Salmon, Avocado, and Eggwhites?
Exclusive Interview with MOTi at ADE
Interview by Kristine Kennedy
Timotheus “Timo” Romme, known to us all as the talented MOTi, is a Dutch producer and DJ, who has had quite a successful 2018. Collaborating with artists such as Tiesto, Showtek and R3hab, he’s been consistently putting out some serious tunes across a variety of spectrums – something we love about him as an artist. One track he’ll have us jumping up on our feet and another track will just strike a beautiful chord from within us. We were able to catch up with MOTi after Amsterdam Dance Event recently and here’s what he had to say. We’re super excited to see what MOTi has in store for us next year!
Raver Magazine: You have been on a roll this year producing some fantastic tracks. One of our favorites is “I See Light in You.” Can you talk to us about how that came about?
MOTi: THANKS! I’m definitely happy with all the releases this year. I See Light is def one of my favourites too. I wanted to create a track that resembles the classic MOTi style but with a 2018 touch. It actually started as a 140 bpm indie track. In the end iI just kept the breaks and gave the drops a MOTi swing.
Raver Magazine: We love how you explore different genres – you have tracks that make us bounce in the air and also tracks that float us away to somewhere magical. Talk to us about your musical style.
MOTi: I try to make music both for in the club as for at home. I love to create and experiment with different genres. The most important thing is that it has a certain edge to it no matter what the genre. I always try to create something unique.
Raver Magazine: If you could collaborate with any artist, who would that be and why?
MOTi: Empire Of The Sun! I love their lyrics and sound, would be an honer to work with them!
Raver Magazine: You recently added another band to your arm tattoo with the birth of your daughter. Congratulations! How has this changed your life?
MOTi: A lot for the better. From going to bed at 5AM to waking up at 5AM. One thing I’ve learned is too use my time better. There isn’t an hour in the day that goes to waste now!
Raver Magazine: What has been your favorite moment of ADE this year?
MOTi: I think this whole ADE was filled with favourite moments. Like I said in the last question because of my daughter I have to manage my time better. This year was extremely busy with 5 shows, interviews and meetings but I was sharp and focused all week this made it all manageable.
Raver Magazine: Any fun projects you’re working on now that you can give us the scoop on?
MOTi: I just released my new song with Rehab and Fiora. Which is a future house banger with a UK kinda vocal on it. From November till January I will be releasing 6 tracks. Containing a collab with Vigiland, a collab with Icona Pop and some club bangers!
Raver Magazine: Bonus Question! If we raided your refrigerator today, what would we find in there?
MOTi: Salmon, Avocado, Eggwhites and sparkling water. I’m trying to be healthy and fit this year! There might be a bottle of vodka somewhere in there too 😉 lol.