Over the last five years Si and his label Electronique have grown from a small niche and intimate club event into a well known and respected brand now recognised and admired around the globe, with a host of worldwide shows internationally over the last two years. Si has also travelled as far as WMC Miami, toured USA, Mexico and Brazil as well hosted various shows at OFF Week formally OFF Sonar Barcelona, Space, Sankeys Ibiza, ADE Netherlands. Along the way taking in shows around the UK and Europe including Beatport LIVE, BE-AT TV, London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Athens and Zurich.
Hello Simon! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hey! Lars, I am very well thank you, today is mainly consisting of emails and some work for my label.
You are label owner (Electronique), producer and touring almost every weekend. How do you manage this massive! schedule?
Yes i am, I started out almost 5 years now seems like a lifetime ago but i have enjoyed every single minute of it. Yes i have had a few releases over the years, The summer was pretty crazy, but things are a little less frantic at the moment so it’s a little easier to manage although bookings are coming in now for early 2016 so i can’t wait to see where we will next year.
Tell! us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in the near future?
Unfortunately i have had to put the production plans on the side for now running a label and djing is main focus! right now but i do have some plans for next year on the production front though so watch this space!
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?
I would say my favourite city would have to be Rio de Janeiro a very special place some of the most welcoming and friendliest people i have met so much culture and it’s such a vibrant city.
What! was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Miami 2013 i was travelling with a really good friend and we just could not stop laughing pretty much the whole trip, we were laughing about silly things as friends do and getting some funny looks from the locals but i look back on that trip with very fond memories.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
D-Edge – (Sao Paulo)
Space – (Ibiza)
Tresor – (Berlin)
La Santanera (Playa Del Carmen)
Sixx! – (Athens)
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Dhaze – Patterns
Diego Krause – Unison Wax
04 Angel Ramos – Be Aware
Rhythm & Soul – Paradiso
Johnny! D – Rashaida (Brett Jacobs Edit)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
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