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Well, I’m from a beautiful island in Adriatic, Croatia. I’m a producer, remixer and dj and that obviously means that i make tracks, remix them and play them. I’m into music for almost 20 years now. I started as a bass player, but few years later I switched to drums. I played in numerous bands and various genres…hard rock, funk, hip hop etc. I was totally into drum music, heavily influenced by drummers like Vinnie Colaiutta, Steve Gadd, Mike Portnoy and Tim Alexander. I thought I’ll be drummer forever, and probably I’d still be one if there wasn’t electronic music.

Somewhere in early 90’s when dance scene in Croatia started to grow, I went with some mates to a party. WOW! I was blown away with the amount of positive vibrations and sounds so new to my ears. Now when I think about that day, I can say I entered a club like one person, and went out like totally different one. I started to produce tracks on my computer. It was fun. A whole new world to me. I was still playing drums, but I was spending more time in front of my computer. In 1998 I decided to try djing. Heavy hearted i sold my drum set and bought 2 Technics SL1200 MK2. I played a lot, I had residencies in local clubs, I travelled and played in other regions and different countries. I enjoyed spinning records and hanging out with clubbers.

In 2002 I started a show on local radio station, which i run for 6 years now. I started to build my studio…that’s where I spend most of time lately. I don’t wanna bother you with specs, I’ll just say it’s a pretty good studio. ;) Also I’m owner of Synthetic Arts Recordings, which I started mostly for releasing my stuff and tunes i like. Watch out for some great tunes in future.

Nowadays, with amount of digital labels and digital downloads released daily, I started to use cdj’s, I spin vinyl occasionally, but many tracks don’t get released on vinyl, and off course vinyl is overpriced. Today, I just browse, pay, download, burn and voila! And I can test my production as well. To be honest…well, I miss vinyl, but so i miss my drums too. ;) It’s time to move on.

Hopefully, I will release a dozen tracks and remixes in near future, so support the artist, buy the fuckin’ track and make me rich so i can quit my day job ;)

Well…I hope you enjoyed reading this. I tried to make it shortest i can, so i slipped out a thing or two. It’s not my fault that i have a life ;)


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