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Markus Mehta - Decisive Podcast Series Munich Exclusive #8
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March 04, 2015 06:39 AM PST
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Full Interview of Markus Mehta:

01. Born and raised?

I was born and raised in Munich, by my loving parents - a German mother and an Indian father. 

02. When did you start djing?

Pretty young. I started getting into djing when I was about 14 years old.

03. Why is music so culturally important to you?

Music is my passion and guide. It allows me to express myself, have exciting adventures, travel and meet extraordinary people. 

04. What artist is an inspiration to you?

Derrick May has been an inspiration to me in many different ways, not only musically. Not all of them are suitable for minors. Haha!

05. Your music style?

Cutting edge electronic music that comes from the heart.

06. Favorite label?

I am always on the hunt for new and exciting music and do not have one favorite label.

07. Favorite club you have played at?

Berghain in Berlin. 

08. Are you producing or have any planned releases?

Yes, I have a lot of new solo material, as well as music I've produced together with Alec Chizhik, ready for release this year. Please check my website and Facebook page for more info soon.

09. What is your primary source to play music (vinyl, digital, USB, CD)?

I am using Traktor with two turntables, time code vinyl, a Native Instruments X1 controller and some effects.

10. What can we expect to hear in your dj set?

I've recorded this mix at a gig in Helsinki last January. It captures the early morning vibe. The club was a pitch-black, mid-sized room with a bumping sound system and the crowd was going for it. I got to play lots of tracks I don't always get to play out. It was great fun morphing sounds from deep to energetic to hedonistic and back. 

11. Tracklist?

01. Markus Homm “Big Sweet” Bondage
02. Alessio Mereu “Three In One” Amam
03. Genius Of Time “Juno Jam” Running Back
04. Tantsui “Rainyman” No Passport
05. Andre Butano & Demian Muller “Cap Ducal” Cadenza Lab
06. Mono Negro “3rd Strike - Rootz Remix” Be An Ape
07. Tobsin Graale “A New Level - Christian Burkhardt Remix” Tanzbar
08. Frank Lorber & Christian Burkhardt “Solar” Saved
09. Timid Boy “The Bubble Track” Tenampa
10. Alessan Main “Research - Henning Richter Remix” Sujet
11. Dakpa “3.2” Serial Number 849
12. DJ Boris “Give Yourself - Danny Serrano Remix” Nirvana

12. Upcoming dates?

My next upcoming gig in Munich is on Thursday, March 12 at Rote Sonne for the Electronic Soul party. I am looking forward to a casually wild night at this great venue - sharing music and special moments with friends on the dancefloor and behind the decks.

14. What can Munich club & event providers do better for dance music as a culture in the region?

I think Munich has a very healthy scene and I enjoy myself going out clubbing here. Many great domestic as well as international artists are playing in town every weekend. On the down side it is maybe a bit to serious and political at times. 

Afrikan Sciences Decisive Podcast#7 Black History Month Edition
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February 03, 2015 03:10 PM PST
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Hello Music Enthusiast World Wide, Its February 4th 2015, This is The Decisive Podcast#7 Black History Month Edition. I am your host Roberto Q. Ingram. Welcome to the Decisive Podcast Black History Month Special#7 featuring music by a young African american by the name of Afrikan Sciences (aka Eric Porter). Thanks for listen and I hope you enjoy the program. Below you will find interview question about our guest artist/musician.

Full Interview with Afrikan Sciences.

01. Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Brooklyn but moved away at a young age. I moved around the country a bit. I lived in Oakland for 10 years but the thing is I have lived in a lot of places in my life maybe too many to list. I spent part of my childhood in the south, back and forth between there and New York. I've lived in New Jersey,Alabama, back to New York,Georgia ,Florida ,California , now back to New York . Kind of gypsy like.

02. Have you had strong musical influences in your upbringing?
Yes my father was a music enthusiast so was my mother. Also at a young age I was exposed to DJ culture. My mother even dated a dj at one point and I remember being fascinated by the lights on all of the equipment. It reminded me of a spaceship.

03. Can you recall any particular moment that made you feel you wanted to be a musician/artist?
Yes getting my hands on a few keyboards at a young age, I knew that I wanted to live out the music and become a part of its creation.

04. Were there more than just musicians surrounding you when you grew up?
Of course ,my mother was a painter, there were scholars, carpenters, activists, Authors, art galleries, church people, And you know just regular every day people.

05. What is the Bronx like for electronic music?
What can you say about the Bronx to birthplace for hip-hop. So in terms of that you know that ,there's always that legacy but as far as electronic music, I don't know if it's necessarily what is known for but you know it's good to be close to something ,a place that you know ,Birthed a music and culture that I hold so dear.

06. Do you consider yourself more of a musician/artist first or Dj?
First and foremost consider myself an artist who DJs but the reality is DJ Ing was my first passion for how I gained my knowledge of music so the two are going hand-in-hand.

