Q&A: Etapp Kyle Announces New EP on Klockworks

The Ukranian producer will release his second EP on the label on November 23.
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The 16th Klockworks release is by Etapp Kyle.

Etapp Kyle returns to the label, which is run by,Berghain resident Ben Klock, following on from his well-received debut 12-inch for the imprint in 2013. Klockworks was set up almost a decade ago and has been a mainstay for minimal techno since, playing host to the likes of DVS1, Steve Rachmad and Trevino. The upcoming release from Kyle promises to indulge in atmospheric techno sounds, and will be available on November 23.

You can pre-order the record at the Klockworks store. Ahead of the release, we spoke to the man himself.

After Klockworks 10 back in 2013, you have been touring all over the globe. Has this experience influenced your own productions?
No doubt it has! Playing music, meeting new people and discovering new places has always been one of the best ways to get a new burst of energy and inspiration for me—it is always reflected in my music.

How has growing up in Ukraine shaped you as an artist?
Well, it’s difficult to define these sort of things, to be honest. My hometown is among the smallest regional centres in Ukraine. On the other hand, it is mostly known for its rich history and contemporary cultural life. If my memory serves me correctly, something has always been happening there. It might have had a certain effect on my personality, views and music generally, although, if we take a look at the techno scene, it remains hardly developed over there and I admit that I was influenced by West European sources mostly.

Your productions seem to use a lot of beautiful textures. What draws you to this type of sound?
I’m attracted to the deep, melodic and sophisticated side of techno; however, I can’t really say I use a lot of textures and melodies in my productions on purpose. Usually it happens accidentally! Such a type of sound has always been describing my inner being, feelings and mood. In the end, I believe that it’s just a matter of taste.