Influences: Paramida

 

If there’s somebody we’d love to get a peep in the record bag of, it’s definitely Berlin-based DJ, Panorama Bar resident and label boss Paramida.

If you’ve caught her in action, either at P-Bar or elsewhere, you’ll know full well that her sets are something of a trip; effortlessly gliding from proto-trance to Italo, from house and new wave to hypnotic techno, new beat and much more. 

These influences translate into the sounds you’ll hear across her label Love On The Rocks, which has been home to artists like Fantastic Man, Khidja, Elles & Violet. Last year she celebrated five years in the game with a four-part series titled Supergau, which brought together previous label mates and new faces to champion the sounds that have become the backbone of the imprint.

We get a little insight into some of Paramida’s formative influences, from funky garage house to progressive and Hi-NRG… 


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Lama - Love On The Rocks

The first time I heard this record was probably one of the most significant moments of my
musical development. Berlin is a techno city and soon after moving here, I was pretty bored by
the sound of the city. A DJ that had a big impact on me at that time was Emil Doesn’t Drive and
when he played this record it totally blew me away. I named my label after it.

  • Lama - Love On The Rocks

    The first time I heard this record was probably one of the most significant moments of my
    musical development. Berlin is a techno city and soon after moving here, I was pretty bored by
    the sound of the city. A DJ that had a big impact on me at that time was Emil Doesn’t Drive and
    when he played this record it totally blew me away. I named my label after it.

  • Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - Obsidian (Deconstructure)

    I love proto trance and progressive stuff, this is probably one of the most influential one for me.
    The way it develops from mystical ambient to playful downbeat, getting back to ambient techno
    is inimitable.

  • Idjut Boys - Idjut Boy Ep - Jesta (Dub)

    There is so much to discover, when it comes to Idjut Boys. Both producers have released a lot
    of different music and founded 6 labels. The Idjut Boys have had a major influence on me as a DJ and what I play.

  • Jeff Mills - Automatic

    Jeff Mills has produced some of my favorite techno tracks ever. Techno can be very diverse,
    there are so many different styles of techno and I do have a lot of Jeff Mills favorites.

  • Patrick Cowley - Mind Warp

    I love Hi-NRG and I have a lot of Patrick Cowley favorites. Mind Warp is the fourth track on his
    studio album Mind Warp and turned out to become my very access to his unique sound.

  • D. A. F. - El Que (Latin Mix)

    I love DAF, they had a major impact on me and I have so many favorite tunes of theirs that I
    love to play in my sets. This is an outstanding one.

  • Liberty City - Some Lovin'

    One of my all time favorite house tunes. I think. I bought pretty much every record from Murk
    Records after having discovered this one. As far as I know, the fourth repress of this record was
    recently released by Murk. Help yourself!

  • Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body (House Shaker Version)

    This groove of this 1987 gem is very unique. I like the feminine energy that comes from the
    sensual vocals. In combination with funky garage house – a record that I drop towards the end
    of a warm-up set.

  • House Of Calypso - K. Tronics Ensemble

    Probably one of the best tunes ever existing and one of my favorite italo house tracks out of
    many. Listening to this, makes me realize that italo house might actually be my fav genre.

  • Glenn Underground - 70'S Trip

    Last but not least: I love Glenn Underground and this is one of my most fav records ever. The
    groove, the bassline, the vibe – everything about this record is on point to me. SO GOOD.