# You come completly from old school house background,
is that right?
- More like electronic pop/italo disco/oldschool house/detroit
techno - kinda hybrid. This was the stuff I was listenin
as a kid, starting with electronic pop around '82, and
then working my way up from there. In the 80's I hated
rock, I couldn't stand guitars, real drums or anything
other than electronic instruments (later I've become more
bradminded with soul, jazz, funk, disco and even rock).
But it was always just a hobby. I didn't DJ, and I didn't
start making music before '88 when acid house came around,
and even then it was just fooling around with some synths
and samplers, not very serious...
# What are your influences? Acid,
disco, '80 .. many styles ..
- All things electronic. In the beginning it was a lot
of pop, like Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys etc mixed with
harder club sounds like Derrick May, and acid house. Then
there are a couple of exceptions, The Smiths and The Cure
who've made amazing music and it didn't matter that they
used guitars more than synths...
# What do you look for in a beat?
- It's impossible to define the recipe for a good groove.
You just know that it's there when you here it, whether
it's on a record, or it's something selfmade.
# Talk about your remix-bass-line
- I'm not sure I understand the question. On baselines
generally, however, they are the most important part of
any record - apart from hi-hats.
# Sampling, Synth, Sequencing ..
tell us your way to make super music
- It's all about hardware for me. I don't use softsynths
and I started to use a computer in the studio only 3 months
ago anyways... so before that I always used hardware sequencer,
and even now all the sounds come from various old and new
synths, samplers and drum machines and I mix everything
live on my 48 channel mixing console... because I started
making music in an era where it was all about knowing your
machines and getting the best out of them, I want to keep
like that as it seems to work for me. I don't want to waste
time on learing new ways to come up with the same result,
as it's only the end result that counts anyways.
# Quality and innovation... future
- I'm working on a new album for F comm, initially due
out in January 2005, but before that there's gonna be some
12"s and also some remixes I'm working on for other
people. Quite a bit of work actually.
# Club peoples tell us about underground
- I think in 2004 club culture will hit rock bottom, and
hopefully things will start improving already after the
summer. But the problems with music industry hit hardest
on the small independent 12" only labels, and the
decline of the quality of the music is alarming. Very interesting
# the best album in your vinyl collection
- Impossible to choose but let's say: Please - Pet Shop
# the best single in your vinyl collection
- Impossible to choose but let's say: Moments In Love -
The Art Of Noise
# What you say to new musicians, new electtronic artist?
- Be original. obviously you need to take influences and
follow trends, but only to a certain degree. the only way
to get noticed nowadays is to make records with high quality
production, original ideas and a personal sound. Don't
be afraid to sound Different.