I fell in love with electronic music when I heard it for the first time. It was some kind of dynamic and rhythmic musical drawing, and I decided to listen to more electronic music. At the time, I thought that all electronic music is called "Techno".
And then, as a gift, on my friend's birthday, I tried to find Techno. But I could not. And I bought a collection of electronic music "Dream Trance", and then "Progressive Trance". It was great music. After that I began to be interested in this music. My first favorite artist was Tiesto. Then Armin van Buuren, higher and higher, Gabriel and Dresden, Cosmic Gate, Tilt, Lemon8, Blank and Jones, Bedrock, Fatboy Slim, James Holden, Martin Roth, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Quivver, The Crystal Method, Way Out West and many other artists from different kinds of electronic music. Trance, House, Drum and Base, Techno, Goa Trance and so on. Soon I began to think about creating music, when electronic music began to change. It was between 2008 and 2012. Music at that time changed from good to very bad. Most of my favorite artists began to make other, not interesting music. And I decided to write my own music. But I do not have a musical education. Then I started reading and watching teaching materials about music, programs, plug-ins, musical instruments, musical literacy and approaches to composing songs. Especially I do not focus on anyone, but I had reference songs such as Lemon8 - Pressure, Lemon8 - Lose Control, Tiesto - 643 (Loves On Fire), Gabriel & Dresden - Lament, Atlas - Compass Error (Tarrentella vs. Redanka rmx) and some others.
Valery Kovalev (VAL)