Subivk the psychedelic trance project & Oscar Nominee of Indian electronic producer. He is fiercely passionate about Electronic Music, which has always been his passion, and this is what motivated him into the wonderful world of being a Dj/Producer. He feels truly alive when he is entertaining people in his own style. He began learning the art of mixing music in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since now, he is also a certified Audio engineer and he deeply enjoys watching the crowd goes into a state of trance as he performs with his energetic live and dj sets. His live performance is usually a set of mixing genres from progressive psy-trance to full on. When he performs, he has all the elements of his music at his control and can mix, layer, and manipulate the music in real time, making each set unique and driven by the vibe of the dance floor. Two things really drive him to make music. 1. Minimalism: He loves stripping audio down to the bare bones, specifically how the simplicity of sound can affect someone’s emotions and feelings, and bring people together in a mass state of communion. This isn’t to say he is not inspired by other things such as nature and other artists, but he get the most pleasure and wonderment taking things that grab his attention, breaking them down into their roots and seeing what he can find.2.Natural Sounds: Nature, the noise of the city. Putting all the noises that the world has to offer into his music and thus putting his audiences into a state of trance. He treats music as a form of communication that completely overpowers that of any other kind of human interaction. Music is his language.
Your life-story and relationship with your workTell us a little about you and your work:
My work revolves around Film Industry as a Sound Engineer, Psytrance Production & sound design mostly.
Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?:
I am working on my next release which I am trying to find a female vocal who can put a dreamy voice over my tack, and seems to be no luck so far.
What influenced you to get into your field?:
The mood which comes from sounds. the real connection between human and frequencies. Sound which I believe the communication between living entity’s.
As an artist, what role do you think you play in society?:
As an artist I am inspiring some or few people to find there way around this profession. where I come from we have lot of restrictions on this filed. I am trying to break those rules with the support of fellow artists and fans.
You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?:
YES.. 🙂 The new sounds which I create every time (I bang my head to get it out..lol )
Creating on a regular basis can be a bloody tough job, so what motivates you to press yourself into the workstation every single day?:
I have a routine which I figured out. this is with time limit. So if I can’t come to work station on that time or I am late I will skip that day. That skipping also give me time to think of track or maybe arrange or change something.
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?:
I was working in a Airline as a fuel engineer asst.
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?:
I would have been in fashion industry as I worked and did my diploma in Fashion designing.
Share your experiences and your characteristics/personalitySometimes life can be quite a – insert word that rhymes with witch. Which phase was the hardest/scariest in your life?:
When I lost myself as a wanderer in my life with bunch of friends.
Any embarrassing moments? Yes, you’d hate to disclose your secrets but we’d love to hear.:
Yea, I started as a retro dj. that time I was just introduced to this genre. I got a club contract and I didn’t know what to play. I randomly downloaded retro and started playing.. That night went like hell. it was quite of a night…lol
Everybody’s got favourites…so what’s your favourite work/piece among everything that you’ve designed/produced/dj-ed/created? (Link us up!):
My next release. System of God’s.
Name a few of your all time favourite tracks. (From other artists if you are producer).:
Anything from Astrix, Illai, Ace ventura
When have you been most satisfied in your life? Care to share one of your happiest memories?:
When I am on stage
Habits die hard. Which one word always creeps in your speech?:
Knock, knock, we want to hear a good joke.:
hahahaha. that’s a good one..lol
There’s a book on the shelf. It’s your autobiography. What does the title say?:
Flash-forward in time. You are now really old. What would you tell your children/loved ones?:
Be there for anyone who wants a help.
Into the time machine again. What do you miss about being a kid?:
I was lucky one..
Your hobbies and other fun questionsExcessive chopping dulls the axe. Time-outs are a must. What do you do when you take time off from creating? Got any hobbies?:
Moto cross, long drives, spending time with myself and my partner.
What’s the last movie/T.V show you saw or book/magazine you read?:
I am not a big reader, but I do read books like The Secret, Think and grow Rich etc.. Movies action/ triller/ history/ sci-fi that’s what I look in to. Magazines with audio related products, audio engineering books, mushroom – magazine
With all the X-men and heroes running around. Us mortals would like some powers too. What one superpower would you choose?:
To make everyone dance to my tunes 🙂
The genie comes out of the lamp and grants you one wish that will change the world. What would you wish for?:
Happy people around always.
Advice for the readers and fansAt the end of the ride, everyone’s looking for some form of success (tangible or not), what does success mean to you?:
No competition with helping other artists to come up. A pure friendship on stage.. that’s success