Exclusive Mix: Freiboitar
Febuary 19, 2017
Artist Interview: Freiboitar
Genre: House / Deep House / Funk
Freiboitar, lets get right into it. Tell our audience who you are, how you got into this world of electronic music, and why you do this.
I am Freiboitar, 28 years young and I live in Cologne, Germany. I started to play the piano when I was 6 years old. Later in life, I played the synthesizer in a German Pop/Indie band. After the band split up, I went to a party and got in touch with the DJ, who showed me the incredible the power of House Music and mixing tracks. I instantly fell in love with DJing when I was 18.
What characteristics do you have that set your productions apart from everyone else?
I am a huge fan of 60s/70s/80s Soul and Funk music. Also, Glam Rock is a source of inspiration. My goal was to combine the warm feeling of Soul/Funk music and mix it with modern club sounds and bring it to the club floor.
How are you pushing your personal limits as both a producer and a DJ?
It is all about creativity. Sometimes it is hard to push myself to work on new stuff because of a lack in creativity. For me, it is important to accept these times of low creativity and not force myself to be productive. As a DJ, I am collecting a lot of new music and practicing to mix them and work out which tracks fit perfectly.
"My goal was to combine the warm feeling of Soul/Funk music and mix it with modern club sounds and bring it to the club floor."
When choosing to release your tracks, what do you look for in a label?
I prefer the labels whose tracks I play in my DJ sets.
Top 5 Records or Tracks that you cannot gig without?
Freiboitar – Nobody Dance (Original Mix)
DJ Le Roi - I Get Deep feat. Roland Clark (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix - Emanuel Satie Rework)
Purple Disco Machine - Magic (Original Mix)
Kevin McKay - Everythings A Dream (Original Mix)
Mat.Joe - Make A Living (Original Mix) - 8A
"It is all about creativity...I like to surprise the audience with tracks they have never heard before."
Best doner in Germany?
I can just tell you about the best one in Cologne…Ist “Habibi”, they make the world’s best falafel sandwiches!
Freiboitar, in a few sentences. Tell us about this mix you made for us. Where did you get your inspiration. Is there anything special you want the audience to know?
I mixed some unreleased and upcoming music that I produced. I kept it funky and deep. I like to surprise the audience with tracks they have never heard before.