New adventures, new friendships and most importantly – new music. Just a week after debut release by Debora Grzeszczuk called ‘Empty’ EP we got her here for some general questionnaire in order to get to know here. No secret our relationship has just started to bloom. I welcome you to hear her latest music as well as to know her from a different angle here on our blog series.

Can you name a movement or people who pushed you to where you are now?

Actually I always push myself, I trust in myself and I know very well what I want, but there was a person who supported me and helped me to be a better artist. He let me use his big studio to record voices and crazy things. My big bro Leandro Dutra.

Try to imagine, what you would be doing if music was never been introduced to you?

Maybe I’d be trying to be a professional football player. I don’t know.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Singer.  When I was a child, I took a job to pay for my singing lessons 🙂

Aside from music, what do you like to do in your free time?

Playing football and spending quality time with my son and my dogs. I also spend a little time on an audio-visual project for my future shows.

Tell us about your city, what kind of music scene does it have?

Actually I don’t know. I spend a lot of time in my room with my music, I don’t go out much, except when Marc Houle plays 😉

What is your favourite time of the year, and how does it influence your creativity?

I prefer winter, but the truth is that it is always a good time to make music as long as it is night and I can see the sky. That’s perfect for me.

What does your typical week usually look like?

I train, a little time working, quality time with the family, and make music at night.

What does music mean to you and how it evolved since the beginning?

Music is my life. I fall in love with the tracks I make, whether they’re well done or not. Music makes me so happy, it takes me out of the sometimes harsh reality. All my deepest dreams are about music and I will fight for them until the last day of this life.

Can you tell us about your debut as a DJ, where did it happen and how did it go?

It was at an after-party many years ago but before that, I spent many hours playing for my friends in different homes so I don’t know when this became a reality.

What is the biggest challenge or sacrifice you have made or have to make in doing what you do?

For me this is not a sacrifice because I enjoy it a lot, I choose to be with my music above all. Maybe I don’t see my friends, or I don’t go to a rave because I spend a lot of time in the studio, but I’m happy that way!

There are bad days for everyone; how do you keep yourself motivated creatively?

Weed. I really think it opens my mind and keeps me focused when starting a new project. I enjoy it a lot.

How do you usually prepare before a gig, how much space do you leave for improvisation in your sets?

Everything is improvised because it depends on how the scene is at that moment, anyway I know my music and I always try to take it to the dark side.

What is your standard or most preferred technical setup for the performance?

I use my laptop with Ableton, Traktor, and some controllers like Novation launch, Native Instruments F1, and Allen&Heath K2. But in the future I want to add more and more controllers and some FX, I love FX.

What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you heard it?

Any Marc Houle track. Time passes and his music continues to transmit something. And for me, the music has to tell you something, take you somewhere, tell you a story… If the music says nothing, it’s more of the same. Bored.

For the last one on this note, name three new artists you recently discovered!

I’m always listening to my own music, so I don’t listen to much outside. Lately, I listen to Malek Ales a lot. I also like Damien Fisher and Hc Kurtz.

Of course – looking back at the pandemic period, do you have any special moments, personally or professionally, that made an impact on you?

Personally, the pandemic did not affect me, on the contrary, I had more time to make music.

The world pandemic. What do you think, how this have changed the music scene until this day? What is going to happen in the next years?

To be honest with you, I spent most of the time I can in my studio working with my music, I don’t have to much knowledge about the international scene, but I anyway would love go to play to other countries and know about those scenes personally.

Debora, so this is your debut release on Plazma Records. Would you like to share your inspiration behind the new release, what is the music you bring with you?

I would like to think that my inspiration is nothing but my joy when I’m in the studio with my music, usually I start from scratch, with no idea where everything is going to end.