I wanted to book artists that I felt a real musical connection with that would fit in with what we are doing and had a few people that I was interested in booking, but Kassem Mosse was always our number one choice”
Well, as I said above, I must admit that I am quite ignorant about the current substreams. I was however strongly influenced by UK labels and artists in the 1990s: Warp, obviously, and even more so Rephlex and Skam, Two Lone Swordsmen in their Flightpath Estate period, to mention just a few examples. The UK sounds I liked had different roots obviously, everything was more bassy, more breaks oriented and plainly more weird and strange than what I heard in Germany at the time. I soaked all this up even before I really got into Detroit sounds. So I guess the influence is perhaps not a conscious one, but it’s there no less. Also in this sense of openness, often parties over here will still be very seriously conservative musical affairs, a single style and groove. But I want changes, I want breaks, I want to be able to play Prince alongside a techno record and I want people to enjoy that.
In the 90s I took some interest in it, went to a couple of parties, locally and also when I was in London, but I would not have considered myself a junglist. I really liked the energy of it, though.
This year in Hamburg I played a whole night together with my friend Annette (who releases, a bit too sporadically I think, as nike.bordom) and that was a great experience and audience. People really got into the flow and were open for going different ways. That’s how an ideal night should be like.