Cxemcast 044 – JM Moser
How did Berlin Community Radio and your own show on it start?
In 2013, there was no radio alike in Berlin, but there was an urgent need for it back then. Inspired by such projects as NTS Radio, my friends opened Berlin Community Radio. My show called Brown Rice has been broadcasted from the first day and sounds of completely different music can always be heard there - everything I want. Sometimes I invite my friends-artists to the show, everything happens very spontaneously and unpredictably.
Is Berlin Community Radio 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 played.
Do you have a favorite place in Berlin?
Well, it is OHM, which is a small but cozy club with good sound. Now many 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 I immediately got into the thick of events.
Does DJing make you a living?
I have a normal job - I'm an office manager, nothing interesting.
Your mixes are eclectic enough, as if they are in an opposition to classic plain sets?
It’s hard for me to work in one direction, I get bored quickly and it becomes dull. I like to deal simultaneously with different things much more, it 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. However, I wanted to create a bit 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 or party 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.