LABELS: KATERMUKKE / CYCLIC / KD MUSIC
Two points and a curved line 🙂 – you don´t need more to show a smile.
This is the crucial factor for the project “dotSTRIPE”. Ben intended to create something simple, yet still fascinating. Accomplishing this project he achieved his goal. Playful but melodic. Impulsive but not too hard. Intoxiant, prominent and yet so simple.
That´s how you can describe the sound of the project dotSTRIPE, which Ben created some years ago. Nowadays he got great success in the scene. Bouncing clicks, hackly hats and playful percussions combined with dreamy melodies kept everyone dancing. The special idea of dotSTRIPE: Never stand still!
He always keep going on but never forget the roots. Since 2011 it continously went forward. In the following years further releases and remixes on labels such as HEINZ MUSIC, KD MUSIC, KATERMUKKE, DEEP TECH, DANTZE, CYCLIC, KOTE, ACT NATURAL and SONETT followed. Support for dotSTRIPE comes from the very top: East End Dubs, M.in, AGENT!, Loco Dice, Karotte, Booka Shade, Macromism, Sidney Charles and many more. As part of KATERMUKKE-Family dotSTRIPE will move to Berlin in summer 2014.
So stay tuned ! POINT!
Hello Ben! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
hey i’m good thank you! i’m in the studio right now, working on new tracks with M.in.
after that i’m gonna enjoy the rest of the sunny day outside!
Does your Pseudonym “dotSTRIPE” have a deeper meaning?
i think i’ll keep this little secret
You were moving last year from Stuttgart to Berlin. How did your life/style change? What do you love in Berlin, what do you maybe dislike?
my lifestyle didn’t change actually. my goal wasn’t to change anything, i never had a good connection/relationship to Stuttgart’s clubbing scene. always felt more welcome in berlin and all my business connections are based in berlin, all the labels, most of the artist i work with, so i thought it’s the best decision to move to berlin!
don’t regret it so far 🙂
what i like in berlin?
you can go out any day and collect always new impressions, i think that’s it for me!
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
How would you describe your sound?
hate this question actually, but i’d say a deeper driving tech house
Please tell us a bit about your latest and upcoming releases!
just received the masters of my remix for my buddy m.in!
i’ve to say i like working with this guy, few years ago when had a totally different style,
and now it’s getting more and more kind of similar.
nice to hear his influences with my sounds
we’re also working on our next ep, should stay tuned for this!
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
That was a few years ago, i played the after party for SEMF Festival Stuttgart and i was booked for 2h, after the 3rd hour i recognized a girl, taking of all of her clothes in the middle of the dance floor, and the dance floor was packed!
after 5 minutes the security guys tried to took her out but they didn’t know how to catch her!
seriously, funniest shit so far
What were your TOP 5 gigs in 2014?
01 Kassette, Istanbul
02 Das Modul, Saarbrücken
03 Sisyphos, Berlin
04 Sonne, Mond & Sterne Festival, Saalburg
05 MFF Showcase, Weekend, Berlin
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
01 Di Chiara Brothers – Payback – SANITY
02 Miguel Bastida – Buenos Aliens (Cele Remix) – DEEPERFECT
03 Emanuel Satie – Send Out the Clowns – DFTD
04 Giovanni Di Tunno – Coati (M.in Remix) – COOL LIFE
05 M.in – Break Their Culture (dotSTRIPE Remix) – COOLSVILLE
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by M.in
Detlef – Fornote – MOON HARBOUR
Secondcity – More – DFTD
Cuartero & wAFF – Break A Sweat – MOON HARBOUR
Eddy M – Ubahn – ELECTRONIQUE
Secondcity – Feel It – SAVED
Cele – Bass Stop – DEEPERFECT
Rub A Dub – Ake Koala – SHIBIZA
Vangelis Kostoxenakis – The Chief – KLING KLONG
Secondcity – Terrace Tech – SAVED
Jaceo – Eros 112 – KINETIKA
Doneyck – The Moon – ASANE
Onno – Go Crazy – SNATCH!
Di Chiara Brothers – Payback – SANITY