Artist Feature: Sedativ


We’ve been playing Mad from Sedativ a lot here on Phoenix FM over the last week or so – and we caught up with Sedativ to find out more about them.

Tell us a little bit about your yourself?

We are Sedativ. The band was formed in 2004 and the present componence is: Lethal X – vocals, Wray – Synths, Weissman – bass guitar, XJ Maga – drums. We are all music enthusiasts and we have tried to capitalize this passion starting this band formula since 2015. We are lucky to have our own music studio which is in fact our lab, where we experience and develop ideas related to our conception.

When did you first start to develop a passion for music?

Like most people in our generation, we have been attracted by music since we were teenagers. Over time, each of us played with other bands until fate brought us together.

Which artists did you listen to while growing up?

We have listened a hell of a lot music during time. From metal to jungle and drum n bass, from chill-out to trip-hop and other various genres. It’s hard to mention specific artists because there are too many worth to mention. I’ll try some names liked by all of us without exceptions: The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, Massive Attack, House of Pain, Limp Bizkit, Senser, Overseer

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?

Man! This is hard! 😊 It is very difficult to describe our music in words. Let’s say briefly that it is a cocktail of emotions spread in the audience’s brain. An authentic electronic sound energy supported by instruments very suitable especially for live performances.

What music have you recorded and released to date?

”Chaotic” & ”Narcotic” are the debut sister albums, produced and mixed over the last year and half by Sedativ together with famous music engineers like: Neil McLellan, Miles Showell, Chris Bolster and Jon Burton. Punchy and well balanced in terms of bass pressure this album is built for the live stage, bringing the band’s unique sound and energy in the middle of the crowd. These were released in October 2020. In December 2020 we released an EP, “Mad [Remixes]” which is a collection of remixes of the track ”Mad” extras from ”Narcotic” album. All the releases are available on the international streaming platforms. Our discography is at https://www.sedativ.ro/discography

Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?

Again, there are many artists worth to mention. I’m thinking of The Prodigy, Stanton Warriors, Die Antwoord, Black Sun Empire, Skynd, Ils… About influences… somehow there is an emotional mark of what we enjoy as music and that is embedded in our work. Hard to say if it’s a real influence but definitely somehow inspire us.

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

Definitely, The Prodigy.

What are your plans for the future?

Our short-term plans have been turned upside down due to the global pandemic. Unfortunately, there is a lack of live shows so we continue our studio work for a future album that we expect to release no earlier than the end of this year.

Where can we find out more about you?

Our official website is at https://www.sedativ.ro/ and you can find links to our social media there too.

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