July / 13 / 2021

MOAI Platform Europe welcomes Orkus

MOAI Platform Europe welcomes Orkus

 

My name is Jaroslav Konečný. I was born on 13th August 1987 in Trebic and grew up in the nearby town of Namesti nad Oslavou.
I was introduced to electronic music by my older brother, who was listening to house and other branches of electronic music at that time.
My first experiments with music were on the PSI console in the Music 2000 program, where I tried to make my first beats in the rhythm of free techno and later techno. Dylan Drazen and his series of sets he mixed were a big influence on me from those early days.
As I said before, the biggest inspiration came from the sets. Back in the day, there were no platforms like Spotify and not really proper playlists, so I took inspiration from listening and what spoke to me in a given song, and I still do to this day actually. I’m not set on certain labels or artists, but rather I always judge by listening. Of course, I’ve moved on stylistically. I used to be into techno, to which I later added house. To that I added my beloved deep house, then techhouse to today’s offshoots of deeptech, deeptech house, micro house and more. I’ve never enjoyed creating just one single style. I created according to my mood, but mostly always according to myself. I never tried to imitate someone or to get close to a sound. Over time, I got used to educating myself through tutorials, which I still watch regularly to this day, trying to pick up on any aspects that I am weak in, and there are not a few
Going back to what has come out under my name, it’s not only the standalone EPs but also a couple of albums that have put me in the wider world. My tracks started appearing as videos on YouTube by foreign creators, where they garnered a lot of feedback, which of course motivated me to keep working. Also, worth mentioning is the remake of the Fallout 4 soundtrack, which also got me a lot of feedback on the game’s moderation site. Currently, I’m trying to finish old ideas that I have in my computer and occasionally add a new idea that comes to me in the course of creation. Stylistically, I’ve moved my work closer to deeptech house and deep house at the moment. As far as techno goes, I prefer more of a classic old school sound.
My dream for the future is to release on bigger labels to get my music out to a wider audience, to get played more at events and to get a lot of feedback that I miss. And of course, I’d like to do more DJing myself, which hasn’t been as much in recent years.
So Moai came like a bolt from the blue and I see the platform as a great opportunity to take my efforts to a whole new level.