Posted by Gosia Mrugala
Indefatigable bpm:tv blogger gets to know Greek-born house DJ/producer Orelse (a.k.a. Orestis Papavasiliou) — part of a new generation of rising European EDM talents.
GOSIA MRUGALA: Hey, Orelse! What have you been up to lately?
ORELSE: Hello everybody! Past two months I am always on the road, spreading my “Deep Is Love” parties along Greece. I’ve been to many places, had some great parties, met wonderful people who truly love music. Other than that, when I have time I am in my studio. Just finished a new track of mine and a remix that I am really happy about.
GOSIA: How would you describe your musical style?
ORELSE: My style is always balanced between deep, sexy sounds and groovy ones. I play everything from deep house to classic house, and sometimes a little bit of tech house with tribal elements included. I want every set I make to be like a journey. You start from somewhere and there is always a destination to reach.
GOSIA: So tell me more about “Deep Is Love.”
ORELSE: “Deep Is Love” is a track of mine that was released in 2012. It’s a deep house track that got great worldwide support, so I named my parties after it. Either way, this is the music I play and I found the title more than suitable. The “Deep Is Love” parties will soon be celebrating their one-year anniversary. We’ve been to so many places that I feel blessed. We are also starting to expand them outside Greece soon, with gigs in Europe, the USA and probably Africa as well.
GOSIA: Which producing software do you prefer?
ORELSE: I am a bit of a vintage guy to be honest. I use the old Kinetic, along with Project 6, Virsyn Tera, Darbuka and sometimes Reason. Although I always try new software, these ones just feel like home.
GOSIA: Your top 3 tracks at the moment?
ORELSE: (1) Orelse – Eye Sea You (Original Mix): This one is coming soon on Underground City Music! | (2) Stefano Amalfi – Tonk (Original Mix): An all-time favourite! | Tim Deluxe – Transformation (Original Mix): A favourite also.
GOSIA: What influences the musical selection for your live sets?
ORELSE: I don’t think there’s something standard about it. I never have a particular pattern that I should follow. I just want to have fun when I play and I am always pushing to that direction. If you have fun, then people will have a good time also, because they get your vibration and positive vibes. It’s a chemical thing like love. You give and you take back and we all get lifted along the process.
GOSIA: How do you find a balance between music and your personal life?
ORELSE: (Laughs) There is no balance, to be honest. Music is life, my mind and heart — wherever I am or whatever I’m doing are combined with it. My friends and family are good with it ! Music is personal, you know…
GOSIA: What is one hobby that your fans would be surprised to learn you enjoy?
ORELSE: I really do enjoy fishing. It feels so calm — the sea, sunset, waves are a combination that makes my mind relax. I don’t really care if I catch any fish — it’s an excuse just to be there !
GOSIA: The summer of 2012 was mind-blowing. Any predictions about summer 2013?
ORELSE: I think this summer will be even better than the previous one. New music, good people. And the Greek islands are a must destination to have a good time and expand your mind.
GOSIA: Can you tell me about any upcoming projects or collaborations?
ORELSE: I have some new releases that will come out on Wet Recordings, Underground City, Clubshine, Avatone and other labels. Did a remix for Mikael Delta that I am really proud of and honored — it will be released probably in June. Other than that, we have a lot of parties planned in Greece, plus some surprises that will be announced soon!
GOSIA: Where do you see yourself in five years?
ORELSE: Probably in Berlin, still expanding my music and getting the Deep Is Love name out there!
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