Deetron DJing @ Bassment – 30 April 2012

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Deetron interviewed by Time Out Hong Kong

interview by Cris Stringfellow

Do you see yourself as a technician, an entertainer, an artist or something else entirely? 
I’d say a musician really as I consider DJing to be an art form or musical skill – but, of course, there is the entertainment element as well, which is very important obviously.

Where do you see house music pushing in years to come? 
I believe the key is that the various genres in electronic music will merge continuously and people will no longer restrain themselves to a certain style only. You can see it happening now more than ever. There’s a lot of exciting house and techno out there right now.

Why are you so much into the technical side of DJing, such as using up to five turntables? 
The set-up allows me to be much more creative, musical and faster when I’m playing live. Obviously there are never five tracks playing at the same time – but almost constantly two or three tracks.

What kind of hard choices do you make between a crowd-pleasing move that you know is going to work and trying something more experimental? 
I believe it’s important to keep the balance and I think you can please a crowd with a track, which would normally not really be seen as functional. It’s just the way you mix it or play it and that’s what makes a good DJ, I think.

You recently played again in your hometown of Bern. How was that? How often do you get back?
It was really great to see so many people dance to our music in my relatively small hometown of Bern and the setting was quite cosmopolitan with Seth Troxler, Magda and Tiefschwarz behind the decks, and Robert Owens, who happened to be in town as well, dancing on stage.

So, what brings you to Hong Kong, aside from a paycheque and a plane ticket? 
I’m very interested in discovering new places and finding out how people react to the music, plus I’m obsessed with Asian food. We do food trips to Southeast Asia at least once a year but we’ve never made it to Hong Kong so far. But I’ve heard only great things!

If you could design your own club from the ground up what would it be like? 
A very sparse building, square and made of concrete with oak floors and a huge rooftop terrace.

If you had to make one thing illegal what would it be? 
Making requests when a DJ is at work. Ha!

continue reading the full text on Time Out Hong Kong’s website

Deetron presented by Footprint & Humdrum HK @ Bassment – 30 April 2012

The trio that made you LOCO now brings you Deetron, a truly unique DJ and producer. His Detroit-inspired productions as well as his spinning vinyl and CDs on up to five turntables have garnered this Swiss veteran a well-deserved spot on Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ list, in addition to a career of touring the top clubs in the world and releasing tracks on labels such as Music Man, 100% Pure, Strictly Rhythm and Cocoon.

Although the mountain peaks of Bern, Switzerland hold little resemblance to the industrial skylines of Midwestern America, it was among these surroundings that Sam Geiser became inspired to keep the legacy of Chicago house and Detroit techno alive. Since the early nineties he has dedicated most of his life to making and playing out dance music in its truest form.

Ocean Lam
Casey Anderson 
Miko Van Chong 

30 April 2012

Bassment (AKA Insenses)
13 Lyndhurst Terrace / 擺花街
Central, Hong Kong

$200 at door
$180 for Humdrum members
(simply “like” the Humdrum Facebook page before April 30)

Come early to stake your claim on the dancefloor as we will reach capacity!