Dirt Crew Interview: Break 3000 [English / 廣東話]

Tell us a bit about yourself and Dirt Crew.

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Break 3000 (Peter Gijselaers)

I started DJing in a small bar in my hometown Maastricht around 1991-1992. I also produced my first music together with a friend around that time. My first record is from 1992 as “Amazone”. After that I started doing music as “Break 3000” – mostly trip hop, electro and drum n bass (that’s where the name came from).
So the first Break 3000 things were released in 1999-2000. After doing a lot of electro it slowly changed into more old school house. In 2003 I started Dirt Crew together with James Flavour from Berlin. Since than I have been building up the label, nowadays I only concentrate on the label and my artist.

Your record label is almost ten years old now. How is everything going for Dirt Crew Recordings?

It’s going really well! We always kept true to our own sound and now that’s paying off with the current return of good deep house, we manage to get over the very boring minimal and loopy tech house years pretty well and I am happy that people are more into the true house sound again. So with new artists like Detroit Swindle, Urulu & Steve Huerta, Ben La Desh and soon Waze & Odyssey we will have a killer year in 2013. Furthermore I am planning the first real Tigerskin album and the debut album by Detroit Swindle.

Have you been to Hong Kong or Asia before? Did your Dirt Crew partner, James Flavour, mention anything about DJing in Hong Kong last year?

I have never been to Hong Kong and I’m really looking forward to visit! I have been playing in Asia before, last time I was in Shanghai which was a great experience too! I have also been to Japan twice on tour. It is great to discover a new side of Asia and especially Hong Kong! James Flavour also had a great time, so I am excited!

You vs. James Flavour, who would win in a pillow fight?

Me of course… haha…

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Wild Renate, Berlin

Do you notice any new developments with the music and DJs in Berlin?

Like I said, finally some people are returning to the true house sound. We had some really difficult years in Berlin with only shitty minimal stuff going on, but now you have great clubs that play great music. My favorite club is Wilde Renate, that place is just the perfect club!

What was the first record you bought? 

I am not sure what was the first one, but I think it was “The House of God” by D.H.S., or “Total Confusion” by A Homeboy, A Hippie and A Funky Dread, back in 1990. That’s for the dance music. As far as my very first record, that was in the 80’s and must have been something by Duran Duran or Beastie Boys… or Madonna?? haha…

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How about the most recent record you bought?

As I don’t buy vinyl anymore, I just can tell you what is my favorite record right now. That’s the latest Roberto Rodriguez on Freerange Records. [listen below]

You’re in the middle of a long DJ set when suddenly you need to go to the toilet. What long song will you play to keep everyone dancing until you come back?

Mike Dunn – “Phreaky MF”. That’s 10 minutes and will keep people busy for sure! 😉

 

Don’t miss Dirt Crew at Midnight & Co. on March 16!
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Peter請告訴我們一些關於你 Break3000 和 Dirt Crew

我開始在一間小酒吧 DJing 約1991-1992年我想是在我的家鄉 Maastricht/Netherland. 在那個時候已和朋友開始製作音樂。第一張唱片Amazone 在1992年推出,自始後就以 Break3000 推出我的音樂。早期 Break3000 的作品在 1999-2000推出. 由 Electro 慢慢演變成 old school house. 在2003和 James Flavour (Berlin) 組成Dirt Crew. 我現在非常專注在發展我的 label和其下的artist.

你的品牌已經十歲,可以說說過去和未來的 Dirt Crew Recordings?

一路以來都好好, 很高興能夠見到聽歌的人從只有 looping tech house 聽的日子變成很了解和喜歡 true house sound. Dirt Crew 和 Detroit Swindle, Ben Da Desh 等等新的Artist 將會在2013創下更好的成績!

你去過香港嗎?你的 Dirt Crew 拍擋 James Flavour 提過去年在港打過碟的經歷嗎?

我從來沒有到過香港, 這次也是很期待! James 也很享受在香港的時間和經歷

你和 James 枕頭大戰,誰贏?

