20 posts tagged Electronic
Hamburg-based DJ, musician, and remixer DJ Koze has been a force on the electronic music scene for some time, and has built a legion of fans with his skills at live shows. His latest album is Amygdala, which you can stream the album in full via the Groovebug iPad app. Fans of Caribou, Matthew Dear and Ricardo Villalobos should all check out the album.
Q: Introduce your sound in five words:
A: Warm, organic, detailed , colourfull, genius.
Q: What can fans expect from DJ Koze in 2013?
A: I just released my album Amygdala and will play a lot DJ gigs around the world in 2013. This is all i can offer in the moment.
Q: Which places or people inspired the songs on the Amygdala album?
A: Most of the Album was composed in a small village in the north of Spain. Isolated from urban influences, walking with the drafts of my songs over the mountains was inspiring me more than anything else from the modern world.
Q: What is the most fun you’ve ever had writing a song? Either actually writing it or the situation that inspired it?
A: I can’t remember, my brain gets old. Fun writing a song? I’d actually say that is always both pain & pleasure for me.
Q: Who has encouraged you the most to pursue a career in music?
A: Well… the music career chose me I’d say.
Q: What advice could you give a new musician wanting to pursue a music career?
A: Try to be unique and keep on doing your own thing: the muse never visits an empty studio.
Q: What impact has touring had on your career?
A: A big one, because I was able to travel through different countries all over the world, meeting nice people and see so many other cultures. These kinds of experiences are always enriching me, which as a result directly influences my music. The borders really are disappearing.
Q: Which do you enjoy most - performing live or recording in the studio?
A: I like both, but suffer from both in the moment. I’m stuck in one and wish i could do the other.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: To let go. That’s a difficult one though.
Q: Which historical musical moment do you wish you were present for?
A: Gorillaz performing the song ” Hong Kong” live in Manchester. Or, a Beatles concert.