BALANS013 - Darko Esser by Darko Esser, Tripeo published on 2012/02/28 09:33:33 +0000 BALANS head honcho is on duty for the first time in the podcast series on his lucky number 13 no less! Darko just unleashed his most freaky record till date on BALANS: the Slightly Disturbed EP with fenomenal remixes from Peter van Hoesen and Sandwell District. The VINYL is available since february 13th, digital follows on the 27th. He made an exclusive mix full of dark, hypnotic moody and sometimes plain evil techno and (as we have come to expect) some surprises at the end. Noone can't escape our Q&A, not even the owner ;-) This is what he had to say: 01.What is you relationship with Balans? I am the proud owner of Balans Records and I organise the Balans parties in coop with my management We Are E! 02.What do you do to try and stay in balance? Any tips & secrets you would like to share with us night folks? Sports, healthy organic food and getting up at normal times during the week seem to work for me lately. And since my hobby is my job and thus hard to separate, I have build in at least 1 day every week, were I keep away from work/mails etc. It ain't easy though ;-) 03.About the podcast, can you tell us the story behind the mix? The podcast reflects what I play out mostly nowadays. A lot of hypnotic, dark techno with a few twist and turns here and there plus an 'Onionboy' ending #forthosewhoknow. 04.What gear did you use to make the Balans podcast? I made and recorded the mix in Ableton in my studio. 05.Were do you have in store for us (gigs/releases) the coming months? February is all about BALANS: we have 3 cool events line up. First up is Perron, Rotterdam (with Sandwell District, Brent Roozendaal). Next week a weekender with my brother from another mother Benny Rodrigues in Studio 80 (Amsterdam) on friday and my second livingroom Doornroosje on saturday. Supported by Roger Gerressen, Bas Amro, D-Ribeiro, Jorge Spencer and Tenpa. Then a lot of nice shows in march, including a BALANS night in the famous Moog club in Barcelona!