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Internationally acclaimed artist Phanatic is Kfir Lankry from the sunny Southern part of israel.
With a discography covering well over a decade, and after performing at festivals all over the world, Phanatic has become a mainstay in the worldwide Psychedelic Trance scene. He has been carefully watching the scene, and has re-crafted his unique sound for a new era – combining influences from Progressive and Full-On Psychedelic Trance with a new driving, aggressive, and techie twist. The result is something unlike anything else in the scene right now. With impeccably punchy and clear production, fresh stories and ideas, and a unique driving dance-floor vibe, Phanatic is poised to overtake dance floors around the globe. Look forward to a slew of new releases coming down the pipeline from Phanatic in the very near future!
Luca: Tell us a little about you and your work:
Kfir: My name is kfir Lankry, producing Psychedelic / Electronic music professionally since 2003, My first contact with electronic music was in 1995, my brother played for me some “Psytrance” tracks in a tape cassette and at the same moment i had a connection to this kind of genre, it was different, it was underground, it was special!
After a year, i was looking for a program to create this kind of music (or trying to create 🙂 after a long research i found the program “Impulse Tracker”, a popular DOS program which in this times the big names was working with, in 2002 I’ve released my first track ever when i was part of the project “Bizzare Contact”, the track Name was “Brain Wash” and it was released in Shiva space Technology Records, by Dj Shiva Joerg, it was huge satisfaction, nothing could describe the happiness we had that time.
L: Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?
K: At the moment im working massively on Phanatic, lots of new music and collabs are ready and lots to be done, except Phanatic i have my own Record label (Bounce Recordings) together with Nadav Elkayam (Electro Sun).
My future plans are to keep producing my music, making people happy, To perform all over the world, to know new places i didn’t visit before, to know new people, new cultures.
L: What influenced you to get into your field?:
K: Spend my time with my dear family, with my lovely girlfriend, listen to some good quality psychedelic artists music, and listen to other genres of music to open my mind.
L: As an artist, what role do you think you play in society?:
K: Im definitely an entertainer, my role is to make people happy, satisfied from my creation, and keep their big love to the psychedelic scene, at the end all of us is a small tribe.
L: You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?
K: Making people happy, to see people smiling from the music u create is a huge satisfaction, i love to Travel the world, meet new people, New Cultures, new places, new foods taste 😀
L: Creating on a regular basis can be a bloody tough job, so what motivates you to press yourself into the workstation every single day?
K: The love of creation is motivating me, other than that if ill stop producing ill stop performing, ill stop making people happy, ill stop traveling, ill stop see new people and new cultures 🙂
L: Everybody has to start somewhere, usually at the bottom of the ladder, either as the bus-boy or the shoe-shiner. What was the very first job you had?
K: You might be surprised but my first job was a music producer and a dj, at the age of 13 (usually at this age u don’t work out there) i started to produce as a hobby, practicing over the years, and at the age of 17, my first track was released then the second, and then the booking arrives, till today that was my only job and i wish it will be the only one till the my lasy day.
L: What is your second love? What’s the alternative career path you would have travelled if you were not on the one you are right now?
K: Playing my XBOX, Sometimes i code PHP, HTML, CSS, Travel the world, Spend time with my Family and friends.
L: Any embarrassing moments? Yes, you’d hate to disclose your secrets but we’d love to hear.
K: Not many people know it but once when i played at huge festival in Mexico city, and just when i press the play button, a girl (i hope it was a girl) throw an underwear to me, it took me about 5 to 10 seconds to understand what just happen, and i throw it somewhere.
L: When have you been most satisfied in your life? Care to share one of your happiest memories?:
K: When i had the First gig ever and the feedbacks was amazing, i cant describe my happiness at that moment, people love, happy and appriciate your creation, im sure every artist, from painters to musicians will understand that feeling.
L: Flash-forward in time. You are now really old. What would you tell your children/loved ones?:
K: To follow their dreams, when you believe in what you do, and working hard no matter what happen, and what obstacles is in your way it will happen!
L: What’s the last movie/T.V show you saw or book/magazine you read?:
K: Entourage The Movie.
L: Name your all time favourite movie/show/book.
K: Family Guy, Love Peter Griffin.
L: The genie comes out of the lamp and grants you one wish that will change the world. What would you wish for?
K: Peace and love all over the world, no Religion matter, color or culture.
L: At the end of the ride, everyone’s looking for some form of success (tangible or not), what does success mean to you?
K: Success to me is when you are totally satisfied from what you do, working none stop in the studio and performing all over the world, Success for me is receiving endless love from my listeners because what i do.
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