Published on January 25th, 2012 | by EDMinsider0
Exclusive Interview With House Music DJ/Producer Dmitry KO
You may not know his name just yet, but you will soon enough! Emerging onto the scene in 2009 with his debut release, “I Want You Back“, house music DJ/Producer Dmitry KO was signed in a flash and received widespread support. His collaborations with DJ/Producer Starkillers such as their 2010 hit “Odessa” on Doorn Records was supported by the big boys of EDM including Tiesto, David Guetta, and Armin van Buuren on all of their radio shows. Over the years, the Russian born Dmitry KO has had the opportunity to work under such labels as Masv Recordings, Spinnin’ Records, and most recently, Play Records. Check out as EDMinsider finds out what’s in store for the house and progressive DJ/Producer throughout this year!
EDMinsider 1. Have you always wanted to become a professional DJ? If you weren’t a DJ/Producer, what other career path do you think you may have pursued?
Dmitry KO: I havent always wanted to become a DJ/Producer. There are many events that lead up to that. From discovering music production software, then house music, then participating in some remix contests, etc. My other career path would most likely be in the import/export business.
Dmitry KO: Inspiration can be drawn from almost anywhere. From a movie, from a person, from a lullaby you heard as a child, or even from a melody that is inside your head. Some non-electronic influences would be classical music masters like Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart. Some film score Composers would beAlan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer. As for Rock Music, Oasis and Queen.
EDMinsider 3. If you could collaborate with any DJ/Producer in the industry right now, who would it be and why?
Dmitry KO: I’m open to collaborate with any producers who have great original concepts for tracks. If I had to choose one today, it would be Axwell.
EDMinsider 4. You have collaborated with Starkillers on a a bunch of tracks including, “Get U Some”,“Do You Love”, and the newest 2012 single, “Disco Fans” which was just released yesterday on Beatport. What can you tell us about the latest track, “Disco Fans” and the inspiration behind it? How did you first start working with one another on music?
Dmitry KO: Yes I can proudly say we have been collaborating on many tracks together. ”Disco fans” was actually made 1 year ago.. We just wanted to make a heavy dance floor track that didn’t involve using too many synthesizers. It started with the Horn sound, we recorded the melody with the horn, that had a nice bouncy feel to it, then added the “disco fans” vocal. It made a nice contrast, considering that the track didn’t have any disco elements in it. I met Nick (Starkillers) after he was assigned to remix my debut track “I Want You Back” from 2010 for MASV records (USA). We just began emailing and talking on the phone about music, production, and eventually started exchanging music ideas, and our studio partnership grew from there!
EDMinsider 5. What has been one of the most memorable moments of your career so far? Explain.
EDMinsider 6. Are there any tours or an album in the works for this year? What can fans expect from Dmitry KO in 2012?
Dmitry KO: 2012 will be a productive and busy year. I will be releasing mostly solo productions, not too many collaborations. My remix for Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Keep it Coming will be released on Spinnin’ Records very soon. Also, I have another collab. on Michael Woods’ Diffused label called “Light it Up” later this month. Our take on Chemical Brothers -”Galvanize” called “Don’t Hold Back” will also be out on Spinnin’ next month. Many U.S. dates, some East Europe dates for the summer, and South American shows have been added for 2012 as well .
Listen now to the new Dmitry KO & Starkillers track, Disco Fans, just released yesterday on Play Records.
Dmitry KO & Starkillers – Disco Fans (Andrew Galea Mix)
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