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Q: Please introduce yourself

Gadi Mitrani, based in Istanbul and owner of the record label Love and Above. 

Q: One person you'd dream to have a coffee with?

Jonny Greenwood. The way he connects with musical instruments has always captivated me. His ability to form a bond with the music he creates is truly remarkable. 

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Flying, because I always fly in my lucid dreams. 

Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score, what movie would you choose and why?

Big Blue left a lasting impression on me, despite being quite young when I first watched it. Eric Serra's incredible work on the soundtrack, combined with the mesmerizing portrayal of dolphins, sparked a fascination with the ocean that has stayed with me. One of my lifelong dreams is to compose a soundtrack for an underwater documentary, capturing the awe-inspiring beauty and mystery of the depths. 

Q: Who has been the most influential in your music career? And who has been the most influential in your personal life?

During my formative years, my passion for music blossomed under the influence of my older brother. His constant pursuit of new records and his DJ sessions at home inspired me to following his footsteps. While he eventually shifted his focus during college, my own journey with music only deepened. Throughout it all, my mother played a pivotal role in shaping my personal and creative life. Her unwavering support and encouragement taught me the importance of pursuing what I love. Her guidance continues to resonate with me, driving me to find fulfillment in every aspect of my life. 

Q: Tell us about your journey, what got you to where you are today?

The journey I've been on reflects resilience and determination, filled with numerous challenges, battles against self-doubt, and an unwavering pursuit of my musical passion. Through the toughest moments, my love for music has remained strong, propelling me forward with dedication. It's a narrative characterized by hard work, persistence, and commitment to my craft 

Q: Everyone goes through ups and downs, what’s one habit you adopt to push through the downs?

Meditation is like a calming break, helping me find clarity when things get overwhelming. Watching comedies adds some fun to my day, while making music lets me express myself creatively. 

Q: What is one pro work ethic that you would recommend to the readers/listeners?

A key tip for productivity is to plan your day thoroughly. Write down everything you need to do and make sure to complete each task by the end of the day. This not only helps you stay organized but also boosts your psychological well-being. When it comes to making music, avoid getting stuck in a loop. Instead, try to quickly compose using different elements, then render itand listen to it while you're exercising or at home. Taking notes afterward can help you finish tracks more efficiently. 

Q: How has your music style evolved over the years?

Music is an endless journey, always searching for unique and fresh sounds. This constant exploration is how I evolve my music, drawing inspiration from a wide range of genres, not just electronic. I believe in pushing boundaries and stepping out of my comfort zone, constantly seeking new comforts within music. Without this openness to change and growth, I would never progress as an artist. 

Q: If you were to venture into another music genre, which one would you choose and why?

It's fascinating how my appreciation for Turkish psychedelic music has evolved over time. While I didn't initially resonate with this genre, the more I dive into it, the more I fell in love with its unique sound. Exploring the music scene of the 70s has been eye-opening, revealing endless resource of high-quality music that I'm eager to discover more of. 

Q: Could you name 3 tracks that got you into electronic music and why?

"French Kiss" by Lil Louis, Sasha's "Baja," and Underworld's "Born Slippy" hold a special place in my heart. The first time I experienced the magic of "French Kiss" when I was11 years old, I was instantly captivated. "Baja" by Sasha never fails to give me goosebumps every time I  listen to it, and the music of Underworld has been a constant source of inspiration for me throughout my journey as an artist. 

Q: Can you recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would be perfect for a rave?

Deniz Kabu & Wolfson - Let it Go (original mix) 

Q: Could you tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for the year?

Exciting times ahead! I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my EP "Reality" on my label Love and Above. Even more thrilling is the fantastic remix by Hernan Cattaneo and Sound exile featured on the EP. Additionally, mark your calendars for my debut album titled "Perpetual Tale," set to drop in May2024. Following a successful live show in my hometown, I can't wait to bring my performances to audiences around the world. 

Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners are probably unaware of?

I can watch kids' animations all day long. :)

Bonus Q Powered by Pioneer DJ: How did Pioneer DJ influence your career and what is your favorite Pioneer DJ gear?

I’ve been using pioneer since the CDJ's with CD's and I had DJM 300 900. Right now I love CDJ300 and DJM V 10 I love the fact that now we can use couple of fx together in one channel.