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Nicole Moudaber: “Eat, drink, breathe and shit music”
In 2014, on a cold and windy day, Nicole Moudaber sat down with me for an interview in Zaandam. We ended up talking for over 1,5 hours. This is the result.
Irregular Synth: “Felt a tremendous sense of calm”
Vincenzo Palumbo a.k.a. Irregular Synth’s first official gig took place in The Netherlands. “My parents had to give permission for the flight because I was only seventeen.”
Hellboy: “Extremely critical of myself”
The Polish hard techno DJ/producer Hellboy had his first gig at a techno party in Krakau, that he had organized himself. “Most of all I was very excited!”
Markus Schulz: “I want the fun back in trance”
In 2014 I interviewed trance hero Markus Schulz about his life in Germany and later in the USA, where he still resides. His goal was ‘to bring the fun back in trance’.
Groovemaster Johnson: “’Fade in, fade out’”
UK-garage pioneer Groovemaster Johnson has lived in The Netherlands for many years. Of course, we spoke about his unique first gig story. “Freaking out over a small bag of weed.”
Frau Hofmann: “That gig skyrocketed my motivation”
Frau Hofmann and I met in 2017. After an interesting chat we agreed to do an interview about her first gig. She remembers: “The delay of the mixer was on the whole time. Hilarious!”