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Electric Love Festival – Burak Yeter Interview

Celebrating Five Years Together #FiveYearsTogether, Electric Love Festival will be taking place on July 5th – 9th, 2017. Nestled in the Salzkammergut lake district, surrounded by beautiful nature, the Salzburg Ring is the perfect location. EDM Sauce will have the opportunity to cover the magnificent music festival for the first time. Also having the chance to shed light on multi-talented DJ/producer Burak Yeter in this exclusive interview.

Known for his label Connection Records, he started off learning classical instruments such as the piano and the guitar. He won the MTV & Burn Best DJ Contest in 2004. From 2006 onwards he produced remixes for Depeche Mode, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Usher Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, and Beyonce. Yeter's debut album For Action was released by DSM in 2005 for worldwide sale. In 2007, He produced his 2nd album For Message Vol.2 and Album Blue in 2012. By signing the contract with Pioneer, he became the new face of Pioneer. This allowed him to be a certificated instructor and open his DJ academies all around the Europe.

How does is feel to be known as ‘must watch’ label?

“First of all, hi to everybody. Thank you. I have to be more careful with every step I take now after all. I care only future projects now and focus on them”

Who was the most fun to work with?

“I got so excited when iIreceived the remix projects for Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie. I never met them in a person but over my record company, i am in touch with them. You can expect some collaborations with big names in near future from me.”

In 2009 he formed his music label Connection Records and opened his studios in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and Istanbul. In 2010, he was awarded the best remix for Ajda Pekkan – Oyalama Beni at 16th Kral TV Music Awards. At same night also he was awarded the newcomer producer which was the first DJ award of Kral TV. He produced and mixed by Burak Yeter in Amsterdam studios of Connection Records. ‘Storm' was one of his best seller tracks in 2013 and supported by famous artists. Currently based in Amsterdam, working at Connection Records Studios in 2014.

What inspired you to create Connection Records?

“In my opinion, every single artist must have their own label. It’s something like what you listen at home or in your car, it must belong to your preferences. Rather than popular culture, you can sign whatever you like on your own label and actually this is what i like. Connection Records was established in 2000. At the moment, we focus on worldwide market and working with around 25 artists under my label.”

How did you come up with the label name “Connection Records’’?

“The communication is very important in a society and it’s a must have. I also have DJ Schools under Connection DJ Academy and i always say the students “You have to be a better explorer than a DJ”. You earn/learn/gain by sharing with others. This is why we call our label “Connection Records”

Since the success of the label, do underground artists send them to ‘Connection Records’?

“The label receives a lot of demos. Also, we have a sub-label called Connection Deep for Deep House and Underground releases.”

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What artist would you want to work with?

“Honestly, Dua Lipa is one of the best vocals for me at the moment. And my all the time favorite Boney M, Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Kungs and Showtek”

The year of 2016 is surely the year of Burak Yeter. His first single “Reckless” featuring Delaney Jane was released by Belgian BIP Records. Additionally, he made his second official music video for this song after Mr. International. Officially the first single under his new project New World. As well as releasing his song Happy on Spinnin' Records where the track was voted best song of the week and earned its spot to be considered for release by Spinnin' Records. He is currently working on the official music video of Happy. Follow up single Tuesday featuring Los Angeles-based singer Danelle Sandoval was released by Sony Music for Russia and Warner Music for worldwide. Tuesday is a huge hit!

Any new music being released in the near future?

“Yes, some songs are in queue but ‘Tuesday' is still rising on charts maybe i should wait for a bit more. Additionally i continue working for my arranger side. I’m the arranger of many hit songs actually. Many works ahead at the different studios with many great people”

What’s on the horizon for ‘Connection Records’?

“We have DJ Schools in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Istanbul. We also produce and write songs for tv series and movies. I love my team, very great people. Our new target is London with a new DJ School, very soon.”

Celebrating it’s fifth year with elite artists expanding throughout all dance music genres including  Martin Garrix, Flux Pavilion, Dash Berlin, Chase + Status, Zedd, Pendulum DJ Set, Paul Kalkbrenner, Dubfire, A-trak, Alan Walker, Burak Yeter, Atmozfears and Scale, Wildstylez, Code Black,  DJ Snake, and Hardwell and much more. Loaded with fun-filled actives and delicious cultural foods, and camping, returning electric lovers will be blown away and newcomers will experience something never before in the festival world. #FiveYearsTogether

What should people expect at Electric Love Festival?

“Energy and unique sounds. I have a special set in my mind, I can’t wait to be there!”

Over the past 5 years, what will separate this year's festival from the previous years?

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“I truly believe the ambiance will be amazing there. The Line-Up is the best ever. Sometime headliner DJs lift up the CD players on their hands, the resident DJs get so mad at it. But it’s a show business and you have to give true vibes to the crowd. I have been DJing more than 10 years and my origin is Hip-Hop Music and i know the key points/tricks”

What makes Electric Love Festival so unique and different from other festivals in Europe?

“For me, it has the unique ambiance than others. The crowd has the quality which was blended with musical culture and harmony/symphony since Austria is a true music country.”

For returning Electric Love attendees, what is something new they should expect at the festival?

“For sure. I can’t wait to play my new remixes and mashups. Ok ! a hint for the crowd and you, I will play for the first time my new cover mix on the legendary George Michael’s everlasting song “Careless Whisper”.

Be sure to visit Burak Yeter during his at Electric Love Festival, it truly is one of the highlights of your adventure. Camping and Festival passes are still available, hotel packages are sold out, however, celebrate #FiveYearsTogether at Austria’s greatest music festival. The time has come for the ones who are still undecided!

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