Inside The Track with Echonomist
Echonomist returns to Rotary Cocktail for the ‘Dusk’ EP, comprising the title cut plus the synth-heavy B-side ‘Wee Hours’ and remixes from Norm Talley, XDB and Sean Doron & Ant Kronik, making for a dark and cerebral package. We caught up with Echonomist to find out a little more about the eponymous cut ‘Dusk’..
Congratulations on your ‘Dusk’ EP single for Rotary Cocktail. How is it being received in your sets? And how are other club DJs responding to the release?
Thank you! “Dusk” is already played by Dixon and Ame and people seems to like it a lot.. Also when i am playing it i see people getting into it’s trippy sound!
I am happy that “Wee Hours” made it at the number 1 position for the Faze Magazine Top 40 charts!
Tell us more about the ‘Dusk’ EP. What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction on this?
Everything started with the bass (Oberheim Matrix 1000) and a kick drum! Then i started to jam with Jupiter 8 trying to find melodies or just the main theme… But while i was doing this i was re-cording real time in Ableton! Then after listening the whole recording I realised that i had all the parts there..
So with one recording i had the lead solo and some themes to make the track more interesting! I added some white noise from the Jupiter 8 and some more drums with my Akai MPC3000! So at the end i can say that i wasn’t thinking about anything but it’s like a photo, i captured the moment and the feelings I had in my studio that unique moment!
Production wise, what is it about ‘Dusk’ EP that makes it work?
For me it’s really important working with hardware! So i think that the whole process makes the track sound like it is and not one specific machine or technique!
Most of the times I work with audio channels because all of my tracks are coming out from various jamming sessions!
Is there one machine, program or technique that characterizes your sound?
Before it was Jupiter 8 but unfortunately I don’t have this baby at the studio anymore! I loved the rich sound of it’s 12 analog oscillators..
What is the one piece of kit that you simply cannot do without?
I think this is the Oberheim Matrix 1000! It is really phat and it has a kind of spacy unique sound! It’s track that I am using gets the character of Oberheim matrix!
Any advice for your fans on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
No shortcuts here, just do what you love most and it will get back to you…