Ready for take-off is over (We had a blast, how about you?), but we still owe you an interview with the headliner of the evening: Housemeister - Housi to his fans and Martin Böhm to the police officer who’d fine him for double parking (if Housi were to be double parked and if he has a car of course).
Hey Martin! For starters: Congratulations on your great album!
Thanks a lot, mate! Also watch out for the remixes of the album, coming out on my own label Allyoucanbeat. They’re from Boys Noize, Siriusmo, Alexander Kowalski and CLP to name a few. The limited part one vinyl is out now and the second one (and also the cd) will be released mid-October. I’m actually really happy about them. Until now nobody had ever remixed Housemeister tracks, I was quite weary of it, but now I have nine fuckin’ good ones! Don’t miss out on them!
Tiefschwarz say: “It doesn’t matter whether you use analog synths or software to produce tracks: What matters is the result.” How would you react to that? We know that you’re addicted to analog hardware.
Yeah, they’re right! What matters is the result. But still, I don’t like to work this way, because I like having fun in the studio. I just love the session, and I love my modified old and new machines (analog and digital) and programming step sequencers. The difference with external machines or synths is that you go into a shop and buy them. You get a user’s manual and you get the opportunity to really dominate the machine. The knobs are always in the same place and after a few years you know the machine inside-out and you perfectly know what each knob does. It’s also very interesting that every synth or drum machine has its own personality; like noises, mistakes, tightness and stuff. That adds the soul to the music, it becomes alive!
What music do you listen to at home?
There are quite a lot of things, but unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to listen to music at home. When I do have some spare time, I really love to listen to my old school stuff. You know, like 2 Live Crew, Beasty Boys, Stereo MC’s and De la Soul. I also like Jazz for the Jetset, Radio, David Bowie, The Doors, EBM, dub and funk soul records, synthesizer and industrial stuff, Kraftwerk, Die Ärzte, 80’s hits and old rave records, but also new stuff from the Streets, Mr.Oizo or Siriusmo. All the music I love I own on vinyl myself, also the full albums. That way it’s easier for me to find back the track I’m looking for. I actually don’t have a lot of respect for CDs and my MP3 player is mostly off. I admit it, I’m old school.
Did you know there’s an artist named Housemeisters who did a very cheesy remix on Kontor of the Bucketheads track “The bomb”?
Fuck this guy! What does he want from me?!
What will you be up to in the near future?
At the moment I’m busy doing remixes for Cassius, Zombie Nation, Jahcoozi, Alexander Kowalski and CLP. I’m also planning on making my new album with just a Playstation portable! On September 25 I’m already doing a live act with my PSP and a Kaozzpad.
What can the audience expect from your set in Landen September 19?
Maybe a burning dance floor? Yeah!
(Normally we're posting Housi's set on RFT-O as well, but we don't have any news about that yet)