photo: Virginia Garfunkel
When we interviewed Sebo in 2010, we just talked to one half of the Berlin based DJ and producer duo Sebo & Madmotormiquel. Now follows the other half: in our interview with Madmotormiquel, we talked about Gangnam Style and music by Edgar Peng, Ton Steine Scherben, Beastie Boys, Slime and Tensnake. More after the jump.
Edgar Peng – Barbecue Bob
Well, what can I say… To me, it is one of the most beautiful tracks on our label URSL. It might not be for everyone, but to me it shows exactly what URSL is about: MUSIC. Not just tooly, loopy club stuff, but tracks with soul; music that lasts longer than two weeks of heavy rotation and that might be played even after months or years.
Ton Steine Scherben – Rauch Haus Song
A band that had an impact on me and that accompanied me. I always enjoyed lyrics that have more to say than what the mainstream already says, especially when these are texts are in your mother tongue, so thatyou understand every word of it. Ton Steine Scherben are a band that I very much respect, considering the fact that Rio was of course its main figure.
Psy – Gangnam Style
As far as I know this is the most viewed internet video of all time?! More than one billion clicks… It is crazy what can happen in the age of the internet: A small Band from South Korea makes fun of a district for rich people in Seoul, and suddenly they are popular all over the world and everybody dances Gangnam Style. Well… It’s funny… The artists even might be cool people. I also enjoy making fun of wanna-be-VIPs, but this is too far away for me. I cannot relate to it at all.
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Beastie Boys – R.I.P. MCA… His death really touched me, he died much too soon. In my point of view he should not only be respected because of his musical talent but also because he was also very much involved with the liberty of Tibet.
The Beastie Boys have accompanied me for a very long time. I already liked their roots in Hardcore and Punk. When they came up with their first Hop Hop record, people made fun of them and criticized them for being white suburbia rappers. Since then they reinvented themselves with every record they made and they paved the way for the following generation of Hip Hop musicians. In the end even black rappers respected the Beastie Boys, which is great.
Slime – Deutschland muss sterben
I have always been a great fan of Slime. I heard them for the first time in the age of 13 or 14, and from then on I bought every record of them. To me, they are one of the best German bands of all time. Once again, I especially like the lyrics. Until today, my perspective on their lyrics has not changed that much.
Deutschland muss sterben has never been my favourite Slime song though, and I guess it is one of the more shallow ones. However, I still can understand its intention. It came out in a time when there were still old Nazis and former SS members in high-ranking positions. So Deutschland muss sterben was simply legitimate at that time. As far I know, the chorus also refers to the inscription of a war memorial in Hamburg.
It is also interesting that the first Slime record was censored more or less completely. The censored version was also for sale, and when you listen to it, there is more or less a constant “peep”. Luckily, I have the original version 🙂
Sebo & Madmotormiquel – Don’t eat
It is hard to say something, about your own track / remix… Of course the great vocals by James Vincent McMorrow are essential to it. We were very happy that he and his management also enjoyed our remix… And naturally we very delighted that this track was played on the Turmbühne at the Fusion (as you can see on this video) and on many other floors. That was really a great feeling! Generally, the release on Katermukke was a great success for us in 2012.
Tensnake – Around The House
Funnily, I discovered this track not until I got to know DJ T’s edit, which I heard at a party in Sao Paulo for the first time. We have been playing at this really crazy off location with almost 2000 people on three or four floors, there were all these freaks and artists, and then on one of these floors somebody played the DJ T edit at one point… I usually do not go to a DJ in order to ask him about a song title, but for this track I did it! The original is good, but to me there is just has no groove when you play it with 128bpm.
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