Where are you now and what are you doing?
I’m in Glasgow right now, i have a gig tonight at the Inside Out Reunion party. Looking forward to play a Timelapse set for the first time over here.
You've made a welcomed return to a more 'Classic V' sound recently. What's the story behind your 'Timelapse' project and how does it feel to be back making your trademark tech-trance sound again?
Making tech-trance feels good, it’s like a warm bath! My "Timelapse" productions are heavily influenced by the tech-trance sound we helped shape back in the days, using elements from that era that people still can't get enough of. Many years people have been asking me to drop some of my old tunes in my sets and last year I also got a lot of requests to play Classic Trance parties. Instead of playing full on classic sets only, I came up with the Timelapse concept; playing classics (lots of my own) but new tracks as well, which is much much more exiting for me and the crowd. I love to drop those old “bombs” between fantastic new tunes, I really have to work for it behind the decks but it creates such a great atmosphere. Makes me feel a “real" dj again.
What's been the biggest highlight for you in 2016?
Feeling the energy of tech-trance again after playing a few great parties was a big eye opener for me in 2016.
It's no secret that Mark Sherry was heavily inspired by yourself and Mauro Picotto but what artists inspired you to go down the more 'techy' production road back in the day?
Oliver Lieb was the man who brought me to producing the tech-trance sound. LSG - Netherworld still gives me goosebumps. One of my all time favorites!
Before your name exploded in the trance scene in the late 90's, what were you doing before this time? Were you producing a different style or did you have a different occupation..or something else?
I started music producing in 1994 and between then and 1999 i made a least 200 tracks under a 40 different names and styles. Southside Spinner - "Luvstruck" is probably the best know for a lot of people.
Who would you most like to collaborate with in music?
At the moment i have no wishes, too many ideas in the studio and not enough time to produce them all.
What is your favourite piece of software for music production?
I love the Diva and the Serum soft synth, very powerful. Also a big fan of the UAD bundle. What do you have coming up in 2017 that you're most excited about?I’m thinking of making a new artist album after 8 years, it’s about time haha :o)