SIOPIS (Q&A)

siopisYour new single Master Plan is out soon on RebelLION. Can you tell us about how your relationship with the label first came about?

First of all let me inform you about something, the first ever record of Crosstown Rebels was a Silversurfer production so my relationship with the label has roots many years ago…My cooperation and friendship with Damian Lazarus was existing before it was time for me to get in touch with my past, where everything began…

Can you describe the process involved in creating/ producing the title track Master Plan?

I was sitting on a bench in Kreuzberg Berlin holding a coffee that I had just bought from a really nice cafe on the corner. At the very moment that I took the plastic lid off, coffee poured onto my pants. I was so pissed off that I said to myself, ‘this will never happen again’. I went to the studio directly and produced Master Plan..Just kidding. When I am in the studio, it’s for hours where nothing is planned or super structured to be honest its a bit chaotic my way of producing.. Everything is coming naturally to me, like breathing! Yeah sometimes really good stuff is coming out, like Master Plan.. 😉

https://soundcloud.com/crosstownrebels/sets/rbl014-siopis-master-plan-ep

All three tracks have a very unique sound. Can you tell us a little about your background, how you first got into Dance music, and how you learnt to produce?

In 2003 I started producing music as Silversurfer, but my background is really in Rap, E-funk and Electro Breaks. I produced my first track with fruity loops and of course I am self-taught, seating in front of the pc for many many hours and days….

How would you describe your style of Dj’ing? And tell us about how did you first learnt to mix?

Actually I can’t  describe with words what my style is… there are a lot of tracks, where my mc just talks in our own language…we call it “penny lane talk”…if I had to tell you something about my style I would say that it sounds really deep and energetic at the same time. The only thing I can say for sure is that I always try to have my own style as a DJ and as producer too. For me this is really important. And I always trust my producing abilities and inspiration resources.

I started mixing at the age of fifteen when Grand Master Flash and Afrika Bambaataa were my super idols!

Which artists have influenced you most over the years?

I have been influenced by many artists, such as Kraftwerk, Newcleus, Johny Guittar Watson, Zapp…

How is nightlife in Berlin? Which are your favourite bars/ clubs at the moment?

Well it depends for the club, it depends on the night, the vibe, the Dj, the music, the crowd, Most important the crowd but in general Berlin is for me personally still one of the best party scenes around the globe. One of my favorite clubs in Berlin is Ritter Butzke and Sisyphos.

What are your plans for 2013?

Producing ,Touring, Traveling & Taking care after my own label ‘Mangali’ music….

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