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A Sit Down With DJ Mr.Pit

If you’ve been listening to the Global DJ Broadcast for the past few years, you are most definitely familiar with Mr. Pit.  Known by his friends as Adrian Ivan, Mr. Pit has been leaving his mark across the electronic dance music scene for over 5 years.  It was in 2008 with his breakthrough track “Shana” that everyone was forced to take serious note of the talented Romanian DJ and producer.

 

 “A nice balanced progression between musical chords is probably the general key of a good piece of music.”

 

You are from Romania.  What’s the state of EDM and trance music there?

Over the past years a lot of singers and producers had risen in the electronic dance scene.  Everybody points their attention to the hot Romanian acts especially singers.  Even though the trance scene in Romania is growing up, I think there’s a lot of room for improvement.

Describe the Romanian EDM scene for us.

In Romania, the scene grew up fast over the past few years due to the great events that take place especially in the capital of Bucharest but also in the biggest cities of the country. In addition, people are supportive when it comes to EDM concept parties. I think, in the near future, Romania will become one of the most important spots on the European EDM map.

Mr. Pit, you have a history of releasing tracks on underground labels, I’m curious what is different about releasing as a part of Coldharbour now?

The music has really evolved, and as producers that’s our job to keep it evolving. It’s still techy and melodic and progressive, but it has a new flavor now.

How do you adapt your sound to the changing times?

It’s always a struggle. You have to keep up with other producers as well as with your fans; you have to constantly improve yourself and your sound while staying true to it as well.
As an emerging artist, what makes working with Markus unique and special?  What does he bring to the table for new artists that other producers and DJs cannot?

Besides that he was the first top EDM artist who believed in me as a producer, I quickly understood that his musical sense is very similar with mine.  He’s an open minded DJ/producer and I am too.  I always felt his suggestions and ideas were fitting perfectly and that they were complimenting mine.  Being able to change your ideas is one of the most constructive parts in music writing/producing.  I feel privileged to work with him.

What couldn’t you live without?

Of course there are a lot of things somebody couldn’t live without but musical wise I couldn’t live without my fans. Without them you don’t exist as an artist, they are the measure of the level where your music is at.

What is your biggest aspiration as a DJ?

It’s not helpful to think, “I just want to get somewhere.” At the end of the career you look back on what you did, and that’s what you’re left with. And I’m fine with that.

You are one of the most experienced artists on the decks in the Schulz Music Group.  Are you a mentor to other DJs and artists as well?

Every step in my career is a new beginning, and I’m still considering myself at the beginning, and still have to improve and learn many things. Even though I think I’m not in the position of being a mentor to other music lovers, I would be happy to share my experiences to open minded producers and DJs.

How will trance sound 5 years from now?

Only the time can tell for sure, but my suppose is that the actual trance music sound will morph into an even more club sound rather than one for listening at home.

What jobs have you done before becoming a DJ?

In the past, I was sales representative for an industrial machineries company and then customs broker until 2007 when I started a small business company.

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