16 May Multicultural & Downtempo Duo, Organic Echoes, Release Vivid 2 Hour Mix
Organic Echoes, multicultural electronica & downtempo duo released a recorded 2 hour mix this week.
Tucked away in a secret garden, they diffused their first filmed set, sharing more of their project with the world.
The selections are top notch – playing the freshest releases, together they explore the far limits of electronic music by looking through the lens of folk, Middle Eastern and Balkan influences.
UGS had the opportunity to learn more about this joining of forces between DJ Ruby (Malta) and The Interpreterr (Serbia).
What was the motivation to play music together as Organic Echoes?
Ilija: We started to play music together for our crew. We simply enjoy playing and the guys enjoy as well. We connected musically, our experiences, taste of music, techniques of playing music. A lot of things actually brought us together. Above everything our energy and spiritual sides recognize each other. Ruby is one of the best DJs i know, and one really good hearted guy.
Ruby: From the first time I heard Ilija play, l knew right away that his approach to music was very similar to mine! We connected instantly, became good friends and right away we both came up with the idea to do a project together. Organic Echoes was born.
What role does multiculturalism have in your music?
Ilija: Easy, Music is a language that everyone can understand.
Ruby: Organic Echoes is a celebration of multiculturalism! Our sets are inspired from cultural backgrounds of different countries.
Why are you inspired by multicultural music?
Ilija: World music for me has a power to connect us all, doesn’t matter color of our skin, Religion and from where we are coming. At the end of the day we are all human beings with emotions and empathy inside us.
Ruby: For me It’s in the title, because it connects the world through music.
Obviously there has been a change of plans for events this summer – how do you plan to keep your audience engaged?
Ilija: Yes, this situation changed a lot of plans in general, including ours plans as well. I just know that we will keep good spirits and simply go with flow
Ruby: We had an exclusive monthly residency as Organic Echoes that was supposed to kick off in April and continue until September. We’re still hoping that clubs will open sometime this summer.
Considering the international lockdowns, have you been receiving less or more new releases from producers than before?
Ilija: Nothing can stop the art. Music is coming from all sides. I wouldn’t compare about less and more, I would say that new generations of young producers is coming and they bringing something fresh.
Ruby: I can’t keep up with new music now more than ever! The amount of music that is being released now is crazy. The clubs and festivals stopped for now, but the music certainly didn’t!
Any plans for live streams?
Ilija: For now no, but if something happens, you will know.
Ruby: We just released an Organic Echoes Behind Closed Doors film, which involved a lot of work. We come together as Organic Echoes for one-off shows, for that special thing! We are not going to over sell this concept. We both also have work & projects happening as individual artists.
Anything you would like to share with your followers?
Ilija: Love, peace and music. And one big THANK YOU guys, because without you and your constant support we wouldn’t be here now.
Ruby: We really feel blessed that in such a short period of time so many people are supporting this concept and this new genre of electronic music we are showcasing. We are very thankful!
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