Pansil talks origins, new observe ‘Let Me Inform You One thing’ and extra [Interview]
Pansil, actual title Panos Vasilonikolos, has been a DJ since 2003, and is a big star in his native scene, additionally gaining a reputation for himself worldwide. Adored for his potential to get the group transferring together with his masterful DJ units, he additionally produces authentic music which has been cherished in international locations similar to Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and United Arab Emirates. Fellow artists like Nora En Pure, Bingo Gamers and EDX are some individuals Pansil can rely as followers and supporters, however it’s no surprise as to why if you take heed to what he has to supply. With a weekly radio present known as ‘Playroom’ on NRJ Cyprus (99.0FM & 94.4FM) each Sunday at 18:00 – 19:00, he offers listeners a weekly style of what we will anticipate from him, and now he talks to us about his origins, influences and way more.
How lengthy have you ever been a producer/DJ for? Inform us in regards to the origin of your music. What impressed you to pursue your profession as an artist?
Properly, my first report was launched in 2013, after my spouse’s encouragement. I’m a fortunate man as a result of she loves music, she is an excellent listener, and has impressed me a lot! She is my greatest fan and supporter! So, formally I’m within the music business since then. Again within the days, I used to be producing music for industrial use for small companies & for music seminars and programs within the college. Certainly one of my inspirations to turn into an artist, whereas I used to be finding out on the college, was our professor in Music Know-how. He gave us a “SOS sound sign” from the navy and informed us to make use of and fill it with our authentic music. Everybody may make no matter he was impressed. It was that particular second which I spotted that music has no limits. However, to be sincere the “flame” and “ardour” of music was at all times inside me as my father travelled with me by means of the vinyl world. He’s a vinyl collector with an enormous assortment, he performed music each day at house and the TV was tuned on at all times on MTV channel. Additionally, as I used to be a baby, I used to be making an attempt to play the drums with the pillows of our couch. So, my mom determined to register me to the conservatory on the age of 5 & began my first piano classes. I keep in mind myself going to the theatres watching musicals and historical dramas in addition to going to the flicks each week with my mom. Having such a creative background, my involvement with the music & being an expert musician was a one-way ticket.
Who do you take into account to have been your greatest influences all through your profession which have made an impression in your productions?
My first affect was Rock music. I’ve been within the music conservatory since I used to be 5 years previous, as I’ve already talked about above. I’ve began studying the piano & after 3 years I jumped into the world of classical percussion & I used to be finding out the two devices in parallel. I used to be actually fortunate I had so proficient professors on each devices who taught me tips on how to love and respect music. I used to play in a couple of rock & jazz bands as a young person & have live shows in native venues. I can’t even keep in mind myself with out music. On the age of 11 I had my first classical music live performance as being percussionist within the Symphonic Orchestra, on the greatest Live performance Corridor in Athens- Greece known as “Megaron”. It was the second I spotted what I’ll comply with as my profession. Enjoying & composing music. After that, on the age of 18 I handed with success within the Lonian College (Corfu-Greece) & studied Classical Percussion Music, specializing in orchestral repertoire. The college was a extremely huge affect on me as a result of I modified the best way of tips on how to strategy music. All of the musicians have their distinctive signature however above all we serve the artwork of music. Additionally, I’ve performed as a principal timpanist in quite a few worldwide festivals & venues with Symphonic Orchestras in Athens Greece & on the French Baroque music ensemble “Almazis”. I used to be the principal timpanist in Athenian Symphonic Youth Orchestra for about 8 years. These days, I’m a classical percussion professor & a drummer teacher to music colleges & conservatories. So, my influences are from Beethoven, The Rolling Stones & Led Zeppelin to Frankie Knuckles, Faithless & Bob Sinclair.
As we will see, Pansil has a really spectacular musical background and has used this as a launchpad to kickstart the musical profession he has at this time. Following this, we needed to speak about his new single ‘Let Me Inform You One thing’, in collaboration with Yvvan Again which you’ll be able to take heed to beneath.
Congratulations in your new report ‘Let Me Inform You One thing’ with Yvvan Again, What’s the story behind this report? What have been the inspirations behind this collaboration?
Thanks a lot in your nice phrases. At this level I wish to say a giant “Thanks” to all of the individuals who cherished and supported it. We had an ideal promotion and assist from all around the globe. By the best way, my tracks have been supported by huge names within the dance music scene similar to Crystal Waters, Bingo Gamers, EDX, Nora En Pure, Stonebridge, Pink Panda, Glen Horsborough, Gil Glaze and many others. We collaborated with Yvvan one other 2 occasions up to now on home music type data, however this time we needed to create a extra piano home sound, one thing that may very well be caught in your ear & sing it over & over once more. We wanted one thing melodic. Each of us have our personal music paths however on the opposite facet quite common & Yvvan is a superb producer. So, he despatched me his thought, we labored on it again & forth to supply an ideal end result and create a extremely radio pleasant and straightforward listening observe. We despatched it to Love & Different music, imprint of Toolroom Information, they mentioned “sure” and we signed the contract. That was an ideal second within the profession of each of us, because it was our first time signing in such an enormous household label. Mark Knight, the label boss, actually cherished it & supported in his very personal Spotify playlist which has quite a few listeners each month. Additionally, a giant second for me was when Warner Music in Denmark requested me to remix the comeback observe “Rumors or Lies?” of Eddie Chacon, from the well-known 90’s duet Charles & Eddie.
