Arkadiusz Kucharski, also known as High Life, is a 29-year-old producer from Poland. he has been a lifelong dance music fan and that love for dance music has definitely translated into his production style. Being a fan of everything melodic and groovy, High Life uses that fandom and blends it into his production style, leading to an infectious and dancefloor ready sound that is sure to get your feet moving.
1. Tell us about the first track that got you into the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
The first track that put me on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since it is for sure Hardwell – Encoded. I heard it for the first time on the Dutch SLAM FM radio station, from the very first moment I knew that this music genre would mess up a lot in my life. My adventure with music production really and seriously began about 6 years ago. The genre that appeals to me and is my favorite is Progressive House, energetic melodic sounds are something special for me, something that touches the soul, introduces emotion and joy, which is why I produce in this style. of course, I do not limit myself to this musical genre only.
2. Tell us about your latest project ‘Sweet Life’
My latest project officially released on all streaming platforms is a track called Sweet Life which can be found on Youtube, Spotify, Apple music, Beatport etc. It is a melodic Deep House. but staying with progressive a week before Sweet Life, was the premiere of my EP ANDROMEDA, which consists of two tracks It’s Over (feat. Further’s Child) High Life – It’s Over (feat. Further’s Child) (Radio Edit) #Andromeda High Life – Andromeda (Radio Edit). They were all released on Wiking Recordings High Life – Sweet Life (Official Audio)
3. Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about you?
Something you won’t find about me. I love playing Playstation Games, I go 100% Platinum on them.My nickname on PSN is HighLife1121 My favorite series of games are God Of War, Prince Of Persia, Assassin’s Creed. So adventure games are my weakness
4. What single night out has been most memorable for you as a dj and producer?
Night out that has been most memorable for me as a dj and producer? Surely one of those nights is a performance by my favorite Artist, Hardwell. taking part in the concert I AM Hardwell was something special for me, the highlight that gave me a kick to work, showed me that through diligence, stubbornness and hard work, you can achieve anything. Even someday, I may be in Robbert’s place. Impossible does not exist. You just have to fight for it and persistently pursue your goal.
5. Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Sick Individuals – Lost & Found. I play it so often that sometimes I have the impression that from 2.7 million views are at least 20% is mine 😀
6. Dream collaboration and why?
7. If you could play any festival, which would it be?
For Sure Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Watching the performances of artists at this particular festival, you can get goosebumps from just seeing how the audience reacts, from the level of the organization and how big the event is.
8. How do you get a track started? tell us about your production process
I usually start the creation process with Writing a Melody, I pay a lot of attention to the Melody of the track. EQ, adding Effects, Mixing, Drums, constantly searching for new sounds. sometimes I am able to remove a job that took me 5-6 hours, just because it doesn’t sound like I would like to.
9. Upcoming projects? What are you currently working on?
The projects I am currently working on are collaborations with producers from the other side of the globe,USA and Mexico.
10. The relationship between a dj and the audience is crucial, and yet is 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?.
Of course the relationship between DJ and Crowd is important. You have to go out on stage and present yourself from the best side, It’s worth being original in your sets. If it’s about playing what the audience wants to hear. The easiest solution is to play Mashaps. For example, you have a performance at a festival in the US, check what’s on top, create or use mashups. I guarantee everyone will be happy and the audience will remember your performance. Besides, it is worth playing new tracks, energetic and with soul. For me personally such a solution would be something worth remembering.
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