VincentIulian electronic outputs always evoked some kind of purity, both his set and discography delivering subtle, refined and home feeling soundscapes. A proper reason to find out where everything came from.
What have you been up to lately?
Music-wise, I am preparing and adding the last touches on some tracks for my upcoming releases and in the same time keeping track of the music scene as part of deejaying. Formal profession-wise, I am currently developing some euro-rack modules at the Ourown studios, investing a few days weekly in this process.
What music is exciting you at the moment?
As usual, everything which I find interesting in the sound area: it can be nature, from simple to complex waves, classic music, jazz, sound tracks, electronic music, as long as attracts me.
What makes a “VincentIulian” track?
Inspiration comes for what I have mentioned above, where I can add the present state of that moment when the track is made. I prefer to play with simple ideas and perhaps evolving to a complex one. Something like split and conquer.
Childhood is a period of exploration and education supplemented by the people and places that make up your community. What were the moments that lead you to want to become a DJ and producer?
Well, the moments were when I’ve discovered the electronic music – especially progressive house, something like John Creamer, Lexicon Avenue, a Hernan Cattaneo set. I was listening back then a lot of radio Deea, especially Club Emotion with long sets of progressive house; sometimes I was falling asleep with the music on and when a track which I liked was playing I remember that I was waking up to listen to it carefully.
Many people would assert that Romania is flying the flag for alternative forms of dance music nowadays. Do you think there’s a reason this current wave of RO producers have been able to express themselves with such freedom?
In my opinion there could be more reasons – for example our repressive political history with the communist period could be one. After the revolution, we tried to recover that time by expressing ourselves as we actually are, in different methods and ways. Summing up, I think this happens because it’s a fresh thing going on.
Who are your favourite Romanian event promoters, be it festivals or crowds and why?
Each one is doing a great job in their ways in different parts of Romania and outside the country also, I can mention especially Bipolar, Sunrise, Midi, Zebra, Waha, Guesthouse. The crews are organising events indoor and outdoor, in the nature and city area, intimate or festival like, bringing together all sorts of people, getting different vibes each time for a final purpose – promoting electronic music.
It was a pleasure catching up with VincentIulian, who’s sound of rich atmospheres, refined beats and grooves recorded at Sunwaves 26 is shared below. Enjoy without moderation.
Photo credits: Mihai Simion
Curated by: Bianca Iulia