We managed to grab a few words with another of the trance scenes most promising producers Blue Tente to find out more about this very talented Romanian…
Romania is not that known for its thriving trance scene but there is one rising star looking to inject the nation’s underground love the trance into the open. Blue Tente, otherwise know as Sergiu Teremtus has been in love with the genre ever since he heard a track by Paul van Dyk ‘For An Angel’ which inspired him to start producing his own tracks. It’s a good track to take inspiration from that’s for sure. His first release came in 2008 and in the past few years has been making a very good showing of himself with appearances on Redux Recordings, Silent Shore Records and Shah Records.
The future is very promising for this very talented producer who creates some beautifully emotional trance. We went to find out more about him.
i:Vibes: Where are you at the moment and how have you been enjoying your summer so far?
Blue Tente: In Baia Mare, my local city from Romania. I'm not leaving this city for nothing in this world. This summer till now was really alert and from July I will start with the new musical project, Calopsia.
i:Vibes: You are from Romania. Your first love for trance came when you were 11 when you heard the magical ‘For An Angel’ from Paul van Dyk. What made this song so unforgettable?
Blue Tente: The piano line, the lead, everything.
i:Vibes: Who were your early musical influences and what songs really excited you?
Blue Tente: ATB, Rank 1, Accuface, Blank and Jones, Alphazone, Ace Da Brain to name few and songs Rank 1 - "It's Up To You (Symsonic)", Voi - "Journey to Paradise" (Mind One Remix); Ferrin And Low - "Breeze", Svenson - "Sunlight Theory" (O-Zone Original Mix) and much more can be listed here.
i:Vibes: When looking at trance artists form Romania one does not meet so many. Artists like Claudia Cazacu and Mr Pit are well known. Why aren’t there more well known artists from Romania like there are from Poland or other countries?
Blue Tente: Well in Romania trance is not well known. We have much more house producers and maybe that's a reason I don’t know. But the trance community is getting bigger, new producers are coming and hopefully we will see that growing.
i:Vibes: Your first release was Antartic Night. When listening one already gets a sense of a very disciplined technique in your sound. The atmosphere is very nice in this track. What are your memories of producing this track?
Blue Tente: I think I stayed at least 4 months on this track, since was my first release... I remember that here in Romania almost no one gave me a chance with this track but later on the results were fabulous.
i:Vibes: Did you have many years before this track where you produced music, but didn’t release anything in fear of releasing something weak, because with Anartic Night one sees that maturity.
Blue Tente: Ah, no, was no fear at all and yes it's true, I stayed at least two years to develop my sound. My aim was to be original and that takes time.
i:Vibes: Would it be a proper description of your sound that it is melodic? Do you have a special own description of your sound?
Blue Tente: Yes, it is. Melodic, uplifting, balearic and emotional.
i:Vibes: How did you come up with your artist name Blue Tente? Is there a special meaning behind this name?
Blue Tente: Well, many people asked me about the name... let's say that trance is blue
i:Vibes: An early track of yours was Emptiness with Stine who recently also worked with the Thrillseekers. She has such an angelic voice. What does her voice and presence on Emptiness remind you of?
Blue Tente: Stine it's such a lovely vocalist, I simply love her voice and she's a wonderful person. Her voice always makes my fly... she's an angel!
i:Vibes: You also produced Heading Home with Stine. This track had a very special remix package with many great remixes. If you had to choose a favourite remix which would you chose?
Blue Tente: Oh, hard one, I've liked all the remixes. But since I'm an uplifter, of course ReOrder remix.
i:Vibes: With track “You’re not mine”, you give Balearic fans goose bumps. What was your inspiration behind this melodic track?
Blue Tente: As for all my tracks, events from my real life, break-ups, etc.
i:Vibes: When you’re in the studio, how do you go about producing a track? Do you have a certain formula or does it change from track to track? How do you go about making a track?