07. Why make the move from Oakland to the Bronx?
I think every few years it's good to switch things up reinvent yourself or moles that way you don't become too complacent with your surroundings.

08. Your repertoire of music includes Polyrhythms, Afro-futurism, experimental. Can you tell why this is so important to you?
The term Afro  futurism is a point of contention for myself. I don't necessarily  subscribe to it but in essence, it is the concept behind what sciences i'm referring to when I say Afrikan sciences. Let's see what these traditional rhythm sound like coming through this technology so that's the connection and experimentation that's just natural, you have to explore in order to take yourself where you haven't been before.

09. Can you tell us 4 of your most important studio tools?
Sure, first is ableton Live, second my upright bass, third my moog and last but not least my feeling.

10. I got hip to your music for a little more than year now thanks to AYBEE from Deepblak recordings(wicked artist as well) and you two make a great live pair. How did this develop?
Me and Aybee are kindred spirits men that's Oakland all day baby. That's my brother in arms, fellow astral traveler. I was like a hitchhiker and the Deepblak picked me up along the way.

11. What are your plans musically for 2015?
I plan on doing some touring in the upcoming months. More music is being recorded as well. I've got a few projects that I look forward to seeing being released. Other than that you know, just trying to continue forward movements.

Thank you for the interview Afrikan Sciences

Tracklist for Decisive podcast #7 special, THE DREAMERS DISCO UNDERSTANDING.
Malena Perez - The Dreamer
Theo Parrish - Be in Yo Self
The Maghreban - MT707
Succulent Sounds - Trueflower
Jay Daniel - Brainz
Tettory Bad ft Shea Soul - Its Ur time
T.P. Orchestre - Hwe Tuwe Hun
Beat Spacek - Tonite
Heidi Vogel - Turn Up The Quiet (IG Culture remix)
Nubian Mindz - Good Vibez
Afrikan Sciences - Understand Build Destroy To Make Born
HDADD - SailorAlex
Attias ft Colonel Red - Finding Who We Are

Christian Prommer Decisive Podcast Munich Series #6
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January 28, 2015 10:47 AM PST
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Hello music lovers, its january 28th 2015 I am Roberto Q. Ingram your host, welcome to Decisive Podcast Series#6 Featuring father and Musician Mr. Christian Prommer. The Decisive Series showcases guest Dj`s from Munich & around the world. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy our show today. As you know i am passionate about good music like the most of you open minded people. I can care less what Genra as long as I am musically challenged and moved from within. I find it important to access artists that excel above the norm and it doesn't matter if their a new comer or experienced, because music holds the key that can connect to our emotions and our souls. Read Christian`s Full Interview

01. Born and raised?

Munich, Bavaria & Started Djing in 1996 Christian Prommer is one of the most prolific producers of electronic music. He was part of the trio Truby, produced and remixed amongst others like Richard Dorfmeister, Peter Kruder and DJ Hell and covered techno classics with his band "Drumlesson"and one of my favorites is the jazz remake of the Strings Of Life by the legendary artist Derrick May.

02. Your Music Style?

Soulful Dance Music (SDM) or Rave Jazz

03. Your a professional musician right? What instruments did you study?

Yes, I studied with Joe Morello, Airto, Peter Erskine and many more. Drummerscol- lective NYC. And I played professionally in munich in the 80/90ies

04. As a professional drummer was your drumlesson project fuel to your success today?

Yes The drum lesson was very important, it was my most significant project so far and still is I am working on my next album right now with Tony Allen on drums.

05. What Cultural influences is an inspiration to your music?

Life and traveling is a big influence in my music. Most of my last album was written on the road around the world. Club music is so inspiring because of the energy and collective experience every note u hear somewhere changes the way your hear your own music the next time. thats the influence of all music to me.

06. Any releases soon?

Yes. New Remix on my label Musica Autonomica for Speaking Minds and a remix for Compost Records and some new club tracks.

07. What Artists is an inspiration to you?

Artists that join different inspirations and genres into their music and create something new with it. Like: Art Blakey, Quest love, Theo Parrish, Ahmad Jamal Floating Point, Brian Blade,....

08. Favorite label?

CTI or Impulse for my fusion and Jazz music. Current Labels: Innervisions, Musica Autonomica, Permanent Vacation, Running Back, Compost

09. Favorite club you have played?

Hard to pick one. Smaller venues In my hometown Munich its Bob Beaman and the Autonomica Parties at Kong.

10. What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB,cd)?

I recently got into USB and Record box. I luv it. great way to play. Still play my Vinyl Records at my new Residency at the Registratur. Deaf Poet Society.

11. What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

Music and genres that I love presented in an energetic, wild mix.

