Alexey Samotarev is a DJ/Producer and The Green Snake Records Group owner.
He started his career in 1997 with Breakbeat and Electro House. Since 2003, as a participant of Python project he worked on Progressive House, Tech House and Techno.
- The first project album - DeepPressure - 2004.
- The first release on Xeton label (UK) - 2006.
Since 2006, he has been released on Ascension, Balkan Connection, Behold, Bellarine, Composure, Jetlag, Monad, Presslab, Proton, Real Music, Segment, System and Toes In The Sand labels.
Since 2009, Samotarev started his own career, releasing on KULT, Lowbit, Baroque, Green Snake, Documenti Sonori, Pure Substance, Progrezo, Midwest Hustle, 19 Box, Akka Music, Mistique Music ...
His tracks are supported by John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Djuma Soundsystem, Eelke Kleijn, Noel Sanger, Spooky, Darin Epsilon, Amine Edge, Blue Room Project ...
About the Meaning of DJing, monotony and the sound of the fridge.
I returned to the music, because it is my purport of life. I live for it.
I thought about: how to live in a vacuum? Do not hear anything ... to find yourself in a strange flat space. Are you just painted? There are so many sounds in the world, how beautiful it is. Even just the sound of the refrigerator, which is buzzing in the kitchen, permits you to feel yourself here and now.
Why do I choose progressive? It's all these dudes, England. Digvid Sasha, Nick Warren ... Global Underground is deeply influenced me. Progressive is a maelstrom which sucked down. It tells. It is a material that can speak: it has culminations, stresses, moments... I’ve got Goosebumps.
I feel closer to rhythmically dark music with very deep bass, monotonous. Monotony is not boring, it does not load down. Monotony - It is how you are dealing with yourself.
I like techno, but not the hard techno, not fast, maybe... the Berlin style, again, monotonous. Deep – it is a depth.
It is possible to see the graphic sound, if you can see it painted, you can feel it - it is energy. Pure Energy.
Giving people what they want, what they expect, you deprive them of something new. They have already heard it, they know that it will not whip up emotions. The meaning of DJing is lost.
The DJ is both the author, and the information guide. There is a lot of information, and each person filters the information as soon as he sees it. He shows his world, carries people away by it.
The feeling inside me, which I want to share, creates a single organism. Everybody rides in the wave I sent. This is not a people control, it's something general, it controls you. I just go with the stream.
The name is important, you know, it’s like an anchor, you heard it and in your mind appears "oh yeah, okay!". Your music is your name. Your name is your music. Unnecessary presentation what for? Presentation - it is a suggestion, people should appreciate themselves, they should decide like they it or not.
Every time I start "from scratch" because it is the only way to write something new.
I can only wish to write a track, but I’m just starting to write, and it writes himself. It reflects my state at this moment.
Every track changes me.
Yesterday I understood that I wanted to continue to work with labels, it gives me a great pleasure. First of all It is a pleasure from the material - progressive which has a dark sound is close to me: it is an interesting unconventional material with its own soul, with something special.
To work with the Bedrock records - a global label, by which I want to be released and where I want to release. There are three persons whose opinion is important to me - John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo and Sasha. I am glad to know that they praise my works.
Everyone creates his own world, anyway. Everyone is the result of his thoughts.
Show on Insomniafm: Reflections / Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 20:00 CET