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Interview: Das Kapital

Interview: Das Kapital

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April 25th, 2014

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We got another chance to catch up with Do Work Records label head , Das Kapital . So much can be said about the man , but we’ll let you get down to reading this interview.

Das Kapital Puma Press Pic 1 DSC_2900 Hi-Res copy1. You’re playing a back-to-back set with RVWR, what can the crowd at The Social expect to hear? 
 

The fun thing about playing with RVWR is that we both take a lot of time hunting down really interesting tracks, without worrying too much about BPM we’re playing at. 

 

We’re going to be bringing really fresh sounds to the table, and I trust in RVWR’s abilities as a DJ a lot as well, so I’m looking forward to a really crazy performance all the way from 100bpm up to 180. 

2.What piece of equipment could you not live without (not necessarily DJ equipment)? 
 

Tough! I love technology but I also love getting away from it. If I had to pick one piece of tech, it’d be my iPhone. 

3. What do you think you would be doing right now, if you never got into Djing\Producing.
 

Rapping. Songwriting. Getting the BSocSci PPE degree I tried studying. Eventually move into politics. Fuck up everything. Standard. 

 
4.Im going to put you on the spot, now! Can you name three tracks that you feel will most represent the overall sound of Das Kapital. (Doesnt have to be your own productions) 
 

I have a lot of angles I pursue within music, but I’ll focus on my “WOO RAVE CLUB” sound. 

 
1. DILLIGAS – No Sense (Original Mix) [CIAO Recs]
 
2. Faithless – Insomnia 
 

3. Das Kapital – Do Azid (Original Mix)

5.If you could choose to work on a track with any artist or vocalist, who would be top of the list and why? 

So many! SO MANY! Right now, Gregor Salto.

6. What do you have planned for the rest of 2014, anything special? 

I’ve got some really special collabs and remixes on the way, as well putting lots of time into my label. 

We’re also working on some really special Do Work Records shows for the end of the year that should really be something spectacular.

I never like revealing details, but I’m really excited to share all the new developments with you.

7.How is the dance music scene in your eyes at the moment? 
The generic stuff will always be generic. In my opinion, the forward thinking side of dance music is stronger than it’s ever been. 
 
2014 has been a great year for dance music, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of a lot of the new developments in the scene.

8.Do you feel a crowd is actually able to appreciate the intricacies of complex DJing, if they donít actually know what, precisely, is happening behind the decks? 

Yohhhhh! Good question. Yes and no. When I didn’t know how to DJ, I could still hear a great mix. 

DJs like Niskerone base their entire performance on blending 2 or 3 tracks in a manner that people don’t even realise that it’s 3 tracks.

I guess there are positives and negatives to the crowd realising or not realising how “deep” the mix is. 
To me, a good DJ is more than just a selector, and I truly believe that honing your craft is necessary when you’re on stage. 
9.Everyone’s got a hidden talent. What’s yours?

I have really flexible hands. Is that a thing?

Other than that, I’m really good at crisis management and working with / understanding people (weird, right?)

10.Thank you very much for giving us some of your precious time, it was a great pleasure as always and we wish you the very best in your career.

Always a pleasure. See you on Saturday.

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Interview by: Ben McCabe | @callmeben0

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