Thursday, June 18, 2009
Techno Alta Q & A with MMMatthias...
Our beloved MMMatthias has taken the electro scene by storm in recent months. With last years Bloc Party remix 'Signs', to the more recent blog friendly Database remix 'Miami' its no wonder why. Today we had a chance to ask MMMatthias a few questions, here's how it went....
TA: Coming from Trier, what are you expectations as you travel to new places to play?
MMMatthias: ''At first I have to say that I really just started traveling and seeing new parts of
europe last year in summer...before that I had neither time nor money to do so.
Now I'm very thankful for being able to combine traveling and working/DJing...I
love to see new places and I'm a pretty nerdy tourist when it comes to sightseeing
TA: You used to produce/remix in the Hip-hop direction, what made you come to
electro? Is Hip-Hop dead?
MMMatthias: ''I think the way from hip-hop to electro is a logical step...
It's more a "back to the roots"-thing in my eyes...the sound of electro has a lot
more in common with traditional hip-hop than the hip-hop you hear/see nowadays
in the media. Hip-hop's not dead, it just has dementia. But I'm sure somebody will
find the antidote.''
TA: We heard your last few remixes, and we gotta say, that's where you've really
done some of your best work. How do you decide of what will be remixed, and what
is best left alone?
MMMatthias: ''It's the best work in my eyes too, since I still see my as a beginner in electro-production...think about my MGMT-remix which was just released a year ago and that was my first electro-remix ever! I'm very spontaneous
when I make my choice for a new remix...but the main points to choose a song
for remixing are simply recent hype of a band and my personal taste.''
TA: What's next for MMMatthias? Is there any chance of an album coming? What can we expect?
MMMatthias: ''There will be a 2-track MMMatthias EP called "question/answer"
and official remixes for "Killer on the dancfloor" from brazil and others released until fall. At the moment I'm working on a remix for the forthcoming aUtODisco Remix EP.''
TA: When will we see you in Berlin?
MMMatthias: ''Well, come and see me at Midsommar Festival on 3rd of july!
No more gigs in Berlin yet...
Maybe I'll play at next "Techno Alta"..?! :P''
TA: Thanks MMMatthias for taking the time for us. We are super excited to catch you
at the Berlin Midsommer Festival. And until then, have a good one.
You can grab the latest 'MMMatthias MMMix June 09' here or just copy n' paste:
1. DatA - Blood Theme
2. Overthrill - Rox
3. Zombie Nation - Mystery Meat Affair(Shadow Dancer Remix)
4. Hey Today - If I was Wonderman(Bobmo Remix)
5. Boys Noize - Jeffer
6. Burns - Turbo(Jokers of the Scene Remix)
7. The Faint - Machine in the Ghost (Djedjotronic Remix)
8. Birdy Nam Nam - The Parachute Ending (Vitalic Remix)
9. Moderat - Les Grandes Marches (MMMatthias Remix)
10.Fukkk Offf - Love me, Hate me, Kiss me, Kill me
''1-Take-Turntable-Mix...like everytime... ''
Be sure to check MMMatthias out at the Midsommer Festival Berlin on JULY 03 @ Rechenzentrum