當然係我 Haha

你有沒有注意到任何在 Berlin 的音樂和 DJ 的新的發展?

就像我說的終於有些人從 minimal 回到真正的 house sound. 有幾年不是那麼好, 但現在有很好的 clubs 播好聽的音樂
我最喜歡的是 Wilde Renate, 它是一間完美的 club.

您買的第一隻唱片是什麼?

不太記得清楚, 應該是 D.H.S. – “The House of God” or A Homeboy or A Hippie and A Funky Dread – “Total Confusion” 1990.
但記得在80年代第一隻非跳舞音樂一定是和 Duran Duran or Beastie boys… or Madonna 有關 ?? haha..
我現在最喜歡的唱片是近期 Roberto Rodriguez – “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” (Freerange Records).

當你玩緊長 set 但突然需要去洗手間, 你會打隻咩歌 keep 住個 crowd 跳舞直至你回來? 

Mike Dunn – “Phreaky MF” – 10 mins, 確保會繼續跳舞!

Dirt Crew presented by Humdrum x Midnight & Co. @ Midnight & Co. – 16 March 2013 – [FREE DIRT CREW MP3 WITHIN]

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Dirt Crew (Break 3000 / Berlin)
presented by Humdrum Hong Kong
and Midnight & Co.

Dirt Crew | Ocean Lam | Casey Anderson

@ Midnight & Co.
79 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
[off Pottinger Street steps]
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中環蘇豪雲咸街79號地下
[砵典乍街]

$150 at door (includes 1 drink)
free entry before 12:00 midnight

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In the 9 years since the Dirt Crew’s inception they have mastered the art of mixing old school house, new school deep house and minimal funky techno… and then some! Along the way they’ve succeeded in unleashing a flurry of floor stompers that have got people preaching the good news in every town they touch down in.

The “Crew” are well known for an eclectic taste in vinyl material that can only come from true and honest propensity to party. They’ll often throw down sadly forgotten 80’s acid cuts and chuck some old-skool breakbeats on top, just for good measure. They seamlessly weave these elements into their signature sexy, dance floor friendly, beats with an electro-esque pulse that’s sure to keep the heat rising. They keep Deep House alive… no compromises made!

Dirt Crew’s Remix of “Take Me To The Rhythm” by Soul Minority
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Humdrum and Midnight & Co. are proud to welcome Peter Gyselaers (the Dutch half of Berlin’s Dirt Crew) to Hong Kong’s glowing club scene.

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Peter Gijselaers started his music career as bass player in the indie/dance outfit ‘Swains‘ in 1989, then soon got involved in house and techno production for the Belgian ‘KK’ label. Between ’90 and ’94 he released several records as ‘Amazone‘ on ‘Nova Zembla Records ‘. His DJ career started in ’90 when he began spinning after shows of the ‘Swains’ , in this period he already played in lots of clubs across Europe.

From ’99 on his music production took priority and he released his first 12” on his own label ‘Casanova‘. In 2001 the launch of the ‘Meuse muzique’ label saw him as producer take another direction , with his electro/techno tracks he got recognition by DJ’s like The Hacker, Mick Wills, Dr. Lektroluv and Tiga who included the track ‘Sacrifice‘ on his ‘DJ Kicks‘ compilation out on ‘!K7‘.

In 2005 his release on MBF called ‘Flash’ stormed the charts across Europe within two weeks after its release. In the years since, Peter and James Flavour have been releasing music together as Dirt Crew on top record labels like Gomma, 2020 Vision, Freerange, Breastfed, Soma, and Crosstown Rebels. Since the 2004 launch of their label Dirt Crew Recordings, they’ve hosted an impressive discography with artists like Tigerskin, Adultnapper, Ben La Desh, Till Von Sein, Mano Le Tough and Detroit Swindle.

It’s clear then that the Dirt Crew are tastemakers and world class DJs not to be missed! Be ready this March 16th for Break 3000’s journey into deep dirty house at Midnight & Co.!

Supported by Humdrum Hong Kong resident DJs Casey Anderson & Ocean Lam.

