We had the good fortune of connecting with Simon Pavlik and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Simon, why did you pursue a creative career?
At first, it wasn’t my primary goal to pursue a creative career. It was more fun for me than it would be work. It was just a way to express how I feel, all the emotions, situations etc. After a while I realised that this could be something I could do for the rest of my life and that this would be my true passion.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I produce electronic dance music, better known as EDM. Nowadays there are so many producers out there, that one has to be different and take risks to not become a part of a large crowd. I try to innovate all kinds of styles I touch with my specific sound with a lot of emotions in it. Getting where I am now took me well over 7 years and I am really proud of the process. It wasn’t always easy as I have been struggling a lot as an artist. But overcoming those mental obstacles always pushed me to a next level. I learned never giving up is key. Be consistent. One of my biggest achievments was that in a matter of months I went from not being signed to a label to signing to Don Diablo’s imprint label Hexagon and being supported by him and many other huge DJ’s. That is because I never gave up and always kept pushing and pushing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So I am from Slovakia and the nature here is just beautiful. First day we would go hiking in High Tatras which are one of the greatest places you can see here. After the hike, we would go eat some nice traditional slovak cuisine – dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon. The second day we would go to the forest nearby, where we would just drink beer and cook some steak together which is really fun! The third day we would go to a hockey match in Poprad. The atmosphere there is brilliant and the hot-dogs are too. The fourth day we would go skiing somewhere around where I live, because there are plenty of ski resorts over here. The fifth day we would definintely go visit Kosice, the city is really too beautiful. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my team, the people around me that push me to go to my limits with music production and that is my manager Joan and his partner Sergi, who have been helping me not only with the musical aspect of being a producer, but also as friends. If I have any kind of problems, they are always there!