Hello Frederic, thank you for this interview with Technokunst!
Hey Marton, thanks for the interview and your interest in me and my music!
How did you career with techno start and what are some of the influences that shaped you as
I get this question in almost every interview hehe.. but I guess that just happened very naturally. When I got to that age where I started going out, Techno and Clubmusic caught my attention more than anything else. Since I was into music ever since (I played guitar in a Rock band before) it wasn’t long before I started buying synths and took my first steps into techno music.
You have studied composition at the Folkwang University of Arts. How do you incorporate the curriculum in your daily production methods?
Having a deep and profound understanding about synthesis, music theory and production for sure helps me with all of my work I’m doing.
How does your production setup look like? Do you prefer using software, hardware, or a combination of both? Can you show us your studio?
Usually a good mixture of both is my way to go. I use loads of hardware as I use lots of digital stuff and plugins as well. I wouldn’t want to be restricted to only one of them.
How did the idea come to set up your own label? How do you decide what to release on established labels such as Avian - and your eponymous label?
Setting up my own label was THE way to put out music quickly and whenever I want. Without being depended on anyone else.
Technokunst strongly focuses on vinyl as a carrying medium for dance music. We are glad to see that you keep pushing vinyl releases. What are your thoughts on vinyl as media and how do you see the future of releasing records?
For me personally vinyl is still important, as it ever was. At least within the genuine techno scene. Honestly I lost hope in vinyl sales recently, but then my last record “Vermillion Border” sold out in only 4 weeks which gave me new confidence to continue vinyl releases. To date I haven’t put out any EP or album that was digital only, and I won’t.
Looking at your Label’s artworks, it seems you have a keen interest in physical artforms, such as sculpture. Many labels tend to release vinyl with blank sleeves. How have you approached the visual aspect of a record release?
Well when I go record shopping, the first thing that I’ll notice when I go through a bunch of new and unknown records is their cover/artwork. Thus it was clear for me that I want something more appealing than just a plain black/white sleeve. That also correlates with my big interest in graphic art.
In parallel to this interview, you have also recorded a podcast for us. What decisions did you make with regards to the tracks and arrangement?
When I record a new mix to be streamed online, I usually select tracks that I wouldn’t necessarily play out in a club. Most people will listen to it at their homes, or travelling. So I want to create something to take one onto a nice journey.
How do you feel about the ongoing CoVid crisis and what do you think about its long-term effects on club culture?
To be frank, I have no clue. It could be anything. At least I hope that the techno scene will become more club focused again and less festival focused. But I don’t see that happening. Most lineups from this year will simply be postponed to summer 2021 and things will probably just go on as they’ve stopped. But I might be mistaken (hopefully haha).
Could you please tell us 3 tracks that you've recently added to your set and like to play?
Pascal FEOS - Omychron
Reeko - Street Tool #2
Fatal - Indoleent
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