Live Video & MP3s: Paulo (Airdrop / Tresor-Berlin), Casey Anderson, Ocean Lam @ Bassment, Hong Kong – 1 March 2013

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1145PM – OCEAN LAM
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0100AM – PAULO
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0330AM – CASEY ANDERSON
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0430AM – OCEAN LAM & CASEY ANDERSON
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Paulo (Airdrop / Tresor-Berlin) presented by Humdrum @ Bassment, Hong Kong – 1 March 2013

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Paulo (Airdrop / Tresor-Berlin)
presented by Humdrum Hong Kong

Paulo | Casey Anderson | Ocean Lam

@ Bassment
13 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central, Hong Kong

香港中環擺花街13號
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The next installment of Humdrum Hong Kong‘s free late-night party of cutting edge deep house and techno at Bassment features Berlin‘s Paulo, co-founder of Airdrop Records and A&R Manager of the legendary Tresor-Berlin label.

In the miraculous world of Airdrop Records co-founder Paulo, where DJing, restless label work and partying all morph into one, everything is much more than what it seems. Only here, bad road accidents result in amazing music output and other even more wondrous creations that make this planet a better place to live on.

Growing up in France, Paulo was way too young to get into clubs when he was starting to feel the electronic pulses of a restless generation ready to change the course of things. After having had the pleasure to select and compile jazz and blues records with his late father, he got infected with the electronic virus a couple years later when his older brother returned from the States with anything from early Tribal America records to Gemini’s 1997In Neutral” EP.

Crossing the ocean at the age of 18, he bumped into the crazy ass duo Soul Clap and his friend Henry within the first weeks of being there. Before anybody knew what was going on, they were all throwing parties together every Tuesday which were aptly named Airdrop as they were dropping serious electronic sounds onto some clueless students, lifting them into higher spheres of (un-)consciousness.

But while Paulo’s head floats in the air and his body rotates behind the turntables, his feet are steadily rooted in reality, enabling his expert musical knowledge to unfold beyond the short-lived nocturnal moments. His experience as a label-head got some prestigious labels to employ him, getting Paulo to manage the logistics of the !K7 Label Group and currently give a new artistic direction to Tresor Records, two of Berlin’s seminal labels.

FREE ENTRY for some underground sounds from Berlin this Friday, March 1. Get ready for an awesome night!

Supported by Humdrum Hong Kong resident DJs Casey Anderson & Ocean Lam.

BICEP (UK) @ XXX Gallery, Hong Kong – 22 February 2013

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Cliché presents BICEP
(Feel My Bicep / UK)

22 February 2013

with Bicep, Visa, Casey Anderson

XXX Gallery
Basement, Fui Nam Bldg, 212 Wing Lok St.
Sheung Wan (香港上環永樂西街212號B1)

Tickets
$150 advance + before 12am [buy]
$200 door after 12am
(BYOB)

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The Cliché Records family wish you a big juicy HAPPY NEW YEAR by offering you a delicious dose of double happiness in the form of the Irish analogue loving duoBICEP.

Bicep put themselves on the map with their blog, Feel My Bicep, which is a primo hub for music lovers looking for the best of old and nu disco, as well as top selections from the days of Chicago house, Detroit techno, not to mention rare edits — the stuff that gets music maestros excited. Scratch your thighs in anticipation!

These vinyl-loving champions of, in their own words, ‘80’s inspired analog house’ are going to take us on dance-club journey and hose down this desert, with an old school, techno savvy set that is sure to surprise!

Alongside Bicep, Humdrum Hong Kong’s Casey Anderson and VISA of Cliché Records will be putting the crowd into a workout routine as well!

