Franklin De Costa has flown mainly under the radar for a long time now, but he’s long been a favourite of electronic music fans who love to delve a little deeper. Hailing from Berlin, he’s been releasing music under a variety of monikers for well over a decade and he’s always charted his own course. Alongside his production work, Franklin also promotes the Mother's Finest night where he’s been able to continue to push the weirder, more non-conformist corners of techno and bass music. With the likes of Hodge as a resident and acts such as DJ Bone, Laurel Halo, and Machine Woman amongst his bookings you can see that they like to follow the path less trodden. They're even welcoming Bone for an exclusive residency in 2018.
With a new Mudkid album coming soon, and the 5th Birthday celebrations for Mother's Finest fast approaching, I caught up with Franklin over skype on a chilly Sunday afternoon. We had a broad ranging chat covering berlin winters, his creative process and how social media is changing the way the electronic music scene exists, for better and for worse.
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