#MusicInTheAir Podcast hosts this week : EVERYTHING COUNTS
Everything Counts is a musical project born two years ago, in 2018. It brings together two artists: Teodora (Toshka) and Chris Leon.
An evocative name, which at first glance recalls something in the musical world: Everything Counts is a single by the British musical group Depeche Mode, the first extracted from the third album Construction Time Again and released on 11 July 1983.
Teodora and Chris Leon have two different backgrounds, but this does not prevent them from meeting artistically. On the contrary, it is from their different paths that they draw the lifeblood for their musical production, in a happy encounter of experiences.
In common for both, as a solid and indisputable starting point, a vast musical knowledge. It is a fundamental feature, from which an artist, however instinctive and inclined to listen to his imagination, cannot ignore. Also and above all to get inspired, and find new creative ideas.
This continuous exploration, gained over the years of the past and present music scene, allows the duo to be able to express themselves by mixing with ease electronic sounds and ethnic references of great appeal, ready to enrich and embellish a sound carpet that creates particular virtuosity of varying intensity.
Different scenarios stand out in front of the listener’s ears, all interpretable with one’s inner self but certainly capable of arousing emotions.
But it is also multiculturalism – Teodora comes from Bulgaria – that is a fundamental part of their identity, thus ending up influencing their musical production. Combined with the shared desire to experiment with new ideas, he made sure that they joined forces to debut two years ago: their first album dates back to 2018 and is titled “The Bedouin”, and was released on the German label 3000Grad. They subsequently released new productions on Cosmic Awakenings, Lump Records, Sudam, Radiant and Pipe & Pochet.
In the current year 2020 large projects in the pipeline and in development and implementation: other Ep and remixes will be released on labels such as Connected Frontline, Seven Villas, Kinesen, Moblack and others.
How do you approach a DJ set? What is your configuration and your way of transmitting emotions?
Mixing the music collected personally and carefully, creating a story in which the protagonist is the melody. Depending on the sensations, mood, environment, many different musical sessions can be created.
What is the track recommended in this dj set?
Clearly in this set we recommend our
Galaxy track which will soon be released on a Swiss label (Kinesen).
What music do you listen to when you take off your DJ headset?
Let’s listen to everything! we have two very different backgrounds but at the same time what one likes also likes the other … let’s move from New Wave music, pop or ethnic music to get to more Latin, African, chill sounds in based on mood
Your reference artists / DJs / producers or what advice do you follow?
We are very fascinated by producers such as Carl Craig, Sebastian Leger and other new and old artists… we take everything we like and try to make it “ours” and in turn create a particular journey
01. Howling – Bind (or mix) / counter records
02. Tibi Dabo – Disbelieve / Crosstown Rebels
03. Monkey Safari – Gira / Hommage
04. Nico Morano – Cartago / Hive Audio
05. RSS Disco – Lunar Fling (Aera Remix) / Mireia
06. Petar Dundov – Synesthetic Flow / Music Man Records
07. Kasper Koman – The Blind Navigator (Extended Mix) / Anjuna
08. LOC – A Tale of Life / Rituel Recordings
09. Vincent Gericke – Arctic Reflections (Sarkis Mikael Rmx) / trndmsk
10. Tim Engelhardt – First Contact / Poker Flat
11. Everything Counts – Galaxy / Kinesen