PACHA IBIZA DUBAI gets a house & techno Reboot!

Pacha get a se­ri­ous house and techno in­jec­tion on Fri­day Jan­uary 30 as Reboot heads up their main room line up. We caught up with the Ger­man pro­ducer and DJ to find out what to ex­pect

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Wel­come to Dubai and Pacha, have you played other Pacha’s around the world, what’s spe­cial about the brand?

Thanks for hav­ing me. Yes, I have played Pacha clubs all around the globe, es­pe­cially the Pacha moth­er­ship in Ibiza. We are talk­ing about prob­a­bly the big­gest brand in Dance/Mu­sic/ Nightlife worldwide. We’ve growna strong re­la­tion­ship and it’s a priv­i­lege to me be­ing part of the Pacha fam­ily.

Your club­bing his­tory came from Sven Vath in Frank­furt when you were grow­ing up, that must have been amaz­ing? And have you met him now, or played with him?

Ab­so­lutely! When I re­mem­ber the be­gin­nings of House and Techno mu­sic in Frank­furt around the late 80s and early 90s, I still get re­ally ex­cited. I was just a kid back then, but I w ill never for­get the en­ergy, when I first en­tered the OMEN Club or the Do­rian Grey in 1990. It was clear to me, that this is th e mu­sic I want to cre­ate. So I started buy­ing syn­the­siz­ers and drum ma­chines at a very early age. Sven Väth was one of the big in­flu­ences by that time, but also the house scene around DJ T, Ri­cardo Vil­lalo­bos, Ata & Heiko M/S/O. I had the chance to play with him many times and we run into each other every now and then.

How in­volved do you feel with the techno scene in Ger­many?

My roots are here in Ger­many and es­pe­cially Frank­furt, my home base. In the past 10 years we’ve grown an amaz­ing com­mu­nity of artists around this area. Due to my worldwide tour­ing I didn`t have the chance to play too many gigs in my home­town re­cently, but we are chang­ing that now. Al­though, I am more re­lated with house mu­sic, than for ex­am­ple the Berlin techno scene, I would still see my­self as part of the Ger­man un­der­ground mu­sic move­ment.

And how do you de­fine techno, what does it mean to you?

Techno and also House mu­sic, in my un­der­stand­ing, is the essence of rhythm and sound – a re­sult, from melt­ing the dif­fer­ent in­flu­ences like African and Latin Amer­i­can mu­sic, Jazz, Blues and Funk with elec­tronic sounds. Us­ing the almighty 4/4 moth­er­groove and build­ing up and around it – never let­ting the fo­cus slip away from the main show­place: The Dance­floor!

We've read you've got a wide range of in­flu­ences, in­clud­ing jazz, clas­sic house, and tougher techno – what's been your new­est in­flu­ence, where do you go to find new sounds to in­spire you?

There is so much good mu­sic out there, that it would take way more than a life­time, to dis­cover it all – but I am try­ing my best to catch as much as pos­si­ble! I sim­ply love mu­sic – it is my mo­tor! At home or on the road I rarely listen to elec­tronic mu­sic. Re­cently I am back into old funk, reg­gae and blues. I also read a lot about mu­sic and when I read or hear some­thing, that catches my in­ter­est, I start dig­ging deeper into it and try to find the roots or cre­ators of a cer­tain type of mu­sic. That in­cludes, search­ing my lo­cal Record dealer as much as the usual on­line shops.

What are your big plans for 2015, Ibiza plans al­ready?

My team and I have amaz­ing projects com­ing up for 2015. We have our Noon Artists agency that is grow­ing and grow­ing. We also just launched our own La­bel Noon-Records, with a siz­zling hot EP of our Artist Ro­mano Al­fieri. I have been pro­duc­ing a lot of new mu­sic in the past months, so new EPs from my­self are al­ready in the pipe­line and I am also work­ing on a new Stu­dio al­bum. There are also plans for new Live-Shows, Show­cases or col­lab­o­ra­tions. And of course I will be in Ibiza in 2015. It`s too early to present more de­tails – but 2015 can come! We are ready!

And what should peo­ple ex­pect from your set if they've not heard you be­fore?

A very broad range of funky and butt-shak­ing un­der­ground dance mu­sic! Pacha Ibiza Dubai feat. Reboot, Fri­day Jan­uary 30, Mad­i­nat Jumeirah, 10pm-3am.

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