LABELS: DESOLAT / CÉCILLE / ZOO:TECHNIQUE / MY FAVOURITE FREAKS MUSIC / SANITY
DJ, producer and label owner with groove in his blood. But also a family man with a great heart. He lives just outside Frankfurt, but is not a mainstream kind of guy. The atmosphere and the vibe of his tracks are intended to carry this mood into the clubs, onto dancefloors or basically anywhere you hear it. He had achieved a lot in the last years. Maximum, possibly.
And that manifests his brilliancy. Modern techhouse, sharpened with swing, groove, and some typical „M.in humour“. Unlike many others he can successfully put basically any sound into his tracks. He pairs deep bass-drum with Afrobeat, Latin or popular swinging jazz. He has convinced some of the greatest in the industry of his genius and became a „big one“ himself.
Releases on renowned labels like OFF REC., DESOLAT, SOUVENIR, GET PHYSICAL, KD MUSIC, TRAPEZ LTD., ROBSOUL, PLAY IT DOWN, BAR 25, SYSTEMATIC RECORDING and OM RECORDS followed. He remixed Radio Slave, Marc Romboy and various other artists.
He is constantly pushing and promoting his own labels, MY FAVOURITE FREAKS MUSIC and WEPLAYMINIMAL.
His quote and credo: a track needs vibe. Also his new album will be full of vibes.
Hello Markus! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Tax, Tax, Tax … i hate it! But now off for shopping!
Your upcoming release, a massive collab between you, Yost Koen and Wild & Kins, will be in stores on Monday (March 09th). The feedbacks on it were already overwhelming. How did you guys get know each other and how went the production process of this EP?
Yost is a long time (internet) friend of me since i made a remix for him on Circus Recordings (Label of Yousef). We planned a long time ago to make an EP together but finally we did it! We sent us projects back and forth until we found the right groove. And it worked great!
Wild & Kins i met on a party and we got along very well. This track was a remix for them first but after i finished it we decided to use it as common original track as it is a monster tune! Also the reactions on this track are so great that this was the best choice to use it as common track.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
M.in – Sing And Blow At The Same Time (Desolat) was definitely my most important track and the one that made me popular. After my EP was released on Desolat i got many gigs around the world and a lot of remix requests. Also we started our own booking agency (weplayminimal booking – later my favourite freaks booking) after this success.
You have mentioned already on your socials that in 2015 there will be a massive output of new releases. Please tell us a bit more about what is all in the pipeline.
The most important release is the upcoming EP on My Favourite Freaks Music 004 as it’s my label and one of the best EPs i made so far. But also the next EP on Cuarteros label Sanity will be a banger because of a big ONNO remix. After this i release the “M.in – Break Their Culture EP” on Coolsville.Music including dotSTRIPE and Deerk Hollaender remixes. dotSTRIPE made a very hot mix so this will be also a great EP. Aldo Cadiz will release another EP of me on his new label that i made together with Wild & Kins. Latest signing is an EP of Yost Koen and me together with the singer Leroy on Snatch (Label of Riva Starr)! But another big one will follow soon too!
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Sao Paolo – Brasil, because of the best Sushi and Meat I ever had!
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
My lawyer advises me to say nothing!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Space / Privilege – Ibiza, Spain
Clash – Sao Paolo, Brasil
Lanai Rooftop Lounge – Austin, Texas, USA
Joshua Brooks – Manchester, UK
Cargo – London, UK
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Juliet Fox – Play It Down feat Janai (Love & Other)
Yost Koen & M.in feat. Leroy – The Knowledge (Snatch)
Sante feat. Hector Moralez – Graveyardshift (VIVa LTD)
Sascha Wallus – Me & I (M.in Remix) Lazy Luna
Seff – Zoot (Hot Creations)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Little Dragon – Little Man (Tom Flynn Remix)
Ray Okpara – Implanted Circle feat David Ennio Minor (Re.You’s Back to Back Cut)
Upercent – Keka
Olivier Giacomotto – Bipolar Star
Robert Dietz – 7 Turn Arounds feat Eddie Fowlkes
Raxon – Kognito (Third Son Remix)
Tom Flynn – Mistress Chantelle
Sante feat. Hector Moralez – Graveyardshift
Shiba San – Planet Floor
Steve Lawler – Burn The Floor