Dynamodyse nous vient tout droit d'Allemagne et a accepté de répondre à quelques questions concernant son travail et ses projets.
High Five Magazine : I must admit, beyond all your tracks, I know nearly nothing about you. Can you tell us more?
Dynamodyse : My name is Mathias, I am 33 years old and I am living in Dortmund. Music is beside photography my biggest passion.
HFM : I first heard about you when i saw the clip Paname (which is amazing by the way), was it at first for an artistic goal or to promote the song ?
D : No, it wasn't the intention to kick an artistic goal or to promote the song.
A friend asked me for music, he wanted to make a video. Later I became the idea that if I put my ugly face in the camera we all have something from this. Armin Oussar, the director had a high speed camera wich made 1250 frames per second, we all were stocked!
HFM : You told me that you are also a photographer, what are your themes, your inspiration ?
D : Uh, I haven´t just one theme in particular but I try to focus on one. Portraits/People interests me a lot, but Stillifes are interesting too. A view out of a window or a street, the smell of a fresh baked cake can be as inspiring as a nice magazine. Citytrips are always very refreshing.
HFM : Let’s go back to music, your style could be described as deep house, a new track you posted about a month ago has for title «House Music is dead». How could you explain that?
D : With some tracks it is like a child: once born and named you can´t change that. The title is an ironic meaning of course. I had an idea for an EP: THE DYSFUNCTIONAL CONTEXT MACHINE but the track appeared on a compilation from friends.
House or Deep House was never dead of course. Not just music is always growing, developing and influencing itself. One of my first serious contacts with electronic music was around 1995 with Deep House. I felt in love with those melodic, atmospheric, hypnotic rhythms and melodies. Very sleazy at this time. If you look today what is described as Deep House I dont wanna have anything to do with and i find it a pitty how some people use this "Genre" just because it´s hype. Especially Deep House for me has something to do with emotions, something personal, like music in general. And I don’t listen or play only Deep House of course, and I don’t want to tap myself. But the spirit of what you do is always an issue (…).
HFM : There is a real search of new sounds in your pieces. What are the software tools you use?
D : Wich software? The Shelter Ep is done with a 303, 909, Virus, Nord Lead, Micro Korg, SH 101, RS 7000,Waldorf. I like all the actual productions and longing sometimes to sound like them but I think a musical profile is important. I dont know if I have a profile but at least I try to be different. It isnt always positive…
HFM : Who are the artists that influenced you ? What are your listening to at the moment ?
D : Right now I am listening to a mix from Thomas Stieler for Instinct Raw. Also in my CD-Player a mix from Ron Wilson for Batti Batti or Uta von Naumburg´s Chardonnay Prestigio. Very hot stuff ! Roman Rauch, the Schönbrunner Perlen or Bruxelles New School of Deep gives me a lot this time.
My influences are big and very divers but i need to mention Rick Wade, Kaoz 6:23, Pal Joey (...), also Musik Krause, Akufen, Early Perlon stuff. The Native Sampler Series on Theory Recordings had a big meaning to me and still have.
HFM : You have signed on We play house records, how did they find you ?
D : They found me ! I sended a friend some tracks with the ask for feedback. He gave the tracks to Red D. wich felt in love immediately with. So I became as a No-Name an early cataloguenumber from a young label wich I am very thankful for...
HFM : What are your plans for the future?
D : I am gonna move to another city, force my eyes on photography and enjoy the pleasure to be able to share records with people in a pleasant volume.
HFM : Lastly, what are your main interests ? What's the last book you read ? The last thing you bought ?
D : I like aesthetics in any kind: magazines, music, photography, fashion or art. The last book I read is from Hans Nieswandt: Plus Minus Acht. Hans was a member of Whirlpool Prod., in this book he shares his impressions as a DJ and Artist, very funny, dry and serious ! Also in my library: American Surfaces by Stephen Shore.
The last thing I bought was a big bag with groceries for my girlfriend and me to have a relaxed weekend. Yummy…
Thank you for your interest
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