Here we go the interview @ Beat Odyssey
We continue with our Eastern Bloc Series in this interview with DNte, originally from Hungary and now living in Berlin. His album Moments drops May 24th via Mad-Hop, a beats label currently based in Eastern Europe. We also asked Dnte about tour dates; “not yet” he said, they’ll be announced soon.
Beat Odyssey: How did you get started with music and where do you see yourself going with it?
Dnte: I get this question really often but let’s start from the beginning. Before music I had tried to draw and I had started writing lyrics as an mc ( that was a really funny time) and I used to go to Hungarian hip hop parties. I wasn’t really a popular mc, but I had some fans and I got some good feedback from the big names. Somehow I felt that words have too many limits, so that way wasn’t really what I was looking for to express myself (my thoughts, feelings…) that was only a life stage. Another important thing on this way was that I didn’t find music which really fit to my lyrics and my taste, so I started to create music and so on. Afterwards I bought my first piano when I was 14 and during those years I was digging really deep into the sample oriented hip hop music, but sometimes the golden years were so tiring for me so my soul was hungry for new things, I improved my skills in music theory and I used some other elements in my music and the rest is history. I would like to show my songs in many places where I can, will be a nice small EU tour after my Moments EP. I have some good opportunities and many remix requests but I would like to focus on my LP.
Beat Odyssey: What was it like making this album?
Dnte: About my Moments EP, actually I really had no concept when I was making it. I had something, but I can’t say that the concept was x-y, not like when I was making my previous album (Wake me Up). This time I just let the moment flow through me. Every song has its own moment – own universe. I’m really happy with the Moments EP, it was really great to work with Mechanical Elephant and Gargle & Expel.
Beat Odyssey: Who is blowing your mind in the music world right now (labels, Artists, Scenes)?
Beat Odyssey: What’s the music scene like in Eastern Europe for electronic music?
Dnte: It is quite hard to answer this question. I think in Eastern Europe we have so many talented artists and finally we are getting more attention day by day.
Beat Odyssey: Who are some of the stand out artists/beat makers?
Dnte: For me the most outstanding artist is Robot Koch. He is a genius, but we have so many standout artists in Germany: Hazeem, B-ju…and in Hungary: Headshotboyz and Yonderboi
Beat Odyssey: Favorite club/ music venue?
Dnte: I don’t really have any favorite clubs but I like to go to Cafe Wendel, Monarch, Gretchen. I think the soundsystem is the best in Gretchen, however it’s only my opinion. In Berlin I like party series such as HitYaWitThat, BeatGeeks. In Hungary I like the party series by Bounce records, and the Monday Session.
For all our early birds, you can pre-order the limited 12” vinyl
DNte - ” Moments ” Ep of just 300 copies.
You can listen to one track which will be also available in visual version expressing emotions of being apart ,showing objects inour life which surround us but maybe we can not see them everyday because we are looking for something else…
On the Ep you can also find 2 remixes of great artists which names we are gonna announce soon.
Order 12” vinyl for special available just now during pre-order
releases 24 May 2013
1. Dnte - Translucent
2. Dnte - Fold Her (feat. Mechanical Elephant )
3. Dnte - Stoned
4. Dnte - Around my mind
5. Dnte - Out of control
6. Dnte - …. (Remix)
7. Dnte - …. (Remix)
Es ist immer wieder ein interessantes Erlebnis, wenn ein ruhiger und sympathischer junger Mann sich schließlich nach einem Gespräch hinter seine Geräte und Apparaturen stellt, um einen Live-Auftritt zu spielen. Ohne Worte entfacht dieser Beatmaker ein unglaubliches Kribbeln beim Zuschauer. Energie durchströmt den Körper, der Wunsch, sich zu bewegen, wird unkontrollierbar. Der Rausch beginnt…Einer, der diesen Zauber bewirken kann, ist Dnte.
Der Name Dnte sollte dem informierten Instrumental-Hörer ein Begriff sein – sollte, aber die Flut an Beats über bandcamp und soundcloud bombardiert einen ja mit Namen und Musikeindrücken…
Der gebürtige Ungar ist nun in Berlin zuhause. Sein erster ReleaseWake Me Up wurde über die Leipziger Formation Resistant Mindzveröffentlicht. Sein zweiter Streich ist die Mystic EP – leider muss man deutlich sagen “nur zwei Songs”, die uns aber bis zu seinem nächsten größeren Release bei Laune halten und die sein Talent untermauern. Eher klassische Instrumente vermischen sich mit neumodischem elektronischen Synthies – mit Dnte bewegt man sich in eine fantastische Klangwelt, aufregend, geheimnisvoll, gefangen nehmend.
What do you use normally to make music?
I use my equipments which are my laptop, some synthesizers, percussions, live instruments, my brain and soul.
About software I use the ableton live.
What do you want to express with your music?
Moments, feelings and thoughts on my own way.
How would you describe the music scene in your area?
Here in Berlin I can say freedom, abstract, astronaut, future.
How important is it for you, to play live shows?
Hmmm, its a quiet important, because the live show works as a link between audience and musician.
Some of my favourite artists’ performance gave me something plus beyond the music.
Ein sehr sinnliches Video liefert uns der Song Could We dance, der ein paar Tanzeinlagen passend unterlegt: