Into The Night – 4 Strings Exclusive InterviewOctober 1, 2012
Many people know you for your classic Into The Night. Does that track still give you goosebumps when you play it?
JAN: Most people are more familiar with the vocal version ‘Take Me Away’ and it definitely never gets old to play! People request this song at every show I play at 🙂
If I hear a nice remix/bootleg somewhere, I will play them in my sets.
What is your current top 5 of record labels for recurring quality releases?
JAN: Monster Recordings, Crystal Source Recordings, Enhanced Recordings, ZOUK Recordings, Armind.
Nike or Adidas?
Your secret for making killer trance leads?
CARLO: it’s all about the feeling and combination of sounds together, and only go for the best melody.
What’s the worst thing that ever happened on stage?
JAN: Technical equipment not working as it should.
Does Carlo ever join for a DJ set?
CARLO: Well I can say I have joined Jan on a few sets in Poland. To be honest I feel best in the studio 🙂
Did you ever visit a far country where you were surprised people actually knew all your music?
JAN: I have been to so many countries and am always happily surprised when people know our music 🙂
Can anyone be a DJ if they wanted, or is special skill required?
Jan: With the equipment available these days, it’s easier to become a DJ than 20 years ago (when I started). And I do believe skill is still required.
Is there one remix you wish you would have never done?
CARLO: I can’t remember, but if I look back and listen I think it can always be better!
Do you often take the time to talk with your fans after a set?
JAN: If I don’t have to rush off to the airport to catch my next flight then of course I’m happy to have a chat and do autographs for our fans!
After weeks or months of heavy touring, what do you like to do in your home country to chill down and enjoy life?
JAN: Spending quality time with my family is very important. During summer, I enjoy watersports and winter I’m usually on vacation with family.
Is there a final thing you would like to say to our readers?
CARLO: I hope trance will stay in alive for a while, and hope you all enjoy the music as much as we do!
JAN: Thanks for all the support and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the next show!
Top photo (c) Kamil Lipiec