Steven Maar is a wicked music producer from Croatia, his tracks has graced many a #kaloopy video. Time to meet the man, listen to some of tracks and read what inspires him. First stop - Take a listen:
Tell us who you are.
I'm Steven Maar, bearded bald man from Croatia. Im 30 years "young", yup, just hit that milestone, and I make electronic music, collaborate with other artists, I do music post production and I also DJ. I also have a "normal" job as well but that is boring so we wont mention it.
How did you get into what you do?
Music was, and always will be a biggest part of my personality. I grew up listening to electronic music and I think I will die doing it. Production came kinda organic to me since I'm a computer geek and I'm in love with technology, As soon as it was possible to make music "in the box" I was eternally hooked. I started producing at the end of elementary school and branched out from there It was a struggle at start since internet was still a blur and money was short but little by little I was able to invest into my passion . DJ-ing came secondary.
Name your friends call you.
My real name is Stjepko and most of my friends call me Štef..not sure if anyone will be able to pronounce it :).Stevie is slowly catching up as well.
If you were an emotion you would be....compassion
Stick Shift or Automatic?
What is your least favorite movie?
Woah...I got fooled into watching new Fantastic 4 movie..yeah that sucked.
What app do you use the most?
Balance between Facebook and 9GAG
If you were a song, what would it be and why?
Due to some recent developments in my life i would go for "Remember" by Steve Angelo. It describes my state of mind and point in life perfectly.
Who inspires you?
Inspiration can come from many sides, When I make music I try to isolate my self from any other music and just let my emotions play the notes. If we are talking about other artists then anyone who is bold enough to do something different, new and with a heart, but also be a great human being is a true inspiration. Guys from Above & Beyond can be a perfect example, great music, not following trends, amazing to their fans, humanitarians...that is what we all should strive for, great human beings.
Favorite curse word?
Im a simple man...Fuck
Do you believe in ghosts?
Ghost per say not really..casper and shit. But in other forms of life and energy that our limited human senses can't detect..yes. it exists.
Drink of choice?
Give me beer and I'm happy.
What has made you laugh your ass off recently?
New internal joke...when you talk about someone hot and would love to hit it you say: "I would totally disappoint her"
What is your usual bedtime?
around midnight usually.
What turns you on?
Confidence and beautiful honest simile... but I like boos and ass as well...sigh.
What turn you off?
Stupidity...nothing wrong with that tho, I just cant handle it.
What would you like to be if you weren't a producer?
Batman sounds about right.
Something people don't know about you.
I'm a huge Marvel cinematic universe fan and pretty much watch everything there is about it.
How can we find you on the internet?
You can contact me trough any of the social webs or e-mail. Messages, posts, tweets, inboxes..I respond to everything
What do you have coming up that you want us to know about?
I have two new releases on Emergency music in February and April, one includes a follow up to "Dreams Wont Wait". I also have exciting collaboration with The Trixx coming this year on a bigger label. And I also have new track with Nastya which is currently making a lot of waves under the table and is gonna be biggest release so far and something completely new at the same time, you are gonna love this one we just need to carefully place it to make the biggest impact.. All the new music is being released in first half of the year.