To kick things off seems like we have to ask how you managed to craft such an intimate sounding record. Every vocal snippet on the EP seems to convey a message…
For “Insanity” I worked together with LIA. She has a very good taste in music, so I asked her to do some vocals for my track. We only had contact via mail as she doesn’t live in Berlin. It was a bit complicated but I really love her voice on my track. It makes it more special – like an insane journey.
For the “Closer” track I worked with Vonda7, DJ based in Berlin. She did some rough vocal phrases and I just chopped and looped it. Come closer. I think it’s quite catchy.
‘Insanity’ seems like such a fitting name with its syncopated, tribal drums is underpinned by a hypnotic bass and mysterious female voice. It’s pure sexual energy. What were your working methods to achieve this?
I worked quiet a while on this track. The sound is very rough and together with the voice it’s kind of mystical. It’s always the same procedure with my productions. I work on some layouts and while traveling I get more ideas. I worked very long on the background atmosphere and of course on the bass tone.
‘Lonely’ continues on in a more introspective manner. That feeling of being in club and closing your eyes in the crowd..
Yes, I wanted to create a slower but more intense track. At the moment I like “Lonely” the most. This dark atmosphere is perfect for club nights!
‘Closer’ is more on a house tip, opening things up a bit after Insanity’s claustrophobic feeling. Is the choice of syncopated rhythms prevalent throughout the record deliberate? And tell us a bit about Amine as the remixer?
Yes, the syncopated rhythms are the engine of this EP. I wanted to create a complete journey. From a1 to b2!I met Amine at a gig in Heidelberg. He’s pretty cool, so I just asked him if he could do a remix for me. It’s good to have him and his partner DANCE on board. They’re giving a totally different vibe to “Closer”… And it’s great to have a totally different remix. Otherwise it could be boring for the listeners.
I’m happy with this EP. I hope the people also like it!