The German producer reveals his musical favourites and explains which of his previous releases he’d like to see deleted from history.

What’s the first record you ever bought?

I’m not 100% sure, but I think one of the first records I bought was Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire – ‘Dios’, released on Huntemann’s imprint Ideal Audio, in 2008. The minimalistic and groovy remix by Gaiser on the EP is still a track I would play in the club today.

The first time you remember hearing electronic music?

I was pretty young, I think I was about 10 years old. At the time my cousin was into mixing drum and bass records, and so this must have been the first time I encountered electronic music. Drum and bass was also the first electronic music I danced to in a club.

Your favourite ever record?

This is of course pretty hard to decide. But a track I never get enough from is Trentemøller – ‘Moan’ (featuring Ane Trolle). The beautiful vocals, organic soundscape and the complex arrangement makes it super special and it is truly a big inspiration for me as a producer.

The best chillout record?

The longplayer Satta from Boozoo Bajou is definitely a guarantee for a proper chillout. The full album is inherently consistent and for every single track you should take the time and listen to it from the beginning till the end. A second album I can recommend is Loop Finding Jazz Records from Jan Jelinek. It’s kind of minimal techno but its super laid-back and you’ll definitely drift away.

The record everyone loves but you hate?

Paul Kalkbrenner – ‘Sky and Sand’. For sure It’s a good production and I understand why people love it, but for some reason it never touched me.

The best record for a family party?

I think with the record Pink FloydDark Side Of The Moon, my family would definitely get on their dancing shoes!

The worst record you’ve ever heard?

My first release, ‘Brechbohne’. I wish somebody would delete it from the internet!

The record you’re proudest of?

‘Boorka’. Released on Save Us with my mate Tschoris. In almost every live show people are recognising the song, which always gives me a good feeling. Every time it’s working pretty well. A true club banger, in my opinion.


Jonas Saalbach’s Atar EP is out on April 29th on Moodmusic. Find him on Facebook and SoundCloud.

22nd April, 2016

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