Happy Birthday HOMmega!
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|Ever so brilliant at recognizing talent, Eyal initially recruited artists who are today the most accepted trance acts across the world – Astrix, Dali, X-Noize, Black & White, PsySex to name a few. The label also represents Israel’s pioneering trance act Infected Mushroom. Divyan recently caught up with Eyal for exclusive birthday festivities:
Divyan: First and foremost we would like to wish HOMmega a very Happy 10th Birthday! Could you tell us about the history of the label?
Divyan: A lot has happened since you first started the label. What changes have come about at HOMmega since then?
Divyan: They say the Trance Music Industry is at an all time low. Are you angry about sinking CD sales? How much does an artist like Astrix sell today?
Divyan: What do you think of the Digital Distribution Market? Is the digital market going to replace the Physical market?
Eyal: The future for the labels is not in digital sales because same as with CDs, the majority of people still find it hard to pay for what they can get for free (although it does seem have hope as it is slowly increasing), but the real solution is a change of concept, the label has to become the full management of the artists, taking care of music sales, booking, merchandise and all business surrounding the musicthis is the only way to keep the team running.’
Divyan: HOMmega is known to have ‘created the Full On style’. What direction are you taking it from here?
Eyal: I have a great team to lead into the next decade of HOMmega. We want to keep and pave the road for intelligent electronic dance music to take on world. We are always looking for this fine line between psychedelic and commercial trance in order to appeal to more people from different parts of the world. We will aim to a bigger variety of genres in the coming year, that’s for sure. But in the end, we will always use this power to support and spread the word about our trance music.
Divyan: What are your thoughts on the evolution of Trance? How do you think psychedelic trance will be viewed 5 years from now?
‘In order to thank the listeners for their magnificent support HOMmega has produced a special retro set which includes classics from the past 10 years. You may download the free set by visiting the site.’