A Night With Anja

Art & Culture


Saturday 4th September 2010

**The Red Gallery
1-3 Rivington St,
London EC2A 3JL

10pm 6am

Advance Tickets Only Available from Resident Advisor


Berlin Techno Producer and Mobilee boss Anja Schneider hosts the next instalment of the intimate A Night With series this Saturday. Earlier this year Schneider played at mulletover celebrating 5 years of Mobilee Records and shared the evening with label mates Sebo K and Rodriguez Jr. On the 4th she gets to spend 8 hours alone behind the decks weaving and mixing her driving, minimal yet at the same time lush Techno sound. Ahead of Saturday’s marathon we caught up with Anja to talk all things mobilee and night long sets.

As a touring DJ you have shared the line up with other highly respected DJs throughout the course of the night; how does your approach change when you have the creative freedom to play at an event where only you and your amazing talent is exhibited over 8 hours?

Im preparing my music now and its great to have the freedom to play whatever I want. Its also a little bit of a challenge as I dont normally play that long!

Youve had residencies at Weekend and Watergate, and played at a host of other internationally renowned clubs, including Londons own Fabric which draw musically educated crowds; how do you continue to remain fresh and push the boundaries?

Im always on the look out for fresh new music and talents. Actually when we started the label we always wanted to work with artists that we thought would develop really well. I have my eye on some new people that Im meeting with so watch out!

With musical access via the internet continuing to get stronger and stronger via platforms such as spotify and soundcloud; how do you feel about this access as both a label head and producer particularly with albums being accessible on spotify and also as a DJ where people get to experience your sets after the events you have played at in their own homes?

The only way to feel about really it is to go with the flow. Everything is different now and its impossible to fight it. In many ways these developments are a very positive thing lots of great music can be promoted internationally and at a lower cost. The only thing that is sad of course is illegal downloading, when producers arent given anything back for the hard work that they do, but in terms of distribution its much easier to reach lots of people all over the world very quickly.

Read the interview in full by Katie Gibbons on the latest newsletter here

www.myspace.com/anjaschneider | www.mobilee-records.de

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