Vibe Tribe Interview
Psychedelic Magazine: Hi Stas! Thank you for accepting our invitation! Do you want to give an intro for yourself?
VT: Hi, Thanks for the invitation! My name is Stas and I am more known as Vibe Tribe and another project I am involved with is DaVinci Code, Bizzare Tribe, and Mainstage Records.
Psychedelic Magazine: How you started with Psychedelic Trance production in the first place?
VT: Well I discovered Psychedelic Trance (or Goa Trance as it was called at the time..) more or less when I was 8-9 years old, It was different and got my attention as a kid, later on, I fell in love with the genre and the rest is history. (laughs)
Psychedelic Magazine: How you see your journey in Psytrance till now?
VT: Hmm, good question. I would say it’s one hell of a ride that’s always evolving and taking me to new places and new perspectives.
Psychedelic Magazine: You have anything you consider as the highlight of your career?
VT: Had lots of great moments hard to name one specific but I would say playing in the same event with The Prodigy, grew up on them and I consider them as one of my heroes.
Psychedelic Magazine: We saw that you’ve been announced by the gigantic Tomorrowland, congrats for that. You think Tomorrowland is too mainstream for Psychedelic Trance or, our scene has grown so popular nowadays that even these major EDM festivals feel that they need to have Psytrance?
VT: Thank you! I don’t think so, because Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world if not THE biggest, It has mainstream stages as long as d&b, techno, and psytrance stage. Any electronic music fan would easily find his favorite genre, there is a stage for anyone there and I also think it’s a great step for the Psytrance music in general.
Psychedelic Magazine: How you see the future of Psytrance?
VT: I see Psytrance keep evolving and reaching to new heights. The Psytrance had its ups and downs but it seems like there is a good “UP” now. Many of the producers that disappeared for a while are coming back producing new stuff and fresh beats! I also really love that the direction now is less commercial than the Full-On was a few years back. It is a more “psychedelic trance” vibe with 2014 standards of production. I find myself enjoying many new releases that coming out these days which was not happening for me at least in the last 2-3 years.
Psychedelic Magazine: Talk to us a little bit about your newly released track, Story of D.M.T., a humongous track! It’s with Spade and Faders, two kinda fresh producers of your scene.
VT: Well that track is a story! (laughs) I’m extremely proud of it and I think it’s one of the best tracks I personally was involved within the last few years! It also just hit #1 on Beatport top100 tracks a few days ago so I guess the public has said his word about this one! I have made it with 2 great friends of mine Elmar (Spade) and Or (Faders) both are producers that I respect and like a lot of their own tracks, so it was just natural for us to join forces on this track.
Psychedelic Magazine: As you can imagine, a lot of our readers are involved in the music production themselves. What are your production tips for the upcoming producers out there?
VT: Put all the time you can in it! Don’t look for shortcuts, walk the extra mile, try new stuff, try to be innovative, don’t try to do the same thing that was done over and over again. If you want to be successful you should bring a fresh breeze to the scene with your own mark.
Psychedelic Magazine: What is your studio set up as of today and what is your primary DAW program?
VT: The list is pretty long but the main ingredients in that soup are Logic X for DAW, Focal Twin6BE speakers, Apogee soundcard, and for synths Virus TI, Moog Voyager, Roland V-Synth GT, Nord lead, Novation and few more goodies (laughs!)
Psychedelic Magazine: Any favorite tools/plugins our fans should know?
VT: Synth-wise I like a lot the Massive, Circle, Sylenth1, some of the Arturia stuff and that’s what I can remember now for plugins. As for the effects, I couldn’t live without my UAD2 bundle.
Psychedelic Magazine: Thank you very much for your time Stas that was a hell of infos! We wish you all the best!
VT: hank you very much as well best wishes and keep spreading the good vibe!