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A Sit Down With DJ Fritz Kalkbrenner

16:11 Apr/24/2018


Fritz Kalkbrenner does not follow any standard. With 'Ways Over Water ', the German confirms his great talent and affirms his penchant for a sunny House, far removed from the sometimes gloomy atmosphere of 'Berlin Calling ', the film that revealed it in 2008 alongside his brother Paul. We all remember ' Sky and Sand', this sounding soundtrack, illuminated by the soulful voice of this thirty-year-old Berlin. Since then, two albums have confirmed Fritz in musical aspirations more soulful than techno.

 

 

"Nowadays more and more artists turn out to be that kind of special that when you look for a label or a box to put them I then they only have a box where just pretty much they fit it."



 

 

Besides music, what are your hobbies?


I collect mechanical watches from the late sixties and seventies. I know that sounds like a freaky hobby, but it's really my passion and I’m really into the mechanics and aesthetics they have.


There is a real work on the instruments used and the melodies present on this album. Have you spent a lot of time in the studio?


There were two stages in production. While on tour, I had already started putting some ideas on paper. Then, in the spring, I started to really pose in the studio to work on the album. For 2 to 3 months, I concentrated and worked in the studio hours and hours to finalize each title, record vocals and instruments.

Where do you get inspiration for your tracks?

I would not say now that it is a single experience, emotion or situation, but often it is a hodgepodge of all. This then accumulates to a large, heavy weight, which is located deep down in the stomach area his home. And when you sit in the studio, it is expressed again and translated into music.

Mr. Kalkbrenner, when did you actually discover techno for yourself?

Techno was present in my youth nationwide. And since the fall of the Berlin Wall also an expression of the newfound freedom that was possible through the entire shops, the vacant buildings that served as party places.

What is more fulfilling for you: tinkering with tracks in the studio or playing in front of fans - and if the latter: when and where do we celebrate "Drown" live with you?

I think that's hard to say. It always follows the claim that you always want what you do not have right now. When I am in the studio, I think that I do not want to do anything better than going on tour, and when the tour comes to an end, you just want to hide in the studio. So, there is always a mutual give and take and I would not give preference to anything here. Both are great aspects of the same work. When exactly the new album will be presented live, is not yet finalized, but of course there will be a nice festival season, during which I will play many of the new numbers.

Craziest or best live souvenir?

Last year I played support on Paul’s tour, and in Leipzig suddenly some women's high heels flew onto the stage! I nearly got injured quite badly. There were three pairs of them on the stage. First I thought that they were intentional attacks, but after the show we met those ladies and they said that that was their way to show their appreciation!

Are you tired of traveling as a live act?

The title of my new album is less about being on the road and being sick as a live musician. A journey can also go over a certain period of life, looking at what has been done so far. And if the balance is not right, you're actually doomed to decline. Especially in club music, things like excess and reason are facing each other. As far as my tours are concerned, that's still a lot of fun for me.

Are you tired of traveling as a live act?

The title of my new album is less about being on the road and being sick as a live musician. A journey can also go over a certain period of life, looking at what has been done so far. And if the balance is not right, you're actually doomed to decline. Especially in club music, things like excess and reason are facing each other. As far as my tours are concerned, that's still a lot of fun for me.

What has changed for you since "Sky and Sand"?

Of course a lot. But if an artist's attention is paid to a number, that can also turn into a love-hate relationship, which went in waves with me. The bottom line is that it worked like a door opener with a heightened interest in the wider audience for my music. Alone from last year, I went out with 130 shows, which is really much.

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