Integrate, een feest waar veel technoliefhebbers mooie herinneringen bij hebben. Natuurlijk waren er de spetterende feesten in de Haagsche Hoge School waar je door het glazen dak de zon op zag komen maar daar hebben we het niet over. Integrate ging verder in Het Paard en heeft daar inmiddels memorabele avonden neergezet.
Genoeg veren in de reet van Musikatremenda, even aandacht voor de kleine zaal op de december editie van Integrate. In samenwerking met Branz, eigenaar van platenzaak Confused uit Den Haag, is er een deejay geboekt die volgens vele een perfecte technotrack geproduceerd heeft. Guido Schneider uit Berlijn zal zijn Nederlandse debuut maken! Guido is de man achter de tracks “Moved” en het latere "Removed", wat een remix van dit nummer is. Beide tracks zijn uitgekomen op het label Pokerflat. Moved is een hit, Removed is een nog grotere, hij staat zelfs op het nieuwe mix album van Steve Bug (Bugnology) die weer eigenaar is van dit label. Lees in het mail interview oa wat hij van zijn eigen tracks vindt, wat we kunnen verwachten en wat het vervolg op zijn project “Glowing Glisses” zal worden.
Guido, people are calling your track "Moved" as the perfect techno track. Can you explain how it's build and what the deeper meaning of the track is?
All my music is produced with Logic Pro and so is “Moved”. Only sometimes I play and record hardware synths or real percussions, but they will be reworked with Logic, too. “Moved” for example contains a live played bass and bongo elements just as natural effect sounds recorded with a microphone; and the little off-key melody-sound is a live-played piano which I alienated beyond recognition with “cantos” under Logic Pro.
The original song was called “ICE moved”, whereas this title was ambiguous. On the one hand it stood for a moving express train, because that was my feeling while creating the basic structure of the track, on the other hand it stood for my moving inside Berlin. For me the track is a symbol of tremendous energy. It’s like floating in a strong stream or sitting in a fast train that will never stop.
The re-mix appears on Steve Bug's "Bugnology". Which one do you prefer? Moved or Removed?
I prefer “Removed”, because it is the result of a systematic revision. All mistakes in sound and arrangement have been cleared and corrected. “Removed” has much more energy for me than “Moved”.
How would you describe the music you produce?
With my productions I want to create a groovy base that is surrounded by strange trippy and coiled up heading elements. The auditor is to be send on a journey. The general tendency in my music is minimal house, whereas it gets technoesque by all means.
Will you be working on new tracks together with Florian Schirmacher for the project "Glowing Glisses"?
We were working on about 10 new Glowing Glisses Tracks at the least. But until now not even one of them is finished. The reason is that Florian moved to another city and the distance is a bigger problem for regular meetings than we thought and expected. There’s a too less time to realise all our ideas.
Guido together with Florian, check there Album: Silver Surfer (pokerflat CD008)
We can see you in Holland, 18th of December @ Integrate, what can we expect?
Pushing beats full of energy and hopefully a long long trip together with me.
Are you a full-time musician?
Ever performed in Holland before, did you like it/looking forward to it?
I’ve played in many european countries, but I play for the very first time in Holland. Of course I would looking forward to a continous cooperation with dutch clubs. Because I see the Netherlands as a country that has lived techno and house as excessive as germany.
Do you think you can describe the differences, concerning dance-scene, between Holland and Germany?
I find it difficult to categorize the dance-scene at land level, especially for me as living in Berlin, cause Berlin is remarkable different from all other cities in Germany. Furthermore I have no impressions of Holland’s dance-scene yet.
What did i forget to ask and do you want to share with us?
Maybe what you will hear about me in the near future. Because there comes the long awaited Loverboy remix, of course released on Poker Flat, and then another new Single on Poker Flat, too, “Oh my Buffer” that I recorded with Jens Bond, a friend of mine. At the beginning of the next year I will do a remix for Dub Kult published at Raummusik.
What’s your track top 5 of this moment?
- Alter Ego Daktari remix from Robag Wruhme
- tuning spork release number 12
- Steve Bug reloved
- Taksi 14 Bordell Regenschauer
- system7 planet7 holden remix
- Adam Kroll Squonk
- Guido Schneider meets Jens Bond oh my buffer
- Forcept 1 Reinterpretation by Akufen
- salif keita yamore remix from Luciano ( schon etwas aelter)