Labels : 8 Bit, Saved Records, Mobilee Records, Cyclic Records, Highgrade Records
When Markus Homm started going to his first House parties, the likes of Beatport and Myspace hadn’t even been thought of. Born in 1980, Marcus was 15 years old when he became infected with electro music and subsequently got his hands on a turntable. He then began to seek out the latest releases at the record store and also by asking local DJ’s the identity of the tracks that had kept him dancing late into the night. Markus Homm was born in Romania, and now lives in Nurenberg. Eventually the second turntable made it into the equation and he started to mix records. His first gig came at age 21 and proved to be the first of very many.
In 2000 Markus returned to his former homeland. In Romania he played several gigs and met his current
production partner and friend Mihai Popoviciu. Impressed by the quickly developing club scene in Romania he opened a record store with fellow local DJ’s in Sibiu. It is not only his passion for techno music that has taken him to places far and wide. Since he was 18 years old, Markus has been traveling as a professional dancer to tournaments all over the world. Learning Latin American dance has definitely influenced his sense of rhythm and his training has taught him the intricate design and implementation of many forms of music. In 2006, Homm’s professional career took him to Moscow, and it was there that he started to produce music. Working sometimes alone and sometimes with partner Mihai Popoviciu, he formulated his own unique style of dance music, ranging from Deep House to Tech House. Markus Homm’s music is in a constant state of development, always searching! for, and finding the most compelling groove. This diverse musical direction has led Homm & Popoviciu to successful releases with various labels, including their home label Highgrade Records, and Diynamic Music. In 2009 they had a widely acknowledged summer hit with “Bis Co”. Markus Homm has also released a string of solo tracks and remixes which have gained notable success and positive feedback. Markus Homm has earned himself a solid position in the international Techno scene. Legendary Berlin clubs like Panorama Bar, Watergate and Tre- sor, or international destinations and venues in Zurich, Bucharest, Mexico, Madrid, Tokyo and Hong Kong are his regular playrooms. But despite all the fun of the last few years, Markus Homm has continued to push his musical development. The Highgrade Disharmonic Orchestra is his latest Live project, alongside label colleagues Tom Clark, Todd Bodine, Dale und Daniel Dreier. The group made an amazing debut in the summer of 2010 at Watergate. And so it goes on. Producer and DJ Markus Homm moves consistently forward and continues his playful exploration of the tensions between music and body, while working on his own unique and very special musical success story.
Hello Markus !! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi Guys, i just got back from Amsterdam last weekend. Today i´ll be working in the studio. I have to finish a remix for mood music before i am leaving for a long trip next week. Please tell us a bit about your latest releases! My last release was the “2soul EP” on Bondage. It was my second release on Bondage and i got a great response so i am pretty happy with it.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
It`s hard to say. I think my first release on 8bit “city tax ep” definitely got me a lot more attention around
the globe. Also my release on Dynamic some years ago did a very good job for me. Honestly i don’t pay to much attention to that. I never think of that when i do Music in the studio. I always
do what i feel right at that moment. There is no master plan behind 🙂
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned for 2016?
Next up there is a remix EP of “2soul” on Bondage . With Fantastic remixes from Martin Landsky ,
Mario Aureo and El Mundo. All three remixes are really nice. Beside that i will have something on
Saved Records coming out together with my buddy Ray Okpara, also just finished a new EP with my friend Mihai Popoviciu on a new label from berlin STILL HOT. Than in 2016 eventually a EP on Cyclic and possible another 8 bit.
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?
Difficult to make rankings but it`s always nice to play in Berlin , Romania (especially Bucharest or Mamaia at the black sea), Switzerland.!
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Crazy?!… that must have been my trip to Tokyo in 2011. I just arrived and the next day the Big
Earthquake happened. That was very scary. It was amazing to see that even in such a big disaster the Japanese people cared so much about others and made sure i was fine up until i got back home.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Fusion Turmbühne 2014
Kudos Beach Mamaia Romania
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Markus Homm – 2 soul (Martin Landsky Remix)
Christian Hornbostel – Mental Species (Kling Klong)
Markus Homm & Mihai Popoviciu – Insomis
Zeke Africa – Ghost
Sven Tasnadi – Keep on
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Markus Homm – Anker (Bondage)
Mano & Azteca – Undefined (Markus Homm Remix) (cyclic)
Markus Homm & Mihai Popoviciu – Insomnis (Still Hot)
Tim Engelhardt – Best Night In Cologne (Poker Flat)
Markus Homm – 2Soul (Martin Landsky Remix) (Bondage)
Cab Drivers – Droped Eye
S-Man ft Mr V – 6 AM (Dario D’Attis Remix)
Sante – Stay (Original Mix)
D-Nox & Beckers – Serenade (Doctor Dru Remix)
Ronan Portela, Rick Sanders – Eiemei (Rick Sanders Remix)
Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno – Can You Feel It (Spieltape Remix)