12. Up Coming Dates?

7.2. Autonomica, Kong 12.2. Calabar, Dubai, 14.2. Bix, Stuttgart 26.2. XJAZZ, Reikjavic 5.3.-18.3. Thai Break, Koh Mak, Thailland 12.3. Jenja, Bali 18.4. Kater Blau, Berlin 25.4. Autonomica, Kesselhaus 30.4. Techno , Wezlarkeller

13. What can Munich club & event providers do better for dance music as a culture in the region?

Sound is key to a great clubbing experience. In Munich we are very lucky to have really great sounding venues and promoters that care about this. I have nothing to add here....

14. Track list and why you chose the tracks?

This is music that moves me right now with a few olives I rediscovered recently.

Floating Point - Nuits Sonores

Embassy Of Joy - Addiction (Johannes Brecht Remix)

Baal - Helios (Ruede Hagelstein Remix)

Daniel Bortz - Steady Note

Dauwd - Saleh

Speaking Minds - Who The Fuck Cares (Christian Prommer Remix)

SB - Matters of Depth

Map.Ache - Dunno

Barnt - Cherry Red

Olderic - Alma (Christian Prommer Remix)

Nils Penner - I Can Be

Mk - Electricity (Carl Craig C2 Blowed Out Remix)\ Moodyman - Shades of Jae-aiff\ Pentatones - Karma Game (Steve Bug Retouch)

Christian Prommers Drumlesson - Rej

Mike Trend Decisive Podcast Munich Resident Exclusive #5
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January 14, 2015 09:21 AM PST
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Born and raised?

In Munich

When did you start djing?

I started djing with Hip Hop records in1996 when i was 16. In 2000 when Hip Hop developed in strange ways (bling bling Business winking ) i sold my whole equipment. In 2002 I discovered electronic music during a holiday in italy when I joined partys in clubs like Cocorico, Echoes and Peter Pan. When I was back in Munich the first thing i did was buying 2 Turntables and a mixer and of course tons of house music records…

Why is music so Culturley important to you?

Music is my "long-time friend“. Music has been and will ever be a part of my live. I don’t know why iT#s so important but I can’t imagine a life without.

What Artists is an inspiration to you?

there are a lot of great artists in the electronic music scene like Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Koze, Efdemin, Martin Buttrich, Livio & Roby, Marc Antona but one of the most influential artists for me is for sure Louie Vega (Masters At Work). After i first saw and heard him play i got addicted to house music. Until today for me he is one of the best dis on this planet even tough the music he plays now is not my style anymore.

Your Music Style?

i used to play US deep and vocal house records for a long time but techno music became more and more interesting for me in the past years. So i would say my current style is a mix of deep-, tech and minimal house/techno….

Favorite label?

I have a lot of favorite labels: Pampa, Dissonant, Moan, Vakant, …. just to name a few

Favorite club you have played?

Katerholzig / KaterBlau in Berlin (former BAR25): Best Crowd (best door politics), Best Soundsytem I played on

Are you producing or any planned releases?

I started producing in 2010. In 2012 I met Basti Grub - a producer/live act from Frankfurt, Germany. We did some releases together on great labels like Desolat, Compost, Kina Music, Moan amm. I learned a lot from him and my own studio grew bigger and bigger. In 2014 I released my first album on the italian imprint „Amazing Music“ which I can describe as quiet experimental smiley At the moment I’m working on a release with my „TLT-Buddies“ Roberto Sotgia and Phil Kamp, I’m still making music with Basti Grub and of course I got some own projects to finish.

What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB,cd)?

i tested nearly every way of playing music. I started with vinyl, switched to the Pioneer CDJs (CDs), switched to traktor-dj and also tried the CDJs with USB - in the end it doesn’t matter - the output is the most important.

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

quality music smiley I always try to deliver the right soundtrack for each moment. There should be a little journey in every dj-set.

Up Coming Dates?

30.01.2015 - Freiheit 2112 / Frankfurt 06.02.2015 - Ponyhof Darmstadt TLT-Radioshow on VibeAlive FM 15. or 22.01.2015

Track list and why you chose the tracks?

you asked me to challenge the listeners so i was raiding the crates winking I have some great memories for every single song on this mix. (Sometimes my mixing may be a bit eclectic but i hope you enjoy it anyway)

Decisive Podcast Track list?

Ricardo Villalobos - Monchnochich

Ben Klock - OK feat. Elif Bicer

Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #6

The Persuader - What’s The Time Mr. Templar

Ruede Hagelstein - In A Stream

Blackjoy - Moustache

Luna City Express - Diamonds And Pearls (Mathias Kaden Remix)

Fabio Gianelli - Grenouille

Guillaume & The Coutu

Dumonts - Ocre

dOP - Blanche Neige

Seuil - Lost In The Soul Shower

Omar S - Flying Gorgars

Cab Drivers - Get It!

Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

What can Munich club & event providers do better for dance music as a culture in the region?

When I look back I think munich’s nightlife culture developed very well over the past years. Of course there is always something to improve (better sound system, door politics, etc.), but all in all I’m happy.’

BENNA Decisive podcast Munich Resident Exclusive #4
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December 26, 2014 02:27 PM PST
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Born and raised?

