Exclusive Interview With Rompasso

21 January 2020 - - - The DJ List


Many thanks to the inimitable producer Rompasso for joining us for this exclusive interview. He recently shared with the world his official video to "Kamikaze," which brings about striking 80s vibes. Read below to hear more about his work and future plans...

Good to chat with you and thanks for joining us! Please tell us a little about yourself… who are you and where are you currently based?

I’m a DJ and sound producer born in a small town called Balakovo. That’s the Saratov region in Russia. But recently I moved to Moscow as it’s more convenient to work when you live in the very heart of the country.

How long have you been making music? What made you first want to get into it as a career?

It all started in 2014, but back then it was just a hobby. Eventually my music turned out to be a way of earning money so I decided to dive into a career of a sound producer.

Do you surroundings inspire your music? How would you sum up the signature Rompasso sound?

Everything around me can inspire: emotions, nature, etc. As for the signature Rompasso sound, it’s kinda hard to tell. I’d say it’s dark and alluring at the same time and it instantly makes you feel like dancing.

Are you pleased with how your new video for “Kamikaze” has turned out?

Yes, it’s turned out exactly the way I wanted it to be. The process of shooting was very easy for me but not for the rest of the team, because I was always in the car and they were outside, filming and searching for the best shot.

What do you enjoy most about creating the track and how did it happen?

I enjoy putting my own memories and feelings into the track. It was the same with "Kamikaze" because I created it in my hometown which resembles a typical Russian village from the 80s. So everything you can hear now in the track was my memory at the very beginning of producing it.

All-time favourite dance music release?

Enigma - "Sadness"

Where do you see your sound progressing over the coming months/years?

The way I see it is not about changing genre or anything like that. It’s about improving what I have now: the sound itself, the quality, etc.

If you could work with any artist (alive or dead) on a track, who would you choose and why?

RÜFÜS or Golden Features.

What can we expect from you next?

Lately lots of people have been thinking that I’m sliding into commercial dance music and leaving my own style. On the one hand, there’s an element of truth in what they say, but on the other hand even in commercial music you can hear my original sound. So for those who remain loyal to my first releases - expect more like this very soon!

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Alana Schulz