A House music legend and perrenial favourite at RSN towers, Mr Terry Farley, caught up with another one of our most loved Dj's and producers, Dixon, for a chin wag prior to the forthcoming Drop Acid Not Bombs – where Dixon will play alongside Terry, Rocky of X-Press 2 and friends. As Terry Farley explains, “As part of the Faith crew who had Dixon play in London very early on at an amazing party at the infamous Key club alongside Rahaan and Weatherall, we always wanted him back and finally we’ve managed to find the space that does him justice, on a date that suits all parties”. Grab tickets for what looks to be a legendary night in the making over at RSN Tickets….
TF: HOW IS BERLIN IN THE WINTER NOW THE TECHNO TOURISTS HAVE LEFT?
D: Since the early 90ties the Berlin techno scene was heavily influenced (and even organized) by people from outside of Berlin. In the beginning it wasn't that international, but it was always people from all over Germany. Yes it might be a little too much right now. But there is a scene in Berlin, and always was, that you can not find on Resident Advisor. We still have an Berlin underground scene that does parties were you need to know anyone that is involved to find out where they are – but it is not called Berghain or Watergate. The difference to the 90ties is only that now we have some proper big clubs that are known worldwide and are actually damn good. So – there is nothing to complain about.
TF: HOW WAS IBIZA FOR YOU – YOU PLAYED AT DC10 QUITE A LOT LAST SEASON?
D: I really enjoyed my times at DC10. I am not a proper Ibiza raver. If i remember right then i was the first time in Ibiza just 5 years ago. So I can not say if it is all just sack right now compared to the older (and even older days) but what i can say is that DC10 is still something very special compared to the other clubs on the Island. Some might say that this is actually a lame argument cause if everything is shit then you can be shit too and still be the best. But all I can say is – when i play this club i alway have a great time and see people enjoying themselves very much. And that is maybe the main difference between some other clubs i saw on the island and DC10 – people are not just their "to be entertained".
TF: SUNCEBEAT FESTIVAL IN CROATIA – YOU SMASHED THAT ONE UP I HEARD?
D: I enjoyed the Sunce beat festival. Especially my set on the club. More then on the boat this time. But it is always strange to play for the Southport guys cause on one hand it is great what they do cause it is extremely special these days. On the other hand it always feels like the time stands still there. I was surrounded in the DJ booth by all the is old school DJ legends and i again felt like i was the young new DJ kid. But you know – i am 36 and i am playing for about 20 years now. And every tune i played the other Djs asked what it was?
TF: DO YOU THINK THE SOMEWHAT XENOPHOBIC DOOR POLICIES IN BERLIN ARE FAIR?
D: It is what it is. And to make this clear – this is the reason why Berghain/Panoramabar is as great as it is. If you have a club for 2000 people and 4000 people want to enter – you need to make decisions. The crowd is what a club makes. Not the DJ. Not the sound system. Not the venue. And they know how to balance it right. With all this crazy hype around this club and after all this years it still has an amazing atmosphere with a great crowd. (It might not be like 5 years ago but it is still way better then in most other clubs around the world). I nowhere feel as much relaxed and "home" as their. The best sets i played the last years have been mostly their. If you wanna know more about it – read Tobias Rapp "Lost and Sound"
TF: YOUR BIG PLUS AND MINUS FOR 2012?
D: Plus: my newborn son.
Minus: Chelsea FC
TF: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN 2013?
D: Personally I will try to find a better balance between business and private life. In other words – some more weekends off. And artistically I would like to play more longer sets again and rework some off my older classics into versions for my sets today.