Darude, iconul EDM, multi- premiatul producator / DJ cu discul de platina, care a performat in sute de cluburi si festivaluri din intreaga lume si care a lansat pana acum patru albume de studio, cel mai recent album, Moments, fiind lansat in 2015, reprezinta in acest an Finlanda la Eurovision Song Contest.
Piesa se numeste “Look Away“, il include drept voice-appearance pe Sebastian Rejman si a fost aleasa in cadrul unui show televizat ce a avut loc in luna februarie, in Finlanda.
Stam de vorba azi cu Darude despre ce inseamna pentru el aceasta participare in cadrul Eurovision Song Contest 2019 de la Tel-Aviv.

Hello and welcome to our magazine and to Romania! Finland has chosen this year as its representative to ESC 2019 the worldwide famous dj Darude. What thoughts does it give you and why this choice, after the huge success you have had in the past, to go for Eurovision? / Buna si bun venit in cadrul revistei noastre si in Romania! Finlanda l-a ales in acest an ca reprezentant la ESC 2019 pe faimosul dj Darude. Ce ganduri iti ofera aceasta postura si de ce aceasta alegere, dupa succesul urias pe care l-ai avut in trecut, de a merge la Eurovision?

Hello Romania! I’ve been asked to take part in Eurovision before, but now the timing was right and it musically felt like a fun and exciting challenge for me to be a part of. / Salutari, Romania! Mi s-a cerut sa particip la Eurovision inainte, dar acum momentul a fost cel potrivit si, din punct de vedere muzical, mi s-a parut o provocare placuta si interesanta pentru mine sa particip.

What is the message of your song and how did the production process go on? / Care este mesajul piesei si cum s-a derulat procesul de productie?

I always start with the music at the core of anything I do. I love the writing and production process that leads to the performanc itself, and it doesn’t hurt if we can inspire people to think along the way. Sebastian Rejman had a beautiful, simple acoustic demo of the Look Away song, so we started with that. I took it and messed around to create my dance music version that you hear now. / Intotdeauna pun muzica in centrul a tot ceea ce fac. Imi place procesul de scriere si productie care duce la performanta in sine si nu facem rau daca putem inspira oamenii sa ne impartaseasca ideile creative. Sebastian Rejman a primit un frumos si simplu demo acustic al piesei Look Away, asa ca am inceput de aici. M-am jucat si am adaugat amprenta personala, pentru a crea versiunea mea de piesa dance pe care o auziti acum.

Who is Sebastian Rejman? Have you collaborated with him before? / Cine este Sebastian Rejman? Ai mai colaborat cu el inainte?

I had worked with him earlier on my Moments album (2015) which was both fruitful and fun. During that process, we became friends so when I committed to Eurovision I knew I needed to work with someone I trusted and had a solid working relationship with, so Sebu was a no brainer! He’s obviously a great singer and a good looking guy which helps of course.;) / Am lucrat cu el inainte pentru albumul Moments (2015), colaborare care a fost atat fructuoasa, cat si distractiva. În timpul acestui proces, am devenit prieteni, asa ca atunci când mi-am luat angajamentul fata de Eurovision, stiam ca trebuie sa lucrez cu cineva in care am incredere si o relatie de lucru solida, asa ca nu am stat foarte mult pe ganduri in a-l alege pe Sebu! Este, evident, un mare cantaret si un tip care arata bine.

What is your main goal regarding this participation to ESC 2019? / Care este obiectivul tau principal in ceea ce priveste aceasta participare la ESC 2019?

This is a contest of course, and I don’t mind winning. 😉 But I always make music with a goal of connecting with the people in front of me. It will be so great to be in front of this many like-minded music lovers. I’ve learned that Eurovision fans are an incredibly dedicated & fun bunch of music-crazies! It is going to be an amazing experience! / Eurovisionul este un concurs, desigur, si nu ma deranjeaza sa castig. 😉 Dar întotdeauna fac muzica cu scopul de a ma conecta cu oamenii din fata mea. Va fi atat de minunat sa ma aflu in fata multor iubitori de muzica, cu idei similare. Am aflat ca fanii Eurovision sunt un grup incredibil de dedicat si distractiv, nebun dupa muzica! Va fi o experienta uimitoare!

Which do you consider to be your main strengths in such a competition? / Care consideri ca sunt principalele tale puncte forte intr-o astfel de competitie?

With Sebastian & me, what you see is what you get. We love music – we’re serious about our work, but not ourselves, and we have fun with everything we do. We want to share our passion with each and every one of you that watch our performance. / Cu Sebastian si cu mine, ceea ce vedeti este ceea ce veti obtine. Ne place muzica – suntem seriosi in ceea ce priveste munca noastra, dar nu sobri, si ne distram in tot ceea ce facem. Vrem sa impartasim pasiunea noastra cu fiecare dintre cei care ne vor urmari prestatia artistica.

Which is the best advice that you have received both regarding Eurovision and throughout your career? / Care este cel mai bun sfat pe care l-ai primit atat in ceea ce priveste Eurovision, cat si pe tot parcursul carierei tale?

Treat everyone equally and be prepared to work you butt off, ie. work hard every moment of every day. Do tons of self-promotion but always be smart and respectful while doing that. / Trateaza-i pe toti in egala masura si fii pregatit sa te descurci, adica sa lucrezi din greu in fiecare moment al zilei. Fa tone de auto-promovare, dar intotdeauna fii inteligent si respectuos in timp ce faci asta.

What will be after Eurovision in your dj career? / Ce va urma dupa Eurovision in cariera ta de dj?

A glass of champagne. 😉 No seriously, planning on releasing new music and finishing out the year touring as per my usual. Can’t tell specifics at this point, as we’re concentrating on Eurovision right now, but we have some fun things planned for the rest of the year. / Un pahar de sampanie. 😉 Nu, serios, planific sa lansez curand muzica noua si sa imi finalizez turneul anual, ca de obicei. Nu pot da detalii in acest moment, deoarece ne concentram acum pe Eurovision, dar avem cateva lucruri distractive planificate pentru restul anului.

Share a message for all your Romanian fans! / Transmite un mesaj tuturor fanilor tai din Romania!

I played at the beautiful Arenele Romane in Bucharest a couple of years ago, and loved the enthusiastic crowd! I’m all about connecting with my fans, both on social media and in real life and I hope to perform for you very soon again. Can’t wait to slap a high-five with Ester Peony in Tel Aviv in May as well! / Am cantat pe frumoasele Arene Romane din Bucuresti cu cativa ani in urma si am iubit publicul entuziast! Imi place sa ma conectez cu fanii mei, atat pe retelele social media, cat si in viata reala, si sper sa cant din nou pentru voi cat mai curand. Abia astept sa bat palma cu Ester Peony in Tel Aviv, in mai!

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