„Machines were always coming to me, no matter how hard was I trying to run away. When I got tired of running – I simply embraced them. And the 'INHALE' was born...“
Working on his first EP "INHALE" totally independently gave a producer/DJ soniKPunk priceless freedom to experiment endlessly and make a truly honest material, pure in its essence, a right-in-your-face minimal techno EP. soniKPunk explains the „INHALE“ as „that first breath of air after being 20 feet underwater for a while – that breath is this EP“. "INHALE" brings the unconventional sounds, layered onto heavy techno bass lines and solid 4x4 dance floor beats. Music not overburdened with too many details, minimalistic in its essence, but also at moments brutally resembling a sort of military bands' marches' drums (which were most probably imbedded into soniKPunk's musical DNA at very young age, during his childhood in a communist country - former Yugoslavia) – all of this give the „INHALE“ a unique shade of originality. Vocally supported tracks on „INHALE“ tell stories of necessity to „destruct in order to create“, but also about importance of embracing individuality as well. The former can at certain moments be recognized even musically, when soniKPunk takes some texture-wise very incompatible sounds, but manages to glue them together with steady rhythms. „I don't only want to create music as such, but also to speak my opinion about certain things around me, want to offer my point of view“.
Coming from a typical „conventional“ music background, soniKPunk initially got „infected“ with the post-punk era, listening and admiring such artists as Joy Division, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus... Following all non-conformist, anti-establishment postulates of punk lifestyle, he resisted „machines“ for a while, playing bass or guitar in exclusively punk and dark wave bands. A bunch of concerts, a few recordings, and exhausting search for „a wolf-pack“ later, he eventually got tired of it and gave himself „a few years-long break“.
Soon he realized breathing without a creative work was heavy and that's when he started learning about „the machines“. A few weeks later, when he managed to reconcile Plastikman and Ian Curtis in his head, it was easy to figure out „the path“ - dark, raw, honest to the core minimal techno became soniKPunk's obsession.
While waiting for „INHALE“ to be published, soniKPunk has been hitting clubs and smaller venues around Europe, a sort of semi-private promotion of the material. „INHALE“ tracks are slowly but surely heating up the dance floors. Machines are coming to get you too...