One of the highlights of our night at ASOT900 was for sure catching up with one of our favorite artist of Statement! , Mr.Estiva!He had the responsibility to open the Mainstage this year, so we’ve been following him up close from the front row during his smashing set right after Armin van Buuren’s delighting warm up, and we sat with him for a follow up of our last chat at ADE,and were itching to know how his album is shaping up and if he could give us some insights about it, so go on to check what he told us.
TBA: Hi, this is Jess from The Backstage Access, here with the amazing Estiva!
E: Here we go again!
TBA: Yes, how does it feel?
E: It feels great, I am feeling good, yeah! I’ve got a load of energy, I liked it tonight, it was different cause I played so many new tunes, well I think I had a unique set and I am happy with it and I think the crowd was happy with that too cause they were dancing.
TBA: Of course, they loved it! How is it going with your busy schedule? You are just coming off from Slovakia, right?
E: Yeah I was playing in Slovakia but it’s only 1 hour or 2 away; I actually got tested what I was playing tonight , it was good to be there and there was a great crowd last night , a great crowd today, so I am a happy man!
TBA: So how do you read the crowd… seeing the reaction to your tunes?
E: Well when you are up there on the stage you see a mass of people, sometimes it’s dark, sometimes you can just see one light , and then you see some faces, or moving heads , so you don’t really live what you are doing there..
TBA: Have you seen someone thinking in the crowd…like you were telling me in a previous interview?
E: Yeah you know when you play new music ..well ususally when you are on the dance floor and you know the music you are all dancing like yeah yeah I know this tune , and you know exactly what is going to happen,while what happens if you don’t know the tune is that if you don’t feel it you start thinking,if you are feeling it you start dancing….and I think it’s what happened a lot tonight, I mean I played a lot of new music and they were dancing so all is good.
TBA: How is it going with Spectacle2?
E: Well Ruben told me to release the whole set as an album but this is not going to happen..
TBA: Why not?
E: Well, becausethere is a remixI did for Temper Trap “Sweet Disposition”, that I probably can’t clear that sample, so it’s not quite perfect butI like the idea, there’s a lot of tunes I played that can be in the album
TBA: Ok so we must be a little more patient…
E: Well it’s scheduled for May
TBA: Wow my birthday month!!
E: What day?
E: Ok, I’ll tell Armada to release it on that day, haha! No ,I am really not sure if we can make it… but definitely this year.
TBA: Are you also working on some collaboration?
E: Not really too many collaborations right now, I’ve done a few with Ruben but an actual follow up to Rainbow is still need to happen but I think it twill happen this year, we are both up for it. Other than that, just me in the studio 24/7 , doing my thing, it’s the way I like it ,to be focused.
TBA: If you have to choose 3 thing to take with you wherever you go?
E: My phone with music on it, my eyepatches, and ear plugs
TBA: Do you have any lucky charm?
E: Not really, but ususally right before I get on stage I do like 2 push ups …so I can do…hahaha , no, it helps me release the tension, to get in the mood, to get the blood pumping…
TBA: I’ve seen it in your insta stories sometimes!
E: Yeah, it helps.
TBA: Thanks a lot for your time and see you very soon.
E: See you soon!