Ahead of her Dublin debut April 10th at the Twisted Pepper, Comport chief Dansor joined us for chat spanning topics such as 2015 highlights (so far), growing the Haarlem based imprint, new music and Balaton Sound. We very much recommend making the introduction. It’s all below!
WWD : Thanks for taking the time to chat Anett! Where are you right now and what has the schedule been like this week?
Hi guys, of course, thanx for having me. I’m at home, just ready to leave for work. Pretty busy as loads of thing going on right now around ‘Theory Of Love’, and our label Comport – while I’m still working besides. I did manage to sit a bit in the studio this week, fine-tuning some tracks, and just prepared the flyer for HOTCHPOTCH for the the 26th April. Tonight, when back home, will be preparing for Dublin as leaving tomorrow morning already.
WWD : Three months down in 2015, has everything been going to plan?
Well, it feels like time flies, and could use another 24 hours in a day! I have a new booker, I managed to put a little band together, and a lot of great reactions on the first single so far, which is of course great and definitely a progress so far. But the album still has to be finalized, and I expected that that process will be easier & faster to be honest.
WWD : We recently premiered the Animal Picnic remix of your single “Theory Of Love’, which saw them return to Comport. We love the release btw! What we’d love to know is how do you go about selecting remixers for Comport?
Yes, that was a great surprise, thank you for the compliment, and glad to hear you enjoy the music!
Considering the remixers, first of all I try to imagine what kind of style or artist would fit with the original and than asking around in our pool of artists if the person I have in mind is available and if the track fits him/her. Besides that, I’m listening to new stuff coming out weekly, and just get in touch with artists I really enjoy the music of personally to ask them if they are up for doing a remix for us.
WWD : Where do you plan on taking the label over the next few months? Can you tell us a little bit about the release schedule?
We will continue to put out quality releases, that’s always been the number one plan. I just signed 2 talented artists one from Belgium and one from the Netherlands and Ayden will have a release as well coming up – who’s vocals you can hear on ‘Theory Of Love’. I’m looking forward to be back to IMS in Ibiza next month to promote our music, the album and the label further and hopefully can catch up with some interesting people we could work together with in the future. So far as I can see it now, my album will be released after the summer, so I’m busy with some remixes for that in the meanwhile as well.
WWD :Of Course, you’re visiting Dublin April 10th to play the Twisted Pepper with Extrawelt, is it your first time playing in the Irish capital?
Yes, I’m quite excited as I’ve never played or even visited Dublin before. I’m sure it will be a fun night!
WWD : Have you heard much about the venue in Holland?
Not really, but I checked it online and it looks like a great concept and a really cool venue with all kinds of interesting areas, so I’m really looking forward to experience this twisted place and the Irish public.
WWD ; In three words, what will you bring to the boisterous basement at The Twisted Pepper?
Great music and good energy of course!
WWD ;Lastly, before we sign off. Are there any other big dates on the horizon for you?
Yes, on King’s Night, the 26th of April we are celebrating the release of our ‘Theory Of Love’ single and will do a first try out with the band at Sugarfactory during HOTCHPOTCH. This is definitely a new direction and a great challenge. The next day I’m playing a b2b set in Haarlem during King’s Day, which is always fun.
And I’ve just heard the good news that I’ll play at Balaton Sound this year, a big electronic festival at the lake Balaton in Hungary, with names like Art Department and Âme, so I just can’t wait to be back in Hungary!