QA : SHOKH

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1.Who are you?

A wanderer who strives for peace with himself.

2.What do you do?

I create and i play mainly Techno and Electro and try to develop my style.

3.Where do you often create/produce?

At home and in the club.

4.When?

I produce when i feel it’s the right time. It can be after lunch or after being at a rave. Concerning DJing: When it’s my playtime.

5.Why do you play music?

Because i always wanted people to understand me fully. It’s not possible without listening to my music, i guess. Also because it connects me with people.

6.When did you start making music?

1997.

7. Which track defines you the most?

Marc Moulin – Balek

8.How would you describe your own music?

DJ Mag would probably call it Hypnolektro. I call it dark hypnotic Techno and Electro with some substantial part of starimentalness.

9.Any track of the moment?

Some stuff of a producer called BS-1.

10.What influences your work?

Especially the stuff i cannot express with my mouth or my disapproving glance.

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

Yes, I teached myself DJing and producing when I was 14.

12.Favorite designer?

I don’t have one. And if i had one i probably could not afford his/her stuff.

13.Favorite book?

Almost everything from the german entertainer Rocko Schamoni. I like the books of his partner in crime Heinz Strunk, too.

14.Favorite classic movie?

Goodfellas.

15.Favorite music label?

Omnidisc Records from Miami, Florida.

16.Your dream collaboration?

Moodymann.

17.Are you analog or digital?

No one should care about this in 2018.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

All. Most important is the idea or the will. That leads to a good song even if you just have a vacuum cleaner and tape recorder available.

19.Describe your creative process?

Sometimes i have a specific idea that i turn into music. Sometimes i first play around with sounds or samples that turn into an idea and then into music.

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

When the idea is obviously showing up in front of me and tells me what to do. Then i am guided by it. At best the flow isn’t interrupted by technical issues or personal disqualifications.

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

No.

22.What’s your life philosophy?

Every act spreads.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Yes.

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

I am very uneffectively.

25. Any secret skills?

Talk vienna slang like Falco.

26. Any future plans?

Develop and love.

27.What’s your life motto?

Be patient and know what you don’t want to do.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Thank you Anki, Danny, Vivi.

https://omnidisc.co/album/smoke-omd017