This is a very special edition of the Zine for us, today we feature someone who has had more of an impact on the kaloopy videos than just about anybody. Ranno is Label Boos at Crossworld Records whose artists feature on more than half of the videos we have put out. Ranno has also remixed and produced many of the track on the videos. Check out his links, make sure you follow him and his label - they consistently put out great music!
Here's our quick interview with Ranno - Enjoy!
Tell us who you are.
I'm a 26 year old DJ, producer and label owner, born and raised in a wildly beautiful country called Romania, located in eastern Europe. I love music that inspires, I'm fascinated by the universe, I go skying every year, try to work-out weekly and I love dogs.
How did you get into what you do?
I guess you could say the usual way most of us do. Young kid steps into a club, loves the music, the light show, the soundsystem, the poeple, the atmosphere. Gets introduced to the resident DJ, starts learning the trade and quickly becomes addicted to the lifestyle, wants to be better, starts production then opens up his own label.
Name your friends call you.
If you were an emotion you would be....
Stick Shift or Automatic?
Definitely Stick Shift :)
What is your least favorite movie?
What app do you use the most?
If you were a song, what would it be and why?
Queen - It's a kind of magic. Because we're all magicians in our own lives and this track si never going to be forgoten.
Who inspires you?
Bonobo, Caribou, Tensnake, Huxely, Bicep, Nu and others.
Favorite curse word?
Do you believe in ghosts?
Drink of choice?
What has made you laugh your ass off recently?
The following statemnt off a Valentine's Day card: "I knew I loved you when I farted and you didn't run away".
This was priceless :))
What is your usual bedtime?
What turns you on?
What turn you off?
What would you like to be if you weren't a ________?
I still want to be remembered as a music producer and DJ, although I got a degree in civil engineering.
In a way, it helps building up solid foundations for house tracks :)
Something people don't know about you.
I severed the top of my left index finger when I was 7 with an ax, trying to chop off a woden plank on a Sunday. Let's just say it wasn't pretty!
How can we find you on the internet?
What do you have coming up that you want us to know about?
I'm going to play at a very neat ski festival in the French Alps this March.
Also, a few new remix collaborations coming out real soon, one of which you've just featured and a few hot releases on my label Crossworld Records.