“I wanted to create a cohesive album, something that true trance fans will like but also please other people.”Pin It
Hi Andy, it is a huge pleasure to have you on the Trance Hub once again. The last time we interviewed you, we met at a hotel restaurant in Mumbai. Where are you this time around?
Hi Trance Hub, I’m currently in Ibiza taking time out to talk to my favourite Indian Trance guys!
Andy Moor is a Grammy nominated artist, owner of a record label, has headlined events the world over for 15 years, comes out with this debut album now, better late than never?
I think it’s relevant now and has been a work in progress for a long time. I wouldn’t say it’s late.
The title of the album seems to be a ‘mission statement’. Could you tell us Andy’s mission behind ‘Zero Point One’?
I wanted to create a cohesive album, something that true trance fans will like but also please other people. It should be timeless, with production that will stand the test of time, create a feeling within the listener and provoke thoughts whilst still maintaining a relationship to the core trance ideals.
Three tracks with Carrie Skipper. How did you find her and what makes her Andy Moor’s most preferred vocalist?
I worked with her a long time ago, and love the rawness and honesty to her voice. It has a certain tone, not over the top, just raw and soul-searching. It suits my understated style of music.
Some might say this album has too many vocals, we expected more instrumentals and the old Andy Moor chopped vocal style… what’s your message to these fans?
I have no message to them. I hope they can find something in this album. For me it was a test to produce a cohesive flowing album with lots of vocals. I love making music without vocals too, and I have done this in the past and will continue to do this in the future. If I am not challenged, then there is not as much impetus.
Which is the most difficult part of making an album – production wise and promotion wise?
The internal challenges within myself proved a lot of difficulties. Trying to please various parts of my own mind. Promotion is very hard these days, there is so much to compete against, but I haven’t thought about this too much, I hope the music will do the talking.
Every music label is made up of a super star and some really talented artists, AVA has Andy Moor and which other artist you think will build a strong dynasty for Andy Moor?
I think Ashley Wallbridge is a fantastic artist, he has a lot of talent and that is what we base the decision to have artists on AVA. There are also many other artists on the label who are up-and-coming showing tremendous talent and attitude.
Your illustrious career has had a LOT of collaborations – A&B, Markus Schulz, Adam White, etc. How are collaborations different to solo productions?
It’s really great to be involved with somebody else, having company gives me motivation. Being able to share ideas, vibe from other people’s enthusiasm is very important. It’s especially great to collaborate with other talented artists who share the same passion.
The UK trance scene has always been very buzzing, how is the scene different to the Dutch scene?
All scenes are different. Every country has its own little unique assets, and it’s these that make this job so interesting. The majority of the gigs I play in Holland contain many UK people who often travel around to see their favourite artists, so for me the 2 scenes are not that different.
We read a lot of travel stories from DJs on their twitter feeds, you often travel on Ryan Airlines… how do your fans react when they bump into you in the plane?
I only tweet when I travel on Ryan Air, because it frustrates me so much and there are so many crazy situations I end up in. Ryan Air is convenient to travel to places like Ibiza due to the amount of flights they have every day. Most people just like to talk and ask questions, are inquisitive about the scene and we just chat like any normal people. Ultimately I’m a normal person, and they instantly appreciate this when they meet me.
You’ve been to India almost every year since 2008, played in almost every big city possible… what do love about this country?
Sooooo many things. I love the people, they are so charismatic, exciting and generally brilliant. I love the food too, that’s not a secret! I’m a massive fan of all Indian foods from all regions. I also feel like I share a lot of values with Indian people, simple life values, to keep life’s priorities in the right order.