Children of the 90’s, Tim was cradled between house music & hip hop. He started Deejaying early on, chaining his first vinyls and getting the people to dance. It was not too long until he decided to start producing his own music. Tim’s particular and unique sound already found home in prestigious labels such as Cajual, Toolroom, Bedrock & Defected. Consistently in the studio daily searching for new sounds to make people dance, Tim Baresko already played in Belgium, UK, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Spain, Russia, U.S.A, Brasil and obviously in France, where he resides. He is slowly taking this scene by storm with his individual and unique sound.
How did your music career get started in earnest?
Probably when I released some tracks on CUFF, I took it seriously since that moment.
Where are you from and does it have an influence on your music?
I’m born and raised in Lille, France, which is really close to Belgium. I used to go every weekend to party in Belgium. I discovered house music there and I got addicted toit, when I was around 16. Dj Sneak, Mark Farina or Derrick Carter inspired me at that time.
what does music do for you?
Music makes me feel in a good mood, it helps to escape from everything, It gives you emotions. That’s what I’m trying to do when I produce.
How many times did you want to quit trying to make this your career?
Never, I’m lucky because I have great people around me who push me and encourage me to continue.
How’d you decide on DJ/Mixing and/or Producing? Why?
The resident DJ of the club I used to go when I was younger made me want to be DJ. This guy had a ridiculous amount of skill, playing 3 vinyl’s at the same time. I watched him play for hours, then after a few years of DJ’ing, I wanted to make my own tracks. I wanted to create something, put my touch.
How did you come up with your artist name?
I went to a music school in Paris, and we had to find an artist name, which is actually difficult. It seemed easy but I wasn’t at all. I couldn’t find anything I liked, but then one day I was watching a documentary with a friend about Pablo Escobar and suddenly my friend sait to me, “Baresko”. Of course, I responded saying “Whaaat??”. He kept going on about how Baresko sounded so cool and boom that was it haha
What was one piece of equipment that helped define your sound early on?
My pair of Barefoots, definitely the best speakers I’ve ever tried. I don’t lose time anymore trying to compare every pair of speakers I have, these ones are legit!
When you were getting started, which artists did you try to emulate (both musically and careerwise)?
When I started to produce, I tried to emulate my favorite artists at that time, Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope, Jesse Rose.
Do you feel like nowadays you can’t experience the music the same as you did when you were just a listener?
Yeah pretty much.. I mean, for example, sometimes I am chilling listening to music with some friends (who are not into music all that much) and I say some thing like “Wo, the kick bass relation is perfect on this one” and of course my friends don’t understand and say I’m not normal. Or when I’m in studio making beats, sometimes they say im kind of autistic lol.
Where and when are you at your most content/happiest?
Probably when I see people dancing and having fun from my own tracks, that’s an amazing feeling.