From Fischerspooner to Audion, Berlin’s Re.You plots the history of his musical education.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Gang Starr – Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr. I remember that this was the first vinyl I ever bought. I had just one Reloop turntable, but it was a direct drive at least, so at first there was hip-hop and later a love for house and techno followed. DJ Premier inspired me a lot.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
Probably in a club called Hades in my hometown. It was mostly R&B and hip-hop, but there was always a small room where they played electronic music. My friends and me always ended up there until the morning hours. Great to remember these days. Fischerspooner‘s ‘Emerge’ is still in my head from that time.
Your favourite ever record?
Puhh that’s a really tough question but I love ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ by the Rolling Stones – the percussion on that is unbeatable.
Face it, in electronic music: Nathan Fake – ‘The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)’.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
Audion – ‘Mouth to Mouth.’ It got remixed by a lot of good artists – too bad I wasn’t asked for it, but I guess I wouldn’t know how to remix it anyway.
The last track of the night?
Prince – ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover (Dimitri from Paris Edit).’ It always puts a smile on people’s faces on the dancefloor. It’s crazy he just died. Prince was definitely one of the biggest artists of all time.
The best record for a family party?
Laid Back – ‘Bakerman (Soul Clap Edit)’. Because my mother in law loves the original…
The soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon?
Caribou’s Album Swim, especially ‘Odessa’ and ‘Sun’.
The record you’re proudest of?
I would say that’s ‘Stare’, which was released on Matthias Tanzmann’s label Moon Harbour – a friend of mine also produced a music video for it which is awesome.
Re.You’s ‘They Vibed’ is out now on Connected. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.