L.D: You started your own record label, AMOTIK, and solely release your own music. What made you choose this avenue of distribution?
It mainly came out wanting to have control over the whole process (release dates/artwork/distribution etc). I had released music on other labels in the past (under different aliases), and didn’t always feel a connection with labels when you only know them via email. Release dates would change/get delayed, and that sometimes clashed with other releases, so it was hard to maintain a regular schedule, which became increasingly frustrating. Going the DIY route, seemed to be a nice way around this, and has definitely worked out well for me. I do, very occasionally, work with other labels now, but only if I have a close personal relationship with them.
L.D: You are a regular at Berlin’s notorious Berghain – can you give us an insight on what it is like to play at one of the most (in)famous club in the world?
To put it simply… For me, it’s just the best. The sound system/people/lights/DJ booth/staff are all on point. There’s not much else to describe it other than somewhere I strongly desire to play and party. There’s obviously a lot of hype about that club, but it’s not without a lot of substance. Whenever I have a Sunday afternoon free, I’ll try to get down there to the middle of the dance floor to get some inspiration. Especially if I have some studio time planned shortly after.