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Hi BØHM, tell us a bit about yourself. How did you start your artistic career?

Hello! First of all, thank you for the invitation. My passion for music began in my teenage years. I quickly felt a deep need to interact with sounds, to shape them and make them my own, so I started DJing. At first, I experimented with different styles, from EDM to dubstep and house, always avoiding what I considered too “commercial.” Years later, after spending some time living in Berlin, I discovered that techno was the style that best suited my personality and with which I connected the most, not just because of the music, but also because of the whole culture behind it.

Who have been your biggest influences in your artistic development?

My initial influences, the ones that laid the foundation of my music, were undoubtedly the sound of the Polegroup collective. Artists like Oscar Mulero, Exium, Reeko, and Kwartz were always a great inspiration, especially in the beginning. Another major influence was certainly the Berlin scene, particularly the old school sound where groove and high BPMs are the protagonists. Artists like Robert Hood, James Ruskin, and Surgeon…

Do you think there are certain steps an artist should follow to find their own sound?

I believe finding your own sound is a personal journey unique to each artist; sometimes it comes quickly, and other times it can take many years. However, there are some general steps that can be useful in this process.

The first would be exploration. I think it’s necessary to immerse yourself in various styles of music and identify which elements or techniques resonate most with you and what you want to convey. The next step is experimentation. While it’s natural to be influenced by other artists initially, it’s crucial to innovate and find your own approach. Play with the techniques you’ve learned, break the rules, and discover new patterns and sounds. Innovation is the heart of musical evolution. Lastly, reflection is key. Constantly evaluate and refine the techniques and tools that truly represent you. Sometimes, having too many options can be counterproductive; in this case, less is more. Focus on what really defines you and use those tools to sculpt your sound.

What has been the most important moment in your career as a DJ/Producer so far?

One of the most important achievements in my career has undoubtedly been the recent release on Soma Records. Working on a remix for the duo Slam and seeing it released on vinyl alongside three more originals has been a dream come true. This project is even more special because the remix was a collaboration with my great friend Axel, known as The Unborn Child. We’ve been creating a lot of music together lately, and this release has consolidated our artistic connection and our friendship.

What do you think is the most attractive or special thing about the underground scene?

For me, the most attractive thing about the underground scene is its authenticity and dedication to quality music, which becomes the core of the party. It’s not about following trends or achieving commercial success at any cost. This allows artists to experiment without the pressures imposed by the market, which generates more musical variety.

If you want to add something else, what would it be?

I would like to thank everyone who follows and listens to my music, as well as promoters and collectives like yours, for passionately promoting and supporting the techno scene.