Raresh (fabric 78)
I was born in Bacau, Romania and lived there until I moved to Bucharest in 2004.
Neither of my parents had any musical education or musical affinities. My mother worked as a statistician and my father in the army. They always listened to the radio, and that music was the soundtrack of our house almost every day.
My cousin used to come from Bucharest to Bacau every summer, and one time he brought me a double cassette player together with some of the music of the time... I was immediately hooked and started to enjoy music even more. I started listening to international and Romanian hip-hop, some rock and for sure pop, with the whole Michael Jackson culture. I was a big fan of The Prodigy and I had all their albums, but the one which blew my mind was ‘The Fat Of The Land’.
"I made the mix at home with 2 CD players and turntables and everything came very naturally. For me is not so easy to make a mix at home without any crowd, but I imagined myself in full packed Room 1... I was a bit nervous but this added a bit of spice in the mix!" - Raresh
The desire to listen more and more led me to make friends who shared the same tastes. Soon I became the resident DJ in a disco and later in a ‘house music all night long’ venue (which was quite a rare place in Romania in the early 00s) called Zebra Club, where I still go back to play every year. It was there where I met the Sunrise crew and my dear friends Rhadoo and Pedro. Shortly afterwards we founded Arpiar label in 2007 which just felt a very natural thing to do…
It’s a wonderful place to play and enjoy the music with the people. I remember reading about this magic sound system that fabric has! I couldn’t imagine myself playing there... The first time came in 2008 with Rhadoo and Craig Richards and since then I come back to play twice a year.
I made the mix at home with 2 CD players and turntables and everything came very naturally. For me is not so easy to make a mix at home without any crowd, but I imagined myself in full packed Room 1... I was a bit nervous but this added a bit of spice in the mix!
I don’t have my crystal ball with me but I see myself doing what I love, and that is playing and making music...
fabric 78: Raresh is out 20th October 2014.
Order it here: http://bit.ly/fabric78