ENERGUN. ANALOG LIVE AT MONASTERIO

Interview with two electronic music pioneers in the post-Soviet space

Monasterio:
- Hello Energun! How are you feeling today? I mean, after so many years in the business? Are you still excited by the techno scene?

Energun:
- (Denis) Well today I feel tired :-) because I was almost all night long in the studio working on new tracks. You know, we had quite a little break in production of music. Cause we were looking at new sounds, experimenting things, testing vocals.. Then we found some ideas.. and now we are back in studio with new 'techno' tracks in hands! Of course we are still excited about the techno scene. We can see that things are changing in a good way. It's reassuring for us and we feel happy about that! Cause now you can find lots of high quality materials and lot of interesting musicians, etc ;)

Monasterio:
- A new release 'Backwash Ep' is coming soon. Could you tell us a little bit more about this one??

Energun:
- This is one of the many releases that come out in December and January. I just wanna say that one is coming on famous label 'Affin' which will be released on December 9. He already received support from Marcel Dettmann, Ben Sims, Joseph Capriati, John Selway, Electric Indigo, SweetNCandy, Raphael Dincsoy which is really a honour to us. :) In the near future we will have some special releases out on vinyl with remixes from real musicians. We are constantly searching for new sounds. You know, in each release we want something new and unusual for Energun. The release 'Blackwash' is one of those we did in that way. Ok, it sounds a bit hard but that's what we like!

Monasterio:
- This Friday you're playing live in the Chamber Room. Only analog gear. What is your live setup?

Energun:
- Recently we've updated our collection for live performance. We've added several new analog friends ;) Now we deal with this: a sampler, 2 synthesizers, a laptop and a midi controller.

Monasterio:
- Is it the first time you're performing at Monasterio? How do you feel the venue? And what can we expect from Energun live tomorrow?

Energun:
- It's the second time for us. First time I was passing through Moscow and I wanted to see that club people were talking about. What can I say :-) when I went into it heard that big sound and realized I was home! Today we've prepared a program of the latest and best tracks we have! See you on the dance floor !