Techno and house have always been about imagining the future and feeling the excitement of change and discovery. If anyone has lived up to this aspiration in recent years, it is Stefan Goldmann. With every new release or project he has brought a new edge to the table, creating a string of supremely memorable tracks along the way. The dirt of “The Maze”, the melodic craze of “Sleepy Hollow” or the off-center choirs of “Lunatic Fringe” have injected new excitement into dancefloors and shown new directions to DJs and producers alike.
1: There is no such thing as a fact.
What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I have some neighbours who dispute to this day that I ever did.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” and Jeff Mills “The Other Day Compilation”.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
In Berlin, ten years ago people would ask me where I’m from. They don’t do anymore since now nobody is originally from Berlin anymore, so it’s pointless. Recently I had a cab driver screaming at me while I was attempting to park my car in some cab zone: “You shitty West Germans come here and …” I cut him right off, informing him that I’m actually and originally from the borough of Hohenschönhausen. And what were his credentials? You guessed it.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
As if I’d tell you.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
In which year did you write this questionnaire? Just kidding. I just bought a 12″ by Stanislav Tolkachev and a CD by Hiatus Kaiyote.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
One of the benefits of being an electronic musician is that you can easily avoid that. See, collaboration always carries the risk that some of your collaborator’s ideas and aesthetics might end up becoming part of the work.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Wouldn’t it be great to have an out-of-body experience while on stage? So you could be a performer and spectator simultaneously?
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Well, it’s indispensable from anything from production to presentation. But sometimes I feel I can make up stuff just by sitting on the sofa, really.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
This morning I went through some interviews on your site. I really enjoyed how the preset questions generate a wide range of responses, starting with “my sister is dead.” I don’t have siblings, so what do we do about part two of the question? Off topic: A long time ago some cult followers knocked on my door to enquire if I ever thought about how the dead feel. I told them that if they don’t haul ass right now they’ll find out very accurately for themselves and won’t depend on my thoughts. Further off topic, I do have an album that is called “Voices Of The Dead.”