I was born in Bayern Munich and raised in the country side located in Ammersee nearly one hour from Munich City.

When did you start djing?

At the age of 15. I was more into Hip Hop, so naturally I bought one turntable to learn how to scratch , then one year later I bought another turntable and then I discovered electronic music. Track list and why you chose the tracks? In the beginning I wanted to record laid back, stripped down house set but then i thought, Na let me do a laid back banger. So it’s more or less a club mix with its up and downs. I really like dark spacey atmosphere of this mix because it is the style of music I like to play in my DJ Sets.

What Artist is an Inspiration?

Wow Tough Question. I can’t chose one particular. There are so many and it changes so often ha, ha.

Favorite Label?

If i had to pick one it´s the "Running back" because you can find different genres released on the label. It´s a great collection of good music.

Favorite Club you have played?

Wasn’t a club but an awesome Open Air Location near Munich. Massive Sound system, killer vibe and sunshine all day.

Are you producing or any planned releases?

I’m producing quite a lot at the moment. And my Studio gets bigger and bigger. There is almost no space left for my bed in my room haha. But there aren’t any releases planned. I want to do it naturally. When time has come than it’s ok. No rush or pressure.

What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB,cd)?

At the Moment i play all my sets with two USB sticks. I’m such a lazy comfortable guy and I think it’s great, to have your whole music collection with you. I still got some love for my vinyls but they stay at home smiley

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

I’m really versatile. From the lowest House to Banger Techno. But it’s always very melodic. Sometimes uplifting and sometimes melancholic. Depends on the club, crowd, playtime and so on.

Dj Dates

27.12.2014 - MMA with Moodyman

01.12.2015 - Rote Sonne NYE Afterhours

23.01.2015 - Rote Sonne with Matze Cramer and Catz’n’Dogz

Tracklist for Decisive Podcast Exclusive #4

Sebbo - Watamu Beach (Moritz Von Oswald Rework)

Left (CH) - Hells Heat

Sebastian Mullaert - Recapturing The Radical Self (Original Mix)

Mr. G - Life's Riddim (The Conversation) (Original Mix)

Aubrey - Rapid Fix (Original Mix)

Tin Man - What a Shame (Instrumental Mix)

Mike Wall - Maidmoselle (Markus Suckut Remix)

Philipp Gorbachev - Arrest Me (JD Twitch Edit)

Mark Henning - Mad Half Hour

Daniel Stefanik - Confidence (Original Mix)

Heiko Laux - Writin' Time Part 2

Clouds - Last Chance To Trance (Original Mix)

Seph - 162024 (Original Mix)

Clay Wilson - Oizumi (Original Mix)

Dark Sky - Rainkist (Marcel Dettmann Remix)

Clay Wilson - E4 (Original Mix)

Efdemin - Parallaxis (Traumprinz' Over 2 The End Remix)

Thanks for having me. Have a great time all of you and enjoy the Mix. Peace

BENNA Decisive podcast Munich Resident Exclusive #3
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December 16, 2014 04:20 PM PST
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Hello Listeners, I am your host Roberto Ingram and I find it humbling that each artist I have reached out to do the work has been so positive and pleased to be a part of the Decisive podcast show. So in 2015, I will raise the bar to special international guest as well.

Today at 6pm CET & UTC (GMT) 17:00:00 you can listen to Decisive Podcast Munich Resident Exclusive Series. I am happy to invite to this episode of Decisive podcast Munich Exclusive #3, Benna(Harry Klein Resident) a warm hearted guy and a music lover to the core.

Born and raised? 

Munich Motor City

When did you start djing?

About the age of 15 I bought my first dance music records and one Technic 1200 turntable, 2 years later I bought another turntable and a ECLER mixer. Do you have another profession? I worked as a Booker for Gigolo Records in 2004. Later I established my own agency. After 2 years of working successfully as a one man agency I joined forces with Harry Klein Club and Harry Klein Booking was born. 7 years later till this day we outsource the agency and renamed it Vice Versa Agency, where I still do logistics. 3 years ago I started working with kids as an educator at an after school care club I work there part time but this is my main profession.

Track list and why you chose the tracks?

I lock myself for hours on the weekend and do the mix for these series. I am not sure yet in which direction it will go now at the moment. I am curious myself winking

What Artist is an inspiration to you?

Lots of different artists from different genres inspiring me. I listen so many different styles of music that I could fill pages when I start writing down names. I always listen to the records I am buying and on my phone I listened the new Andy Stott album often, the new album from 2562 and Shabazz Palaces (which I saw live for the second time, 2 weeks ago in Munich).

Favorite label?

There are lots of labels I appreciate for their output so it`s impossible for me to say this or that is my favorite one. When we talk about buying music online I would say that Clone and Hardwax have a great pre-selection for my taste. And of course I spend a lot money at Discogs.

Favorite club you have played?

