Electric Circus at Webster Hall, on December 22, was held in Webster Hall in New York City. This was an unforgettable night of Trance music brought to New York by Massive Event. The line-up featured headliners like Sean Tyas, Leon Boiler, Ryan Tyas and of course, Sied van Riel. Check the first episode of Undrgrnd Sound Television, featuring: coverage of Sied’s set, his new track “Carved By Your Hands” with Temper Heart, and a one-on-one interview with Sied himself!
Interview with Sied van Riel backstage Webster Hall NYC:
Nice to meet you Sied, were from undrgrndsound. So What do you think of America so far?
-I love New York, LA, every time I come here it gets crazier and crazier
Got a lot of plans for North American tour 2013
-Dates locked March Miami we are doing with Aly & Fila
How did you like the crowd?
-New York is crazy. IDK what is is with this East Coast West Coast thing, but whenever you come to New York or LA. The crowd is jumping up and down, going nuts. This is what it is about. Its about going out having a fun night. They go mental.
I know Trance had a little bit of a die down in 2011 with House but its being reborn again.
-Well, I don’t know if Trance took a dive but House took all of Trance influences. But basically, when you listen to, they call it “House Music” but its not even House music. But it’s Trance with a Slower BPM. I don’t have a problem with that. Its just trance with slower BPMs.
When you think of Trance, what comes to mind for you?
-First of all, it’s a way of living now. When I am on stage is might not always look like it but I am always focused. I enjoy the music that I play. It does something with me. Like I said, Trance is a way of living. It touches you somewhere and for me that’s the feeling you want to portray when you DJ.
Out of interest. Our Company is called Undrgrndsound. When you hear that, what comes to mind?
-Underground? Well you know, underground is something I grew up with, but I mean real underground. When I was younger, Y’know I experienced the real underground: like techno, like Richie Hawtin. . .
Is that where you started?
-Yeah. I was a . . DJ but also a big techno follower. All these guys, this was early 90’s. I was 14 when I started getting into trance music. That was real underground. Nowadays, underground is a bit different.
Well thank you very much. We cant wait to see you in 2013; in New York and Miami as well. Maybe we will catch you there. New York loves you.
-And I love New York!
Undrgrndsound wants to give a huge shout-out and thank you to the following for the awesome night: Sied Van Riel for being an awesome guy and taking time out of your evening for an interview; Sied’s MGMT for being so helpful in arranging this meeting and coverage; Lawrence Staebler our amazing Video guy check out his fan page Threefourteen Media for more awesome videos; Massive Event for throwing this party and of course Webster Hall for hosting!
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