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Unmasking Carv

Hard electronic music can be heartfelt

  • Sergio Niño
  • 26 April 2024
Unmasking Carv

CARV is a figure whose impact on the electronic music scene resonates far beyond the confines of the decks. With a moniker steeped in intrigue and a sound that defies categorization, CARV emerges as a visionary force driving the industry forward. In this in-depth feature, we delve into the enigmatic persona behind the mask, tracing the journey of an artist whose creative evolution mirrors the dynamic spirit of electronic music itself.

From humble beginnings to commanding stages around the globe, CARV’s rise to prominence is nothing short of amazing. His journey is marked by unforgettable performances that blur the lines between artist and audience, captivating listeners with an energy that transcends language and culture. But beyond the spotlight, lies a deeper philosophy that underpins CARV’s musical vision—a philosophy rooted in the belief that music is a boundless expression of individuality and emotion.

“I believe that above all, desires and dreams are limitless. I apply this to music. I produce without constraining myself to any particular style or genre. My philosophy is that everyone should do what makes them happy”.

CARV isn’t just a name; it’s a statement. Born out of a transformation in musical style, the moniker encapsulates the essence of its creator’s artistic evolution.

“In the past, I made a softer and more melodic type of music. When I started creating the sound of CARV, it was an effigy of what I had done before, just faster and harder. From that, the term ‘Criminal and Rough Version’ was developed”.


At the heart of CARV’s narrative lies the launch of Masked Rules, a label that represents not just a business venture, but a testament to the artist’s unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. Through Masked Rules, CARV seeks to elevate emerging talent and challenge the status quo, fostering a community where self-expression reigns supreme. As we embark on this journey of discovery, prepare to immerse yourself in the world of CARV—a world where the music speaks volumes and the possibilities are endless.

“I founded the label because it facilitates many things such as managing our own releases, merchandise, and marketing. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to support talented artists. The label’s philosophy mirrors my own. We are not focused on any particular style; rather, we are interested in artists who strive for self-expression and don’t simply follow the mainstream”.

As an artist, CARV’s vision extends far beyond the confines of the present. Masked Rules sets itself apart by releasing one track per month, allowing focused promotion and high-quality material.

“By releasing only one track per month, our focus remains dedicated to one artist or release for a minimum of four weeks,” CARV explains.

Leveraging his platform, he aims to elevate emerging artists and contribute to the electronic music community

“Fortunately, I have people working with me behind the scenes, allowing me to solely focus on the creative aspect for the label. All administrative tasks are taken care of, ensuring both the artists and myself that everything operates at the highest professional level”.

Through the establishment of Masked Rules, he cultivates not just a label, but a movement—a sanctuary for artists who dare to defy convention and embrace their unique artistic vision. With a steadfast commitment to quality and innovation, Masked Rules sheds a light of creativity within a landscape often overshadowed by commercial interests.


For CARV, the journey to prominence has been marked by electrifying performances on stages around the world. However, one moment stands out above the rest: VERKNIPT in Bogotá, November 2023.

“The mere fact that it was my first intercontinental gig, or rather my first intercontinental journey, made it something special,” CARV reminisces.

“Stepping onto the stage and performing in front of 10,000 people showed me how far the CARV project has come and the intensity with which South Americans celebrate added the cherry on top”.

At the core of CARV’s sonic identity lies a relentless pursuit of authenticity and individuality.

“I strive to blend various emotional states through my tracks, transitioning from emotional breaks to euphoric peaks to evoke feelings of happiness. I believe I have a good instinct for finding elements that resonate with people across different spectrums”.

However, ultimately, the rule ‘trial and error’ applies. For this, I rely heavily on feedback from friends and fellow musicians whose opinion is valuable to me; as well as on-stage testing”.

Whilst being a prolific producer with several successful tracks, for CARV, collaboration serves as a cornerstone of his creative journey.

“Collaborations undoubtedly broaden one’s horizons through the exchange of ideas. Working with other artists blends workflows; each individual has their unique approach to generating ideas”, He reflects

"Besides the already planned or released collaborations with artists like Farrago, Novah, or Mad Dog, I would certainly wish for a collaboration with my idol, Angerfist”.

Reflecting on his journey, CARV acknowledges the challenges he’s encountered.

“I’ve learned that sleep is crucial for both mental and physical health. Pressure to follow up successful releases taught me the importance of mental well-being. Support from my inner circle and focusing on the present helped me overcome challenges and stay motivated”.

As CARV continues to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the electronic music scene, he hopes to inspire enjoyment and demonstrate the heartfelt nature of hard electronic music.

“Ultimately, I aim to demonstrate that hard electronic music can also be heartfelt”.

His legacy lies not just in his productions but in the inspiration he imparts to aspiring artists.

His music serves as a canvas, painted with raw emotion, unbridled energy, and an unwavering commitment to self-expression. With each track, CARV invites listeners on a visceral journey, where the boundaries of genre blur, and the intensity of sound becomes a conduit for catharsis and euphoria.

As CARV continues to carve his path through the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music, one thing remains abundantly clear: his journey is far from over. With each performance, each release, he pushes the boundaries of artistic expression, inspiring listeners to embrace the boundless possibilities of sound and immerse themselves in the transformative power of music. In the world of CARV, the mask may obscure his face, but his music speaks volumes—an unfiltered, unapologetic testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and individuality

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