I think that a good party night (or day) rises and falls with the people on the dance floor. The first gig that comes to my mind right now when I think about breathtaking locations I´ve played at was a gig at the rooftop on the 60th or something floor in Panama City. Unfortunately the party itself was not that special as the location.

Are you producing or any planned releases?

I still spend some time producing but no release is planned. What do you think about the Munich Underground Club Scene? Over the last 10 years we have got a lot of good clubs for electronic music. I leave the debate about underground up to you guys out there – I don`t care about that.

What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB,cd)?

I still buy a lot of records and I love to play them. Unfortunately it`s often rather difficult to have proper running turntables and needles in the DJ Booth. Of course I also play music from USB-Stick or CD`s.

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

Good music of course (in my opinion least). I guess the best word to describe it would be eclectic and of course it depends on playtime at the club or party.

Up Coming Dates:

20.12. Harry Klein

25.12. Palais (Afterhour)

31.12. Harry Klein

05.01. Harry Klein

10.01. Club Caliente

24.01. Harry Klein

Decisive podcast Track list:

01. Slim „Your Chair“

02. Jouem „Hyperion“

03. Frank & Tony “Companion”

04. John Daly “Move”

05. Ralph Lawson & Tuccillo “Lost in Dub”

06. North Lake “Marlborol Noir” Miajica “Space-Future-Communication”

07. SDC “Angel Grove”

08. Crooked Man “Try Me”

09. Edward ”Skating Beats”

10. John Swing “Funky Thoughts”

11. Tophat & Art Alfie “5:56 Tool”

12. Lo Shea “Home”

13. The Lost Kid “Southern Discomfort”

14. Bedouin “Indecision”

15. Losoul “Lies”

16. 2562 “Utopia’”

Deep Down Dave Decisive Podcast - Munich Resident Exclusive #2
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December 05, 2014 01:28 AM PST
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Decisive Podcast Series 2014 Hosted By Roberto Q. Ingram "Munich Resident Exclusive" Now till the end January 2015, I will be featuring guest mixes from local resident dj´s in Munich and abroad. Passionate Dj`s known and up coming because of their decisive music taste, uncompromised to challenge the listeners imagination. I have noticed that these talents getting attention in the Munich electronic scene. There are more and we will get to them but for the moment I will only name a few like Markus Mehta, Deep Down Dave, Kareem El Morr, Philipp Von Bergmann, Liza and Special Guest from Croatia Ivan Komlinovic. Second up on the show is: Deep Down Dave. I have know Dave for nearly 7 years now and I could remember back in the day, in his room while we listened to the new records he bought and a few of his dj mixes. The sound was right up my alley Deep. I can remember calling him Deep Down Davey Dave. He is a warm hearted guy that I find quite interesting because of passion for the music. Here is his story.

Where were you Born and Raised?

I was born in Starnberg close to Munich and raised in a small Town called Wolfratshausen in the South of Munich.

When did you start djing?

I started DJing in 1991 and collecting music in the mean time it's been almost 24 years now. I got infected naturally. Becoming a DJ was always my goal and back when I was 14 my first party in a cellar. Just with a simple Turntable and 2 CD players without a Mixer. Just playing track after track to keep the vibe going. When I turned 15 I started with Hip Hop Djing at a youthcenter, there I could practice my skillz on 1210´s. When I turned 18 I asked my dad to give me the money he saved to buy my first car. I said to him. I don´t want a car. I want my own Technics 1210´s ! I still own them, at 18 I discovered the Munich Nightlife back then my favorite place was Ultraschall Club in Riem. I was inspired by so many great DJ´s like Joey Beltram, Dave Clarke, Cristian Vogel and Jeff Mills. After each club performance I went back home and practiced a lot to improve my mixing skillz, then I started making a lot of Mixtapes on Cassette and shared these with people that felt right to me. That is how I got into da game.

Are you producing your own music?

Well I started buying me gear in recently, yes I am working on own productions. I recently joined the Tuesday Slump Label and yes I want to release my music when it feels right for me.

What Artist is an Inspiration to you?

The artists I admire are Levon Vincent, Kassem Mosse, Shed, DJ Qu and Stenny

Favorite Label?

Novel Sound, Workshop and Dekmantel

Favorite Club?

I am a resident at the Rote Sonne Club in Munich which is my favorite place to play. Feels like home there !

Why did you choose these Tracks?

Well I wanted to create a Mix mainly with tracks I bought recently. So this is a Mix with fresh tunes that I really love at the moment. Some others haven´t even been released. There are 3 tracks from close friends from Munich in this Mix which will be released in near future and I wanted those Tracks to be heard out there. There is SCNTST. A very young and talented Nice Guy which I am a great Fan of. He will soon be releasing an Ambient Album which is great from beginning till end and the Track I choose from this album is a perfect Interlude to this Mix. Then there is Andi Damaschun. A very close friend of mine from Munich. He is the co founder of new upcoming and interesting label "Tuesday Slump" which I joined recently and the perfect label for some of my own stuff in the future. Then there's Trap10, who are also kind, talented guys and friends of mine. They made a few great Tracks recently and the Track FRQ28 which is featured in my Podcast will probably be released at an acclaimed Berlin based techno label next year. A pure Dancefloor Bomb.

