LABELS: DESOLAT / VIVA MUSIC / SNATCH / MY FAVOURITE FREAKS
Hailing from Germany’s prolific Rhein-Main area, Frankfurt’s M.in gained his momentum as global player over the last 2-3 years. As producer, DJ and label head his modern house and techhouse-style clearly owes to the Frankfurt heritage, yet M.in never claimed that promotional tag. He’s sitting firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to his very own style. You can easily dub his beats trademark, bowing to the craftsmanship M.in has developed and refined with his dozens of releases.
His artist name playfully quotes the minimalism that ruled for long time in German electronics. In fact, M.ins tracks are far from minimal. The only minimal formulae is his credo demanding “the groove to carry the whole track from the core”. From there on, anything can happen! And M.in is known to churn out tracks that conquer hearts and souls with various ingredients: groove, swing, bite, humour and musicality. „Every track has to have a vibe first““, he says. Well, easy to sign that partition… yet hard to accomplish the task M.in so easily masters.
M.in’s tracks flow organic and uplifting. With influences from Afrobeat, Latin or his beloved swinging jazz, teaming up with that straight draw of a mighty lowered kick drum and bass. M.in can pair any sound with his down to earth grooves, showcasing open mindedness, curiosity and the sheer lust to experiment with uncommon sounds. Early on, M.in’s “New Orleans“ EP w/ Bastian Schuster (OFF Rec. 004) spoke of his intensive flirt with jazzy textures. „Sing And Blow At The Same Time“ – for Loco Dice’s Desolat – followed that trail and became more than a secret summer hit, being played by Sven Väth a lot. A push with global repercussions for real…
Only fair… for what unites his output is exactly what he claims: that certain vibe of a track, a vibe that draws you in, makes you move and groove and sets u in a distinct mood. Just, what the top notch DJs of our world look for in a potent track for their set. No wonder, the likes of Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice or Sven Väth massaged their client’s souls and soles with beats and bass from Mister M.in!
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Thanks, I’m fine.
Nothing, just relaxing a bit.
Tell us a bit about your plans for this year!
As I had not so much free weekends in the last years I decided to reduce everything a bit and do more with my family. But I also working on new tracks together with Danny Serrano for example and soon I finish the next release on Snatch what I a cover of Aretha Franklin – Deeper Love. Riva Starr helped to find a good singer that we can release this track. I think this could be a big track.
Also I doing a lot of things for my label My Favourite Freaks like a distribution change and finding new artists. So, still a lot of work like always.
What happens next at My Favourite Freaks?
Oh, we have a lot of artists in our agency now like Ron Costa, Miguel Bastida, Wade, Solvane, Piemont, PAUL URSIN, Mladen Tomic, Weska, Drunken Kong, Ferdinand Dreyssig and maybe some others soon. So we work a lot at the moment to do the best for all.
Also at the label we have a lot of changes and a lot of strong releases like from Ferdinand Dreyssig, Rob Hes, Patrick Kunkel and the next CONCEPT Compilation is almost done.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
At the moment I still have to finish some tracks and as I already said, on Snatch will be the next single of me. Hope danny and me will finish the two tracks soon so we can have a look which label would be interested. Also a strong track called “Hanging Around” will be released in march on Lazy Luna.
What else will happen 2017?
A lot of burgers 🙂
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
M.in – (un)Deeper Love / Snatch
Detlef – Pump Up
Patrik Berg, Rob Hes – My Moog/ Tronic
Cuartero – Nosy Neighbors / Desolat
Chad Tyson – Coochie Lip (RYME Remix)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1. Rob Hes – Don’t Stop Me (My Favourite Freaks Music)
2. Reset Robot – Bust
3. Danny Serrano – Begin Again
4. Adam Beyer, Dense & Pika – Going Down
5. ANNA – Face Your Fears
6. Wehbba – Trust
7. Sidney Charles – Botafoch
8. Coyu, Ramiro Lopez – Dance. Kiss, Touch
9. Ilario Alicante – Hypno
11. Rob Hes, Patrik Berg – My Moog