Digital Society Interview Sied Van Riel ahead of his performance at the DS 4th Birthday @ O2 Academy Leeds, Friday 25th FebruaryHi mate, how’s it going? – Where does DS find you today?
All going very well thank you.. and I hope you are doing fine 2. I’m in my studio mastering my new single “Stealing Time” I’m actually having a break at the moment so the timing couldn’t be better.2010 has been a great year for you on tour. What have been highlights - any special gigs or events that have really stood out?
A lot of them.. ASOT 450 in Poland was insane, Bal en Blanc in Montreal where we had the boom box was crazy ! WMC, Trance Energy, Cream in Amnesia, Argentina, recently did a festival tour for Stereosonic in Australia.. that was sick. Ingrosso, Aly & Fila, Tiesto, Afrojack, benassi,Cox, Bart b more etc That was an epic experience. Did my first event at Zouk in Singapore..LA, San Francisco.. India was great again… NYE in Poland.. Even went to Mongolia .. that was awesome !..to many as you can see .. I could just mention all the gigs.. of 2010 do you have a hour I’ll share details ? haha. NOTOn the production front - any news on forthcoming material? Which tracks out there are really doing the damage on the dance floor right now?
Yeah as I’ve mentioned before I’m now wrapping up my new single. It’s a vocal ft Nicole McKenna. A USA based singer and I am incredibly happy to have her voice in this track. It’s my second vocal ever and it’s Lush, up tempo, deeper, to the bassline with a big riff and lush breakdown. Really curious what people think of it to be honest as it’s a vocal track. Besides that I’m working on a new mix comp and an album. I’ve had a rough year and a half due to some private reasons but ever since July of 2010 I feel I’m back on track so I’m pushing myself again to the max … and I am lovin’ it.Podcasting & Radio shows have become an important part of an artists visibility in the modern era – tell us about what you have got going on?
It’s important for sure,but I do not want a radio show to take the over hand. I have Rielalistic. It’s a bi weekly 1 hr show in which I play my current favorites. I also do voice overs to inform people about the artists, release dates and what not. I love doing it because you’re not actually in front of an audience so you can experiment more with different types of tracks. It’s not a podcast year. Unfortunately Holland has a lot of rules when starting one of them podcasts and I for one want to stick to the rules and make sure all labels and artists involved get what’s rightfully theirs. We are on it to make it work as soon as possible. Till then you can check it out every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month on http://www.ah.fm
7pm GMT.Finally, any words of wisdom for the masses as we approach The Digital Society 4th Birthday?
I don’t think anything I would say would make the event any better. You guys have a massive thing going on and I am glad to be part of it once again !! For sure one of my favorite events in the UK. BUT whilst I’m here anyway.. Put on some good shoes and bring a lot of ice.. because we are going to make your feet burn on the dance floor.Thanks again, looking forward to a superb night!
Thanks to you all 2 and I’ll be seeing you soon !Tickets for the Digital Society 4th Birthday are available below. Standard & VIP. MOTDTicketweb TicketsSkiddle Ticketshttp://www.siedvanriel.comhttp://www.digitalsociety.co.uk