Q: Your third artist album ‘20’ is out this week. What was your primary goal in recording and releasing it?
This year marks my 20 years of DJing so I wanted to celebrate that with a new album. Musically it represents what I call “retrofuturistic” vision of trance music where I have been taking lot of inspiration from the early sound of trance but doing it with the most current production tech and sound.
Q: Trance has had more ups-and-down, ins-and-outs than any other electronic dance music genre. Why do you feel its appeal has ultimately proved so resilient?
I think that at best trance balances perfectly between grooves and melodies and between commercial and more credible music. I hope my music is accessible yet intelligent.
A conversation between DJ Orkidea and his PR manager in relation to his latest album