101 with Aney F.

Aney F. is one of the most skilled artists from Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. He definitely brought freshness to the country's deep and tech house underground scene. In 2012, he started with his own record label - Innocent Music. He's been active on the local electronic music scene for more then a decade and has done several releases on labels such as Wiggle, Inmotion, Moan, Serkal, Cellaa, Baile, and others. According to Beatport, Aney was the 13th best-selling minimal artist of 2015 and his label was the 4th best-selling label in the minimal genre. Beatport also named Innocent Music as one the "watch outs" in the future!

Aney's been deejaying for about a decade now. Lately he's been very busy with production and gigs at home and around Europe like Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Greece, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia & Croatia,.. His label’s releases and his own tracks are played by major names like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Carl Craig, Paco Osuna, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, Mathias Tanzmann, Shlomi Aber just to mention few. There's surely a bright road ahead of Aney F.'s career and we'll most definitely be hearing a lot more about him in the future.

What’s your favorite piece of gear – something you couldn’t live without?

I'd say electronic devices... many of them :D

Which do you prefer – playing at enormous festivals or intimate clubs?

I really love music and I really love to play it, so of course I like it one way or another.  Both is special in it's own way. At intimate clubs you are more connected to the people and this definitely gives you extra energy so you can create a better vibe, but on the other hand, there is also nothing that can beat performing on big festival stages. It's amazing feeling, so I really can't choose here.

Which is the most mesmerising club that you’ve ever played at?

I've played in a lot of big clubs, in different countries in the last couple of years, but I think (for now) nothing can beat Dance Lounge at Ambasada Gavioli in my home country Slovenia!

What is your best and worst experience at a gig and why?

The worst experience was years ago when I was traveling with a train to my gig with closed doors in the cabin and someone stole my bag with all the money and documents like 1 hour before reaching the border and I didn't even notice it first. When I figured it out, I've searched the whole train and thanks God I've found my bag in the toilet.

Of course without the money but at least I got my documents back so I was able to continue my trip. There are a lot of good and bad things happening when you travel around the world, but in the end you learn from both. This are just things which you must accept if you want to work in this kind of music industry. It's definitely not easy and it's not for everyone.

Do you have any interests beside music?

Besides hanging out with my friends and watching some good TV series, honestly... no!

Do you enjoy sunset or sunrise sets?

Sure, I love both. It's a perfect time to experiment with my sounds.

What do you like and what do you hate about the music industry?

The good thing about the music industry - and I think the best also - is that music connects people from all over the world. Sometimes I can't believe how many great artists & listeners are out there on the planet. It's just crazy. We should appreciate that more and support each other as much as we can! I don't like that music industry is sometimes very unfair. The people who are actually better musicians than some of the top notches are not getting a lot of attention, for example.

I really hope this will change sometime in the future, but I honestly doubt it. I think today, it's mostly about connections and for sure not about the quality of music. Of course, there are some rare exceptions who stand out from all the artists. They are living example that if you believe in your product and you don't give up, you can still make it. I also don't like the whole "competition thing" in the industry.

I have a feeling lately that artists are competing between themselves which is not good. It is or at least it should be all about the music and spreading good vibes. My opinion is that there is no number 1 here. There are good deejays and there are bad deejays, nothing in-between! So support each other and be happy for other's success too.

If you could pick any artist to do a b2b set, who would it be?

There are just too many of them. I can't choose one, sorry.

What’s your biggest fear?

Plane crash, sharks and snakes :)

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a gig?

Funny requests, several of them. 

Could you pick one timeless track?

Peace Divison - What is this Sound

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Stay in love, share good energy and quality music! Follow my music and I'll see you around. Catch me if you can ;) And thank you for supporting my work!! 

By Alen, edited on 14 June 2018