What do you think about the Munich Underground Club Scene?

Munich´s got a great scene. There´s also a lot of talented producers in and around Munich at the moment like The Zenker Brothers, SCNTST, MRAD, Trap10, Mirco Schilk, Henry Gilles and the Public Possesion Guys to name a few. There are for sure some more out there. We will see. I am looking forward for everything upcoming from these guys. There are some interesting Clubs like Rote Sonne, MMA, Kong or Bob Beaman but there is also something I would like to change each one of those clubs. I miss a Top Notch Club in Munich to be honest.

What is your primary source for playing your music (vinyl,digital,USB, cd)?

Vinyl of course. I am really in Love with Vinyl since the beginning and I won´t stop ! I also play sometimes Tracks from CD. But rarely.

Do you have another profession?

Yes. I am selling flowers at the Grossmarkthalle in Munich.

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

A well balanced mixture of Music from the past and the present. I really love to create journeys through different styles between Deep House, Chicago House, Detroit, Dub Techno, Broken Beats and Electro. Always depends on my mood and how I feel. Expect the Unexpected ! You can hear Deep Down Dave at his next gigs on these dates: 06.12.14 Kesselhaus O1.01. Stock 5 Afterhour Rote Sonne 31.01.15 Rote Sonne with Ben Sims and Phillip von Bergmann Decisive

Podcast Deep Down Dave Track List:

01. SCNTST - Render for Peace - Boys Noize

02. Various Artists - Quarter Notes 3 - A2

03. Mark E - Night Heart - Futureboogie

04. Tuff City Kids - Breacher - Ostgut Ton

05. Juju & Jordash - Untitled - Dekmantel

06. DJ Gregory - And - Faya Combo

07. MFO - Anti Social Plan - Dekmantel,

08. Trap10 - FRQ28 - Not on Label

09. Flug - Shaping the Way - Enemy Records

10. Damaschun - Bitch me Up - Tuesday Slump

11. Trus´me - Moonlight Kiss (Skudge Rmx) - Prime Numbers

12. The Exaltics - Never be Enough - Clone West Coast Series

13. Marco Zenker - Geezin - Ilian Tape

The next Decisive Podcast Series Munich Resident Exclusive mixes will be, in random order is: Markus Mehta Electronic Soul Benna Harryklein Resident Kareem El Morr Munich Resident Roberto Q.Ingram Munich Resident Special Guest from Croatia Ivan Komlinovic Then more in January 2015 "Great News & surpise International Guests so stay tuned.

LIZA Decisive Podcast Series 2014 Hosted By Roberto Q. Ingram "Munich Resident Exclusive"
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November 25, 2014 03:25 PM PST
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Decisive Podcast Series 2014 Hosted By Roberto Q. Ingram "Munich Resident Exclusive" Now till January 2015, I will be featuring guest mixes from local resident dj´s in Munich and abroad. Passionate Dj`s known and up coming because of their decisive music taste, uncompromised to challenge the listeners imagination. I have noticed that these talents getting attention in the Munich electronic scene. There are more but for the moment I will only name a few like Liza, Deep Down Dave, Markus Mehta, Kareem El Morr, Philipp Von Bergmann and Special Guest from Croatia Ivan Komlinovic. First up is a female by the name of LIZA, she is from West Germany and resides in Munich for nearly 20 years. She started beat matching at the age of 14 then at 22 she began djing in a proper club. Part of her inspiration musically comes by the way of dj/producers from New York, DJ Qu, Levon Vincent, Joey Anderson, Anthony Parasole. LIZA says there are many labels she enjoys but at the moment Potion and Strength music spark her interest.

When I asked her what should her fans expect in her sets?

She adds, I hope the people that listens or dances to my sets will experience something new, different, and heart felt. Liza is a Resident at Harry Klein & Rote Sonne, Lately she has made guest appearances at Kong and MMA. Her next dates in Munich are: 20.12.| Harry Klein |w Giorgia Anguilli 26.12.| KONG |w Oliver Deutschmann & Leo Küchler 31.12.| MMA | Stock 5 NYE Track list and why you chose the tracks? Carl Craig - At Les // Planet E DJ Boom - Kinda Kickin (Efdemin Remix) // Curle-Petite Simon Haydo - Keep Your Distance // Studio Barnhus DJ Qu - Soma // Strenght Music Levon Vincent - Polar Bear Make Nice // Deconstruct Music Skee Mask - Cylo // Ilian Tape Graze - Thundare // New Kanada Terron - Promo // Whities Levon Vincent - DJSF II // Novel Sounds Art Departement - Cruel Intentions (Fred P Redshape Beats Edit) DJ Qu - All Across The Floor // Underground Quality Ivano Tetelepta - Smokin' G (The Analogue Cops Remix) // Fear Of Flying Kassem Mosse - Demo Drums Rippin' // Kinda Soul Recordings

What Artists is an inspiration to you?

