[ITW] In backstage with : Barker & Baumecker

We sat down with the audacious DJs/producers Sam Barker and Andreas Baumecker after their hybrid live/DJ set at the Ostgut Ton nacht in Marseille we organized with Laboratoire des Possibles. We discussed their performance, how they got bored of their (ex) job as bookers, line-up construction at Berghain/Panorama Bar and the emotional side of things, that they miss in club music nowadays.

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[ITW] In backstage with … Sunil Sharpe, spearhead of Irish techno

For the last clubnight of the previous season, three collectives from Marseille (Métaphore, Paradox et Extend & Play) fraternized under the Club Cabaret banner to welcome two of their favorite artists : Willis Anne and Sunil Sharpe. The first one and his machines transformed our rooftop in an improvised jungle, while the second one dazzled the Cabaret with his ability to juggle between the sharpest techno weapons.

Knowing that the man is as much relevent behind the deck as behind the microphone, we had a multitude of questions to ask to Sunil about the way he’s documenting his passion, the flourishing scene of Ireland, the difficulties encountered by our fellow club professionals over there … So we intercepted him just after the end of his set. Sit and listen, here we go..

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