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Hi, how are you?
I'm feeling great, I'm realy happy about doing this interview with your Magazine!

Would you mind introducing yourselves and telling us what instruments you play?
My name is Ivan Ivezic,and i play guitar,sing and i compose songs,im very big Fanatic when it comes to this.

How long has the current band line up been together?
'doing project "IVEZA" for two years now,but i played guitar in band called "Thimble"(New School Hardcore) and "KBO"(Legendary Hardocore Punk) for 15 years.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t yet heard you?
It's a mix of a drum`n`bass-ellectro house-modern rock,or just New School Ellectronica.

What have you been up to recently?
I'm doing music 24/7.

What can your fans look forward to in the next 12 months?
I'm planing to realese a couple of singles first and after that Album and some Videos.

How did you come up with your name for the band?
My band is called "Iveza" and thats my Nickname,i searched for band name for a long time,and "Iveza" sounded very simple.

Did you always want to be in a band?
Yeah,im playing in few bands since i was 15 years old.

What music did you listen to while growing up?
Bands like:Gorilla Bisquit,Bad Religion,NOFX,No use For A Name, Boys sets Fire and many more...

How long have you played your instruments?
I've been playing piano for long time,and after that i bought guitar at a age of 23( little late).

What were your first music making experiences?
Since i bought first guitar,i started making music,and ive been doing that for a very long time.

Are you self-taught or did you have lessons?

I learned everything on my own(100%).

Photography by Milan Kostadinovic-Mimi

What is your current equipment?
Keyboards Alesis,Ibanez Guitar,Sony ACID pro 7,Couple of Marshal Amplifires, Couple of Pre-Amps...And a lot of Studio Equipment...

If you had an unlimited equipment budget what would be on your shopping list?
Messah-Boogie,SG guitar,Motu Converter,Neiman Mics...many,many more...

Do you use the same equipment live as you do when in a studio?
I'm playing a different type of equipment when im playing live. My friend is renting me equipment from his home studio for Gigs.

Do you have a set routine when writing and recording or does it depend on each track and the inspiration?
It depends of inspiration,im making most of my music,when im doing "nothing".

Which software/recording process do you use?
"Sony ACID PRO 7"

Do you have any new recordings planned?
I'm doing a project with American Pop-Ellectronic singer Stefani Scovolo from L.A. and with Etrangers from Paris,and many more.

How much involvement do you have with the arranging and production of the songs when recording?
I'm arranging and recording all instruments,mastering,and production,im doing it all...

Is the production side of things something you’d like to get involved more in the future, maybe working with other artists?
I would love to do that in the future, I have big plans for Production.

Do you find the process of recording enjoyable and does it get easier the more you do?
I'm enjoying every minute of recording-it depends of song im making.

Do you try to capture your ‘live’ sound on recordings or do you think that the ‘live’ sound and recorded sound should be different experiences for your fans?
When im playing live,im trying to present recordings to my fans in the best possible way.

Do you any favourite tracks from your album?
The song is called "In The House"

Who are the main songwriters for the band?
I'm the SongWritter on whole album.

Do you have a method for writing songs? (lyrics first, music first, etc)
Ït's very chaotic process,sometimes is lyrics first,sometimes music,again it depends.

Do you write songs only about personal experiences?
Sometimes the songs are about my experiences,sometimes its about someone elses experiences.

Do you find song writing easy or difficult?
It's my biggest love,that means its never difficult.

Which countries have you gigged in?
Hungary,Romania,Croatia,Montenegro,Slovenia,and many more.

Which countries would be at the top of your list to tour?
UK, Sweeden,rest of the europe and USA.

Who would you like to tour with?
Prodigy,Pendulum,Infected Mushroom etc..

How do you promote your music and get your music out to new fans?
In Serbia this music is not very developed, so I promote my music to the world through internet.

Do you use any websites like ‘Reverbnation’ or ‘Soundclick’?
Yeah, everyday,

How do you relax?
I love to drive "Vespa" and listen to music...

Have you ever entered any ‘battle of the bands’ competitions?
I played battle of the bands with my band "Thimble"

Do you get nervous before a gig? How do you calm down?
I dont drink alcohol before gig,im drinking coffee,and sit in quiet corner of the room.

What is your day job if you have one?
I'm Proffessional Fireman...

Is there anything you'd like to add?
I would like to thank you for your time and support!
Greetings From Serbia!


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