Ivan Khatchoyan – Q&A
Thanks for getting involved in 45 Day. Can you tell us about your mix and some of the tracks you included?
Hey, thanks for having me Criztoz! I really just free-styled this set, and went on immediate instinct and tracks I love. Groove or vibes are what did it for me as a drummer/producer. It is quite varied genre wise. Some classics and I also did throw in a few projects I am involved in that also happen to be on the 45 format.
You run Choi records and have released some amazing 45Day recently including with Guilty Simpson. Do you have some more releases in the works?
Why do you think the 45 format is still so popular?
The 45 format is great because it is way more portable that the big brother LP. Obviously weighs much less so you can carry more. Also it’s very collectable, not that LPs aren’t. It has a specific following. Especially in the soul and funk genres. It is also cheaper to make as a small label run from home lol. I love it
During lockdown I’ve seen that you have been able to remotely connect with other musicians around the world to produce a track. Tell us about the process and whether this will continue even after lockdown?
How do you think the DJ world will change once the lockdown is over?
Yea, this will have an effect for sure. I think it could go two ways. Scenario one is that everyone goes nuts and loses their collective mind once pubs and bars and clubs are open. The other way it could go is that the scene could slowly pick up and eventually people will be less scared and just go out again. I think this will make most people think twice about going out. I feel it will have an effect of making some people more conscious of each others space, and that’s a good thing. All that said, I can’t wait to gig again and play the drums really missing it.