Domestic Groove: ANDEZZZ

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ANDEZZZ
Musician, Producer, DJ

What music are you into at the moment?
These days I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz—especially in the morning. Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Miles Davis have been on rotation in the early hours. Tunes from these guys function as a kind of spirit ignition for my day.

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
Jeez…I don’t really remember. It was either Chrisye’s Hip Hip Hura Hura or Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I can’t remember any particular reason why, I was just a kid who bought a record because I liked the way it sounded.

What are your all-time favourite albums? Why?
Well, for that question, I have a long list. Each effectively shapes my mood to different kinds of situations. When the day is one of those long recording session kind of days, John Coltrane’s Giant Step is always effective as a mood booster. When the day needs me to be creative, to make fresh new tunes, I’ll go for Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suites. And, when the day is full of meetings, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Milli Vanilli. I still feel cheated.

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
I haven’t a clue. All I can say is that if I wasn’t making music, I’d like to be a chef.

What book are you reading now and what’s the score (1-10)?
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. I just started Chapter One. Oh, but I love The Secret.
Argo
What new movie should people see? Why?
Have you seen Argo yet? In the beginning it feels like you need a good supply of popcorn to keep you awake, but then you realise it’s a kind of slow story building movie. It gets interesting from the middle to the end…you’ll be glued to your seat.

What music do you choose to start your weekend?
Bebel Gilberto or some other such Brazilian music is always a good start. But then again, it depends on how busy I am. If I have to work that weekend, to get into the right kind of mood, I’d just listen to the playlist I’ve worked out for my show.

And music you choose to end your weekend?
My weekends usually end with music from the radio. I’m usually on the way from airport to home, and listening to stations which play the latest pop music so that I keep up-to-date on what is really going on out there.

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Within months of releasing his newest album Electric Lov3, Andezzz has signed exclusively with Laxity Recordings, a label from New York. Thus, his international debut and being an integral part of EDM global scene is set, ready, and about to begin.

Here in Indonesia, the man’s busy in the studio collaborating with talents such as Lona Cindy, Bayu Risa,and Ricad Hutapea but if you’re quick, you might still find him dj-ing Jakarta and maybe a few other cities in Indonesia as well.

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This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #85, May 2013
Co-editor: Lauren Shipman
Check out also Andezzz’s composition, “Pergi ft. Amandia”

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