Darin Epsilon’s Classics Collection Features 5 Years of Creation & Collaboration
In the electronic music industry today, artists face the challenge not only of getting their music heard among the crowd, but in keeping the attention of DJs and audiences after the small window of awareness has passed. Staying fresh in the minds and ears of fellow creators and music lovers requires a consistent and constant effort. It requires a combination of technical skill with creative spirit, and a passion that transcends the inevitable complications and struggles that they will have to face along the way.
Listening through Darin Epsilon’s 2013 – 2018 Classics Collection these thoughts crossed my mind, reminding me that while there may be an abundance of new tracks released every day, those which have been created with focus, meaning, and intention can stand the tests of time. Of course you won’t know which ones those are if you never have the chance to listen to them. It makes me wonder: How many awesome tracks am I missing out on just because there is too much music, too little time?
That’s one of the reasons why I love this idea of Darin’s, to share 40 of his most noteworthy tracks from the last 5 years all together in one place. Five years somehow simultaneously seems like both a long distance and over in the blink of an eye, and it’s a great exercise to listen back on those pieces of music that invoke our emotions or inspire our spirits, even if we missed them the first time around.
Another thing I appreciate about this collection is the showcasing of his many collaborations, the blending of artistic creations that is so distinctively a part of underground electronic music. With releases alongside artists like Cid Inc, Hernan Cattaneo, Quivver, Marcelo Vasami, Martin Roth, Matan Caspi, Nick Muir, Omid 16B, Petar Dundov, Robert Babicz, Sebastien Leger, Wally Lopez & more, this release is not just about his own perspectives, but the joined experiences of those who share the same passion. There is a lot we can learn from the collaboration process, as Darin tell us, “It’s like being able to get inside someone else’s head and think in a different way.”
It was great to catch up with him to learn more about his thoughts on this release, and to find out what it takes to keep making music to remember.