James Huxley, London - United Kingdom - on 31/7/12
With the release of Souvenir's latest compilation, In The City #2 we speak to some of the new wave of label artist, who tell us a little about their home city/ we also have an exclusive remix of Sierra Sam's compilation track Feel It to download. Get Souvenir - On The City #2 here
Tiefschwarz's Souvenir label has remained at the pincale of the Berlin Tech House scene, releasing upfront slick productions from a mix of fresh talent and established artists. Their latest release In The City showcases some of the labels fresh talent, from across Europe. We speak to some of the producers to tell us a little bit about thier home city.
SIERRA SAM : Berlin
I moved to Berlin in april 2007 , it took me some time to find my marks here , make new friends ... now i feel totally comfortable here and i really like the fact that the city is so big but feels like a big village . We have a lot of parks , and everybody is outside as soon as there is some sun ( which sometimes happens ) . I also enjoy the melting pot of people , the great exhibitions and of course the club scene. It is also very easy to meet new people and to make connections , on top of that nothing is really expensive here so it is possible to live comfortably without making tons of money.
EMANUEL SATIE: Frankfurt
My favorite part of Frankfurt is the "Bahnhofsviertel", which is the area around the main station. It's probably not the most beautiful but certainly the most interesting part of town. It's a clash of cultures and classes: bankers and financiers meet hookers, junkies and pimps, which makes up for a great atmosphere. The best thing though are definetely the many excellent food places!
In my city Frankfurt i love the contrast between the international site with its skyline, and the old part of the town, where you can sit and have an "appelwine" with your friends. Best place to be in Frankfurt is Freebase Records. Best place next to Frankfurt is the Robert Johnson Club in Offenbach.
I live in Düsseldorf. it is a very nice city near to the Netherlands. You can have, on the one hand, a bit nature and on the other hand real city life. We have nice shops (the most famous Königsallee of course), nice food places and bars. The nightlife is a bit strange in the moment, I miss the real clubscene, everything is still the same in clubs, but i think it needs a while and then Düsseldorf will rock again like in the early 90s. So come on and visit my hometown - you will love it - haha.
Our soccer team Fortuna jumps to the "1.liga" - now we will have a lot of good parties in town.
CJ JEFF: Athens
My hometown is Athens, it is a city full of contrasts. I live in a neighbourhood near the Acropolis. Because of my work, i travel a lot, but here is the only place i really feel like home. The area is called Thisseio, which has an interesting ancient history, nice energy and pleasant atmosphere. It is an excellent place to recharge my batteries and relax every time i am in Athens. I find people and the vibes you get from them very important, and that is exactly what makes my city special to me...
Thodoris Triantafillou: Athens
In the city i live what i love the most is the hills. From their top peaks you can see the city lights at night and or a wonderful sunset! Sometimes after a gig/event in the sunrise i visit one of them to relax and gather some of the energy of the Athenian people while sleeping for inspiration...that's a secret actually!
Kasbah Zoo: Padua
We live in Padua, one of the biggest and most ancient universitary town in Italy, just near Venice. The city is populated by thousands of students from all parts of Italy and beyond, so the city is full of youth excitement and the usual meeting is Wednesday, when you can find people walking around the medieval heart of the city center, drinking, speaking and having fun all together in our amazing squares. The most important of the squares is called "Prato Della Valle", one of the biggest squares in Europe. Padua is a beautiful city to live, also for the good food you can eat in the typical restaurants and the great local wines that you can drink everywhere, in addition to the millenary history of the city. Our advice for those who had a transition is to stop and visit the city, will not be disappointed.
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