Darko Milošević, Steyoyoke's prodigy in the making and the funniest artist we've had on Toka so far, you definitely don't want to miss this one!
Q: Introduce yourself then describe yourself in one word
I am nobody, nothing, everyone and everything at the same time. I love my inner peace, and I like to spend most of day in silence with myself. On another note I love the sun, one sunny afternoon’s can bring a lot of happiness and creative energy to me.
Q: Analog or Digital and why?
Every one of us have one thing, which in normal conditions pulsate between 4 and 13 hertz, that is the brain.I think it’s that the best analogue gear in our possession, so if you put this thing on a good frequency, you will produce good things, no matter what good conditions and equipment you have.Jokes aside, to be honest the best way is to combine analog and digital (vst plugins), both sides have something good.
Q: Favorite Club/Venue and why does it stand out from the rest?
Maximus in my home country. This club has a fantastic sound system, can gather more than 2000 attendees and most importantly it’s in the heart of Boka Kotorska in old town Kotor which is one of oldest places in our country built around a few centuries B.C. Afterwards, during the medieval period it was a part of the Venice republic, I recommend everyone to visit this beautiful place.
Q: What was the driving force that got you into DJing/Producing and when?
First I am big fan of fine arts and the musical culture. When I was a kid, I simply knew that I would be dealing with one of these two. Art is something unique, something immortal and liberated from borders.Synthesis between material and spiritual.That is what keeps pushing me forward to be in this "holly" job.
Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I already have a few superpowers, just waiting for my tailor to provide me with my super hero suit, working on music is just a cover up to mask the trail. :)
Q: Favorite dish?
Everything fried and spicy, especially serbian and bosnian bbq dishes
Q: What’s your biggest fear while performing?
Before every gig, I always double check the equipment, in fear of technical issues.
Q: 1 person you’d dream to have a coffee with?
One day, I would like to drink coffee with Ennio Morricone, but I guess it’s impossible, knowing that this guy stepped his 10th decade. It’s a miracle that he is still alive, I wish him nothing but good health and to live well above the 100 years.
Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score from the past, what movie would you choose and why?
"Das Boot" movie of Wolfgang Petersen from 1981. Simply because I love the sounds of sonar, metal pipes, and water drops. Among other things, nothing can be more underground than the submarine viewed from the technical side. There were more people in the moon than at a depth of 12 km.
Q: Recommend a Hidden Gem in your Home country
Oh, man, this is certainly the toughest question. There are so many wonderful places in our country, nature is extraordinary. I'll mention one of my favorites though, Island of Krupac lake in my town. There are too many memories chained to this place as we hosted many illegal parties there. It’s tough to describe in words, everyone who experienced it knows what it feels like!
Q: 3 tracks that got you into electronic music
Again a difficult question. You guys at Toka have the potential to work for the CIA or the FSB. (Toka: you never know…. you never know)
It's hard to list it all on three fingers, there are so many tracks that have influenced my work, the most were film and experimental music. I would say Ennio Morricone again, but there are also Vangelis, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre and the wave of synthpop in the 80's.
Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year (Exclusive release/announcement)
I started many new collabs, remixes, free downloads and also preparing some new originals. Next collab will be out on my lovely family label Steyoyoke with my brother by tools and big friend Nick Devon, who always trusts me by giving me full freedom with the sounds I would like to use. I also started a collab with my friend and super talented professional pianist Tamara Sirius, where we blended classical and electronic music, it’s mostly experimental and deep, similar to a film score. I can't reveal more than that but I can guarantee you a lot of quality music coming soon.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your followers don’t know
While I was in my mother's stomach, I was in a pelvic position. Perhaps the funniest thing in life is when I was coming to the world, my ass saw the light of day before me. Technically, I first showed my ass to the world, and then I came to it. Now I’m repaying my karmic debts double.
Q: Last but not least, do you have any question for us?
Darko Milosevic: Can you help me with a loan at my bank to upgrade my current studio equipment? Hahahah On a serious note In which Lebanese club you would like to see me play, if so then why?
Toka: haha good one! We believe your music is beautiful as is, an equipment upgrade is always a good option though. As for the club, we think you fit The Grand Factory the most, maybe in its 2nd room Reunion where Nick Devon played there last Saturday while Soul button was smashing the main room too! I guess this explains why you fit the club, Steyoyoke’s crowd gathers under one roof here in Beirut!
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Interviewed by GBS - April 15.2019
Darko at Maximus Club
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