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I was raised in a family of a pilot and a stewardess. I traveled the world with my parents from a very young age and since then developed the thirst for travel.
My first music present from my parents was a small Casio synthesizer, I was in love with it! That is how I learned my first steps in music (by the way,
please get your kids a Casio keyboard!)
I stayed a major fan of electronic music all my teenage years, following all big synth acts of the time - Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Erasure etc.
However DM was my one and only true teenage obsession.
It was around the teenage years that I started creating my first demo tracks.
Later on I had a chance to learn music production, assisting at a small local studio.
Yet, in spite of all this experience I still often feel that I don't know
what I'm doing in my mixes!
I always wanted my music to sound lyrical and emotional -- above any style limitations. However when I'm asked to pick my genre I guess I never left my synthpop influences. They are easily recognized across all my tracks.
I chose 'Calfskin' as my stage name after a song of Cocteau Twins.
It's funny that quite a few people told me that they discovered my music
because they were curious how a band with such a name sounds.
My music is a major part of my life. However I'm also a father of two. The most interesting discovery that I made about my fatherhood was that kids actually make you create more. Being a busy dad can be inspiring!