ALVIDO, born Alen Vido, came to Germany in 1992 as a refugee from the Yugoslav civil war to his grandmother. At school, he met local DJs and recognized his passion for music and the enthusiasm of listeners. In addition to his work as a compliance manager, he produced music and published it regularly. The latest 2 tracks are “Mind” and “I Need You”.
Listen to ‘Mind’ on YouTube
Tell us about that first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
My first track was Rock To This. I like piano danceable piano sounds, from which I then produced Rock To This. At Soundcloud and submithub I got a lot of encouragement and this was often posted and shared in playlists.
Tell us about your latest track ‘Mind’
Mind was supposed to be a simple vocal future house track that uses decent basses as a drop (which is not a reinvention) and hopefully I succeeded.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ and producer?
It was the invitation to open a new club in Rotterdam. Playing as a beginner in such a big club was absolutely unforgettable for me.
Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about each of you.
I’m a full-time compliance officer and I don’t produce music as my main job.
Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Levels by AVICII and Call On me by Eric Prydz
Dream collaboration and why?
KSHMR, because hes sounds are innovative
If you could play any festival, which would it be?
I would like to play the Sonus Festival, coz I am Croatian and it would make me proud to play there
How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average and do you ever get writer’s block?
I listen to composed melodies for hours during everyday life and try to imagine how it can best be implemented. This then turns into an interesting project that I work on for about 6 months until a demo track is created. And then the mastering and subtleties are worked on. I regularly have a writer’s block, but in this case I try not to force anything and let it go.
Latest track / EP? What are you working on currently? Tell us more!
Without giving away too much, I’m working on a vocal track that has a lot of percussion, especially when it comes to drop. It is supposed to be a kind of POP EDM.
The relationship between the audience and the DJ is crucial, and yet it seems to be a fragile one – how do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?
As an artist you naturally try to inspire people with your style. But it should still have its own character and still appeal to the dimensions. I try to make music for the masses here. When I try something new, I try to integrate the audience.