Getting To Know... Remus Rujinschi

After recently returning with his stunning comeback single 'In The Moment' earlier this year, emerging producer Remus Rujinschi is back on the grind once again with his dazzling new offering 'You And Eye'.

Bringing back more of that bright and innovative electronic aesthetic he has been cultivating recently, 'You And Eye' makes for a brilliantly bold and emotive listen. With its pulsing grooves and shimmering textures layered throughout, he continues his ascent as one of the more impactful names on the rise right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has been inspiring him most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

I did fall in love, as a very early young pianist, with the piano itself. Its expressive range, versatility, and captivating way of expression drew me in.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

When discussing my musical preferences during my formative years, I embraced a wide range of genres. From the timeless jazz compositions of Miles Davis and Chick Corea to the expressive melodies and lush harmonies of Herbie Hancock’s Electric Band, I found inspiration in diverse sounds. Motown music also held a special place in my heart. Even within the realm of electronic music, I drew influence from legendary bands like Tangerine Dream, whose compositions seemed to transcend time. Contemporary remixes, such as the captivating ‘Love on Real Train’ (SymbolOne Remix), further fueled my passion. The groundbreaking album ‘Experience’ by The Prodigy left an indelible mark on me, as did the infectious groove of Lifelike & Kris Menace’s ‘Discopolis.’ Eric Prydz’s release ‘Generate’ felt like a sonic journey into the future.

Additionally, I’d like to mention artists like Goldie, Bukem, Roni Size, and Adam F. Their contributions to the music scene have resonated with me. Azuli Records releases have also been a longstanding source of inspiration. Music, with its boundless nature, connects us across time, and vocalists like Amanda Wilson, known for her work with the house music act Freemasons, have left a lasting impact on me. Her captivating vocals on tracks like ‘Gotta Let Go’ continue to resonate deeply.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Massive Attack’s debut album, ‘Blue Lines,’ remains a cultural touchstone. It occupies a special place, serving as a nostalgic gateway to evolving tastes and experiences. Its significance lies in shaping our appreciation for music and artistry in a unique manner.”

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Selecting just one incredible song is a challenge, given the vast musical landscape. However, if I had to choose, I’d highlight ‘Black Hole Sun’ by Soundgarden. Its haunting lyrics and unforgettable melody create an atmospheric soundscape that truly stands out. This song serves as a testament to music’s ability to both challenge and captivate listeners, and I deeply admire its impact.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

In the process of creating new music, I prioritise cultivating a creative environment that allows inspiration to flow freely. I carve out dedicated time for writing sessions, immersing myself in a space that sparks creativity. My ultimate goal is to channel emotions and experiences into the music, crafting songs that resonate authentically with both myself and my audience.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

As an artist, I draw inspiration from a diverse range of musicians and genres, which significantly enriches my creative process. While my musical tastes span various styles, there are specific artists to whom I consistently gravitate. I firmly believe that each artist brings a unique perspective or sound that contributes to my growth as a musician.

Currently, my notable list includes artists from my Spotify playlist “Essential Vibes” Some of these artists are “Voost,” “Carla Monroe,” “Silk City,” “Martin Ikin,” “Mila Falls,” and “Clementine Douglas.” You can find these artists on my Linktree profile. Additionally, I appreciate musicians from the music tech world, trendsetters like Dimitri Vegas, sample or sound creators such as Samsmyers, and tutorial/course owners like KSHMR, Huxley, Ramin Rezaie, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, and James Hype. Vocalists like Nito-Onna and Sydtherockerkid, as well as songwriters Steve Mac and Jimmy Napes, also resonate with me.

To align my future tracks with, I analyze their recent influences. Bands with similar energy, such as Jolyon Petch, Redondo, Voost, Bobby Harvey, Silk City (featuring Ellie Goulding), SubSub, and MELØ, inspire my creative direction. I curate extensive playlists based on these insights, emphasizing music professionals over influencers. Additionally, I appreciate heavyweight producers like Alissia, while also exploring unrelated artists such as Brei Carter, Tauren Wells, Nuaspect, Sigala, Yves V and Kygo.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I consider it unrealistic to open for a prominent artist whom I admire. Such opportunities don’t magically appear overnight. Furthermore, I firmly believe that every artist should align with their own audience and performance level while establishing a unique artistic identity. Of course, there’s always the option of performing at festivals.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

As a musician, the most rewarding aspect is resonating with others, forging deeper connections through music. Creating something that touches people, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs, is incredibly fulfilling. Music has the power to inspire and unite, and being part of that shared experience is a true privilege.

And what is the most frustrating part?

As a musician, navigating the delicate balance between creativity and practicality presents significant challenges. ”On one hand, there’s the burning passion to express oneself through music. On the other hand, the industry demands significant time and energy for tasks like promotion, maintaining a social media presence, and navigating the business side. Striking a balance between art and commerce can be disheartening. The pressure to churn out new content in our fast-paced digital world sometimes stifles the creative process. It’s a delicate equilibrium that requires resilience and adaptability.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

As a musician, the most valuable advice I’ve ever received came from a mentor who emphasised, "Stay true to your own voice". In an industry often driven by trends and commercial success, it’s tempting to conform and fit a certain image or sound. However, this advice serves as a powerful reminder that authenticity resonates with people. Our unique perspectives and experiences make music special and impactful. This guidance has influenced countless decisions both small and significant and kept me grounded on my artistic journey. For me, being a musician means having the courage to share a distinct story and connect with others on a profound level. It’s a lesson that continues to shape my approach to music and inspires me.


Remus Rujinschi's new single 'You And Eye' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.