We are really happy to announce that our nwe release on Cosmovision Records is finally out. We just release the first downtempo EP ” Ashtar ” by our cosmic brotha Deep Filip with remixes by Joss Martin and The Oddness. Let’s discover this amazing sonic journey thru the cosmic sounds of the universe. We have a chat with Deep Filip to talk about his influence, his new EP and his future projects.
What’s your cultural background? What’s the music you used to hear at home when you were a kid ?
From a young age we have been listening to music at home. All types of music, from Eric Clapton and the Dire Straits to Jazz Legends like Herbie Hancock or Blues man like John Lee Hooker to classical symphonies. Since my late godfather was playing in a jazz band, this was probably something that we listened most to, as I used to visit the North Sea Jazz Festival with my father. When I became an adolescent I got interested in rap and hip hop. In my early twenties I discovered electronic music and have been listening to it ever since.
What’s been your all time musical preference through life?, give us 3 bands or producer from your life?
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Not really hidden because I share it with you 😉 As I mentioned earlier, I wish to convey a message of love, peace and harmony. I wish for my art to be an inspiration for anyone who comes across it to find and understand themselves on a deeper level. That anyone can create art. In fact, I would even argue to say that we all came to this planet as infinite creators and it is the very essence of life to create. Everything is art, we often limit ourselves thinking that only music, painting and sculptures are forms of art. Nonsense! It is the most amazing art for me when somebody cooks a homemade meal for me, whether it is ‘simple’ or ‘complicated’. The intention is most important for me.
Which are your favourite technical tools to create music?
Ableton Push 2 is basically my go to piece of hardware. Software wise I use Ableton and some of my favorite plugins are: Omnisphere, Diva, Mini and Jupiter.
How do you see the current scene in your country Netherlands? and compared to the rest of the world ?
Oh man, I am so blessed to be living in the Netherlands. We have one of the richest music scenes in the world and if we look at the size of the Netherlands I would even say THE richest. With more than 1000 festivals every summer, Amsterdam Dance Event and the most renown artists performing here multiple times a year, we are super spoiled. And then there is the fact that we are in Europe and travelling to any other country will cost no more than 3 hours by plane. Having travelled to other continents I can appreciate what we have here (not only music wise) more and more every day.
Ashtar signifies for me the awakening in consciousness that is currently happening on this planet. I have been deeply involved in this for the last couple of years and I believe that in the next couple of years we will be meeting our galactic family in physical form.
Ashtar is a commander (it is a collective group of lightbeings, not one person) from the Great Brother/Sisterhood of Light, who are assisting us in this ascension process. There are various human beings who are channeling the messages that Ashtar is bringing to us in these times of awakening, to assist us and help us understand where we are coming from.
Bashar is also a group of multidimensional beings who are being channeled for a couple of decades to bring us messages about the truth of origins of humanity as well as assisting us in the ascension process that is currently happening on this planet.
I got inspired by the channelings of these beings to create this EP. Both of the tracks for me have a “happy” vibe, which for me resonate with the ascension process, as it’s a process that hasn’t been happening for eons and those are very special times we live in. In both of the tracks I have incorporated some vocals. The vocals in Ashtar are clear and give a positive message, along with the melodic elements which give some “extraterrestial” dimensions to the track. Bashar is one of the first solo downtempo projects I started to work on and it brings me into a peaceful, happy state, where the melodic elements again, signify a “happy” vibe. The EP is infused with energies from my side, so as to help everyone who is listening to it remember their roots and assist in this awakening process.
I wish for everyone who feels down, lost, confused, depressed etc., that when they listen to the EP they will feel inspired, find some joy in their heart, dance, smile and “forget” about their worries for a moment
Ashtar and Bashar are made to bring you on a interdimensional journey of enjoying the moment, wherever you are, whatever mood you are in. You can play it (as a DJ) in a downtempo set, listen to it in the car or in the shower or if you just want to dance and enjoy some happy vibes whilst working on some projects or cleaning the dishes. The EP will bring you closer to your innerself and your intergalactic soul family.
Why did you choose to release your first downtempo EP thru Cosmovision ?
With the first contact I had with Cosmovisions Records in 2019, when I sent you an email to ask you if you could activate paying for one track only as opposed to the whole VA (via Bandcamp) and you gave me a very nice reply back plus nice follow up replies, I immediately got a good feeling and good vibe with the label. The energy seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. This was on a moment when I had sent the tracks out to a couple of other labels already but when you guys told me you wanted to release the EP, I didn’t think twice and knew this was the place where I wanted to release Ashtar 🙂
What do you have planned for your future projects?