Volgende week is Gregor Tresher in Nederland voor Loveland NYE en dat is niet voor de eerste keer! We vroegen hem waarom Loveland al zo lang meedraait en uiteraard licht hij ook een tipje van de sluier op wat betreft het nieuwe album waaraan hij recentelijk is begonnen.
It's a time for reflection as the year comes to a close, what are some of your personal highlights in 2015?
I released a track called 'Goliath' on Bedrock in January which many friends and colleagues played a lot over the summer and which made it into a lot of charts and playlists. I think it's always a great thing when music stands the test of time and kind of grows on people. On the touring since of things I was happy to play a very exciting South-America tour in spring and also being on tour in Asia was a great experience again, especially Hong Kong and Bali were nice destinations this year and I can't wait to return there in 2016.
Your musical outlook persists through various trends, how do you stay focused to the sounds you enjoy?
One of the most important parts of being a DJ is always staying up to date on new music, for me at least. I always look out for great new tracks to play, as I don't want my DJ-performance to stand still but evolve every weekend. By doing that, I also hear a lot of music and that reflects in my studio work as well of course.
You recently teased that you are beginning work on a new album – what kind of process goes in to starting a project like that? Do you ever have a sense of the outcome you want, and how does it compare when you're finished?
I have a rough idea what an album should sound like when starting on it, but of course that changes during the process of production. An album is always a big project and very important to me as an artist. I always loved the format a lot - it's so exciting to hold the final album in your hand - especially when you take control of the whole thing, from production, mastering, artwork, packaging etc. - it's a very rewarding feeling. Even though I know it's not the way everybody consumes music nowadays I still kind of like format a lot.
Technological and cultural developments over the past decade have reshaped the industry, what would you describe as an integral part of today's electronic music scene?
Staying up to date with technology and developments, as technical progress was the ignition to electronic music in the beginning. Also I think the will to evolve musically while maintaining a certain level of production quality is an integral part to keep people interested in what you do.
Loveland Netherlands has been going strong since 1995, what do promoters do from your perspective to hold successful events consistently?
I have been playing for Loveland for a long time now and can say we are not only business partners but friends. There's a reason why they have such a strong following in the Netherlands (and that's the case with basically every successful event organization worldwide): They're highly professional on one side but also they are ravers at heart - I think Marnix, the head of Loveland just loves what he does and so does his whole team and I think they would still be enjoying going to raves and parties even if they wouldn't work in this business at all - that's the key to success in basically every career - loving what you do and always give a hundred percent.
Looking forward, which artists will you be paying close attention to in 2016?
Timmo, Luca Marchese, Loco & Jam, Egbert, Maxime Dangles, Sian and many more.
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