Interview - Ugur Yurt

Interview – Ugur Yurt

"Entrevistas, Zona DJs", por: - 20 abril, 2015


Today we bring you another interview we have done an international artist: Ugur Yurt. Meet this belgium guy who has carved an important niche in electronic music.

The interview is also available in spanish right here.

Tell us about your beginnings in the electronic music industry.

I always had a big interest in music, but didn’t know good what to do with it. So when i was about 15 years young i decided to go to Marmaris in Turkey, which is very touristic, to look for something where i could put my musical interest in. Started to work in a big club there as dj assistant and when that guy left all the sudden in the middle of summer season, the decks were all mine and i took that chance with both hands. Before i knew, my dj career was already rolling.

You have been a resident in two of the most important clubs in Belgium: La Rocca and Café d’Anvers; sharing stage with some of the biggest names in electronic music. Which of this artists/friends have surprised you the most?

That would be Sven Väth.  When he played at café d’Anvers i was amazed by his body language and his connection with the people on the dance floor.  There i learned that only a good set isn’t enough to be a good dj.

Despite the fact that in your sets we can listen to Deep and Tech-House sounds, we mainly associate you with Techno. If you had to define the genre of your music, how would you d

A lot of people mention this to me. What i can say is that i love to mix techno, tech-house and deep-house, with a touch of melodic sounds in my sets and i believe that when you do so, at the end it becomes something else, something beautiful yet so powerful.

Of all the moments in your musical career, which one do you consider the most relevant?

When i played at Tomorrowland sharing the decks with big names such as ; Dubfire, Sven Väth, Loco Dice and many more.

Recently, you have released two tracks through the Spanish label NXT Recordings. Tell us a little about your tracks ‘Walk Alone’ and ‘Pink Stars’.

Two very different tracks. I produced them last year.  “Walk Alone” is more flat going on with some hi-hats in reverb.  “Pink Stars” has a stronger bass-line.

‘Walk Alone’ has managed to get into the Top 60 (Techno) on Beatport. Did you expect such a good reception of the track?

When i produce something i always believe in it.  This time i also had a big believe in the label, NXT Recordings.

What future plans do you have as a producer? Any new upcoming productions?

I have a lot of tracks waiting to be signed, i’m always in the kitchen brewing some new sounds.  No upcoming productions at the moment, just enjoying my latest release.  Soon i will move my home studio  and make it bigger, want to take my production skills to a higher level.

And as a Dj, Where will we be able to see you? Will you visit Spain anytime soon?

Summer is coming up, that means a lot of festivals. I will open the festival season with Extrema Outdoor Belgium in May and after there is Summer Festival, Laundry Day, WeCanDance, Solar in Amsterdam, etc.. At the moment i have no bookings in Spain, but i’m sure that will change in the future because i recently joined the agency of NXT Recordings to do my bookings in there.

For the following short questions, you can answer with one or two words:

  • Dj: girls love them.
  • Producer: creative.
  • Track: mood.
  • Label: hard to get.
  • Club: party.
  • Festival: rave.
  • Perfect night: happy ending.

To conclude, in order to follow the trend of our previous interviews, we would love to hear the funniest or most bizarre anecdote you’ve experienced as a Dj.

Recently i played at a club where the dj booth was not near the dance floor so i couldn’t see the people while i was playing and that was so bizarre, i had no idea what the mood was, if the crowd was having a good time or not.  That gave me a very strange feeling.

Ugur Yurt

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