Lover, traveller, dad, different, brooding, deep, not really what you call a social butterfly (sorry!) although I don't mind going out, casual surfer, likes Vodka on ice, secret fan of some classical music, also some folk (Brett Dennen!).
H.O.U.S.E. I reckon house music as social movement is still underrated, in a way. When it happens, its perception of time & space seems just so disconnected to rock n roll and show biz. Most top 40 radio singles bore me to bits.. I'm not into listening to a live band and than leaving the venue minutes later either.
Grown up in Bonn, Germany, as teenager I discovered second hand record shops, and I started playing around with music made from electricity on an Atari ST computer. Attracted by the Ultraschall club of summer of 94 I moved to Munich to study Philosophy and Media Law, and eventually bought turntables and got into bar DJ-ing, which was rad fun.
However, towards the end of Ninties I was pretty much "done" with the techno/house music scene I knew in Germany. It all seemed a bit jaded to me. I started surfing, and listening to world music and 'nu jazz'. In 2000 I backpacked around the world with my girl friend, breaking new soils. We moved to Australia, and (after a stint back in Munich) later on to New Zealand where we still live today, with our now 7 years old daughter.
Since a few years I follow house music again passionately, re-inspired by minimal in the Villalobos sense, and also the Innervisions and Moon Harbour labels. I engage in the local scene, and play out my little perspective on house every now and then, here or there, which carries me for a few weeks.
Once I got so scared by the love in the air during a dj set for a packed and hyped up audience at Sandwiches (Wellington) that I had to literally hide under the dj table multiple times (to collect myself). No one seemed to take big notice though. And when I made it through this shaky phase the gig turned into a blinder. Friends later told me I mixed tracks in key, which I usually don’t. I just recall I threw in some of my most emotional deep house in the early morning, like Jori Hulkonnen’s “Let Me Love You” - and everyone loved it!