Cxemcast 044 – JM Moser

How did Berlin Community Radio and your own show there start?

In 2013, there was no similar radio in Berlin, but there was an urgent need for it back then. Inspired by such projects as NTS Radio, my friends launched Berlin Community Radio. My show called Brown Rice was there from the very first day and contains completely different music – everything I want. Sometimes I invite my friends-artists to the show, everything happens very spontaneously and unpredictably.

Berlin Community Radio is only a radio station or are you doing something else apart from the broadcasts?
 
Sometimes we throw parties, approximately once in half a year. The last one took place in a small KitKatClub, where our radio residents performed.

Do you have a favorite place in Berlin?
 
Well, it is OHM, which is a small cozy club with good sound. Now lots of people fancy this place.

When did you start playing?

I grew up in a small German town and was always fond of music. As a child, I adored to find some new things and then put them for my friends. So, when I moved to Berlin, the decision to become a DJ was quite natural. Then I was fortunate with job – I started to help with organization of one of the parties so that immediately got me into the swirl of events.
 
Does DJing make you a living?

I have a normal job: I'm an office manager, nothing interesting.

Your mixes are quite eclectic, do you oppose them to classic plain sets?

It’s hard for me to work in one direction, I get bored quickly and it becomes dull. I like dealing simultaneously with different things, so this reflects in my sets. I like contrast and unconventional approach, though, in my opinion, playing different music is quite traditional. In constant change of genres and tempo, it is important to hold the right groove and follow the mood on the dance floor. Sometimes I use radical mixing, but it all depends on the dance floor, because the most important thing is to make people feel good.

What atmosphere on the dance floor do you like the most?

Intimate and friendly – the main thing is that everyone could feel free, open and do anything they want.
 
Tell us about the mix that you did for us.
 
I tried to accommodate many different rhythms in it, so mixing turned out to be quite unique. I also wanted to create some dark and mysterious mood. Many ups and downs can be spotted here, I think that such form is more interesting to be listened to at home. I don’t see any reason to transfer the atmosphere of a club o in podcasts, although the mix includes several nostalgic rave tracks.

What is rave for you?
 
I want it to sound like this: https://vimeo.com/5632791.

Do you love playing experimental music at parties?

Yes, but rather in the beginning of a party or when a chance comes along. I really enjoy the moments in the middle of a party, when you can put absolutely non-dance track and it still works – it's magic.

How did you find out about Схема?

One day I came across photos from the party. It looked extremely cool.



Interviewed by Bohdan Konakov.