Transferring onto the Covid-19 state of affairs, each artist has handled it otherwise and we needed to see what it was like for Pansil.
Trying on the complete Covid-19 state of affairs and its impacts. How did the Covid-19 state of affairs have an effect on you as an artist? Did quarantine encourage or harm your creativity?
Positively Covid-19 was very difficult and had a huge effect within the music business. I actually miss going to stay exhibits & contacting different individuals. I actually love this interplay. The sensation of listening a report at house simply can’t be in comparison with that of a stay live performance. You might be lacking all these vibes inside your physique & soul. However, this very tough state of affairs helped me turn into extra artistic and give attention to writing and making extra high quality music. I’ve a lot time for producing music in my studio. I may arrange all my initiatives a lot better & I had a transparent thoughts to handle my collaborations with different artists & music labels. I made my priorities and my record for my subsequent steps in music. Additionally, in quarantine time I may spend way more high quality time with my spouse & household and do issues that we actually love and revel in, however due to our very demanding jobs we couldn’t. Properly, we definitely miss travelling a lot …however I hope this covid-19 state of affairs will come to an finish actually quickly.
What are you wanting ahead to most when this case is over?
Reside exhibits for certain! I actually miss festivals & live shows & travelling to the locations I really like. Additionally, I’ve already deliberate some stay exhibits actually fancy. All of the individuals have missed a lot going to stay live shows. I want we will get our lives again quickly and stay in a standard and well being society. For instance, me & my spouse actually take pleasure in having dinner in eating places. It sounds so easy however at this lockdown interval we will’t have it. I actually hope it is going to be over quickly as a result of nobody can actually afford it no extra each actually & psychologically. Covid-19 made us rethink & prioritize issues in our life higher and extra environment friendly. However, on the finish of the day I’m at all times a optimistic thinker & the long run will probably be a lot better. The exhibits & festivals will probably be larger & brighter. We’re going to really feel the music united once more & that’s essentially the most invaluable factor.
Transferring onto happier issues, we needed to debate Pansil’s previous initiatives and in addition talk about what we’d see from him sooner or later.
Looking at your musical catalogue with round 14 releases in 2020, which all can inform you’ve got very various sound. How do you produce such completely different sounding tracks whereas sustaining your signature sound?
As I discussed to you, my influences are between Beethoven & Frankie Knuckles! Haha! The vary is large!!! Although, my signature sound, is completely associated to my grasp’s diploma. I’ve a grasp’s diploma in science of “Music, Tradition Communication” at Nationwide & Kapodistrian College of Athens, the place I discovered that the music is one and has no borders. My precedence is to make music that I actually take pleasure in. However, each music observe, can get up completely different emotions to completely different listeners. The music communicates with such alternative ways to the soul of each listener & that’s the place the magic occurs. However, to be sincere I prefer to attempt completely different kinds of music and to experiment myself fairly often. I’d begin with a jazzy sound in my thoughts & lastly give you one thing fully pop. I’m impressed on a regular basis. Each singer who collaborated with me may give a special strategy to my tracks, so that is very fascinating. After I begin producing and writing a tune, I prefer to jam first, like a rock or jazz band. It may take an hour to play the piano on the identical loop & then resolve what to report for a brand new venture. Additionally, making music for TV, Radio spots & web sites, helped me develop completely different kinds of music. I’ve written the official music theme of Smashbox Cosmetics TV launch spot in Greece & have composed authentic cinematic music for a number of movies & theatrical performs in Greece. So, all this engagement in numerous initiatives gave me a large subject of music notion.
What does 2021 maintain in retailer? Any hints or clues that we may get about future productions and collaborations?
Can’t watch for all these releases to return out. I’m so excited. I’ve already signed my second observe on Love & Different music, imprint of Toolroom Information. I’m additionally arranging an enormous observe with The Dice Guys & it is going to be launched by their label Cubed Recordings, which is a superb honor to me. “That’s My Vibes” is already out by Future Home Cloud & I’ve additionally signed a observe with a wonderful VIP combine with Outlined Music within the UK. Lastly, I’ll launch my second observe in Soave, and simply earlier than Christmas I launched my observe “Blue Sky” which has already reached 200.000 streams on Spotify & way more. Thanks a lot for all of the love & assist.
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