SMETNJAKOVIH 12: KiNK

1. Who are you, what do you do and where do you do it?

I am Strahil Velchev, from Sofia. Some people know me as the music artist KiNK. I produce electronic music, I play it live and sometimes I play other people’s records as a dj.

2. Describe your sound in 12 words.

Futuristic, with respect to the past, technological, raw, detailed, honest, with energy.

3. Which musician/music act did most significantly influence your music taste?

The first name that comes to my mind is Aphex Twin. When I listen to some of his works, I feel something that Alvin Toffler describes as ”Future Shock” or “too much change in too short period of time”. I love that!

4. Blue pill or red pill?

The red one please.

5. Which are your superpowers?

Sometimes it happens that I don’t really know what I’m doing with my gadgets on stage, but I look confident, so people think it’s part of the show and I’m doing it really well. I must have some sort of a mind control ability. Otherwise – patience, dedication and quick fingers. And the ability to beat-match by ear. That’s a superpower these days, right?

6. Which song should have been on every CD recorded for the loved one?

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy

7. Who is DJ Umek?

Slovenian dance music superstar. I heard of him in the late ’90s, I like his earlier works.

8. Why do they put round pizza in a square box?

For a contrast.

9. What do you do, when you are not occupied with music?

When the music was only a hobby, I was doing it when I was not occupied with something else. Now it’s the same, which means that I don’t do many other things. I’m very grateful to my partner in life for her patience! And to my neighbors too!

10. Who is your favourite Game Over member?

I don’t know what Game Over is, however, there is a very banging track by Joey Beltram from 1995 with a similar name and my neighbors hate it!

11. Current top 4 for the dancefloor and top 3 for the car?

Dancefloor:

1. Isotonik – Different Strokes
2. 4 Hero – The Element (High Noon)
3. Altern 8 – E-Vapor-8
4. Acen – Trip II the Moon (Part 2)

Car:

1. Madteo – Rugrats Don’t Techno for an Answer
2. Dynamo Dreesen – Tape 4 (SVN Remix)
3. Jeff Mills – Something in the Sky 10 – A2

12. Last pearls of wisdom?

Don’t use the turntables as drink stands.

KiNK – E79

KiNK x Neville Watson – Metropole

Sleazy McQueen – Naked (KiNK Mix)



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