Dante: When I first listen to this album loud in the car it reminds me of 1973 when I first purchased an album called 'Dark Side Of The Moon’ by Pink Floyd. Everyone bought this album as a way to test their new stereo systems. So the music became known for it's sounds and production. Now so with ‘The Hive’ – it becomes a way to test my car sound and makes a listening experience. What past musical influences / productions help inspire you to create music as a listening experience ?
Shay Dan: It's an influence from a lot of music genre. I love Pink Floyd myself and also a lot of different music like Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, Blues, and electronic music. When I start producing music it comes from a psychedelic experience. I start with trance music. Over the years I have developed my own style and I combine all my influences into my projects. It's all these influences that I call Group of Light. In my last release I really connected with my project and I felt comfortable to combine all of my ideas.
Dante: Upon listening the
arrangements seem to be very
economical. Sometimes there is a
random sound that appears once only,
it has its place where another would
not work as well. Nothing is
wasted. Do you spend a lot of time
editing to ensure timing and timbres
have the right musical placement ?
Dante: So what bands and artists have influenced you in Electronic Music ?
Shay Dan: There is no really nothing specific I grew up on a lot of styles. Mostly psychedelic. I started with the Scope Pulsar card, Virus synthesizer and a Yamaha CS6 in the 90's.
Dante: About the gear, you seem to have accumulated a plethora of goodies over the years. Tell me why you have two monitors each side of your screens ?
Shay Dan: I'm using with PMC monitors the JBL is for reference. It's always good to have another pair of monitors.