Insolate has just dropped a new EP on Luke Slaters’ label. We put her through Attack’s Q&A.
Hailing from Osijek, Croatia, Insolate has a who’s who in her label release catalogue. With releases on Ellen Alien’s BPitch Rec, Ben Sims’s Symbolism and DJ Deep’s Deeply Deeply Rooted it’s the turn of Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver to step up with the next release, ‘Push’.
She was recently recognised, as ‘Croatia’s Ambassador Oversea’ cementing her place as a flag bearer for electronic music from the Balkan country.
But what do we know about Insolate? Let’s find out.
Music is the ultimate freedom.
If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?
I love to cook, so if I am not making music, I would make delicious dishes
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t take rejection in business too seriously; it is not personal. Try harder!
What inspires you?
What’s the next big thing?
I just released 12” on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver named ‘Push’.
Best club experience?
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
How do you know when a track’s finished?
It is never finished.
What was your last day job and when did you realise you could give it up?
It was a long time ago when I was still in high school, and I quit as soon as I started making money from music.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Limit to Your Love by James Blake.
What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?
When you find out, please let me know..!
What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?
Some tracks back in the days when I went by my previous alias, Miss Sunshine.
Recommend us a film.
Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales).
Recommend us a book.
Dušan Vesić) Magi – Kao da je bila nekad.
What or who is underrated?
What or who is overrated?
What are you addicted to?
What do you lust over?
Endless summer days with friends.
What is your greatest regret?
What one thing would most improve your life?
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?
Early days gigs in Bosnia and Serbia.
Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?
Rich creative experience.
What’s the secret to a great mix?
If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?
Always hated this question :D.
How do you relax?
What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?
Ableton. How easy and user-friendly it is.
Art or money?
Money from the art.
Ronaldo or Messi?
Strangest place you ever wrote a track?
On a plane.
Must-visit record store?
What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?
What’s your favourite label? Why?
Out of Place, because it is my baby.
What’s the worst thing about making music?
What’s your motto?
I can survive anything.
Name something timeless
Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?
Don’t forget to use sidechain.
Complete this sentence: At heart I’m just a frustrated …
If someone saw a performance of yours in 1000 years, what do you think they would they say?
The best year of my life definitely!
Can music change the world?
What are you listening to right now?
Tina Turner – Private Dancer (RIP).
What should you do before you die?
Travel more and more and more.
Insolate ‘Push Ep’ is out now on Mote Evolver.
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