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14 FAKTS INTERVIEW WITHYULIA NIKO

Interviewed by GBS , November.02.2021

Q: How would you describe yourself in one word?

Curious

Q: What was the driving force that got you into Music Production and when?

It was a combination of my desire to be different and my love of electronic music.  It took me a while though. I was Djing for 8 years before I attended my first production course. I think my years of DJing have helped me create my own style and flavour in the sound. And thanks to all the years of production.

Q: Analog or Digital? And why?

Come on! Who will say Digital? I do not know any person! Of course it's analog! I used to play vinyl and the analog flow of synths and drum machines, it just sounds so good. You can hear it for hours and never get tired. Sometimes I think the people who have crazy analog studios that never release any music are just stuck on super good loops. It's analog, you can enjoy listening to it for days. lol
 

Q: What's your favorite venue and why does it stand out from the rest?

I love to play when I am home. Luckily, I live where there are some of the best clubs in the world.  I recently moved to Mannheim from Berlin, and already played in Haven 49 - one of the projects by Cosmopop who's figurehead is Time Warp. It was the best place to play. No need to travel, I can sleep in my bed, I can bring as much vinyl that I want and of course the sound system is the best and the crowd is always friendly. 

Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?

I would clean the world from plastic. PlasticFreeWoman!!! Lol I think the situation is really critical especially after the pandemic with so many non reusable products being produced. 

 

Q: If you had to play 1 more track at your favorite club, what track would it be and why?

I think I would choose Ultra Nate - Free. I like to play those classic old songs when there is a chance. This song brings out so many emotions. It is always unforgettable. It's always nice to lift up the energy of people and they leave the club super happy.    Q: 1 person you'd dream to have a coffee with?

Trevor Noah. I am watching his daily youtube videos and he is so cool, funny and smart. Would be nice to just talk about all other things...not music... 


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

I'd love to score a film about Studio 54. I love disco and from the movie and books it just seems so much like my vibe. I really wish I was around during those days and get to go there.

 

Q: Recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would fit a perfect rave?

Everyone should go to Russia. It's so good right now. Check out Gazgolder or Mutabor. Nothing more perfect on the planet then that for a rave.


  

Q: What are 3 tracks that got you into electronic music?

X-Press 2 Ft. David Byrne - Lazy

Frankie Knuckles - Your Love

Celeda - Music Is The Answer (Danny Tenaglia) 


Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year.

I have an EP coming out later this year on Watergate Records called “Rave Girl”. I recorded my voice and I was jamming on it. They are Acid indie dance records. Not sure if it's possible to combine these styles but I did.


Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners don't know.

I am funny. Haha but only when I know people and I feel comfortable with them.  

 

Q: Last but not least, do you have any questions for the viewer/reader?

Do you use plastic straws or tooth brushes? If yes, I just want to let you know you have a choice to use a recyclable wooden toothbrush and paper straws. Let’s spread love around the globe.

 

 

Rebellion presents SOULS Vol.2. ft. Yulia Niko, Cristina Lazic, Paride Saraceni, Landikhan & MoM. Released 8th October 2021 on Rebellion

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