Techno Interview – 10 Questions 2 – Asem Shama

Techno Interview – 10 Questions 2 – Asem Shama

01. Can you tell us more about your music history, do you have formal training, maybe something many people don’t know about you?

I started djing at home at the age of 15 spinning hip-hop, 80’s sampled based tunes like bomb the bass and early acid. I started to rap and was given the chance to learn to produce my own hip-hop tracks in a friends studio in 1989. then I started doing parties and build a studio where I did productions.

02. How did you get into the techno scene and what are your first memories of techno music?

The first time I listened to techno was when I did holiday in Marbella, must have been around 89, where some Italians gave us a tape with a DJ set from Coco Rico, we heard it non stop on our car ride back. then I went to a gay club called the factory in my hometown Hannover and got totally hooked on techno.

03. Where do you see the techno scene in 10 years? And how do you see yourself in 10 years within the scene?

Good question, haha! I guess techno will always be a part of the music scene it will just change shape. I see myself playing and producing a lot, running my label.also producing or teaching other people.

04. Where do you most enjoying playing? Crowdy festival places or more intimate clubs?

Can´t say, I enjoy both but I love when it´s crowded.

05. Do you prefer to play live/DJ or is it all about the music production?

Again, I really enjoy both, when producing, the process of creating something new is very satisfying, but when playing, being with the people and giving them a good time feels very pleasing too.

techno interview - 10 questions 2 Asem Shama

06. Tell us your most proud moment in your techno career to date?

There are several very important moments for me, the first was the second ravesydrome event in Hannover in 93, where 1600 people turned up and I was looking at the crowd, the second was doing a truck on LOVEPARADE, the one where one million people came and the third was playing a 10 hours vinyl set at BERGHAIN.

07. What music/genres do you listen to when you’re at home?

I listen to ambient and chill music a lot, sometimes dubstep, sometimes jazz, sometimes classic, sometimes techno. It really depends on my mood.

08. What parties and festivals should we not miss this year?

I`d definitely go to fusion and garbicz.

09. Do you have any does or don’ts regarding tips for upcoming talents?

It very important to have a vision, some special sound you have in your mind which can add value to the whole scene and give something new to the people, not just copy something which is already there.

10. Can you tell us more about your plans for the coming 12 Months? Do you have any new techno productions/collaborations projects?

My new EP on soupherb will come out in February, which will give direction for my sound in 2018. During the last month, I did a lot of tracks which I`d describe as psy influenced techno. I`m planning a relaunch of Sportclub so many of these will come out on it, also two brand new Vanguard tracks and some productions of aspiring young artists. I`ll also release the album of my downtempo project Spiritual Orchestra on Bandcamp and there will be a regular club night in Berlin I´ll host.

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(Exclusive Techno Interview 10 Questions 2 Asem Shama by Arthur Bergmann )


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