Scherer

interview

Author: Scherer
Date: Nov 25, 2002
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interview

 

 

 

 

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who are you, where do you live, (real name, age)?
I was born as Marco Scherer 24 years ago in Worms, Germany and that's where I'm living.

what are you doing when you're not playing music?
For the first half of day I work as webprogrammer and -designer in a small office in my hometown and the other half I spend to producing music and other important things that life brings with it. Especially I'm working hard on trying to improve my relaxation and that takes time.. =)

how did you come to music, did you play other instruments/music before you came to psytrance (roots)?
I began to get interested in music when I realized the possibilities of my old C64 and short time later I bought my first mixer with four mono channels. I connected a tapedeck, a turntable, a portable cd-player and a super nintendo or the C64 with the mixer and began "mixing" those sources. Of course this was getting boring so I bought a djay mixer with two turntables and began spinning. This was around 1992. Five years later I gained some experience in producing music with software on a Commodore Amiga and later on PC and it did not take long until I got my first synthesizer. As I was interested in any kind of electronic music I produced trance, techno, bigbeat, drum'n'bass, ambient, hardcore etc. etc. In 1998 we founded plasticAge music as open organisation that combines production, djaying and many more activities in different scenes. For a complete overview visit our homepage at www.plasticage.de
Then in 1999 I visitied my first goa party and was impressed by this kind of atmosphere and music. From then I got more and more into trance music and eventually to psytrance.

what is your style, how and when did you come to trancemusic, to producing, to your first gigs?
As I like any kind of good music I'm spinning more than one style, but the one I like most is full-on. Not too melodic on the one side and not too much shredder on the other. But I also like spinning a smooth morning set. It varies from party to party and I always try to correspond with the audience. One very important thing for me is groove as this is the fact that makes my legs swing.
I came to my first gigs with sending mixtapes to anyone who could be interested. A very traditional way I think =)

what is going on in your local scene?
About parties there's not much to tell as you'll find about two or three parties per year within 40 km. But you can find many highly talented producers here and I think some of these new impressions will be released soon. Watch out for Pfälzer sound!

what does trancemusic mean for you, how importand is trance for you, what do you use it for?
As said above I like any kind of good music but surely trance is the most important for me. Especially concerning psytrance it's not only the music.. I understand psytrance as a combination of music, atmosphere and way of life. When producing in the studio you can use any idea to create new tracks, at a party you can share your vibes with all the other people in a positive atmosphere and you can learn so much for "real" life. I could not imagine living without it and all the experience I gained since getting into this other world.

what do you think about our scene and where do you think are we going to (development, future trend)?
Difficult question.. As anything develops the psytrance scene will do too. At the moment it seems to leave the underground where it started and for sure this will bring changes along. I cannot say what will change but that's the interesting thing about it =)

what are your releases/events until now, (discographie)?

RELEASES

August 2002 ma-g-ma Raum und Zeit auf Comp. Goa 2002 Vol.2 (Yellow Sunshine Expl.)
Juni 2002 ma-g-ma Raum und Zeit & Awakening Comp. First Impression (AP rec.)
Mai 2002 Raum und Kälte Raum und Kälte Theme auf Comp. Goa Trance Spirits (ZYX music)
April 2002 (( mel.ler )) mel.ler milch auf Comp. Goa 2002 (Yellow Sunshine Expl.)
Februar 2002 (( mel.ler )) (( mel.ler )) e.p. - Tropfstein / mel.ler milch (Tatsu rec.)
November 2001 (( mel.ler )) Knörz auf CD-Comp. Dragon Tales 3 (Tatsu rec.)
Juni 2001 Raum und Kälte Absolutheit der Dinge ist relativ (on-45 rec.)
Januar 2000 Raum und Kälte LoFi-1 / Seesturm (on-45 rec.)


EVENTS
Radio Querfunk Karlsruhe / Audiowerk 1 - 3 / LoveBoat / In Memoriam / 2 years of lagerhouse / IntoYourMind I - IV / Water of Eden / Techno Classics / Nightmare / Welcome to the plasticAge / Klangzauber / Studio 54 / Pulp Fiction / In Memoriam 2 / Klangzauber OA / GoaSession@GoTec / Morphische Felder / Sehen und spüren was anderen verborgen bleibt / Freiraum Festival / Auf der Suche nach dem letzten Einhorn / Inner Vision 5 / Traumfänger / Lautwald Fest / Klangzauber 3 / Kalachakra / Psychedelic X-Mas Dreams / Trance into the Dancesky / Bermuda-Funk Mannheim / Zeitfenster / Alice im Wunderland 2 / The Bard's Tale / Lautwald 2 / Obsidian OA / Psychedelica Experimentalis 2 / PsyTension / Waldzauber / Fusion 2 / PsytranceShow.de / Eternity / Sommerzauber Festival / Techno vs. Goa 2 / Freiraum Festival / Freudensprung / JaMel's Birthday Party / Leuchtende Wesen / Die Falle / BongGoa / 42

what are your futurities, upcoming releases, upcoming parties?

EVENTS
25.12.2002 Visionen (Freiburg)
20. - 22.12.2002 Goageschwister Birthday Party (Koblenz)
20.12.2002 Der 3. Raum live (Kandel)
13.12.2002 PORN Club (Essen)
29.11.2002 Visions of Nexus (Hannover)
16.11.2002 Die Falle (Bonn)

what was the best, funniest or strangest experience in your carreer?
There are happening too much funny and strange things to tell in some sentences. Any experience is interesting and useful.

For booking contact please mailto booking@chaishop.com

   

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