Interview: And.ID

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Photo by Rosie Unteregelsbacher, Interview by Dimitris Argyriou

The electronic dance world has seen the many sides of  And.ID  as a talented musician, a multi-faceted producer and a live performer on the dance floor but his latest musical rebirth has sparked a new jolt of inspiration to travel back to his early days in Thessaloniki where he passed the hours of the day discovering and analyzing a world of dance vinyls that ultimately shaped him as a live act today.

The product of this rebirth is mobilee‘s next album release, “Eternal Return“.

LSD: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be? 

And.ID: My artist name is And.ID.
I am a producer, live performer and dj playing. I have also a band that experiments with Jazz & Freestyle.

LSD: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your new album what would it be?

And.ID: Fresh, from the heart, music for body and soul

LSD: What is your musical background?

And.ID: I was exposed to my father’s record collection from a young age and I used to follow him to jazz concerts. I really wanted to know how to play an instrument so I started to study music and learn how to play keyboards and the trumpet..

LSD: How was 2013 until now for you and what next?

And.ID: This year has been excited as I recently released my album Eternal Return through Mobilee records.

Some new projects with friends have shaped during the passed months which I am looking forward to work more on them.

LSD: Who inspires you musically?

And.ID: Music itself.

LSD: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

And.ID: They are a lot of producers that I like at the moment, from the new era Motor City Drum Ensemble, Vakula and Kyle Hall just to name a few and of course the masters such as Theo Parrish, Joachin Joe Claussel, Larry Heard, the list goes on..

LSD: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?

And.ID: The Rotating Assembly – Natural Aspirations, amazing album produced back in 2004 by Theo Parrish, RAM – Daft Punk

LSD: What is your creative process for creating a track?

And.ID: I have a hard disk full of recordings so I am playing around creating loops record more elements with my synthesizers and if it sounds good then I have a track.

LSD: Where are you based?

And.ID: In Berlin.

LSD: What are you currently working on?

And.ID: Apart of some new And.ID productions,

I am working on a project called Anthropous Anonymous. We are aiming to collaborate with as many people as we can from all around the world. Our first record will be released on November 2013 through Phonograph records, which is a newborn label created from friends, and consist 4 tracks with guest musicians from 3 different countries!

LSD: What are you hoping to achieve in next years?

And.ID: I want to collaborate more with other people, dig deeper into music and learn as much as I can about it. Starting my own label is a future plan too.

LSD: What do you do to relax?

And.ID: I cook.

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AND.ID – Eternal Return

1. Svoura
2. They Say I Can’t Fly
3. Thalassa
4. If We Stop
5. Eternal Return
6. Work
7. Forty Thieves
8. My Love
9. No More Words
10. Isalos  (album bonus version)