#Synthfam Interview: 7DD9

Updated on September 18, 2019
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Karl has been a freelance writer for over 10 years. He's passionate about music, art, and writing!

7DD9 is a synth music producer from Greece. He says that he wants to create "time travel through music and flashbacks from the future." In an email, he told me about his passion for synth music and music from the '80s, how he creates music and his views on the Twitter #synthfam.

Karl Magi: How did you first become interested in making music?

7DD9: I believe it was somewhere in the early '90s with two friends of mine, one keyboard and my trusty then dual tape recorder.

KM: What has drawn you towards making synth-based music?
7DD9: In the mids 80s we used to have a C64 and one day my father brought "The Incredible Musical Keyboard", it was a huge experience for me and I liked it a lot. Even today sometimes, I add some hidden sounds from the C64 SID in my productions.

KM: Who are the artists, authors, musicians and filmmakers you have found inspirational?

7DD9: My biggest influence in the electronic music, was, is, and will always be
Jean Michel Jarre, of course our great composer Vangelis Papathanasiou,
Tangerine Dream, John Carpenter, Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and many more.

As a genuine kid of the VHS era, John Carpenter movies were a great inspiration.
Also Dario Argento and many sci-fi and action films of that time.

KM: How do you go about creating new music?

7DD9: There isn't any specific formula, usually it flows naturally from within but sometimes it can be triggered by something deeper.

KM: What are some of the projects you're working on right now that excite you?

7DD9: Right now I'm working on my new album and I'm excited about it. Until its release (laughs) and then the listeners have the last word.

KM: Where would you like to take your music in the future?

7DD9: In the future I would like to take my music into the past, so the next generation of people discover it and perhaps embrace it. My philosophy is this: never look into the future, let the future look back at you.

KM: What do you think about the current synth music scene and the Twitter #synthfam?

7DD9: I think it has the best musicians and producers because most of them are
of a mature age and they know what they're producing. I believe that the #synthfam is a noble effort that supports the artists and guides the listeners correctly and on topic.

KM: How do you recharge your creative batteries?

7DD9: I try to avoid hearing anything, spend more time with my family and friends,
do other creative stuff and spend a lot of time on the tennis court.


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