Beyond the Booth 006: rrotik dishes on love for minerals, incense, and good artistic omens

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to the booth, providing an exclusive mix for the Dancing Astronaut audience.

Rrotik’s journey is one of evolution and self re-discovery. Having grown up in the Eastern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, the producer — whose real name is Eduardo — knew he was meant for music from a young age.

He originally got his start as part of Dirtyloud, an electro house outfit whose success allowed him to stake his claim in the music industry. However, the path he’d been on as a collaborative, more commercially-inclined act was not one he truly belonged in. He soon withdrew, settling into the studio and finding himself and his sonic path before re-emerging as the rrotik we know today.

The producer’s artistic renaissance has been fruitful thus far, thanks in large part to the fact his is finally able to manifest his ultimate artistic vision. His newfound field of expertise lies in the bass and tech house realm, where he joyfully conjures up sets that fit perfectly onto the dance-floor.

Music is only one piece of the puzzle that is rrotik. His home is known for its mass mining operations and bountiful fields of minerals, which has since transformed into a bonafide passion that he keeps alive outside the DJ booth. In this edition of Beyond the Booth, he offers up an in-depth look into his fascination with all things mineral-related and his current collection. He also divulges some details on his affection for incense.

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