AKA AKA

What is your name?

Hannes & Holger.

Where are you currently based?

Berlin.

You have a new techno remix for Deborah de Luca that’s out now?

https://www.beatport.com/track/megre-aka-aka-remix/9274473

How did this collaboration come about?

We met Deborah quite often via the last festival season and as we love to do different styles in Techno, a remix qas just logical.

How did you learn to remix?

We both learned most skills autodidactically but also had good friends who tutored us in the beginnings. The first remix success was maybe when Holger won a remix contest by Carl Cox.

Remixed EP /w Thalstroem out now on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/remixed/id1212649049

How is this EP going on iTunes? 

Really great, we received tons of feedback to the DJ promo and it made it into the top3 of the genre sales on iTunes.

Where did you remix it?

The remixes are made by Technasia, Tube&Berger, Dan Caster and many more, so they’re not made in just one studio 😉

Please tell us how and why you started your new label Sacrebleu https://www.facebook.com/sacrebleuberlin/ ?

We started Sacrebleu early this year to have a new platform for our music and tracks which we find release worthy. For us it was important to define our diverse style in electronic music with this label.

Any releases on the way?

Yes, next release is by the virtuos Alec Troniq: “Esqape” and will be released on the 2nd of October.

We love this set at a secret show at Bordel des Arts / Else Berlin https://soundcloud.com/aka-aka/bordel-des-arts-at-else-berlin

How do you prepare for you live shows?

Normally we dig deep into our crates and look for new stuff via numerous dj pools but we also buy a lot of music every month. Then we try to do preselections for each show but in the end a lot happens on stage as you can’t predict the audience and athmosphere. We like to adjust to the people and vibe, we don’t just do our thing without reacting to the people.

What equipment do you use?

When deejaying we switched from Traktor Scratch to the Pioneer CDJ2000NXS2 last year when they were released as they now have everything we need for our sets; jumping forwards in the tracks for example which is an essential function when making live edits etc. When we play with Thalstroem, we add Ableton into the mix, controlled by a Wind Instrument which uses MIDI and of course his trumpet.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

So many artists are in our watchlist, it would be unfair to name just a few.

When and where are you playing next?

After the crazy festival season we now play numerous club shows in Germany and then head over to Amsterdam for ADE where we will play alongside Format:B and Oliver Schories at Chin Chin Club.

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