Following a string of high profile releases on labels like Moblack and Soma, and support from industry heavyweights, it was only a matter of time before the percussive and melodic sounds of Sobek would find a home at Constant Circles. In line with the release of his incredible rework of DkA‘s ‘Bonjour L’Afrique”, we invited him along for an interview & guest slot on the radio show.

Tell us the story behind the name Sobek and how it relates to your music? 

The name Sobek was founded during a family trip around nineteen ninety-something, where I saw a funny logo with a crocodile rafting down a river. A few years later I realised that Sobek was the crocodile-head god in the ancient Egypt and also a proper last name in some Eastern-European countries.

How has your home country influenced your music & career?
The music here (Hungary) did not influence me too much, I rather listened to early drum&bass, hip-hop and world music. My home country’s influence in my career is a complex question, because it’s a small place with huge opportunities. I feel lucky being mostly on the right spot, so I think it influenced me in a good way 😀
Your music is often afro inspired. Where did your love of African culture & sounds come from?
I loved percussion from the very beginning of my musical interest, and when I started to turn on 4/4 seriously I began to dig Dj Gregory and other afro influenced producers a lot. Even I don’t understand most of the time, but I feel a very positive vibe in so called “traditional” African songs. That vibe is essential for me.
Do you have a certain sound in mind when you start each project? Do you think your music fall into a particular genre?
Sometimes I have a certain idea or impression, but there are the other times as well… I think I am balancing between deep house, afro house and progressive somewhere. I have also developed my own genres like afro-trance or hipno, but the online stores still haven’t recognised them.
What is your production process and what are your key pieces of studio kit?
I am not a studio geek to be honest, so just using some keys and monitors. The process is also very simple; adding a lot of stuffs in and the removing the most and give a final shape.
 
You recently remixed DkA’s ‘Bonjour L’Afrique’ on Constant Circles – how did you approach the remix and what direction did you take it?
When I first heard the African sample I knew that this was the one for me. I wanted to give it the proper afro flavour, and at the end it turned into a complex, melodic filler. 
What is the coolest gig you have ever played & why?
I have had the chance to play many cool gigs in many special venues, so I wouldn’t pick one. The coolest for me is when I get some charging (energy, power, emotions) back from the crowd I play to.
What do you have coming up in terms of releases and gigs?
Two very important releases coming soon which I would call milestones. Thankfully I am loaded till autumn with really cool venues as well.
How did you put together your guest mix for the radio show & what have you included – any exclusives or surprises?
This time I decided to go a bit deeper than usual. There are released and unreleased tunes of course, and also few special tracks received from my buddies around. No Sobek in the mix this time. 
You can hear sobek’s guest mix on our radio show over 7 stations worldwide and then afterwards, on our soundcloud & mixcloud pages.