- first can
you introduce yourself... something like short biography...
born 73 in essen, ruhrgebiet. i started music in bands, guitar / bass than i
moved (after cologne) to berlin and started to work only in with and for music.
to live on it - i am active in different kind of biz structures: making music,
gutiar player, booking, promotion, label, consultant. i have too much to do but
i am kind of liberated from major biz structures and i can overlive. my main
projects are: meteosound label + dj/sound, bus on scape
- when and why did u start your label meteosound
in spring 2000 - first release (submission replay - the dub remixes) was out oct
2000 - so i do a 3 years anniversary 12" in october!
- what does meteosound means
meteo is the weather but whatever - it's a nice word. i like it.
- meteosound is evidently concentrated in presenting dub music. why dub music
today, and what's new in it
i am just an addict and i can not help. dub is a word and it depends how u use
it: production method, musical style, reggae music, dubbing the techno track. i
like this art of production and i like this word that means 10 things ad
nothing. dub whatever is for me a freestyle fusion between european club music,
jamaican reggae, and the relationship between vocal and instrumental - fade in
and fade out.
- you are also making music. what is the sound that you are concentrated on
bus is a dubby hiphop project releasing on scape an album in fall. i also do
remixes and tracks alone between all styles. their can be a 4 to the floor
- what are music influences that can be recognized in your music… or maybe
those that cant be recognized. also can u name some non musical or ideological
influences that your music is in correlation with
puh - i had maybe 3-4 basic influences. the punk area i don't need to mention.
but captain beefheart showed me that the heart is the most important thing and
that we are quite free in music (not like adorno said :-) - than this whole
reggae world showed me again how sweetness and pop can combine sadness, struggle
and holding up ideas.i really love reggae music sugar minott, king jammy,
scientists, barrington levy, flabba hold and this stuff. this music is just
proud and out of some rules. than at least in berlin i acknowledge this dub
techno scene between rhythm and sound, pole, thomas fehlmann, monolake. this is
the today possible sound. in the moment my man is jaydee and slumvillage from
detroit, hiphop style with a new taste. i just made a show with dabrye this was
- do you have some particular label that is example in running yours and that
have made influence in your label principles
maybe more like: i respect this and that but i want to work different. i dislike
for my own style the techno biz with all this side projects labels and names-
i will never found a new side label because i have now 10 bpm less, if you know
what i mean. i love reggae biz with this countless releases, fast spots and this
stuff. but i also like labels that deal different and have concepts that lead us
into new music like scape with jan jelinek, is a good example. but i can choose
more from the heart than under the concept. but i also do not really live on my
label. so be aware of my answers ---
- can you explain the process of dub revival that is happening last years on
the scene manifested thru fusioning of dub with new styles of contemporary
electronic music whether techno, house, ambient… is there any deeper scene
reason in that
too many answers. in berlin these scenes are not really connected. but i am
someone who jumps around and so i know a lot here- i think a lot of people do
music in berlin because it has just this structure now and state. a new capitol
after london in europe. that is important and stands for dub or indie or techno.
- berlin scene is most developed scene in contemporary electronic music and i
can freely say its center of the scene. what's going on at berlin scene today
and what are reasons of that process according to you
same as above - i can go ahead and mix the scenes... ha.
- what is most interesting thing that is happening on the scene today
according to you. some process, artist, style...
i go into this fusion of electronic with more soulful music like i do myself
with bus on scape. and i also like the party idea. i like to mix it up. on a
good techno party i can sit on the second floor and spin some jamaican 7",
deadbeat and jaydee - and people like it - that's good. i like the biz
developments and that the world looks into berlin,
that helps a lot.