// Exclusive interview with Onno //
We have been digging this dutch powerhouse for a while now and this week we were lucky enough to catch up with Studio 80's turntable dweller to talk about prized vinyl, Favourite DJ's and dog whispering . . . lovely job. 1. Which party have you enjoyed DJing at this year? Ooof there were many to be honest, but my first ever gig at Panorama Bar definitely takes the top spot! Playing such a legendary place is a big honour in itself and the vibe of that room is just amazing. Last week at Watergate was also amazing I must say.
2. The earth is about to explode . . . you have time to retrieve 3 pieces of prized vinyl and make a tosti to take into your emergency evacuation vessel, what records would they be? Difficult. I would probably grab my ipod and run as there probably won't be a turntable in the vessel nowadays ;-).. what's on the Ipod?? Everything from old Hip Hop to more modern indy stuff plus all the mix tapes that my friend Marcello has made over the years (one of the founders of the Amsterdam house scene and one of my big inspirations when I started DJing). Oh, and I would take my first pressing of Passion's "Get Decor" as well, as its one of my favourite house records of all time.
3.If we could take care of all your commitments this weekend and you had unlimited funds, where on the planet would you go and what would you get up to? I'd probably get all my friends to somewhere warm and sunny, have a huge dinner and party to match afterwards.
4. Who’s your favourite DJ/s at the moment? Dyed Soundorom, Tiefschwarz, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann
5. What two critical pieces of advice would you pass on to like minded aspiring artists? I know this will sound cliché but staying true to the sound you love is most important. And try to have some fun with it to as music is supposed to be that right? On a more practical level, invest in a proper sounding room and speakers before buying the fancy synths etc. Also try to be selective to who you send your music. Mass mailing never gets listened to by any labels. Better to build the relation first and send the music after.
6. If you could choose a superpower what would it be? Invisibility would be nice?
7. Which producer/s should we be keeping an ear out for in the near future? I know they aren't exactly rookies anymore but I've been really impressed with Santé and David Labeij's tunes at the moment. Santé, who is from Berlin, is the engineer of Tiefschwarz and his solo material is really great as well. Deep druggy party music I would call it. David is one half of Polder (together with Lauhaus). He has some stuff coming out on Intacto (and a collab with yours truly on Remote Area) and he just sent me some amazing unsigned bits as well.
8. What is your guilty pleasure? Watching The Dog Whisperer on National Geographic and Caramel Soya Latte's from Starbucks.
9. Do you have any plans to start your own label in the near future? No plans to start a label. At the moment I am too busy writing new music and doing remixes. It is definitely something I would love to look into in the future though, as it's yet another way to express what I believe in musically.
Check Onno's 3 hour set from the Panorama Bar >>> HERE
Check & buy Onno's music >>> HERE