Interview: Timmo

Bulgarian artist Timmo has had a leaping start to his career as a DJ and a producer, already releasing on labels like Drumcode and Terminal M in his 20s.

Ahead of his return to Monika Kruse’s label, we had a chance to chat with him about the release, his forthcoming debut album, and his stand out track from the 2019 year so far.

Hello Timmo! How are things? We hope you’re doing well!

Hello, guys, thank you for this interview. I just got back from a really nice weekend. Played at D! Club in Lausanne on Friday with Marco Bailey and Onyvaa, after which I headed to Berlin to finish off with Suicide Circus. It was a pretty intense weekend, I’d say!

You return to Monika Kruse’s Terminal M imprint this month for your Starlight EP, excited to be back on the label?

Yes, we have quite a few projects this year with Monika and Terminal M, and it’s been a huge pleasure to work with them.

The release includes three original tracks, talk us through the production process? How did you know the tracks work together on the same release?

It was very hard to choose which 3 tracks to put on this EP. In the end, we decided it’s good to have a little something from every direction. Belle Epoque and Starlight are two of the completely analogue songs, for which I’ve used a variety of different synthesisers, some dating back to the 80s, like the Juno-60, and some of the modern top guns such as the Sequential Prophet 6. Connect on the other hand is a more digital track, for which I used numerous VSTs together with the Roland’s TB-03 Boutique edition.

Previously you have also released with Drumcode and Octopus, are there any other labels you’ve been trying to add to the list?

I’m more than happy with Drumcode and Terminal M for the moment. Releasing on many labels has never been my thing.

And we read your debut album is also on the way this year, what can you tell us about that?

Yes, the full album is coming out after the summer. It will have 11 tracks, and as I mentioned you can expect a very different approach to all of them. From melodic to acid, from soft to more peak-time. It will show different parts of my imagination.

Are there any plans for the album to have a remix EP?

For the moment we are focused on the album itself, so we never really talked about the possibility of remixes.

Thanks a lot for taking some time out to talk, before we go, what’s your favourite track so far in 2019?

I would definitely go for Adam, Bart and Layton’s rework of the classic Sacred Cycles by Pete Lazonby!

Timmo’s Starlight EP is out on Terminal M now.