don´t forget the Jägermeister !!!
of course!! the german have much more indurance in parties the parties
here last long long hours.
crew: Watch out for our winter session all across europe and the rest of the world, starting 15.10 with sensifeels album release party in Hamburg.
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