beatverliebt. in be SVENDSEN I 011 [LIVE]
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bv: Hey Lasse! We are really happy to welcome you in our podcast series! Please tell us something about the set you have mixed for us?
bS: Hey beatverliebt., thanks for having me on board:) For this set I have chosen one of my more experimental productions and mixed it up as the intro, moving into a remix I did of a beautiful track called Luminance made by my friend The Micronaut. I really like the vocal and guitar - it is his girlfriend singing, with lyrics from an old Linda Perhacs song. Quite a different sound than my other stuff - a bit space disco’ish if you like. My last release on 'Light My Fire' is also featured in the mix - again, slightly different sound.. but actually, all my tracks pretty much end up with a different sound than the last one - I have the feeling that dj’s can find my material difficult to fit in sometimes, Ha!
bv: How did you become a LIVE-Act and producer? Where are you musical roots?
bS: I started manually looping stuff on four-track tape recorders twenty years ago, and never stopped.
Musical roots, hmm, I was very drawn by Hip Hop back in the golden age of that stuff, but in '97 some girls brought me to a trance party in a beautiful natural amphitheater. After that I was quite hooked on the out door party scene for a long time. I did produce and release some more progressive tribal stuff for some years, but stopped that about ten years ago. I get my ideas from all kinds of places - especially old traditional folk music from around the planet is a big source of inspiration.
bv: What does a good production need to make you fall in love with it or in other words: to end up beatverliebt?
bS: It’s got to have soul, and make me feel like that it has a purpose with me. If it can do that, then the quality of production comes second. But of course.. a really good mix and sweet production will also always ring my bell;)
bv: You are from Denmark. It would be really interesting if you could tell us something about the electronic music scene in your home country?
bS: We have many DJs and producers, and really talented ones too. It is a small country, and Copenhagen is a small capital, so the club scene here is quite limited, with places to go I mean. I only play here a few times a year. Summer time is different - we have lots of cool festivals and street parties at that time. If you should ever come here, promise me you’ll come in the summertime;)
bv: Let us talk about the near future. What kind of projects do you have planed so far?
bS: I have a bunch of almost finished tracks which are not really music for dancing, but nevertheless something I have put a lot of my self into. I want to release a record with those in the near future - even though it will be very different from what people might expect from me. On one of my releases from last summer, (“Circle” - second last track in the mix), I worked with a really good vocalist. Her and I have just agreed to do more stuff together, starting after new years. Also had a great guitarist in the studio last week, good recordings came out of that. It’s so nice to work with talented musicians:)
bv: Where can we see Be SVENDSEN LIVE next time?
bS: I’m playing in Oslo on Tuesday, and right after that I will be leaving for a three weeks road trip in California with gigs a long the way. Now Thats exciting :) - but in Germany, next time will be Jan 17 at the 'Wander Zirkus' at Ritter Butzke, Berlin. So maybe I’ll see you there?!
bv: Thanks for you time and all the best for you!
bS: You are welcome, and all the very best back to you my friend.