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Its a manic life for Einmusik
German EDM producer Samuel Kindermann, aka Einmusik.

We speak to German EDM producer Samuel Kindermann, aka Einmusik, about his whirlwind life in the industry ahead of his Dubai gig this weekend.

By Mohamad Kadry

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Published: Thu 30 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 30 Jul 2015, 10:40 AM

From Berlin to the world, producer Samuel Kindermann is on a hot streak with major festival performances underway and a treasure trove of new music expected to be released before the end of the year.
The Electronic Dance Music champion and record label owner, who goes by the stage name Einmusik, is fitting Dubai into his busy summer schedule on Friday, July 31, when he takes over the decks at Level 41, Media One Hotel. With more than a decade of experience touring the globe, recruiting talent and producing some of the genre's most exciting new material, Kindermann arrives in town at a perfect time for EDM fans to shed their summer blues and party in the presence of a truly dynamic artist.
We caught up with the musician ahead of his gig to find out more about his time in the industry.
What projects are you working on this summer?
This summer has been really intensive. After my album I.D.C. came out in May, I'm now working on remixes and collaborations which I can't really talk about yet. But there will be some great releases coming in the fall.
With more than a decade of music experience behind you, what can fans expect in this next phase of your career?
I think they can look forward to a continuity of my music and my output. I'm still a really productive person and after 10 years, I haven't lost my curiosity and love for experimentation. That doesn't mean that I'm changing my style in a major way, but I enjoy discovering new sounds and learning more technical skills, coming up with new surprises ever so often. I'm hoping to deliver more live shows in the coming years that will be less about the lights and glitter and more about the music.
What musicians are you listening to at the moment?
Since I'm a producer, I listen to Electronic Dance Music all the time. But in order to get inspired it's important for me to take a break from it and listen to other genres from time to time. After my Dubai show I plan on heading to a concert for Björk. I also love the music of The Acid, Ry X and Fink, and I'm also a big fan of classical music. In the Electronic world there are artists like Jonas Saalbach and Third Son which are coming up right now. I love their new tracks.
As the founder of Einmusika Recordings, what are the benefits to having your own label?
I think the best thing about it is having a creative team around you, but of course the big draw is that I can release any music I really like. I also enjoy searching for new talent, browsing through demos and experiencing the fresh spirit in someone else's work.
How do you think Electronic music will evolve in the coming years?
I don't know - I think it's going to be an interesting process where we will be creating many new genres over the next few years. I think in some parts of the world, Electronic has just started getting popular so I love to see people getting more and more into it.
What have been your best and worst gigs so far?
I played so many great shows in the last few years, from the Fusion Festival in Germany to Zero Party in New York. But my bad experiences usually stem from poor line-up choices where the music doesn't match crowd expectations. The weather also plays its part because during an outdoor summer festival, everything can be destroyed in a few minutes if the stage gets flooded.
What artists are you most looking forward to working with in the future?
British Techno producer Max Cooper is really interesting, and Sasha is someone I really want to meet and work with.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise fans.
I think people would be surprised to know that I have a garden 20 minutes from Berlin and I love to sit there with a cup of tea, and watch my strawberries grow like an old man! To be honest, it's the only way for me to calm down and relax. Nature is really important to me.
Einmusik plays Level 41, Media One Hotel on Friday, July 31. Entry is free until 9pm, Dhs100 before 10pm, Dhs120 before 11pm and Dhs150 afterwards. Call: 050 359 9798.

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