INTERVIEW - Artist Focus - Jakys Sun

Date: 2017-02-01

Between Darkness & Melodies - -PLSTR talked to Evgehnii aka Jakys Sun about the near future, his plans and his music:

Hi J, how are you and what’s happening in your world right now?
Hi, thank you I have everything cool. Now I think of a new idea for track, but the weather is poor.

Where are you currently based?
At the moment I am based in Chişinău, it is the capital of Moldova and which lies between Romania and Ukraine

Do you consider yourself more of a producer or DJ?
I consider myself a producer and a DJ, because I feel very comfortable on stage and in the studio. I just love the process of creating music as well as play the music.

How long have you been involved in the music business?
I would say approximately more than 6 years as Dj and 5 years as Producer.

How would you describe your current style?
In general, I have two projects: the first is the "Hong Yakiys" main styles which are trans, Progressive and Big Room. My second project is "NeoMokeys"  I experimented with more underground styles.

Did your style change in any way along the years?
I started working with Trance and Progressive styles so I will continue on.

Who were your inspirations growing up?
Of those that inspired me were among the first: 666, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren and Robert Miles.

How do you manage work, deejing and private stuff to find the balance between them?
It’s very difficult to manage however, because it takes up very long and which means there is not much space for more personal stuff left.. But still I love what I do and therefore are forced to sacrifice some things.

Walk us through your main career highlights so far.
About my career that I can say I played at some big festivals inRepublic of Moldova. And some track and mashups have been included in radio shows on a world class DJ. And I was invited to several radio guestmix in Russia, Romania and many more.

Your latest project is called “ LAST BREATH” What can you tell us about it?
The idea of the song "Last Breath" appeared in 2014 but was not finished. Already in the winter of 2016 I gave this project the song and made it sound like I wanted. With this track I wanted to convey my state of mind at the time.

How long did it take to complete this track?
I worked a week on that track.

Describe “ LAST BREATH”  in one word.
Darkness and epic.

What are your plans for the future?
I am not 100% satisfied with my sound at the moment, so I will work harder on it to create much more music.

Tell us something not many people know about you.
There is not much to know about me, I am not in a relationship, so I spend most of my time to the music and work as a physical therapist. I love to cook and eat tasty.

Anything to add/shout outs?
"Music is not only a collection of sounds and rhythms and euphoric and something incredible has created of human" Jakys Sun.