QA : Maskin Ljud


1. Who are you?

Julien H Mulder A.K.A Maskin Ljud.

2. What do you do?

A lot of things, creating music being one of them.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

In my studio where I feel most at home.

4. When?

When I have inspiration, I never produce music without inspiration.

5. Why do you play music?

Not sure, it’s just something I have to do without thinking about it.

6. When did you start making music?

I started experimenting with music at a young age in the early 90s.

7. Which track defines you the most?

Impossible for me to say as I have made thousands of tracks.

8. How would you describe your own music?

Raw, dry, basic and my own. My whole idea behind “Maskin Ljud” was to create a sound or feeling that still lives in me from my youth when I use to go to raves in dirty warehouses with just strobes, smoke machines and pounding Techno playing for 13 hours that just hit you on levels you didn’t even knew existed.

9. Any track of the moment?

10. What influences your work?

Almost too much to mention, but Science Fiction is a big passion of mine and inspires me a great deal.

11. What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

12. Favorite designer?

13. Favorite book?

Encounters With Star People – Untold Stories Of American Indians.

14. Favorite classic movie?

I should go for at least a top 5; Blade Runner, Alien, Planet Of The Apes, 2010 and Lawrence Of Arabia.

15. Favorite music label?

Tresor and Axis.

16.Your dream collaboration?

No I have my own vision of what I need to do.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Both, but for this project I use hardware only. But in terms of just enjoying music, I’m a 100% vinyl lover and always have been so Analog for this one. The sound to me is unbeatable.

18. Which softwares/tools/ instruments do you use/play? 


19. Describe your creative process? 

Not sure I have one, but it starts with an idea and I usually have a clear vision of what I want to produce before I start, then I just follow the idea. And I always need good tea when I produce.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)? 

At night. My mindset just turns into something else and I get extremely creative and see things very clearly.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual) 


22. What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic) 

Just be yourself and remember that there is a new day tomorrow as well.

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

I hope so.

24. How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby) 

I do what I  can with the time I have.

25. Any secret skills? 

Yes but it wouldn’t be a much of a secret if I told you.

26. Any future plans? 

Not die.

27. What’s your life motto? 

To live.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Cake is best served cold.