LABELS: UNRILLIS / KRAFTEK / SUARA / ODD RECORDINGS
Dave Sinner entered the scene in December 2015 with his “Moving On” EP on Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy’s Selected Records. This first release got an unexpected support, even being featured on Mark Reeve’s guest mix for Drumcode Radio Live and played by Sam Paganini at world’s most famous techno club: Berghain. Over the past 2 years, his music has been released On respected labels such as Suara, Kraftek, Unrilis or Odd Recordings, making it to the Beatport charts and earning him a spot on the playlists of big artists like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Pan- Pot, Alan Fitzpatrick, Enrico Sangiuliano or Pleasurekraft, just to name a few.
This acknowledgement from the production side paved the way to the clubs at his hometown, Barcelona, starting to become a regular on the DJ booths in the area. B Club, Florida 135 and R33 have already experienced what it feels like to have him on the decks. His music has also started to catch the attention of promoters abroad, and he already has headlined well-known nights such as Techno Tuesday at Melkweg, in Amsterdam.
Hard-hitting kicks, heavy low-end and piercing percussion are the foundation of his continuosly evolving trademark sound, which is filled with a wide range of elements, from trance and progressive influenced melodic riffs to agressive rhythmic hooks or acid basslines more common to the classic side of techno. A versatility that is also present in his deejay sets, as he always tries to surprise with cutting-edge records while never losing sight of the dancefloor.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi there, I’m good, just keeping away from the hot weather outside by staying in the studio. Today I’m working on some remixes that are coming out over the next months.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My latest release was a track on Kraftek’s Monolith Series VA Compilation named ‘Absolute Horizon’, it’s a hard-hitting track with a driving groove and some melodic elements, but really focused on the dancefloor. It got some nice support from artists I really admire and also made his way into Beatport’s Top100 Techno Tracks, I’d say I’m really happy about that. Another one of my new tracks is releasing next week on Odd Recordings. It’s named Pulsar and it had some nice support already, can’t wait to see how it does when it’s out.
Which release was the one that gave you the most attention so far?
It definitely has to be ‚Human Nature‘, released on Unrilis just a few months back. It got a lot of plays, and surprisingly made it to the 15th Spot on Beatport’s top 100, hanging around there for 2 months and, most important, it’s a very special track to me, so I’m really happy that this was the one that connected the most. I really love to play it.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
As I told you, there’s this new track coming on Odd this month. Then some remixes will be released before the year ends, really excited about some of them but can’t really talk about it yet.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Well I wouldn’t say I’m touring a lot, I’d definitely love some more. So far, and aside from Barcelona which is the city I love and live in, I definitely have to say Amsterdam. I’ve been in love with everything about it from the very first moment.
What were your TOP 3 gigs so far?
The first one was definitely my debut at Florida 135. It’s my country’s most iconic techno club, it’s been running for 75 years, and it’s really special: the club itself looking like a village with the brickwalls, streetlights, neon signs, benches, bars and shops , the powerful yet precise sound system and the tireless crowd that’s always up for more. I love it, it’s really special and unique and having raved there so many times makes this experience something you can’t really explain with words.
Then I have to say Techno Tuesday Amsterdam at the Melkweg, the club was packed, the crowd was really up for it and playing there was something I won’t forget anytime soon.
Last but not least, the 4 hour Back2back with my friend Victor Fernandez. He’s a really popular artist in my country, and I was invited to play together with him at the club he’s a resident for, City Hall, in the center of Barcelona. I really love playing longer sets and doing it back to back with a close friend made it really special and fun for both of us and for the crowd in the club.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
1. SAMA – The Beholder
2. Enrico Sangiuliano – Symbiosis
3. Melody’s Enemy – Feeling
4. Victor Ruiz – Rainbow in the dark
5. Dave Sinner – Pulsar
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1. Melody’s Enemy – Feeling [OF UNSOUND MIND]
2. Victor Ruiz – The Eye of the Beholder [NOIR MUSIC]
3. Sonate – Track Vibration [TRANSMIT]
4. Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani – Rome Future [DRUMCODE]
5. Dave Sinner – Pulsar [ODD RECORDINGS]
6. Flug – Shift [SUARA]
7. SAMA – The Beholder [KRAFTEK]
8. JNO – Paranoid [ODD RECORDINGS]
9. Joton – Antioquia III [ODD EVEN]
10. Dave Sinner – Absolute Horizon [KRAFTEK]
11. Jon Hopkins – Everything Connected (Stephan Hinz Remix) [DOMINO]
12. Sonate – Frequency [OFF]
13. Ilija Djokovic – ID
14. Andres Campo – ID
15. Timmo – Cosmos [DRUMCODE]