Labels: Katermukke, Off recordings, Heinz Music, Dantze, Poesie Musik,
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The symbiosis of Mathias and Thomas makes for vibrant sound since 2011, comparable to a congenial intoxication mixed with real, tangible love for electronic music. Long lasting experience behind the decks and in the studio combine fluently to the incomparable “Sokool“ blend. Since their release on Katermukke, SoKool is playing themselves into the minds and hearts of electronic music and endless partying aficionados far beyond the borders of Berlin. With 30 releases on a wide variety of labels like Katermukke, OFF Recordings, Sender Records, Poesie Records, Heinz Music, their very own label Konzeptions and many more, their rank as Katerblau and Watergates „Yes“ events residents is well earned.
Earlier music projects, different genres and colourful life itself are the inspirations for these two masters of their craft. This is exactly the kind of honest-to-the-bone lightheartedness reflected by their original tracks and DJ-Sets. To call “Just play it!“ a mere slogan isn‘t even coming close to the truth. To them, it‘s a way of life! And this is how all those terrific live gigs became a true journey, mesmerizing and great, taking you across Disco, Techno, House and Trance. As their international career takes off, they continue to fascinate with unconventional DJ-Sets. And People from cities like Vienna, Paris and Tblisi will keep Sokool very close to their fondest memories.
Hello guys! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi Guys, we are fine and very happy to be part of „My Favorite Freaks“ now. How are you?
After a lazy Monday we´ll come together in our studio today and mix down our new tracks we had currently worked on. There is a lot of work to do
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
We think it was our first Release on Karera Records our free download „Take Care“ and the fist Vinyl EP „Feel“. But also the Release on Katermukke was such a great support for us. Another strong Release was our EP on OFF Recordings „Recognize feat. Mr. Schug“. And last but not least, the Ep on Heinzmusic „City of Ghosts“ together with our Bro Mr.Schug.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
In the past we did a lot of Remixes for Friends on small but Kool Labels. At the Moment we have about 30 Releases. A great honor for us was to Remix a Song from Benno Blome on Sender Recordings 098 „Go Loose“, which is a remake of an old Bar 25 Release. The latest remix we made for Mattia Pompeo „Prism“ on Dantze.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
Our upcoming release is planned on our own Label Konzeptions, which we have found together with Mr.Schug and Markus Klee. We are also planning a Konzeptions Tour for the Release from Bondi, with an Remix of our friend Gabe from Brasil. He will visit us for the Tour in June for two Months. Our Tour Start is on 17.6 with a Konzeptions Night at Ritter Butzke in Berlin and ends at the Suicide Circus @ Well Done! on 20.7. We have done a lot of Music in the past, and we´re trying now to find the right labels where our music could fit best. We have really special Music … We´re also planning something special with our Studio Partner and friend Stefan Mint, but we do not want to anticipate too much 😉
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experiences. What is your favourite city or country and why?
The best thing about touring is that we are all the time touring together and so for we have a lot of fun. There are a lot of funny stories. But the best experience at the moment was to play at Tiflis in Georgia. There are so beautiful, hearty people and we found a lot of Friends there. We stayed there for 4 days. We were eating in a restaurant, where „Grandma“ was cooking in the backyard and the Georgian People sang Folk songs. We drank a lot of vodka until we recognized that you don´have to drink up your glass, otherwise they´ll refill …
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
We played in Vienna and made the night to day. We had no sleep and a really bad flight connection over Frankfurt to Berlin. And i was really silly on everything, almost on Thomas good mood, and on his flirting with the Stewardess. But in the End i forgot my laptop in the plane at the stop in Frankfurt. The stewardess recognized it an brought us the laptop to the Gate, otherwise i had been waiting over 4 weeks on it. Thanks Thomas !!!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Tiflis Georgia at Lizzy Lake.
New Years Eve Katerholzig Berlin 2013.
First Watergate Gig Last Year at „Yes“ Events. 7 Hour closing Set on the Waterfloor.
Stammbar in Brussel with a lot of Men 😀 Where we met our Friend DKA.
Basel Hinterhof with Marcus Meinhard (HeinzNacht).
Osnabrück Dr.Vogel always good times there.
Tober&Tober at Hildesheim with an crazy Afterhour over two days 😀
and and and a lot of more Gigs!!!
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Dense & Pika – Bad Ink.
Dino Lenny – Living in a song (Gardens of God Remix)
Antony Rother – Don´t Worry
With. You – Crossing
New Folder – One
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Bondi – Lagos
Ayron – Hex (Soul Button Remix)
Cubus – My Boy ( Tony Cassanova Remix)
Dino Lenny – Living in a Song (Gardens of God Remix)
Manuelle Musik & Steffen Sonnenschein – Gun (Agents of Time Remix)
Ray Okpara & Bunte Bumler – Tap the Key
Ron Flatter – Show Me
Moonwalk – Retrox
Nick Curly – Reverie
Moonwalk – Existence
Steffen Sonnenschein – Gun