Interview: Starpicker talks 'New Horizons'

Written by Remco on 16 October 2020 in Interviews
Interview: Starpicker talks 'New Horizons'
Recently Starpicker launched a monthly show called 'New Horizons', named after a recent track of him which got included on In Search Of Sunrise 16 mixed by Giuseppe Ottaviani. Reason enough for Michelle Christiansen to sit down with him for an exclusive interview.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today! How have you been?

Thank you Michelle. Been great lately considering what's going on in the world.

Let's talk about your new monthly show, 'New Horizons.' What has gone into the preparation of the show and what struggles, if any, have you faced along the way?

'New Horizons' is designed to be something more. With so many shows out there, I want people to get a special vibe from it, and as a music lover myself I will select only tracks that can make you spend that time exclusiv and enjoy the journey.

What inspired you most to start this new monthly show?

Beeing apart from festivals and live sets I think is a good way to keep in touch with people who loves trance and also my music.

Where and when can people tune in, and can you give us an idea of what we can expect to hear?

Every last week of the month I record it and post it on my social accounts with live streaming video also.

Your track titled "New Horizons" was included in the most recent release of the legendary 'In Search of Sunrise' compilation. This compilation has been around since '99 and is well-known to trance lovers of all ages. What does it mean to you to have your track included in the 16th release of this compilation?

Having my track on such compilation was huge, I always had this in mind and with hard work and time the results came. Things like this keeps me going and boost my inspiration.

You just had your solo debut on Subculture! Can you tell us about that?

Must say, for a long time I wanted a track under Subculture label. I mean, who wouldn't want it? John does a great job with it and it's a big and respected label in the trance scene. The track 'Origins' got a positive response from John immediately because of the melody and some unique designed elements.

How did that relationship with Subculture come about?

First I had a collaboration with a great friend Andrei (Nikolauss) named 'Arya', which got signed by John and also got included on FSOE600 compilation. After that John was pleased to hear my ideas and after a few, 'Origins' was the one he chose.

What else can we look forward to from you here in the near future?

More music, that's for sure. Definitely live shows when that will be available again. Take care, stay safe and trance on!

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