GROTTO INTERVIEW: Allen Watts [SRB/ENG]

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Njegovo ime je Alle Wagt, svima poznatiji kao Allen Watts, i dolazi nam iz Holandije. Još kao tinejdzer imao je ogromnu strast ka elektronskoj muzici. Produkcijom je počeo da se bavi davne 2009. godine a svoju prvu traku “What may come” je izbacio za Blackhole Recording 2012.godine. Privukao je pažnju velikih svetskih DJeva, kada je izbacio remix koji je radio upravo za velikog Armin van Buurena. Što je već opšte poznato, holadnskim DJevima je trance naprosto u krvi, a i svi znamo koliko su uspešni u tom svetu, pa otuda bez sumnje možemo reci da Allen-a čeka blistava budućnost. Sada, 2016.godine, ovaj dečko iza sebe ima već 6 potpisanjih izadanja za Who’s Affraid of 138, a njegove trake i remixi se nalaze u setovima najpoznatijih trance DJeva današnjice. Njegov naporan rad se definitivno isplatio, i ovaj momak je na velikom glasu 🙂 Uhvatili smo ga u Holandiji tokom proslave A State of Trance 750 u Utrechtu, gde smo malo popričali o njegovom poslovnom kao i privatnom životu. Nadamo se da ćete uživati u sledećem tekstu.

1.Kako počinje tvoj dan?
Započinje ogromnom šoljom kafe i bacanje pogleda na tv.

2.Dosta nas zna da imaš još jedan posao pored svih live nastupa i pravljenje traka, pa nam reci kako uspevaš sve to da izneseš?
Uglavnom kad nisam na svom uobičajnom poslu, tada se bavim produkcijom i idem na gostovanja. Uglavnom sam vikendima slobodan od standradnog posla, ali uvek je bolje da znam dosta unapred kad radim neku žurku,kako bih uzeo te dane.

3.Kad si počeo da slušaš trance? I šta te je navelo da kreneš da se baviš produkcijom?
Mislim da sam počeo baš da slušam neke 97’/98′ godine, tad je to bio hardcore muzika, ali kad sam čuo trance tad sam bio potpuno “kupljen”. Ali tu se nisam zaustavio. Iako mi se svidela na slušanje, ja sam hteo više….Da je i kreiram taj zvuk.

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4.Ko je imao uticaj na tebe ? Da li si imao nekog trance heroja u početku?
Paul Van Dyk, Armin, Ferry, Tiesto su imali veliki uticaj na mene, i svi su oni moji heroji 🙂

5.Šta misliš koja tvoja traka je imala najveći uticaj na tvoju karijeru ?
Mislim da je to bio “Blackout” kao i moj remix Arminove pesme “Save My Night” i takođe remix koji sam radio za traku od Ben Golda i Christine Novelli “All Or Nothing


6.Gde pronalaziš inspiraciju ?
Slušanje drugih traka mi daje inspiraciju.

7.Kog izvođača najčešće slušaš u ovom trenutku ?
Darren Porter, Liam Wilson, Will Atkinson, Mark Sherry, Sean Tyas, 2nd Phase.

8.Nastupao si prvi put na prošlogodišnjem Luminositiju. Šta misliš o tom festivalu?
Šta drugo mogu da kažem sem – plaža, sunce, Trance i neverovatni ljudi… 🙂

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9.Bio si na mnogim festivalima, u mnogim klubovima do sad ali imaš li neki nastup na kom si bio “oduvan” reakcijom publike?
Svideo mi se mnogo Luminosity Beach i Fsoe 350 u Poljskoj.

11.Imali smo priliku da te vidimo na pre partiju A State of Trance-a za deskom, i na podijumu stejdža 138 tokom A State of Trance festivala. Gde se bolje osećaš? Za deskom ili u masi?
Volim da budem i na jednom i na drugom mestu. Prvo za deskom, a kasnije u masi okružen ljubiteljima trance zvuka,gde takođe volim i da razmenim sa njima po koju reč.

12.Šta bi želeo da poručiš trance populaciji u Srbiji?
Da, stvarno se nadam da ću jednog dana doći kod vas i Keep on Trancing Serbia 🙂

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ENGLISH VERSION

He is coming from Holland,and his name is Alle Wagt aka Allen Watts. Since the early days, he has always had a passion for electronic dance music. Started with producing in 2009 and scored his first release in 2012 on Blackhole recording with “What may come”. He has caught the attention of the World’s DJ elite having remixed for Armin van Buuren. We all know how Dutch DJs are success in trance industry, so with no doubt Alle is going to have bright future. Now in 2016, he has signed 6 releses to Who’s Affraid of 138 and his collaborations lined up with some of the biggest names in trance. His hard work pays off and this boy is on fire! We were chatting in Holland during A State of Trance 750 weekend in Utrecht, and this is what he had to say about music&other stuff…Hope you will enjoy 🙂

1. Can you describe how do you start your day ?
With A Giant Cup of Coffee 🙂 And a bit of Television.

2.Most of us know you have “normal” job besides live performances and producing. So tell us how do you manage it all take out?
Most of the time on my days off, I’m producing and for live perfomances i just take a weekend off from work , but I have to know it a long time before the event.

3. When did you start listening to trance and what made you move towards production?
I think I started listening in ʼ97/ʼ98 , before it was hardcore/Hardstyle music, when I heard Trance I was completely sold , but that wasn’t enough for me. I also wanted to create it.

4. Who had influence on you? Have you had any trance hero in the beginning?
Paul Van Dyk , Armin , Ferry , Tiesto had big influence on me, and they are all heroʼs to me 🙂

5.Which track that youʼve produced has had the greatest impact on your career?
I think “Blackout” has done a big impact for me and my remix for Armin Van Buuren – “Save My Night” and my “All Or Nothing” remix by Ben Gold & Christina Novelli

6. How do you find inspiration for your tracks?
Listening to other tracks gives me inspiration.

7.Which artists do you listen to most at the moment?
Darren Porter , Liam Wilson , Will Atkinson , Mark Sherry, Sean Tyas, 2nd Phase

8.Last year was your first time at Luminosity beach festival. Could you tell us what you think when put together trance crowd and beach?
Beach, Sun, Trance and Great People … “What Else” 🙂

9.You performed at many festivals and you were in the many clubs so far, but do you have any performance where you were ‘blown away’ʼ the reaction of the fans, so far?
I loved Luminosity Beach and Fsoe 350 Poland very much

10.I had opportunity to saw you behind the desk at ASOT pre party in club Poema, and be with you on the dancefloor at ASOT party. Where you prefer to be, where is more comfortable to you?
I love to be in both places , first behind the decks and later amongst the trancers to socialise a bit 🙂

11.Do you have a message for trance lovers in Serbia?
Yes , I really hope to come there someday and Keep on Trancing Serbia!!!! 🙂