My brain is in the cupboard, above the kitchen sink. That’s how I feel in corona times. Sitting at home, not just one day to relax. No, the entire week, 24/7. What’s left? Nothing, everything is boring. Wait. A techno angel is knocking at your door. It has a gift…
Enjoy – directly from the machine heaven – the Januar edition of tante techno’s tea time. May the music be with you! And don’t even think about switching to the wrong side of the music…
It’s christmas time. And unfortunately the clubs are still closed. Santa Claus is peeking around the corner and making the annoying “ho ho” sounds. He brought special 2021 gift, the new corona virus mutation. So what? No more DJ sets? I’m not Santa Claus and I have a gift for everybody who is bored of “jingle bells” and “last christmas”.
Does not really fit the quiet time before Christmas, but what the heck: lights off, spotlight on… Dance until the billy shelf topples over and neighbor threatens with the police. Let’s play techno! Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
House only. Finally playing again after the shutdown. It was fun, even without the dance floor. Hopefully the clubs can open again soon! Thanks to the wonderful audience, thanks to the sorgenfrei team. Enjoy listening.
This is a weird story about two completely different characters: tante techno and uncle house. Both love music, but totally different genres. Lets start with uncle house. He lives in an emotional world. He reacts emotionally to events and can shift quickly from mood to mood. He has rich imaginations, tells entertaining stories, and he is drawn to romance and melodrama. He is always in the center of attention and likes all kinds of house music. He is easily putting his trust in others and he is seeking always for new opportunities and new relationships.
One day he got an irresistible offer: play a gig with tante techno. She was known for hard, electronic #music and for her impatience. Anyone who played a style of music she didn’t like was simply eaten. Any sensible guy would have said no (!) immediately, but our cute little guy again only saw the great party. It won’t be so bad, at the core tante techno is a nice thing too. His friends tried to persuade him, but it was no use, he wanted to play. And so the disaster took its course.
For me personally there are two directions within electronic music that I love to play: House and techno. But what has been bothering me more and more was this either-or.
So I started to experiment with some gigs and combined my two favoured genres, for the first time officially announced on 28.11.2019 at Café Holler. I called the event “Uncle House meets Tante Techno”. This was musically quite well received and so I tried the whole thing again at the Cafè Sorgenfrei a few weeks ago and it worked again.
At the same time the format got another name “Tante Techno eats Uncle House”. Sounds more dramatic and besides that I was able to combine it perfectly with my own drawing and a little animated story. The aunt techno eats up the poor uncle, just like the hard sound eats up the more pleasing house sounds in a way. Have fun with the first part of this set from the Cafè Sorgenfrei.
Lang lang ist es her. Beim durchstöbern meines Rechners habe ich noch eine alte Aufzeichnung eines Techno-Sets aus dem Café Holler gefunden. Letztes Jahr hatte ich einmal einen Durchhänger, so gegen Ende des Jahres. Zu der Zeit hatte ich irgendwie keine richtige Lust zum Auflegen. Aber 2020 hat auf jeden Fall schon mit einem ganz anderen Schwung begonnen.
Morgen lege ich wieder im Café Sorgenfrei auf, ich freue mich schon richtig. Vielleicht sehen wir uns morgen. Und als kleine Einstimmung dazu gibt es das eben erwähnte Techno-Set aus der Rumpelkiste. Viel Spaß beim anhören.
Long time ago. While browsing through my computer I found an old recording of a techno set from Café Holler. Last year I once had a sag at the end of the year. At that time I somehow didn’t really have the mood to DJ. But 2020 has definitely started with a completely different swing.
Tomorrow I’ll DJ at the Café Sorgenfrei again, I’m really looking forward to it. Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow. And as a little warm-up there’s the above mentioned techno set from the rumble box. Enjoy listening.
If nothing goes wrong, my first release will be out on 13.5.2019: Gasherbrum. To the day exactly 6 years after I started my DJ career again. With growing enthusiasm I have worked my way into music theory, harmony, mixing know-how, arrangements, etc..
But that’s not all, I still don’t have to have a blog for my music. I want more. I want to embed my music in stories and visualize them. That’s why I need this blog. The ideas have been haunting my head for a long time, but now the time has come to tell the stories. What kind of stories? Let yourself be surprised. Stay tuned.