Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Hey guys, I am based in Krefeld/Germany, it’s a city near Düsseldorf. I was born there and lived my hole life in that city. Our club scene reached much more attention in the early 90’s, but I also had the possibility to get in touch with our well known club Königsburg with the “Katakomben Club” downstairs. That club was the place to be and I had my first contact to techno music there.
Today this club doesn’t exist anymore, but I’ve heard about a pretty cool event named my:zik which I came around for once a month . Artists like Ame, Cinthie, Julien Bracht, Gerd Janson, Chymera, Prosumer just to mention a few have played there. But at least it was especially the Audio Fc Party with Chris Liebing in a club called Meilenstein which gave me an Inspiration to visit more techno events like Loveparade, Pollerwiesen, Tribehouse Partys and Cocoon Events.
How and when did you first start playing Techno?
Already in the age of 6 I started playing drums and my parents gave me the chance to take lessons with a teacher. But especially listening to my fathers discs was a bright influence in what I listen and work on today. A good friend by my uncle who was a well known dj and producer of acid in the 90’s than gave me first steps in djing and the electronic music scene. He showed me how to play and as the most important criteria he brought me to music which inspires almost decades until today.
His feeling for music and the inspiration for spreading vibes to other people by playing timeless music invaded me to find a club where I can do the same.
So Dj Plank a father of Acid music had an huge effect on what I do on my own today. PS: thanks for showing me to Labels like Plus8, Planet E, Cocoon and so on.
On some point it got out of control when my uncle gave me the opportunity to play some gigs on events he was already in contact and also the support to buy my first Dj stuff.
What influenced the sound and production for The Plot?
I had more contact to feeling older tracks because most of the time I’ve heard the older stuff by my father or older friends. It don’t mean that newer once are not that mine but older tracks are like a symphony for me. 😉 A production by Plastikman or Derrick May create a different warm feeling. I tried to combine old and new styles in my EP. For example the acid 303 sound in my Track stixo or the synthy waves in Animo. Everything is coming around again, like in the fashion scene. That’s why I love that music so much. My Manager Andreas Schneider already teached me a lot about music, ambients of it and let me know about the Label The Plot and there fresh published productions. That Label has a unique and fine sense for artists. So we came in contact with Lars from The Plot Music.
Who are you listening at the moment?
I love the old synthy sounds but as you can see these sounds are straight on its way back. At the moment I love listening to Maceo Plex aka. Maetrik, Anna, Dubfire and Fabio Florido. I think I don’t have to mention that I am also a huge Fan of Collabs 3000, Efdenim, Moritz von Oswald or Richie… because when it’s about them I always find some time for listening.
What or who influences your sound and music?
It was Laurent Garnier who captured my sense for music, djing and production. His productions are incomparable. In my opinion he knows how to produce techno anthems back in the days and now and also I saw him around 10 times celebrating his dj-sets. He was the artist who affect all my senses.
But there are so much reasons to see some new artists! I love to go out and having some drinks while listen to artists and their sets. Especially in a club called Gewölbe in Cologne where the soundsystem is outstanding. Besides that I am making my apprenticeship in a company which organises their own festival “Luft & Liebe” twice a year. So I have the chance to play and get involved much more with artists and sound.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love to meet my friends and have a dinner, lunch or a just a talk with them. During the week I love to walk through the forrest and the gym. At the Weekend I meet with my friends and listen to some fresh techno. Also when I drive with my bike to work in the summer days. I played Tennis and field hockey in my childhood and today I try to find some time to stay in practice. At least I find my new favor destination Mykonos to have a break. This summer I will recover my batteries there for some days again.
What do you have planned for 2019
Focusing more on producing and listen much more to techno music is not everything at all.
I think I will try to live more healthy and find more time to do workouts next to the music stuff.
But most important is to play more gigs in front of different audiences. And for sure finding to my own sound and sense for electronic music.
Favorite food and place to hangout?
I am living right next to a forrest and I love to have a walk through it.
When it’s about cafés in my city, I definetly hangout most my time at my best friend´s bar/restaurant called Café Kosmopolit. It’s a pretty cool one with great food and a special ambience.
One of may favorite clubs is ”Die Nacht” in Mönchengladbach where I am celebrating the release-party of my first EP together with Drumcomplex, Plank and David Rosales.