Aloha August munkeys!!

Once in awhile there comes a performer who in the boredom of your dance mind, makes you get up and take notice of the warm beats they get dropping…. To veer away just a wee bit, to me 2012 is turning out to be a golden year for Progressive House and Techno standing out in the Electronic dance music tank.

Moving back to matters at hand..there is an artist of the finest caliber when he gets on the decks, a fabulous thoroughbred. He has been in the club scene many years as the hugely enviable Mashtronic, he is currently enjoying super stardom as one of the hottest Dj/Producers by chasing a successful solo career… which is why I am delighted to introduce to all of you the man cometh on his debut India Tour.

Give it up for CID INC from Finland.

Dancemunkey got the chance to have a chatter with him just before he gets started on his India tour. Get comfortable under your umbrellas and have a read will ya!

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DM– Hello Henri Hurtig alias CID INC;  where did the choice of name come from. Does it  stand for something?

CID Inc– Heyya! Actually Cid Inc is a short form of Acid Incorporation 😉 I really liked and also played a whole lot of acid House/ Techno back in the mid 90s, hence the name and been stuck with it ever since.

DM– Give us some details on the start of your music career, your fans in India don’t know much?

CID Inc I started doing music around ’89 some time, it was with a computer (Commodore Amiga) and a very limited 4 channel program called Noisetracker that used 8 bit samples. Producing music was just a hobby until beginning of the new millenia when I really started focusing on the music. 2004 saw the first vinyl release with Mashtronic. I’ve been Djing since around ’93.

DM– Did you always know you would be a Dj and or producer?

CID Inc– Well I always knew I would have music as a hobby at least, as it’s been a passion since I was a kid. Once I started Djing and House/ Techno music came into my life I knew I wanted to work with that if possible.

DM– You started off in the 90’s, any artists in the scene you aspired to be like?

CID Inc I was really into KLF, Prodigy, Shamen, X-express 2 and also the whole rave thing in the beginning of the 90s. The list would probably be endless if I’d start naming all the influences.

DM– Your early years were spent in Finland and Sweden, did you take any formal training for the craft. Or was it that you just started tinkering at the decks?

CID Inc– We were a bunch of friends who started learning Djing, no one taught us so it’s all self learned.

DM– Mathias Bradler and you started Mashtronic, gaining a lot of prominence in the Electronic dance music scene…are you happy with your initial collaborations with Bedrock and Global Underground?

CID Inc- Yes, we were especially proud of the releases on Bedrock (of course!) Would be great to have a Cid Inc release on there as well at some point 😀

DM– Where does Mashtronic stand today vis a vis your solo career?

CID Inc– Well we made the last gig over in Macao, China back in 2010 and there’s no plans what so ever to continue working with Mashtronic. Concentrating doing solo stuff for 100%.

DM– Henri you’ve released your original productions and remixes with nearly every top label, how did your own happen- Replug Records. Is there a specific sound you advocate under this label?

CID Inc– Like many dudes in the scene, I wanted to have the chance to release what ever I wanted and when ever. When Jason from Proton told me about their “Proton Soundsystem” which is a management for labels, I thought that now is a good time to set up an own label. Proton has a very cool management system where basically everything’s automated, from royalty payments to
sending contracts for artists. This way I can concentrate more on the production and mastering
side of things but at the same time run a label. I usually get hooked on everything between Techno, Progressive, Tech and deeper sounds, so basically anything goes as long as it’s
something that rocks my socks.

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DM– Any thoughts on the association with sLick, it’s a first class collaboration to come to India with?

CID Inc– Looking forward to it and I reckon it’ll be great! Prateek (from Slick) works very professionally so it’ll be  a pleasure for sure.

DM– Do you carry any impressions of India, considering this is your debut performance?

CID Inc– Well I heard the clubs close quite early, not sure if this is the case any more though. Anyway, really looking forward 🙂 to playing over there in India, always exciting to conquer a new land =)

DM– Which is your favorite club in the world you like to play at?

CID Inc– I’d say B018 in Beirut is one of them. I go and play there every summer, the Lebanese crowd is something extraordinary. Always fantastic times.

DM– Any particular thing that you don’t leave your house without, before a gig?

CID Inc Laptop & Controller!

DM– What is the concept behind the Replugged Volume 1 compilation. Are you planning on taking out similar releases?

CID Inc I wanted to put quality tracks in one release. Might be that Volume 2 will be done for next year.

DM– What would you call your current sound?

CID Inc– I suppose it’s a mix between Techno & Progressive.

DM- Do you dig your head in to the studio for days with production time, or do you like to work fast and get out gigging?

CID Inc– Totally depends on the mood, sometimes it takes few hours and some times a month or even more to finish off a track. My Mastering Service also takes a whole lot of time.

DM– What’s happening with your association with Global Underground tours, how’s that going for you?

CID Inc– GU has been very quiet the past year since the organization changed, so there’s not been happening much to be honest.

DM– Are you residing in Finland now. If so tell us how the music scene there is, any clubs that are extra ordinary for you?

CID Inc– The scene is quite ok here, not too much Progressive stuff around though. There’s two good clubs in Helsinki; Venue and Playground.

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DM– Tell us how you like your console set up, anything you must have?

CID Inc– Not sure I understood the question, but if meaning the Dj booth then there’s a must for enough space for my Laptop and midi controller I play with.

DM– Did you ever spin on vinyls?

CID Inc Yes I did play with vinyls a loooong time ago =)

DM– Do you ever like take the older stuff produced out and think that maybe you can do more with it?

CID IncNaah, once a track is done then it’s done, period.

DM– Give us a tune, that you love to drop.

CID Inc– At the moment it’s the upcoming Guy J remix of Gill Norris – Forme. Biiiiig track!

DM– Can you tell us of your forthcoming releases and all that your fans can look forward to in 2012?

CID Inc I have an EP coming on Luis Junior’s Mooseekaa label, doing a remix for DNYO on Proton plus a few originals under the work that will be released on my Replug label and others.

DM– What does CID Inc on a day off, do to chill out?

CID Inc– I usually work seven days a week , but trying to have time off on Sundays (when not traveling) and spend it with my Missus and dog. Usually it involves red wine, good food and long walks in the nature.

DM– Ever recall a crazy fan giving you the evil eye 🙂

CID Inc– Can’t recall,  but I’m sure I’ve given an evil eye for a crazy fan 😀

DM- What’s your gig guide looking in the near future, where do you go from here?

CID Inc– After India it’s time for South America again.

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DM– If Prateek Pandey from sLick has a tear in his eye after your gig, what would be your words to him? Hahha!!

CID Inc– “Have a tissue” 😉

Hehe and so goes the story from a formidable talent in electronic dance…with a killing music sensibility and underground flavor to boot. Contemporary Techno is reeling under CID Inc’s imprint and I am jumping to witness the time he takes control of the rooms at these dates of 23rd, 24th and 25th of August at Royalty, 1 Lounge and Ricks respectively.

CID Inc’s tour of India is brought to you by sLick! a name that is synonymous with quality dance music…I am off  to ridiculous amounts of wiggling and wish you munkeys the same…

To sample a CID Inc experience get your ears on a precious mix set from Henri that’ll munch your brains to a stew! So long chumps….

CID INC AUGUST 2012 Promo mix

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