KROW

Krow is the alias of the Maltese DJ and Producer Travis Sciberras. He was introduced to music at a very early age. Being born into a family of musicians, he always had an ear for music which he loved with a passion and had always kept close to his heart.

At the age of 16 was where he developed an instant connection with Techno music. This was the pivotal turning point where he had decided that he wanted nothing more than to pursue a career as an artist within the scene.

At the age of 17, he had the opportunity to plan his very first event at Liquid Club in Malta inviting Nur Jaber, organising her national debut as well as her debut in the club.

Krow possesses an experimental and dynamic style of mixing, merging elements of hypnotic, deep, dub and rhythmic techno. His playstyle focuses on instilling a heavy dosage of emotion all the while keeping the uplifting, forward-moving drive, as well as bringing to sound the sense of unity through the common love of the music.

He is mostly inspired by artists such as Oscar Mulero, Inigo Kennedy, Antigone, Tensal, Jeroen Search, Kangding Ray, Jonas Kopp and Reeko.

Interview

Being born into a band made up of all my family members, it wasn’t even an option at that point with how much I grew fond of the art of music in general, but the sole reason as to why I chose this scene and this style of music as a favourite over any other is quite the sole description of what I feel Techno is about. I’ve been playing under the radar for almost 3 years now however it was a bit before I turned 17 years old when I dedicated myself completely to becoming an artist, I started producing and practicing with a consistent pattern since that point and  have never looked back. Since then, I have been constantly striving to play with my utmost ability and be the best I can be, regardless of whether I’m in a garage with a few of my mates, or in a club.

 

I believe that the continuous beat is a metaphor for how life goes on through any point, negative or positive. The release from the average routine is what techno music is all about. It’s about being yourself and uniting with other people regardless of age, sex, nationality or race. It is what brings people together at the end of the day. The continuous raving of people from all over the world in a manner of a uniform, synchronised march (similar to soldiers in the army) describes exactly how a simple 4/4 beat can link us together as one.

 

Apart from that there is the statement I have constantly heard, made my people out of the scene, that techno music lacks lyrics as sort of a certain “guideline” as to how you should feel when listening to a track. I see this as more of a way where the music is open to a personal, subjective perspective. There is no particular guideline to feel happy or sad when it comes to Techno music. You can listen to the same track and let out your anger, the following day you can listen to the same track and feel uplifted and happy.

 

I believe this supports the statement that you’re free to feel any way you need/want to. The fact that a few simple sounds over a continuous beat need no words to deliver such an overwhelming sense of freedom of emotion and a sense of complete unity between us all, is what makes Techno music so much more beautiful than any other genre from my point of view

In all honesty there are many factors that inspired me to produce this set, mostly for the fact that it’s my first ever recorded piece of material not only with a podcast series, but in general as well. There’s also the factor that this was sort of the starting point I was working so hard for to actually get out there in the scene and be able to show what I offer as an artist. With regards to inspirations artist-wise, I have many in mind. If I had to pick a particular model that I follow, it would be Oscar Mulero. I admire the unmatchable fluency of his mixing as well as his productions. The continuous rhythmic bounce that he possesses has always captivated me along with the hypnotic element of sound that just makes you wonder “This is otherworldly!” Other than that, I have to say my major inspirations would be artists such as Inigo Kennedy, Antigone, Tensal, Jeroen Search, Kangding Ray, Jonas Kopp and Reeko

In all honesty there are many factors that inspired me to produce this set, mostly for the fact that it’s my first ever recorded piece of material not only with a podcast series, but in general as well. There’s also the factor that this was sort of the starting point I was working so hard for to actually get out there in the scene and be able to show what I offer as an artist. With regards to inspirations artist-wise, I have many in mind. If I had to pick a particular model that I follow, it would be Oscar Mulero. I admire the unmatchable fluency of his mixing as well as his productions. The continuous rhythmic bounce that he possesses has always captivated me along with the hypnotic element of sound that just makes you wonder “This is otherworldly!” Other than that, I have to say my major inspirations would be artists such as Inigo Kennedy, Antigone, Tensal, Jeroen Search, Kangding Ray, Jonas Kopp and Reeko

In all honesty there are many factors that inspired me to produce this set, mostly for the fact that it’s my first ever recorded piece of material not only with a podcast series, but in general as well. There’s also the factor that this was sort of the starting point I was working so hard for to actually get out there in the scene and be able to show what I offer as an artist. With regards to inspirations artist-wise, I have many in mind. If I had to pick a particular model that I follow, it would be Oscar Mulero. I admire the unmatchable fluency of his mixing as well as his productions. The continuous rhythmic bounce that he possesses has always captivated me along with the hypnotic element of sound that just makes you wonder “This is otherworldly!” Other than that, I have to say my major inspirations would be artists such as Inigo Kennedy, Antigone, Tensal, Jeroen Search, Kangding Ray, Jonas Kopp and Reeko

  • Till now I have no confirmed upcoming gigs, however I am taking everything step by step in starting out my career so as to move and plan out my directions in the right way. My future goals would be starting a promotion where I can give the people who were / are in my situation a boost. I wish to increase the awareness of the potential that my small little country can offer in this scene, be it with regards to local artists as well as local promotions. With regards to myself as an artist, I wish that eventually I will get the chance to be recognised at a level where I can play internationally, do what I love and share my music with the whole world. However for the time being I’m taking the opportunities that I can and hoping for the best. With regards to production, I’m planning to focus a bit more on my unreleased tracks, hoping that eventually I can start releasing some material with a record label.
  • Till now I have no confirmed upcoming gigs, however I am taking everything step by step in starting out my career so as to move and plan out my directions in the right way. My future goals would be starting a promotion where I can give the people who were / are in my situation a boost. I wish to increase the awareness of the potential that my small little country can offer in this scene, be it with regards to local artists as well as local promotions. With regards to myself as an artist, I wish that eventually I will get the chance to be recognised at a level where I can play internationally, do what I love and share my music with the whole world. However for the time being I’m taking the opportunities that I can and hoping for the best. With regards to production, I’m planning to focus a bit more on my unreleased tracks, hoping that eventually I can start releasing some material with a record label.