 

BICEP
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Casey Anderson
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VISA
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Humdrum HK @ Midnight & Co., Hong Kong – 8 February 2013

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Ocean Lam & Casey Anderson

10PM Saturday 5 January 2013

Midnight & Co.
Lower Basement, Harilela House
79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
[off Pottinger Street steps, below Wyndham]

中環蘇豪雲咸街79號地下
[砵典乍街]

 

 

Stream/Download Full Recording: Satoshi Fumi presented by Humdrum & Asia Music @ Bassment, Hong Kong – 17 November 2012

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1000PM – OCEAN LAM
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1130PM – CASEY ANDERSON
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0100AM – OCEAN LAM
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0300AM – SATOSHI FUMI
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SF port2Satoshi Fumi is one of the new leaders of the Tokyo electronic underground with his unique style of self-described “deep tech house”. His rich imagination drive his exciting DJ appearances across the globe as well as his residency at the city’s top mega-club, WOMB. His prolific productions across many styles of house and techno have been acclaimed by Laurent Garnier, Ken Ishii, Nic Fanciulli and Sasse.

Brought up on house music from Detroit, Chicago and New York during the 1990s, he shaped his own sound based on the classics. He’s since collaborated with artists like Todd Terry, Kaito/Hiroshi Watanabe, and Funk D’Void, and released on quality labels like Mood Music, Klik Records, Plastic City, as well as his own labels Sequent:Recordings and Outerspace (with Osamu M).

Humdrum: Ocean Lam & Casey Anderson @ Midnight & Co. – 5 January 2013

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Humdrum
Ocean Lam & Casey Anderson

10PM Saturday 5 January 2013

Midnight & Co.
Lower Basement, Harilela House
79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
[off Pottinger Street steps, below Wyndham]

中環蘇豪雲咸街79號地下
[砵典乍街]

Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival @ West Kowloon, Hong Kong – 1-2 December 2012

Check out Ocean Lam and Casey Anderson on the New Era stage on Saturday!

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Satoshi Fumi (Japan), Ocean Lam & Casey Anderson @ Bassment, Hong Kong – 17 November 2012

Asia Music & Humdrum Hong Kong presents

SATOSHI FUMI

with Ocean Lam & Casey Anderson

17 November 2012
10pm til tomorrow

Bassment
[Insenses]

13 Lyndhurst Terrace,
Central, Hong Kong
中環擺花街13號

Door: $180

$30 discount for liking Humdrum Hong Kong or Asia Music on Facebook

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Satoshi Fumi is one of the new leaders of the Tokyo electronic underground with his unique style of self-described “deep tech house“.His rich imagination drive his exciting DJ appearances across the globe as well as his residency at the city’s top mega-club, WOMB. His prolific productions across many styles of house and techno have been acclaimed by Laurent Garnier, Ken Ishii, Nic Fanciulli and Sasse.

Brought up on house music from Detroit, Chicago and New York during the 1990s, he shaped his own sound based on the classics. He’s since collaborated with artists like Todd Terry, Kaito/Hiroshi Watanabe, and Funk D’Void, and released on quality labels like Mood Music, Bedrock, YoshitoshiKlik Records, Plastic City, as well as his own labels Sequent:Recordings and Outerspace (run with Osamu M).

Catch one of Japan’s cutting edge electronic artists at Bassment on November 17 with Humdrum Hong Kong resident DJs Ocean Lam and Casey Anderson.

 

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Satoshi Fumi 是一個東京電子地下音樂的新領導人, 作為東京大型的WOMB Club駐場DJ, 他獨特風格的 “Deep Tech House”歌曲和令人興奮的DJ set 不只在日本, 也在英國和意大利等等全球性演出。一直被Laurent Garnier, Ken Ishii, Nic Fanciulli 和 Sasse 被譽為是House+Techno發行作品眾多的音樂製作人。

Satoshi在90年代帶起底特律(Detroit),芝加哥(Chicago)和紐約(New york)的House Music, 充分了解和感興趣加上他獨特的音樂元素,形成自己的歌曲風格。此後,他常與其他音樂製作人合作,包括Todd Terry, Kaito/Hiroshi Watanabe和 Funk D’Void…,作品發行的唱片公司包括Mood Music, Klik Records, Plastic City, Hypnotic Room以及自己的品牌Label, Sequent:Recordings, Outerspace (with Osamu M).

Humdrum 及 Asia Music誠意邀請喜歡音樂的您, 和我們度過一個Deep House的午夜!