INTERVIEW Imperieux

Imperieux’s career is just getting started, but with his first appearance on BOg‘s label Atlant the talented producer set high production standards and comes along with a freshly arranged melancholic sound that adds a different facette to the scene’s current development. Therefore it was no surprise his three tracker ,’Consciously Isolated’, gained massive support from DJs such as Trikk and Kristian from Ame. Shortly before the release of the EP Torture the Artist sat down with Imperieux or Alper, how close friends call the producer, to have chat about his musical inspiration, how he got started and about being a fly in DJ Koze’s studio.

 

I’m still in a fragile age, but I guess it’s already been six years from when I first started experimenting.

Torture the Artist: How long have you been practicing music, and who planted the music virus into your DNA?

Imperieux: I’m still in a fragile age, but I guess it’s already been six years from when I first started experimenting. As for the catalyst, my father without a doubt, as he’s also a DJ and there would always be music playing in my home.

Torture the Artist: When was your first date with electronic music?

Imperieux: I don’t really remember, as I’ve been surrounded by music before I gained awareness of myself. <grins>

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Torture the Artist: What type of music did you listen to growing up?

Imperieux: Lots of types – from electronic music to folk music, even to Turkish music, although I don’t think I was heavily influenced by the last two.

Torture the Artist: Your EP ‘Consciously Isolated’ was just released on BOg’s label ‘Atlant’. Does the EP’s title track describe the state of mind of a producer when working on new music?

Imperieux: Yes, kind of. And also it was a temporary state of mind where I consciously distanced myself from what was surrounding me to get a better understanding of few things.

It definitely helps you understand yourself and others better.

Torture the Artist: Does isolation support the process of producing?

Imperieux: I’m not sure if it supports the process of producing, but it definitely helps you understand yourself and others better.

Torture the Artist: Imagine you are a fly on the wall. Whose artist studio would you fly into?

Imperieux: I wouldn’t stop in one studio, but my first flight would definitely be into Stefan Kozalla’s (DJ Koze) studio.

Torture the Artist: Which new tracks are you loving right now?

Imperieux: Tracks that have a special place in my heart right now: Ali Kuru – Hiyar; Lea Porcelain – Loose Life (Roman Flügel Remix); Tosca – Stuttgart (Marlow and Trüby Refix)

Torture the Artist: Which would you prefer – the right music at the wrong time, or the wrong music at the right time?

Imperieux: The right music at the wrong time at the wrong place.

Torture the Artist: Name three tracks that always gets the party started.

Imperieux: John Talabot – Afrika; Nese Karaböcek – Yali Yali (Todd Terje Edit); Culoe De Song – Y.O.U.D.

Torture the Artist: If you could ‘kick some ass‘, what would be the ‘kicks‘ of your choice and which track of yours would go with the ‘performance‘?

Imperieux: I would choose my track, ‘Vision’, with all black hi-top Chuck Taylor kicks.

Torture the Artist: What song would you like to wake up to in the morning?

Imperieux: Tosca ‘Elitsa’, as it gives me a fresh and pure start.

Torture the Artist: Show a picture that describes you best.

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Torture the Artist: If you could give the entire human race one ability, what would it be and why?

Imperieux: I know it sounds childish but teleportation for sure. Imagine…