Well i guess that inspiration comes from quite a lot different things. There are def. artists that i look up to, all the guys from New York, DJ Qu, Levon, Joey Anderson, Anthony Parasole. They have such a well idea of how their music should sound like and how they produce their music. Not to mention their ideology of DJing. You never know what’s going to happen in their DJ sets and that excites me. But i really don't want to refer too much to names and labels, as I guess that there are other things that inspire me more personally at the moment. There are things that you experience, on an emotional level, on a visual scale as well as on a listening level, and that brings you to a certain mood. And for me as a DJ I try to project my current mood to my DJ sets, so this is also why they can really change from time to time. I think that your mood and your feelings are fluid and so is your music. Not to get me wrong, i think that having role models is definitely an indispensable part of your inspiration and you always need other artists that led your way to where you want to go and be someday. But i think that your feelings, your mood and your own view and thinking on music should lead you in the first step. So to answer your question, I feel pretty melancholic at the moment - which is basically because I mostly feel like this in autumn time. I think it's the most exciting time of the year. Everything’s changing, you’re kind of saying goodbye to all the euphoria and bliss of the summer and you start to slow down a bit and get into this certain mood. For me, this is a typical feeling that gets you every time before winter is coming, and I love it. So basically at the moment i feel pretty emotional, so my sets are emotional too. A bit more of trying to achieve a certain level of profundity. I also went to many concerts last times, non-electronic, that inspired me in many different ways. I listened to so many amazing records. I love the music of Warpaint, I listened to their latest album probably 1000 times, and I fell in love with it so deeply. Combined with all the experiences I made, people I met, in a good way but also in a bad way. I guess that all of this is flowing into my DJ sets mainly at the moment.

Born and raised?

In the west of Germany. A pretty small and nice city near to Düsseldorf, called Neuss. I moved to Munich when I was 20 I guess, so I’m living here for more than 6 years now.

Favorite label?

You cannot name one label to be your favorite, there are too many great labels. But trying to go that way, for example for me Dolly Dubs is not only one of the best labels but also always one step ahead. As already mentioned regarding Levon and the others, also in this case I feel that Steffi has such a sharp and clear view on how her music and the artists that are releasing on the label should sound like, but without staying in the same box again and again. She always reinvents herself, as well as her label, so this is what is actually fascinating me. I'm also pretty excited about "Potion", the new label founded by Murat Tepeli und Prosumer. And for me "Strength Music" never fails. As already mentioned, I love nearly every release of DJ Qu, and I love every release of the label.

Favorite club you have played?

Besides my residencies at Harry Klein and Rote Sonne, in which I’m always enjoying my nights, i really like the new MMA. I think it's amazing and I'm already pretty excited to play there next time.

Are you producing and Planned releases?

Yes I am. I am really a newcomer in this whole producing thing. At the moment I'm working with Logic only, no machines, just to outline my ideas and thoughts and to take first steps and afterwards extending my equipment. I'm really excited to improve my skills and to release my very own stuff one day. It feels amazing to finally have your own thoughts and music written down. It will still take some time until I'll be ready to release. But I’m already enjoying this whole new thing in my life a lot. It’s a great enrichment for me and I feel really happy with it right now.

When did you start djing?

I started pretty early, when I was 14 I guess. Just by digging for electronic music and learning how to beat match at that age and then went on with this for nearly 10 years. My very first time playing in a proper club was at the age of 22 or something.

What do you think about the Munich Underground Club Scene?

