“Hello, my name is Artur Danielian, I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. I always liked Italodisco. That is actually my favourite dance style. But it is rather hard to play it on 16-step machines so I basically focus on house and techno music. This is my first humble try to use techno means of music production for making some dreamy italian style track.
About my kit: I always take it with me when I’m out of my town. 4 extremely compact Volcas fit in the soft mike case: Volca Sample, Volca Bass and 2 Volca keys. I mix them with Belkin Rockstar headphone splitter-combiner. Lot of people use it now for compact setups. I bought mine 6 years ago having no idea it would be so helpful for me)))). I also use iPad with Korg nanopad 2 connected through Camera Connection Kit. Nanopad2 has cool built-in Kaossilator style key/scale feature and sends “right” MIDI notes to any synth. I use lots of them: TF7 Synth, iProphet, both free and paid apps such as iMPC app which I control using nanopad’s finger drum pads. They are velocity-sensitive and have less latency than iPad’s touch-screen. My setup is much wider when I play live – there are two musicians, me and my mate Maxim Sabodash, there are 2 DJ-mixers, keyboards, kaosses and so on. But recording of both live on-stage sets and my trip sets is made on TASCAM DR-01 recorder in 24/96 format, no laptops (we’re dreaming of vinyl releases because we are true analogue, lol). The band started as a volunteer musicians duo which just came to different food festivals and exhibitions seeing a DJ-place and asking: “Can we just play some dance music for you? If you don’t like it, just stop us.” No one did stop us, though. And then they started to invite us to play our music at their events. So we played about 50 sets during this summer on different cultural and commercial events. One of the main goals of our project is to make electronic music playing popular among the youngsters in Ukraine using different cheap instruments like volcas, monotrons, PO’s etc. – it is good alternative to alcohol and drugs)) Our band sticks to the principle “only live recordings” so because of this there are only two places where you can hear and see us: either live performance, or our recorded bites on my Youtube channel:
We also have FB page for communication and music sharing: https://www.facebook.com/nervegangstas/
Our personal FB pages, feel free to contact us for any questions concerning the music:
During this month we also plan to finally make bandcamp and soundcloud pages – almost a year of recordings will be ordered and the best bites will be published as audio-only tracks. Then we gonna come to you, Europe!)”
Video published by Human Interface.