Schulz Army had the opportunity to speak to Madis Sillamo AKA Beat Service during a recent Coldharbour Night in Los Angeles. Beat Service is known for some of his top tracks on Coldharbour Recordings like “Fortuna”, “Outside” and his remix of “Nothing Without Me” also called by fans “Stalker Anthem”. He recently has joined Schulz Music Group and is starting to be included on the Coldharbour Night lineups.
Schulz Army: You’re from Estonia, travelled half way around the world to get here. Is it worth it?
Beat Service: Absolutely! You cannot compare traveling around the world to a 9 to 5 job. It’s my dream come true job! It’s 200% worth it.
Schulz Army: What are your influences in trance music?
Beat Service: I started out as a mainstream DJ back in 1999 and I did it for about 5 or 6 years. I was listening to German trance like Kai Tracid and VooDoo & Serrano. I think that Paul van Dyk and Gouryella (who actually included Ferry Corsten) were my first influences. But back then I was listening to this music but I couldn’t play it out because the crowd demanded commercial stuff, so I was a commercial DJ. I was actually true to trance already, but it took me a while. So yeah influences, absolutely Ferry Corsten, Gouryella, System F, everything from Ferry’s earlier days are my absolute favorites. And Armin.
Schulz Army: Congrats on the release of another great track, “Undercover”.
Beat Service: We released it on a Monday and by Friday it was 13, and hoping to see it on the top 10. This is probably one of my last singles to come because I am working on my album. I am slowing down the singles production. I am going to focus on my album which is going to be released around May or June. It’s exciting.
Schulz Army: That is exciting! That’s a lot of tracks.
Beat Service: Yeah, 14 tracks. I am thinking I can have 50/50, vocal tracks and instrumental tracks. Let’s see how it goes. It is a work in progress. You never know what’s going to happen. I am extremely excited. I have so many talented singers on my album. I can’t mention them. Yea, it’s going to be a big one, absolutely!
Schulz Army: You’re now a key part of Coldharbour Night.
Beat Service: I think so!
Schulz Army: How did you originally connect with Markus Schulz and Coldharbour?
Beat Service: Markus was one of the first DJs that supported my music. It happened back in 2007 with a track called “Nectar”. I signed it with a label from Romania, Ask4 Records. Markus picked it up and played it out. And I thought, this could be something for me, my path for the future. I love Markus… he’s my hero! He’s a good guy!
Schulz Army: And thanks to him we know your music! What sets Coldharbour Night apart from when you’re doing your own headlining shows?
Beat Service: The music I play is pretty much the same. I consider myself a big part of the Coldharbour team. It doesn’t matter if it is a Coldharbour Night or a solo night for me, I always stand up for the Coldharbour sound. Coldharbour is the one for me even though I have my own label, we do work together. We license each other’s tracks. It’s like a family thing.
Beat Service has been to Canada 10 times or more to places like Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal and each time the crowd has managed to surprise him, “They have a really good crowd.” He says that, “My best memories are definitely from Montreal. Last year I had a gig at Bal en Blanc with 15,000 people. It was amazing being there with Markus, Ferry, Armin. You’re there with your all time favorite DJs.” Beat Service was recently back in Montreal having celebrated his first New Year’s Eve gig as a DJ at Circus Afterhours. In the past he had always spent New Year’s eve with his family. He also was excited about his recent debut show in Toronto that was at Toika. Beat Service has several upcoming shows in Canada planned in Ottawa and Edmonton.
|Coldharbour Night with Beat Service, Grube & Hovsepian, M.I.K.E., Klauss Goulart||1/18/2014||Avalon||Los Angeles, CA||http://bit.ly/CLHRAvalon|
|This is Trancemission featuring Beat Service||1/24/2014||ERA||Ottawa, Canada||http://bit.ly/1eHqawP|
|Coldharbour Night with Beat Service, Grube & Hovsepian||1/25/2014||Encore||Edmonton, Canada||Tickets are only available at the door!|
|Coldharbour Night with Beat Service, Grube & Hovsepian, KhoMha, Mr. Pit||2/22/2014||KL TOWER||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||http://on.fb.me/IOREa4|
|Trancefusion||4/19/2014||Industrial Palace||Prague, Czech Republic||http://bit.ly/1dF7y0s|
|Beat Service||6/7/2014||WesterUnie||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Not on sale yet|