A2: - I think a track (future single or not, that’s to be decided usually later after there’s several tracks to choose from) is the thing that I concentrate on first and most. Making an album (which sadly these days seems to be a disappearing thing, especially in the EDM world) is a lot bigger undertaking and, at least to me, is as such too big a thing to try and create on one go. Obviously cool start-to-finish full-on concept albums are possible, too, but how I think of an album is that any track made in a certain period of time one after another can be put together to form an album and when you’ve decided which tracks are going to be on the album, then you can plan the track order based on feel, bpm, maybe key and then revisit any tracks you think need updating or other adjustments to fit better the flow of the album.
Worst was for a while the haters and back-stabbers… Until I realized that most of them are just bitter for whatever reason, nothing really to do with me, and too afraid to try something for themselves. Now I laugh at the biggest insults or straight-up lies I sometimes see on forums or Facebook. The shady business side of the scene is a reality that I’ve needed to tackle with legal help a couple of times and sometimes just had to take it to the chin, too. Some people are just shameless out there, and I hate to say it, but it definitely at times momentarily has made me more cynical about people, which by nature I am not.
Q10: What can we expect from Darude in the near and distant future?