Kategorie: Studien, Wissen, Thesen und Texte zur House / Techno Musik und Clubkultur Tags: interview, jan kühn politik
Deutsche Welle Culture interviewed me (Fresh Meat) about electronic music in Berlin. Read it here. Excerpt:
“You’re a DJ yourself. In your opinion, what makes a DJ good?
A good DJ has a unique musical taste. He has what you could call a “conviction.” Calling it ethics would be going too far, but I mean a preference that makes sense and that he can present outwardly. It could be a musical genre, it could be the way he spins, it could be a number of things. But it has to be connected to a particular artistic idea. That’s what separates techno and house DJs from those you find in the disco. It’s not about playing what the people want to hear at the moment, but I think that DJs have a certain mandate to share interesting music even if it’s not yet well known.”