Maxim Lany, Katorski - Inside The Track 'Deeply Yours'
With Maxim Lany & Katorski quality ‘Deeply Yours’ EP via Lany Recordings Just landing on Traxsource. We sat down with the pair to get an indepth look ‘Inside The Track’ and more with this Exclusive interview.
1) Maxim Lany, Katorski congratulations on your new ‘Deeply Yours’ EP release via ‘Lany Recordings’. How is it being received in your sets? & How are other club DJs responding to the release?
Maxim Lany: We have been working hard and a long time on both tracks. I have played ‘Deeply Yours’ a lot over the past months to test it and the reactions have always been good. Especially a lot of colleagues and DJ friends have repeatedly asked me for a release date. Now I am happy to announce them it’s finally out.
Katorski: Comments are really cool. People are in a way not used to this kind of music anymore, today.
2) Tell us more about “Deeply Yours”. What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction on this?
The main inspiration is the fact that we both are fans of the original deep house and lounge sounds from a decade ago and that we believe in music that is timeless. Not related to any trend or hype but just good and honest music. Our previous collaboration ‘Cunnie’ was based on a lot of short sounds and hits we took from older vinyl, but this time we worked more synth-based.
3) Production wise, what is it about “Deeply Yours” that makes it work?
It’s all made with oldskool hardware, which makes it sound ‘fresh’ for a lot of the younger people. It also has a rather unusual a-typical arrangement.
4) What is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, technique that characterizes the signature the Lany & Katorski sound?
We use the Roland JV-series a lot. The Moog is always involved, one-way or another and big stacks of vinyl to sample from. But we never sample loops, only short bits or hits.
5) What is the one piece of kit that Maxim Lany & Katorski simply cannot do without?
As we both are Ableton users, I would say that’s a very important piece. It’s like the kitchen we work in, and our synths are the ingredients.
All our sounds are recorded from hardware synths, often with outboard processing, so with these tracks, Ableton is used purely as a recording, mixing and arranging tool. Not as a Plug-in host.
6) Any advice for your fans on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
Maxim Lany: Not an easy question to answer just like that but the advice I would give is to look back and respect the classics, you can learn so much from them. And try to follow your own instinct and feelings, they will be your best guides.
Katorski: Don’t be part of the game and be yourself :)