Stanny Abram – “People Have A Lot Of Their Own Problems”
When word comes to electronic music, Stanny Abram is spectacular. Not only can we talk about musical genius, who has currently more than 1100 released tracks out there, including 6 studio albums on more that 100 international labels. He is also an owner of 6 successful electronic music labels, an active DJ, entertainer behind the decks. Check out the exclusive S&S Q&A below
S&S: What’s your style of music? How do you describe it?
Stanny Abram: In over 1.100 releases that are distributed right now, one can hardly limit to just one style, but if I had to sum it all up, I`d say in my production I jump from deep house, house and tech house to techno, with variations between them. Deep driving baselines and groovy rhythmic percussion define my sound the most. If the question refers to music I play, then I`d say it depends on the event, time of appearance, other line-up, etc, and in that case, the selection is even wider.
S&S: Who or what was most influential to you when it came to music?
Stanny Abram: From the mid 80`, when I got hooked on music and until today, I’ve been influenced by many artists, bands and DJ`s, but if I return to the very beginning, I`d say Jellybean, Mauro Farina, Giuliano Crivellente, Phil Harding, Depeche Mode, …
S&S: What drives you creatively?
Stanny Abram: It might sound a bit cliche, but listening to a lot of music, playing on good events and spending time with my friends and other people. 🙂
S&S: How much does your audience influence you and your music selection?
SA: Well, we all play for the people who come to the gigs we play at. There is no better feeling than seeing people smiling when listening to your music. Therefore, one can quickly recognize what the crowd is all about. I just try to lift them up and keep them dancing until I play. People have a lot of their own problems during the week and when the weekend comes, I just want to give them pleasure through music.
S&S: What artists or genres do you listen to when you’re not working?
Stanny Abram: I listen to music all the time, from funk to disco, pop, rock. You could say I`m working all the time, hehe, but not really, I get inspired by and I relax through listening to music.
S&S: Do you have any favorite memories of growing up with your family?
Stanny Abram: I remember the early 80`s when I was a kid. I spent countless nights awake and just listening to legendary Radio Luxemburg.
S&S: Is there anything you would like people to know about you?
Stanny Abram: Well, not really. 🙂 I mean, if you ask me I can tell you anything, but there is nothing I need to share with the world with no reason.
S&S: Are there any charities you are working with or excited to tell us about?
Stanny Abram: Yes, actually there are a few things. Last year my colleagues and I shot a calendar which after being sold, all the profits from were given to the socially unstable families. And years ago, I was cooperating in a project called „DJ`s against drug abuse“.
S&S: Are there any questions that you wish people would ask you?
Stanny Abram: No, I don`t have such a need. However, sometimes words are unnecessary – it is great when you smile at someone on the street or in a club or at the gig and he or she just smiles back at you.
S&S: And on the flip side of that, are there any questions or references you wish people would stop asking or using?
Stanny Abram: Well, I don`t like to be asked by promoters to play for free or for expenses coverage, hehe.
S&S: What artist(s) have you been the most excited to work with?
Stanny Abram: It is difficult to select just one after so many collaborations. I have quite regular colabs with RanchaTek, Dany Cohiba, Bryan Cox, Paolo Barbato, Alex Long, and so on…
S&S: Are there any artists that you dream of working with on a collaboration?
Stanny Abram: Some day, I`d really like to work with Chus & Ceballos. I`m a really big fan of their Iberican tribal sound.
S&S: What can we look forward to next from you?
Stanny Abram: Right now, I`m all over collaboration with great great singer from Chicago, Jameisha Trice. And there are some other projects in the oven as well.
S&S: What legacy would you like to leave?
Stanny Abram: Hard question. I don`t really think about legacy right now. I believe legacy comes unplanned. I`ll just try to make as much good music as possible and try to entertain as many people as I can. We`ll see where that will bring me.
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