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Free your speech : Filewile

Posted in bern, dub, electro, filewile, radiohead, roisin murphy, swiss on March 7, 2008 by freeyourmind

Réveil difficile ce matin. Enfin, tout à l’heure. Mais que beaux souvenirs en tête… Aujourd’hui, c’est vendredi et je n’ai pas oublié que c’est le jour où j’interroge les gens, de préférence musiciens ou artistes, en essayant de les connaitre un petit peu mieux. Je ne ferais pas exception et te présente Filewile, collectif suisse d’electro. Ou plutôt, je les laisse se présenter à toi…

1 Could you introduce yourself in a few words?
We’re Dustbowl & Dejot from Filewile, coming from the land of Cheese, Chocolate and Alpinedub.

2 Where does your inspiration come from?
From everywhere….of course we listen to a lot of music, not only electronic music….a lot of old dub, funk, 80’s rap and rockmusic.

3 What can you say about the Switzerland electro scene and particularly about the Bern scene?
For a small city like Berne, the scene is quite big. A lot of labels and artists: Dimlite, Round Table Knights, Audioporno, Benfay, Deetron, Benfay, Pola, Everst Records, Mouthwatering Records, A Few Among Others, Inzec, Morris Audio, just to name a few…

4 Preferred clubs there?
Retischule Bern, Wasserwerk & Dampfzentrale

5 And what about record shops?
Hmmm, it’s getting horrible now….the best one, Delan Records is shutting down end of the month. So there are only 2 or 3 left: Beam Recordstore is a good one and Layup the other. We have a really good 2nd hand store called Oldies Shop, which is really amazing.

6 Any project at the moment?
We are working on the new album for Filewile, release date is maybe…. September. And of course promoting our own labels Mouthwatering Records & Wankdorf Recordings. On Mouthwatering we’re just releasing the new 12″ from The Tape vs. RQM with Remixes by Chris de Luca & Kalabrese, and of course a Version from us. On Wankdorf, we are right now starting a 7″ series wich goes more into direction Indie Pop.

7 How do you work (machines, creation process…)?
Ableton Live, A lot of old Analog Machines…Roland SH 101, etc….and of course the Roland Space Echo wich is always in use. We also record guitars, drums, etc, live….

8 What do you think about the French electro scene?
Big right now! of course Ed Banger is everywhere….Busy P is doing a great Job, i (Dustbowl) especially like DJ Mehdi, Chromeo is great also. It’s not a new idea, but the production is so fresh, really diggin the production. But sometimes we have the feeling everybody tries to sound like this now, a little boring we think….

9 Who do you like to work with?
Radiohead and Roisin Murphy

10 What is your track/album/artist of the year 2007?
Radiohead

11 To end this interview, could you tell us a joke…
Haha, translate a joke from swissgerman to english, it’s difficult….try it with a short one, which i loved when i was a kid:
A Carcass goes into a Bar and do an order: Can i have a Beer and a Cleaning Rag?

Filewile – City Fitness

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Free Your Speech # 2 : Robot Koch

Posted in berlin, dancehall, dub, electro, grind, jahcoozi, robot koch, techno on January 18, 2008 by freeyourmind

Comme j’ai pu le constater sur place (il y a 2 semaines!), la scène berlinoise est une scène très dynamique. Il y a une foultitude d’artistes locaux et c’est vraiment difficile de s’arrêter sur un seul d’entres eux. Pourtant, Robot Koch sort selon moi du lot… Interview.

1 Could you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Robot Koch. I produce music. My band is called Jahcoozi. I have a lot of other projects cooking too… If I’m not on tour with Jahcoozi or Djing somewhere in the world I try to still find time to produce and remix other people and write music for film scores.

2 Where does your inspiration come from?
From music mainly. I hear something that sparks my imagination and makes me wanna do it my way.

3 What can you say about the German electro scene and particularly about the Berlin scene?
It’s a really vivid scene with lots of subscenes….It’s not just techno, like a lot of people think. There’s a whole new scene of people mashing up grime, dub, dancehall, techno, electro and what not and its really interesting…I’m glad to be here and nowhere else.

4 Preferred records shops there?
Hardwax is a classic. Round the corner from me.

5 Any project at the moment?
Tons… Started to work on the 3rd Jahcoozi album, still touring a lot. I’m making some really hot tunes now with Cerebral Vortex, Addiquit and Nomi to name a few… Plus there will be a new EP from the tape vs RQM out in a bit… Also watch out for my new mixtape…

6 How do you work (machines, creation process…)?
My main tool is Ableton Live but i have a lot of external gear too… Some Korg synths, some old bullshit Casio keyboards… Lots of plugins too….

7 What do you think about the French electro scene?
Heat! Tons of inspiring stuff coming from France. I feel a lot of that stuff…. Mr. Oizo is one of my long time heroes.

8 Who do you like to work with?
There’s many artists I’d like to work with… Vocalists…like Sia, mad villain bands like Radiohead or even Slayer. And Mr. Oizo:)

9 What is your track of the year 2007?
There were a lot of good tracks last year, bit if it has to be one:

Santogold – Creator

10 Are you more a “Saumagen” (plat local à base de saucisses – plat préféré d’Helmut Kohl !) or a “Currywurst” (plat à base de Curry) person?!!
More a currywurst person, but I don’t eat so much meat, so I guess I’m more a vegetarian curry type person.

11 To end this interview, could you tell us a joke…
I’m really bad at this 🙂

Robot Koch sera en concert le 16 février prochain à l’Affranchi à Marseille. Pas de date prévue sur Paris pour l’instant.

Vielen Danken Robot Koch!!

Amanda Blank – Get It Now (Robot Koch rmx)
Jahcoozi – Double barrel (Siriusmo rmx)