Interviewed by GBS , July.22.2021
Q: What was the driving force that got you into Music Production and when?
I am playing the guitar since I was six years old, so music was always a central pointin my life. When I was 13 I bought my first small mixing desk and experimentedwith mixing different signals together, from my electric guitar, MCs, Vinyls etc. Ireally enjoyed making small compostions and got interested in sound in general.Later, when I discovered the possibilities of making music with a computer it trulyblew my mind, and I started to learn how to do it. Matthew Herbert was my biggestinspiration in terms of music production by that time, and had a profound impacton my understanding of sound.
Q: Analog or Digital? And why?
I really couldn't care less, what's important is the actual sound, not how it iscreated. I heard some great sounding digital gear and some terrible soundinganalog gear.When it comes to making music, the more important qurestion is: Is myidea strong or weak?
Q: What's your favorite venue and why does it stand out from the rest?
I love playing open air and especially on the beach. I don't really have one favouritevenue, but in in this regard, Fusion and Garbicz Festival aswell as Papaya Playa inTulum are amazing places to play music. For example on the beach: the sea, the sunor moon already create a lot of strong energy. If you then amplify it with the righttunes, things can really go booooooooom.
Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I'd like to fly. I already feel like it when I play music, so I wonder how it is when youare also physically doing it.
Q: If you had to play 1 more track at your favorite club, what track would it be and why?
I usually end my set with this one special track. This track is always differentthough, depending on time, venuew etc. It also depends if there's another DJplaying after me or if I close the night. As a closing track, I love Marvin Gaye's “Iwant you” (John Morales Extended Mix). It's a great way to send of people into themorning, with some soulful and loving vibes. Q: 1 person you'd dream to have a coffee with?
Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score from the past, what movie would you choose and why?
“The Holy Mountain” by Alexandre Jodorowsky. It's one of my favoutite moviesand truly a masterpiece. Jodorowsky created his very own visual universe in thismovie, it would be interesting to create a sonic interpretaton of it.
Q: Recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would fit a perfect rave?
At the moment I spend a lot of time in Turkey. There is a lot of amazing beaches inthe south, with crystal clear water, beautiful beaches with wild forrest around it.Perfect for raves!
Q: What are 3 tracks that got you into electronic music?
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
Plastikman - Helicopter
Herbert & Dani Siciliano – Going Round
Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year.
On 09.07 is the release of my new compilation “Mind at Large”, featuring 15 brandnew tracks by artists and friends like Acid Pauli, Geju, Xique-Xique, The Oddness,Kermesse, Landikhan and Dandara just to name a few. The compilation isstructured like a DJ set of mine, including different tempos, moods and styles. I'malso working on a new project with Gus Cropanise from Buenos Aires, which iselectronic music mixed with vocals, guitars etc. and more song based.Besides that, we are finally re-activating the event side of our label The MagicMovement, after the Covid related break. We are planning events in New York, LosAngeles and San Miguel de Allende/Mexico in the second half of October. Staytuned!
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners don't know.
I used to be based in Berlin for 15years, but atm i'm spending a lot of time in Istanbul. Most people there think I am crazy, since a lot of them actually want to move to Berlin. I guess i'm not really according to the common trend here.