Dennis Rema, at the crossing of deep & techno
Our next guest is born and raised in techno city number 1, Berlin. He started out with minimal techno but slowly started adding more melodic techno music to his sets. Dennis Rema is a regular guest at most of the clubs in and around Berlin. So whenever you are around, go and reach out to say hi!
We are glad to have him here over Tanzgemeinschaft. In order to get to know him a little better, we had a little Q&A with Dennis Rema. Check out the short chat below the mix.
Where are you from and what do you find inspirational about where you’re living?
I was born in Berlin and still here. When I play outside of Berlin then it is something completely different, this energy and the feeling exists only in Berlin. Berlin is Techno City number 1!
When did you start DJing/producing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I am an open-minded and lifelike person and discovered the Berlin techno scene since 4 years Ever since my first rave, I knew I wanted to stay and evolve in this scene. With my laptop and controller, I practised at home for hours and hours. My first love was minimal techno but after a while, I found it very monotonous. So I decided to stay at the same tempo just with more melodic parts in my tracks. Finally, I applied to the contest of the former Maria (Magdalena Club) “Junge Wilden” with success. Because of this, I got to play the last slot on the Main floor. A dream come true for me at that time. After winning the contest I could play as a resident in the club.
Via this job, I got to know a lot of people which gave me more opportunities to play in clubs like Suicide Circus, Golden Gate, Burg Schnabel, Johnny Knueppel, Wash House Potsdam, Humboldthain, About Blank.
About 2 years ago, I decided to start producing my own music, found my style of music very fast and knew which I wanted to produce. My first two tracks I sent to my favourite label, SCANDER, with a positive result. The answer I received from the label was something I didn’t expect: “We like your track very much, good work!” This was a true motivation and I got me working harder. In the meantime, I got to publish work on labels like Scander, New Port, Distorts Music and Rubik’s Recordings.
How would you describe your sound and style?
Driving hypnotic techno, steep forward!
What can we expect from the mix you made?
A melodic techno mix with playful synthesizers and driving basslines.
What is one thing that would make your musical career more successful?
By publishing my music and of course support, support and support.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Of course, I hope that I get known and play in the hottest clubs worldwide.
What is your absolute favourite track of the moment?
Layton Giordani – Live Again
What’s the last thing you saw that made you smile?
A naked female Dj