Blue Tente: I always start with the melody line, the pad especially and when the pad line is done, using it I create the whole track.
i:Vibes: One of the big hits in 2013 has been the lost angel. Your original mix is stunning. Does it bother you that the Photographer remix kind of made the track the hit it is?
Blue Tente: Not at all, I'm really happy to see great remixers doing some hot remixes for my tracks, which helps me a lot!
i:Vibes: What was the most difficult thing that you had to get right in the studio with Lost Angel that made the track perfect in your eyes?
Blue Tente: Well, it happens to all the songs. I don't feel the song is done or ready if it doesn't have the right piano line, because piano creates the emotion.
i:Vibes: How proud are you that Lost Angel was added on the legendary compilation Technoclub? What has a Talla 2XLC and his music meant to you in your early trance career?
Blue Tente: Very proud of course! Talla 2XLC, hats off for him. Hi did and does a lot for trance scene. It meant because he and other trance legends are very good models for us, the newcomers.
i:Vibes: You have a new project Calopsia. What is your idea between this new project and what are the biggest differences sound wise to Blue Tente? It seems like Calopsia is more down tempo and sad?
Blue Tente: Well I want to start this new project cus Blue Tente sound it's old for today's trance scene. Will still have some Blue Tente sound in it... but I want it much more emotional and as much as I can with vocals too.
i:Vibes: “You and me” is a very emotional song. Is it easier for you to produce music when real life experiences are included instead of just banging out noises and sticking names on it?
Blue Tente: Yes, it's the only way I can produce music in the way I want it. It has to be a life event to inspire me. A friend of mine joked the idea to break-up from relationships much more often so I can do a lot of tunes!
i:Vibes: How has your sound developed since Antartic day?
Blue Tente: Ah, it's not such a big difference, I always try to use something different in every new song, but many times you don't notice that. Hard to point a right answer.
i:Vibes: I love your remix for Fischer and Miethig God inside you. What is always the most challenging thing for you when putting Blue Tente on a record as a remix?
Blue Tente: Fischer and Miethig, these guys are great producers! I love to work with them. The challenging thing when I remix a track is its melody line. I love to re-make it in my way, but this is not an easy task because you have to keep the original feeling too.
i:Vibes: If you could choose between Temple One, Estiva and Ferry Tayle, with whom would you like to be locked in the studio for a day?
Blue Tente: Oh, so hard to choose. I think Ferry Tayle is the most uplifter from all of them so I would choose him.
i:Vibes: What future releases can we await from you in the next months?
Blue Tente: Right now I'm working on two upcoming remixes and later on, the start of Calopsia projects, probably all of them with vocalists behind.
i:Vibes: What are your current five favourite tracks?
Blue Tente: Dmitry Golban - Long Distance; Bobina feat. Betsie Larkin - You Belong To Me (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix); Estiva & Cardinal feat. Arielle Maren - Wait Forever (Daniel Kandi's Bangin' Remix); The Thrillseekers Ft Stine Grove - Anywhere With You (Solarstone Pure Mix); Above & Beyond pres. Oceanlab - On a Good Day (Daniel Kandi Remix)
i:Vibes: What are your five all time favourite classic tracks?
Blue Tente: Paul van Dyk - For An Angel Blank and Jones - Mind Of The Wonderful ATB - Long Way Home Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab - Satellite (Above & Beyond Remix) Ferrin And Low - Breeze (Original Mix)
i:Vibes: You are just starting to make a name for yourself. What is your biggest trance music wish?
Blue Tente: I don't have an aim in music; I'm in music just for music. In my opinion, a good trance track is the one that has an emotional melody line (it doesn't need to be uplifting to be emotional). In our days we point a lot on mastering and sound design of a track and we forget about the melody line which makes you fly away, how trance was from the beginning. As for my trance wish, I wish to point another 5 years or more on the trance scene.
i:Vibes: What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Blue Tente: All time favourite "The Fifth Element". Is the movie I would watch it every day