LABELS: Moon Harbour
Known for his high-quality house sets, Daniel Faulwasser, aka Dan Drastic, is a firm fixture in Germany’s club scene. In addition to his deejaying skills, his work as a producer has been impressive, particularly in recent years. Furthermore, he has managed to build an international fan base as a presenter and producer of the monthly Moon Harbour Radio Show.
As early as the Nineties, he was active as a deejay and organized club nights in his hometown, Chemnitz. In 2004 he moved to Leipzig. There he was quickly welcomed into the Moon Harbour family and released his first productions on Highgrade, Lorna, Curl Curl and the English label Hairy Claw, which is part of Stevie Kotey’s label group Bear Entertainment.
At the end of the summer of 2008, his first EP “Slice Of Life” was released on Moon Harbour. The title track was the start of Dan Drastic’s regular appearance on Moon Harbour. Subsequently he cooperated with Chris Lattner and Matthias Tanzmann and released tracks on several Moon Harbour label compilations, as well as on other labels such as Luna Records and Rrygular, teaming up with his friend Andreas Eckhardt on the latter. In addition artists such as Luna City Express and Simon Flower have asked him to remix their music. In early 2012 his “Noodle Stories EP” was released on Moon Harbour. Soon afterwards he mixed the new label compilation “Moon Harbour Inhouse Vol.4”, released in June 2012.
Since autumn 2011 he has been producing and presenting the monthly Moon Harbour Radio Show, alternating with Luna City Express. The show has garnered a broad base of regular listeners worldwide and is broadcast by several Internet radio stations like Pioneer DJ Radio and Samurai FM.
Dan Drastic is the guarantee for a great set on the dance floor. He is now being booked throughout Europe and has already performed in venues and on club nights like Studio80 (Amsterdam), Watergate (Berlin), Panoramabar (Berlin), The Zoo Project (Ibiza) and Robert Johnson (Offenbach). In Leipzig he hosts the Moon Harbour Flights that take place every two months at the legendary Distillery.
Hello Daniel! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hey, I’m quite well and energetic, so I was in a good mood making the set. Today is our weekly meeting day at the Moon Harbour office, so there will be quite some work later.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
The latest releases were a track called “Room Full Of Heroes” on the latest Moon Harbour Inhouse Vol.7 compilation and a remix for Josh Love’s Original Pleasure on EP Digital Music.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
Probably ‘Slice of Life’ a couple of years back. That tune just came at the right time when people were totally into ethnic vocals and percusssions.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
Since I’m working full-time at the Moon Harbour offices my studio time is often relatively limited, I don’t have a lot tracksfinished. I’m working on a new EP for Moon Harbour of course, but not sure when it will be out.
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?
As far as favourite cities go I like London and Amsterdam a lot – yeah, I know boring – but I’m not much of an adventurer when it comes to traveling. So city that are easy to handle are my thing.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
I really never know how to answer this question, for some reason there was never a really more than some missed flights or crazy after parties. I must be a pretty boring person.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
1. 10 Days Off, Ghent
2. Moon Harbour Showcase in Barcelona 2013
3. Every Rave On Snow, mostly for having a fun weekend with my friends
4. All the sets at the Easter Eggs Open Airs in Leipzig
5. Last weekend in Gran Canaria was pretty fun
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
1. Mosca – Cedar Wood State (Volt Mix) – Not So Much
2. Phon.o – Fractions – BPitch Control
3. Frag Maddin – 1st Reason – Snatch!
4. Mathias Kaden – No Kick – Pets
5. Huxley – Bistro Inferno – AUS Music
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Soukie & Windish – On The Mountain – Upon You
Kevin Yost – You’re My Gravity – Leena
Sascha Dive – Track 9 feat. Aquarius Heaven (Vocal Mix) – Deep Vibes
Ian Pooley – Turakina – Pooled
Mathias Kaden – Polyphonic – Pets
Phon.o – Fractions – BPitch Control
Honey Dijon – Houze feat. Seven Davis Jr. (Deetron Extented Remix) – Classic
Huxley – Bistro Inferno – AUS Music
DJ Bone – Black Patterns (Beats) – Subject Detroit
Mosca – Cedar Wood State (Volt Mix) – Not So Much
Goerge Maple feat. Goldlink – Sticks And Horses (Deetron EgoRave Remix) – Virgin EMI