Suciu is one of those standout names amongst the current wave of young Romanian talents who brought finesse beyond track selection, taking it a step further. His princeps skills are charming crowds with his groove-led productions and dance-inducing sets, balancing moods and motifs just like tightrope walkers, while dipping deep into haunted atmospherics. With some imagination on the part of the listener, Suciu creates an individual experience. He was kind enough to answer a few questions from our side, so here’s what we got for you:
What’s your earliest musical memory?
My mom gave me Crystal Water’s “Storyteller” cassette as a gift. I went crazy about ‘100% pure love’.
What non-electronic music do you listen or had a great meaning in your journey?
Legends like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode, Prince, Eric Clapton or John Lee Hooker.
What about music gives you the most satisfaction?
When it comes to music production, I’m the most satisfied when it gets groovy and it makes me wanna dance. On the other hand, being present while playing in a sense of acknowledging myself or the chemistry between the tracks in certain moments are also really satisfying.
In your opinion, what makes a gig successful?
A great sound-system and a curious crowd.
Should DJs educate or entertain? Let’s say you’re not allowed to say ‘both’.
I’d say none of them. A DJ should share its perspective and personal musical library. Further, when it comes to the crowd, the interested ones can broaden their horizons. People should educate themselves.
Sunwaves #25 – the place where time has another meaning. You kept things steadily simmering, locking the dance floor into your groove. Could you describe Sunwaves with a movie title?
Hmm, Revolver (2005) might work for this analogy – the movie has this jumble of flashbacks and flash-forwards and scenes that are deconstructed and reconstructed.
That being said, enjoy Suciu’s selection and mixing – as soon as you’ll hear it, it stops anything from troubling your mind.
Curated by Bianca Iulia
Photo credits: Manu