Interview with NEA!
NEA: Hello Igor,thank you very much that i can talk about me and my music with you!
Igor: Today i want to talk with you about italodisco and of course you as an amazing artist of new generation.So tell me in few sentences who is NEA?
NEA: What should i say about me? One year ago i started to bring back the music of the 80s, because i love these melodic synthiepop. I love this kind of music - it never will be die. And now NEA! is the first music act in this style from Germany. The new generation of italodisco. I belong to the worldwide awaking scene of italodisco,look to countries like Sweden, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Poland or Russia. Italodisco is there a great new wave of music.
Igor: Ok.Is NEA your real name?
NEA: No, NEA! is not my real name it is my artist name. My real name is Sylvia Martens.
Igor: Ok.Tell me more about name NEA,how is created and did every letter means something?
NEA: Yes,there are reasons to choose the name NEA. NEA on greek means new and on the otherside you surely know the neon colours from the 80s, so NEA! is a mix between NEW and NEON.
Igor: When people watching NEA on tv or concert probably on first look will see red hair,so tell me is this your trademark?
NEA: Maybe my red hair is my typical trademark now,but i love the change. So in the future my hair will be blond. I love these changes very much! My typical trademark as NEA! is my special little bag. It looks like the famous Rubik cube from the 80s.
Igor: Are you have influences before you start with music?
NEA: Yes of course,i like the music from international pop artists like Phil Collins, Michael Jackson,Bronski Beat or Spandau Ballett. It's great music,nobody will forget their hits. In my live performance i cover the song "Smalltown boy" from Bronski Beat.
Igor: 90s,eurodance,some artists join this style? What you think about that,are eurodance keep italodisco feeling?
NEA: I believe that eurodance have his roots in italodisco. But my opinion is that italodisco is more emotional. Thats why I decided to make music in the style of italodisco.
Igor: When i listen upcoming song Puppy Love(Are You Remember) i feel real 80s atmosphere.Is this a new italodisco anthem?
NEA: Thank you for your compliment. It would be nice if our music could be a new italodisco anthem. But we don`t want do any song in retrostyle,our new album in spring 2016 will show some sound surprises. In the past we were looking for a typical NEA sound and now we found it!
Igor: Well is this "sound suprises" some new elements for italodisco or performance on other way?
NEA: Yes,there are some new sound elements in the style of italodisco. This mix we called NEA sound. And the live performance of NEA is very special: With two dancers in clothes with LED lights and lasergloves.
Igor: Album of NEA is out in spring 2016,is name a secret?
NEA: Yes,the name of the album is a secret. It should be a surprise for all the NEA fans.
Igor: Describe NEA music team in 3 words?
Igor: What you think about other italodisco artists?
NEA: We have great respect and love their music.
Igor: Best moment in career till now?
NEA: The exclusive contract with famous record company ZYX Music.
Igor: Ok.What you think about current music scene?
NEA: I hope that the current scene will be different and creative.
Igor: Are you have any message for new artists and italodisco fans?
NEA: My message is: Go your own way! You can fall but you have to stand up! And to the fans: Make this music more famous!
Igor: Thanks for interview!
NEA: Thank you very much,it was great pleasure!