Several days before his visit in Sofia (2nd of December, Mixtape 5), we managed to take an interview with Anile. Matt is coming to Bulgaria exactly on his birthday, at the invitation of Future Sounds of Sofia. A week before the event we talked with one of the engines of FSS, Phirah, who was a guest on our radio show. We asked him a couple of questions and one of those was why had he chosen Anile in the first place. Here's the answer:
Anile is spot on for the concept we're promoting.That concept is clear. Promoting the deep and pure Drum and Bass sound, that's between the Liquid, Deep and Minimal movements in the scene. The organization has never compromised for anything else in this mission of theirs. This is exactly why we're expecting the headliner, as well as his Bulgarian colleagues, to perform at the highest level on Friday and to continue the strong series of events, hosted by FSS. Judging by Anile's answers, a brutal event is in store for us. You can read what else he said in the following lines.
Hallo, Matt! How and when the project Anile was started? In what phase of your life you launched it?
Anile came about around 2008/9. It was early in the stages of making music and I really didn’t have a great name to use as an artist. To this day I still don’t know how this came about. I wish I knew, perhaps I should make something up which is massively showbiz and abstract lol.. Maybe not haha
What influences your music? Which artists was your favorite in your childhood, and before the launching of Anile?
I love every style of music, but mostly heavy metal and rock. Growing up I was influenced with what my parents were into such as Fleetwood Mac, GNR, Aerosmith etc.. So automatically I had an ear for good music. From there I went into school and in the mid to late 90’s Jungle and Dnb were really at the forefront of school along with of course Grunge Music. So either way you looked dependent on what circles you moved in , you were either a towny or grunger. I loved both :)
You have releases for many labels, but you are a part of the Med School Music family. Why did you choose this label and how you feel beeing an exclussive artist in it?
I choose Hospital & Med School as I wanted to belong to a camp where as before I had jumped from label to label and never really focused on either a particular sound or label to release with. I’d been working with Hospital & Med School since 2009 and It was only right that I signed to them as we had a really good relationship and my music suited them very well. Being exclusive has its ups & downs but certainly it hasn’t only enhanced my career and opened new doors to new fans.
This year Med School turned 10 and released several heavy LPs. Are you planning your own album?
I haven’t directly planned for another album as I don’t want to be an artist churning album out year in year out like some. Music needs time to breath and so does the artist. It’s a long process and arguably a stressful one as well. So we shall see. I hope to do another in the near distant future but really if I’m honest nothing as yet.
In the beginning of December you'll headline the next Future Sounds of Sofia's event in Bulgaria. What do you know about the country, the scene here and about the Bulgarian DnB artists?
I understand that there are some great DNB producers in Bularia such as COOH & L33 making some great music. This will be my first time here so Im super excited, aswell as it being my birthday I really cant wait! I've seen the FSS flyers & interviews online and such alike and to be a part of this is too good!
What are your expectations of the party? What kind of tracks you'll gona play in Mixtape 5?
Of course I cant wait, I really have no expectations. I like to roll ith it.. no matter what the situation il always give a 100% and all the music will be the freshest from fellow labels and producers. I also love dropping old tunes to really mix the set up.. I love DJ’in and no matter where I play I get just as excited as the last place. European gigs are always the best so roll on Friday.
In the end of the interview, name 5 tracks you are spinning at the moment.
Royalston – People On The Ground (Anile rmx)
Anile & Nutone – Untitled
Serum – Species VIP
BMT – Roll Cage
Anything by LSB & FD
Thanks a lot for your time! Wish something the readers!
Lets have a fantastic party in Sofia.. Please feel free to come say hi personally, bring your friends family & pets we love everything and everyone!!! SOFIA!! THANKYOU