What do you think is necessary for an artist in order to keep the longevity in his/her craft?
Stanishev: Passion and curiosity.
Boyan: Persistence and faith. I truly believe these are the two main things you should never forget.
Persistence because I know that if you work hard enough it will eventually pay off. No matter what people/labels/blogs etc. think about your work, you have to put in all of your energy and time in practicing/perfecting your craft. And I know that sounds a bit off because we are talking about art, but I think it doesn’t matter what is it as long as its the thing you love doing the most. I remember I had the honour of meeting one of the top house producers in the scene atm and we had a really good talk about his carrier – he was on top of the charts when he started his carrier in the early 00s and then EDM came, and he eventually fell off as a trending artist. He was almost on the verge on ending his carrier as a DJ and producer, unless he started making EDM music. But he said that he decided that he was either going to make the music that he loved and stay persistent, or not do it at all. And his persistence paid off greatly. I have a quote that I like thinking about from time to time: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.
Faith, because I believe that every person has a path for him, and when you are doing what you truly love and brings you true happiness, then you are on the right path for you. You just have to believe it. And everything you want to accomplish will come to you just in the right time and in the right place.