About six months ago, German Techno guru Stephan Bodzin unleashed what is considered by many to be the Techno album of the year. The landmark album is called Powers Of Ten and was highly praised by fans and tastemakers in the industry. In about two weeks, Stephan Bodzin will be releasing a stellar remix album which will feature a supercharged remix of the second track off the album, 'Ix', by Brazil's very own, Victor Ruiz.
In addition, we had a few questions for Victor Ruiz about his sound and how he incorporated it into his supercharged remix of 'Ix':
Tell us who Victor Ruiz is.
Just a guy who loves to make music and to play around the world.
How did your remix of Stephan Bodzin's 'Ix' come about? Were you chosen to remix the tune or did you get to pick out which track to remix?
Stephan and I are good friends and he has been supporting me for a while. One day he sent me a message that he was going to release a remix album of Powers Of Ten and he asked me if I could do a remix for one of the tracks of my choice. Of course, I said yes. He's my favourite electronic music producer so this was a milestone for me. I've chosen 'Ix' because it's a track I thought I could imprint my own sound on it.
Describe for us your sound and how you were able to apply it to this track.
It's quite hard to describe it. I like to say it's a mix of techno, electro and even a bit of trance. This remix is very special because I explored a melodic side of mine with a sprinkle of my "electro bassline". I loved the result.
Musically speaking, what can we expect to hear from you next?
As a producer, I always like to evolve my sound and make new stuff, different songs. That's the beauty of making electronic music. You can always do whatever you want to. So the next releases will be at the same time melodic, deep, strong, hard, uplifting and introspective.
Any plans to visit the U.S. anytime soon?
Actually yes, but not for playing. Will spend my next holidays with my family in there. But I really want to go to the US to play my music. Hopefully next year. ;)
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Powers Of Ten (Remixes) will be released on December 18th through Herzblut Recordings on triple vinyl and digital formats.