Gorje Hewek & Izhevski is a deep house DJ duo who recently collaborated with Tomorrowland for the creation of the "Daybreak Session complilation". We had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with them about their future projects, music and their "All Day i Dream" live show. Enjoy!
What’s the journey been like for you the last few years?
To be honest we haven’t had a break for a couple of years already. There was no weekend for us not to play somewhere. So for the past years all the travel was connected to our gigs. We remember the trip to Burning Man well. How we drove through California and Nevada in an RW among a big gang. And that crazy (meant good) week in the desert after all.
We also like to spend time in the Middle East. It’s always nice to drive from one city to another being in Europe. This year we discovered Latin America for us. Where we’d really like to go is Asia. To spend some time with common people from that part of the planet and to walk along Seoul or Tokyo, for example.
Did you always have that passion for music or was it something that
came a little bit later on in your life?
We both had it even in our childhood. Gorje had finished music classes by 14 and played in an orchestra after that. Of course, we’ve arrived gradually to what we write and play now. But we’ve always been interested in music, and we’ve never had a doubt in what we do. We both studied different things and we’re interested in many diverse themes, but music has always been on the first place.
What do you think about bedroom producers?
We don’t think that it is that important where you write your music. The result is what really matters. E.g. we have a track that was written on the ocean coast (note – After Rest). Another one was written in the airport when we missed our flight. Of course, there are some things that are hard to manage at home, and you need the capacity and the atmosphere of a big studio. Because the studio does give you a special atmosphere. We know loads of both examples – people who prefer to work only in the studio and bedroom producers, who writing great music.
Tomorrowland's Daybreak Sessions Compilation has been an huge
spotlight for you, how this collaboration started?
Indeed, it was an honor for us to make a mix for the Tomorrowland Festival. This event is unique and massive, and we are glad not to just produce the DayBreak mix, but also to be there with the All Day I Dream show.
It all developed quite naturally, as we think. We happened to have common friends, and we received a call from a guy from Tomorrowland. He was in charge for that series of mix and told us, they see us as authors of one of them (there are three mixes in the DayBreak Sessions in the whole). During the talk we came to the idea to make a compilation out of the tracks of our label, Shanti Moscow Radio. We added some unreleased tracks and to contribute the whole philosophy of our label into that mix. It was an interesting process, Tomorrowland has a great team of professionals. We made every effort to make it genuine.
Any words or messages for the fans?
To love, smile, value plain things, be honest in what you do, and stay the bright side as long as it’s possible. We try to remind ourselves of this every day.