Interviewed by GBS , April.24.2020
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Son of a former record producer in Norway, I grew up in music and literally on records. While getting so many influences from my dad, I fell in love with lots of genres and got my turntables & a mixer from my dad when I was 13 and became a turntalist, fusing hip-hop and breakbeats. Taking my dj gears wherever I go and was in every single party I could be to dj when I was a child, mixing, scracthing way past my bedtime.
Q: Favorite Club/Venue and why does it stand out from the rest?
-“Odonien” in Cologne/Germany: Played two times at this legendary and unique place, both times till 9am in the morning. Very good crowd and only thing there is the music, nothing else, very pure, love it.
-“Zorlu Psm” in Istanbul/Turkey: Was lucky enough to make three sold-out label nights of mine there last year and also played several gigs over the years. The production, the team, the sound, all aces. Not only me, this is what all the artists that have played there thinks. Only few venues in the wolrd has that reputation. Have two more comfirmed dates there after this Covid 19 madness, can’t wait.
- “Printworks” in London/England: Didn’t have the chance to play there yet, but in the bucket list. One of a kind venue.
Q: Analog or Digital? And why?
I’m a bit both with producing. I don’t like boundaries, that’s why I make lot collabs and try learn new ways of looking at things with other electronic music artists, jazz musicians, vocalists.So during this production process, whatever equipment gives me the sound that I’m searching for at the moment, that’s my gear of the day. I have both digital and analog gears in my studio.
Q: What was the driving force that got you into DJing/Producing and when?
My driving force was my dad I guess, both with djing and producing. Cause there was no internet, YouTube or anything back in the 90’s, and I was too young to go out to clubs and listen to big/real dj's, but thanks to my dad, I was swimming in a giant vinyl and CD collection, luckily hearing all the good stuff from lot of different genres. And there was turntable set up also, even a cassette player with a pitch control. So he was seeing me trying to make a collage of sounds with them. And my sister was very into piano, and my brother was into guitar, heavy metal and rock music at the time, so he bought me a turntable setup as well, and I found myself playing his disco vinyls B2B with him in the middle of the night, so definitely my driving force was him.
Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Would love to see through people in a second. For social, business and personal reasons.
Q: If you had to play 1 more track at your favorite club, what track would it be and why?
It changes a lot in time but for the last one year, I think it's "808 Dreamer" by Gauthier DM. Makes people think about their lives while I’m finishing my set with a sunrise. People never forget that, and me as well with those goosebumps.
Q: What’s your biggest fear while performing?
To get a call about “something bad happened to someone you love”
Q: 1 person you’d dream to have a coffee with?
My dad, he passed away 1,5 years ago all of a sudden in his sleep. There is so much I want to ask and tell him.
Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score from the past, what movie would you choose and why?
“Garden State” I think. Very nice movie with no original sountrack, just cool classic or popular songs. Would have been nice to create tailored work for it.
Q: Recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would fit a perfect rave
For Oslo, actually it can be the “Songvann”. An amazing lake surrounded by a big forest, very close to the city center as well. Perfect for an open air festival or a 24 hour rave, especially in the summer when the sun doesn’t go down.
Q: 3 Tracks that got you into electronic music
1.Daft Punk - Da Funk
2.Etienne De Crecy - Super Discount
3.Blaze - Lovelee Dae
Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year.
This year is already full of upcoming releases, and I’m very stoked about this spacial one coming out next Monday, April 20th. Another collab from me and my good friend Deniz Kabu called “In My Veins” from Somatic Records with two massive remixes. We've made another song with Deniz last year which made to Nr.1 on Beatport charts and stayed in Top 100 for 247 days. So can’t wait for this one to get out as well.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners don’t know.
I’m a quite tall guy, they get shocked when they see me, usually people think that I’m a professional athlete, not a music producer. And I’m very silly and joking all the time, but they think that I’m a very serious guy from my looks.
Q: Last but not least, do you have any questions for the viewers?
Wolfson: My question is, have you completed your inside journey? Do you know who you are and do you know the life that you want to live? Everything else, literally everything else is just a spice that you ad on this dish.
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Wolfson, Deniz Kabu - In My Veins [Somatic Records]