For one night in LA Boris Brejcha painted the night with techno that cleans the air and lifts the crowd to a place of peace and ultimate dance mode.
Accompanying Boris at ARC Music Festival’s After Dark session in Chicago and in Grand Park presented by Insomniac’s Factory 93 were three German Fckng Serious companions: Ann Clue, Moritz Hofbauer (Live) and Deniz Bul who set the stage brilliantly.
Fresh off the jet with his ride or die crew and just before Brejcha tested the historic City Hall’s earthquake durability, Boris found a moment to link up for an interview where we got the the intimate deets about his origins, concept of his upcoming album and more.
Interview with Boris Brejcha
TD: *passed 3 mini-ducks* They glow in the dark.
Boris Brejcha: Awesome. Thank you. It’s actually for the ear, right?
TD: Well, if you want. Maybe. So yeah, what’s the tradition behind the ducks?
Boris Brejcha: Wow. And where does that start? I mean, actually there was no tradition. I mean, when I was on tour all the time, and sometimes I was staying in a hotel and there was like a random rubber duck on the bathtub. And I was thinking, that’s a nice idea. I just like do my sign on it and I throw it away. And then one day I was sitting at home and I was thinking, hey, there’s no joker. Rubber duck. So let’s do it. So that’s the only story.
TD: Love it. I am sure ducks are a good symbol for something… I’ve got some questions written down, but here, you have a new album coming out in early 2024 on your imprint, Fckgn Serious titled, Level One. What’s the overarching concepts for the album?
Boris Brejcha: How can I say it… I named it Level One because it’s like a concept of the whole Boris story. A lot of tracks are from 10 years ago, you have tracks which are super ancient.
So it’s like the whole story of Boris because I love it! I love the old style of Boris. And I also like the new ones. So yeah, that’s the main big thing to name it, Level One, to start from this point with the whole history of Boris.
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TD: Okay. That’s cool. I like your one, the recent track, ‘SpaceX.’ The words that come out are, “Welcome to SpaceX.” So, what do you mean by “Welcome to SpaceX?”
Boris Brejcha: Its just that SpaceX sounds super crazy, like futuristic. So it’s just a message, I mean, electronic music is always evolving.
You can do a lot of things like unlimited things and SpaceX is just something you can say it’s like the universe, it’s like the whole universe and you just go there and you can see wherever you go.
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TD: Okay. Awesome. And let’s see, how about your very first set? Haha sorry, do you get this question often?
Boris Brejcha: Sometimes. Sometimes.
TD: But where were you when you first started DJing and then maybe even when you started your whole new moniker?
Boris Brejcha: I mean, actually I have to say when I started to produce music, I didn’t know that you can be a DJ. So I was thinking, okay, let’s do some tracks, sell it and that’s it. But then I heard, okay, you can be a DJ and I mean, I lived in Germany but the first gig I ever had was in Brazil.
It was like super far away and I went there with a laptop and with the first Tractor version which was out and it was super weird because in Brazil it was super humid and the laptop was like broken down. So it was crazy, man. But in the end it happened. I could play and the people were like super nice. From thereit started. It was crazy.
TD: You were playing your original stuff initially?
Boris: From the beginning.
TD: Nice. And is there any of the older tracks that you’re still mixing into your sets?
Boris: A lot, a lot. I mean, I’m still mixing ‘Purple Noise’ sometimes, which is a classic, and always ‘Gravity’ of course. And then I mean, it depends if I’m going to play like three hours or four hours. Like the longer I play, the more older tracks I’m going to add, you know?
TD: Yeah, awesome. So I know you have this Meta Mask that’s revealed to your community of FanCard holders. Is there any updates on the whereabouts of the Meta Mask and what someone gets when they own the Meta Mask?
Boris: I think one guy bought it already. So he gets like this Meta Mask for real and he can go to every concert all over the world. So if he has free time, he can just go there and he can always go backstage and say hello, do some photos and enjoy the party.
TD: You haven’t met them yet?!
Boris: Not yet. Not yet.
TD: Hello! Wherever he’s at… It’s all digital?
Boris: Yeah, it’s digital but the guy who bought it got a box and he can open the box and then he’s gonna see the video and got a ticket to get to every show. Yeah, that’s really cool.
TD: Oh, super. Well yeah, that’s five minutes. Let’s keep it tight.
Photo Tour by Felix Hohagen Photography- Boris Brejcha, Grand Park DTLA
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