I think that we have a great scene and I can see from last experiences that there are many people with a need for good music. I absolutely believe that it always lies in our hands if we want to "educate" people with good music and bookings. Sometimes I'm a bit bored of the whole talking and the way people define "underground". There are times when you have the feeling that everything is led by what has been defined to be cool, what label to play, what label to wear, where to go, etc.! And there’s so much talking about the things that are surrounding music, instead of simply concentrating on the music itself. For example, I'm also playing a lot of vinyl and I’m buying everything that i love on Vinyl. But i simply don't see the need to add, that my sets or podcast are vinyl only. It's just so far away from the intention of the thought itself. In the end, it just doesn't matter if it's strictly vinyl, or if it's a good and well thought through set. I also play mostly vinyl but i simply don't see the need to write it as an explanation to my sets. This is just one example to try to explain what I mean, and it’s not because I want to offend anyone. But I have the feeling that there is such a strong need in categorizing yourself in something, instead of just actually creating something simply good. Of course I'd be more skeptical to see a laptop DJ playing, I also started with that in a club because I was nervous as hell and it gave me kind of a “safe” feeling. Which turned out to be wrong. And I’d be more skeptical to know that the podcast is just recorded with cheap files on Ableton live. It’s just a fact that people who care about music mostly want to spend more money in buying vinyl, instead of just owning all of your music in form of a digital file data bank. But I'm just missing a more natural way of enjoying and handling music, more from the very original and actual intention - which is just the music. The same applies with the scene and the word "Underground". Hating against people that take photographs in the club, screaming out your one sided opinion on all your socials. Without really thinking about what you have actually said and most importantly, without really having the knowledge and therefore the entitlement to act that aggressively when it comes to your statement and intention. Why don’t you just let people take their photos when they want to have a nice memory from the night to take at home and be happy. Sometimes I just don’t get all the hate and judgement of the people, and it really bores me. For me, putting yourself over other people, thinking that you’re in the position to define what has to be cool and what not, and for that building up hierarchies has nothing to do with the actual word and meaning of “underground”. In my definition, underground means being free from any rules, categories, regulations, boxes, hierarchies and judgement. And I think we’re still failing on this massively. But I truly believe that everything can be really simple. I believe that good DJs, good music and good people working in the scene with a good heart can create the best "underground" culture that we have. We're on our way, but there's def. always a bit of a way to go.

What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB, cd)?

Mostly Vinyl, everything that I do not own on vinyl I have on my USB.

Do you have another profession ?

Yes, I'm working in the music industry. I'm mainly responsible for building up new artists and musicians.

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

Hopefully always something new and different. But definitely always something from the heart. I would like to mention a few dates to you might want to attend: Check Out Rote Sonne who was voted best Booking 2014 at the munich night life awards. You can find out more on their website or Facebook November 28 - Kareem El Morr and Matze Cramer December 12 - Tobi Neumann- Julietta - ANA December 31 - With Vakula New Years 01.01 Stock 5 Welcome 2015 Congradulations To the Palais Club for winning in 4 categories at the munich night life awards you can find all the details on Facebook or on there website. The next Decisive Podcast Series Munich Resident Exclusive mixes will be, in random order is: Roberto Q. Ingram Benna, Markus Mehta, Kareem El Morr, Deep Down Dave Special Guest from Croatia Ivan Komlinovic Then more in January so stay tuned.

Roberto Ingram on KeredCast 219 Guest Mix on Aug. 12 2014
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September 12, 2014 02:59 AM PDT
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Here is a mix I did for a great podcast series "Keredcast"in New York last month. Kered writes: Our guest DJ on KeredCast 219 was born in Cincinnati, raised in Los Angeles and now resides in Munich. At the age of 15 he already knew entertainment and music was his destiny – working as a classical jazz dancer with his first professional gig on the legendary Soul Train TV show. Choreographer, singer, dancer, producer and DJ, he’s got it all. Whether he’s playing in his hometown of Munich, or jet setting to New York, one thing is for sure – he’ll take your mind on a trip and make you dance. Let’s get into the mix with Roberto Q. Ingram! Enjoy my journey, Roberto

Roberto Ingram Decisive Podcast Series Episode 17
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June 05, 2013 05:23 AM PDT
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Hello its Wednesday June 5, 2013,

I am Roberto Q. Ingram and your listening to my podcast Episode 17 better known as " The Decisive Podcast Series" with yours truly in the Mix. Before I introduce the show in short detail, please be sure hit the play button on my website http://www.robertoingram.com at the home page at the bottom near the player or at podomatic while reading. it is located in the top menu bar on the left and down below that is the download button, is case you would like to listen to the show at your leisure.

My show today features music from some new comers and cutting edge techno producers with legendary Status. Artists like Robert Hood, Rolando, Mike Dunn, Detroit Swindle, Terence Fixmer, Jonas Kopp, Cosmin TRG only to Name a few. The sound, technic and approach to Desicive this time around is no deture from my feelings about what underground electronic dance music means to me. I guess the best way to describe my vision here is groovy, techno, deep and musical.

I want let you know about a few current Gig Dates coming up. I will be playing Friday July 12th to July 14th in the Uk at Freerotation Festival, the Festival last for three days with many talented Dj`s, Musicians & Visual Artists. As for now i have no idea what the day or the Time My Set is. Never the less Freerotation is a heart felt party that is not to be missed...

Then in Munich Germany on July 28th ,I will be headlining in At the Labor Family "Summer Happening" the last event I played for these promoters was sweet, I am looking forward to playing with some of my Munich buddies again..

So If you are in or around any of these two locations Come Out and Show Some Love! Well nuff said..

lets get to it Here we go with your boy Roberto Q. Ingram in the mix with Decisive Podcast Episode 16.

Give me a shout on my website http://www.robertoingram.com or facebook https://www.facebook.com/roberto.ingram1?ref=tn_tnmn, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roberto-Ingram/38329665774.

Enjoy... Decisive Podcast Series Episode 17, is now ready for your ears, iphone, mp3 player.

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