We have the pleasure of interviewing the independent Melodic Techno label: Esoteric Records, founded by Soul Alchemist and Rafa Lutz, later joined by Murilo Fco and Obscure Sense.
We spoke with Soul Alchemist, head of the label, about this interesting project.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music? Was it all internet based?
I am from Brazil. I got into music when I started living by myself and got introduced to underground dance music and the scene here in Florianopolis.
Who have been your main inspirations (both musical and in “life”)? And how have they affected your sound?
My biggest inspirations in the scene are Adriatique, Mind Against, Tale of Us, Recondite, Innellea and Colyn. They are the guys I resort to when I need inspiration.
How would you define your sound?
My sound is characterized as melodic, groovy, and driven. Most of my tracks are full of ambience sounds, giving the track a scenario to belong to. Furthermore, I resort to a lot of call and response to give the tracks a nice driven feeling and keep the groove going at all times.
How has your sound evolved so far?
My journey has been very interesting to watch indeed. I started my career with an opportunity give to me By Ariel Aranda, aka Atropos, and label head of Arkhamra Music. After many releases and collaborations with different artists my sound has evolved significantly.
What can you tell us about your last job? What inspired you? What do you want to convey?
My last work is a remix for Mila Journee which will be released in my label Esoteric Records. It is a very beautiful track, full of emotion and uplifting feeling. Mila’s track was very inspiring from the the “get go” but I wanted to make it sound more beautiful and emotional so that is what I did.
How are you living the current situation because of COVID? Has your work affected you a lot? Do you think there is hope? I feel like the underground scene will continue to persist.
I feel like this pandemic has given me much more time to devote to music and all of my projects. Not having to get ready for school, or go to work has allowed me a couple extra hours to pursue my goals. There is always hope! In Brazil we say that hope is the last to die. I agree with you, the underground scene will persist.
What projects are you working on right now?
I have 2 new EP’s that will be released soon on Alpha Black by EKDK, and the other one with EZEK in Uxoa Dutxa by Di Rugerio.