You come from the Mannheim Area, there is a charasterictic “Mannheim Sound” that blew up big a few years back, how could you define it and do you feel being a part of that scene?
Yeah always good times, group of friends with same thinking and music taste. The oslo gang is doing the music for passion, not for the fame. Still “underground”. These day is all about promotion and branding and its going really fast, it`s good to have that base!
Ali and Basti fell in love with the track “Sent The Money Back” when you played it live, could you tell us a bit about the way you play a live set, what equipment you use and how you prepare a track to fit in your shows.
Yeah I split of the track in parts: kick, snare, hihat, bass, sound1.. and so on. I change, or rearrange parts, use the vocals with a different beat.. It`s a open system. Sometimes I play tracks with complete arrange when there was no time to split of and jam along with my machines.
When I read the title “Give The Money Back” for the first time, I was wondering if there’s any story behind. So maybe you can tell us what you wanted to say with it.
No big story behind, I just reversed the vocals and the result is sounding like “sent the money back”. If u know backspin the vinyl you can hear the original famous song.
You are traveling the world permanently with your music, can you tell us a special story about one of those trips?
Oh lot`s of stories. The most u already heard and the best you can`t
tell for some reason.
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