Mita Gami: working together with another person in the studio requires a lot of trust and zero ego

We are happy to welcome another guest to Radio Intense - Mita Gami!

Mita Gami hails from Tel Aviv. A multi-instrumentalist from a young age, he goes beyond the trope of entertainer. Instead, Gami invites his audience into immersive and almost trippy journeys during his performances via a hybrid set-up and enticing energy on-stage.
Releases on REALM Records and Diynamic display his metaphysical approach. Beyond producing, Gami co-runs the label Blue Shadow Records and the Sunrise Kingdom area in Midburn Festival, based in the Negev Desert in Israel.

We talked to Mita about his new EP "High On" in a collaboration with Adam Ten coming on Crosstown Rebels. Find out more below...
— Hi Mita, a pleasure to have you with us today. How are you and where are you speaking to us from at the moment?
— Hello guys, thanks for having me today. I'm great! At that moment I'm in Las Vegas, resting and processing the crazy experience I had at Burning Man last week. I played a few sets there and it was incredible.
— How is the music scene doing there at the moment following the effects of the pandemic?
— It seems that almost everything has bounced back. The pandemic was a difficult time, but it was a good opportunity for me to create and work on all the music that I'm playing now.
We're pleased to be speaking with you around the release of 'High On', your Crosstown Rebels debut in collaboration with fellow countryman Adam Ten. Congrats on a great release here. How did this collaboration with Adam come about and what was your inspiration behind it?
— I met Adam in Tel Aviv when we played together for the first time in 2018. From that moment on we became good friends. We spend a lot of time in and out of the studio together.

The 2 tracks on our EP we made together about two years ago, "High-on" was created for a peak-time moment and "night shift" is more hypnotic. I really connect to these two tracks and am really looking forward to their release.
— Yourself and Adam Ten have collaborated a number of times in recent years. We'd love to hear about how you and Adam first decided to work together? And what is it like collaborating with each other?
— Working together with another person in the studio requires a lot of trust and zero ego. Studio time also needs to be fun, that's the only way it works for both sides. For me, studio time with Adam is exactly that. Together we have a good balance of fun, trust and freedom and I am thankful for that.
— What is the story of how you got into electronic music and what first inspired you to follow your path as an artist?
— As a kid I played the guitar and piano. Funny enough, I actually used to play in a rock band until I was 17, but my interest in electronic music started earlier. My brother used to listen to it at home and I slowly just got into it. I started playing around at home and then moved on to DJing small parties, from there everything just took off.
— Could you talk us through how you usually approach creating a track?
— It really depends…sometimes I sit down with a specific idea and it just flows through me. Most of the time it's not like that. I'll try to just start with creating a nice groove and if it works it works but if it doesn't I'll circle back to it later. The most important thing is to just sit down and work.
— What about your studio set up? Is there a certain piece of equipment that's most important to you?
— Yes. It has changed over the years, but currently my main synth is Nord Lead 4A for leads, bass from Rolland SE02 and my guitar Gibson Les Paul. I have more synths that I use sometimes like acid machine and korg minilogue and my new vocoder machine.
— Thank you for chatting with us today Mita! Is there anything else upcoming from yourself that you would like to share with us?
— At this moment I'm working on a really nice project for the Israeli Burning Man (MidBurn). We are going to do a sunrise show with 35 symphonic players. The idea is that we will take my music and create a hybrid mix of electronic and classical music for a sunrise set. I am really looking forward to 2023, many more exciting things to come! Thank you so much for having me!