Parametric Design _ Interview With Opuswerk

Hendrik _ 2

Great – sounds really interesting Mate. You are still involved with Plak Records, right? How is that going?

Unfortunately last year was kind of slower. As we all had lots happening aside of music. We did manage to get the Plak parties rolling and those have been a real success. Release wise, we will soon have a special atmospheric CD / DVD coming and we’re getting the gear back on doing more releases this fall / winter.  Sometimes there’s only so much that you can do.

DVD? Cool.. Well, in the meantime, we’re lucky enough to have a mix from you for the show. We really should have done one back when we did the original interview.. So we’re really glad you could do it. I’ve heard a few that you’ve posted since, eh.. the one from a set you played in a club a while back.. and the Muhk podcast one too. Really enjoyed them. How did you approach this one?

As you might know, doing this set was kind of a saga. I had to approach it by picking a lock, repairing a computer, getting new catridges in extremis and record it a 2am on headphones only. Set-wise it was recorded in one take on two 1210s and serato for some of the nifty promos I got. For the selection, I took the more special tracks I’ve been playing out recently and tried to build a small journey that’s more aimed at the parts of the night that need more energy. As it was dead hot here, I reckon I was very drawn to playing 110 BPM house tracks, but as it’s subsekt I had to make it harder.

So this is as hard as I can get when it’s 34 degree Celsius outside. I wish I would’ve recorded my set at the Zukunft last month, as it’ would’ve been a perfect fit for subsekt. But that’s what you get this time. Hopefully it will pick the interest of some promoters so I get to play some music loud some more.

I’ve been asking people quickfire questions to finish interviews recently. We’ll finish on that, ok?

Favourite toy as a child?


Worst present a girlfriend ever got you?

Seems there’s none, so I guess I was very lucky with girlfriend’s presents

Last record bought on Hardwax / record shop?

Quite a few of those are in the mix, but my favorite of my last order has to be this one: DJ Kaos ‘Kosmischer Ruckenwind (Quiet Village remix)

Give us a strange fact about Swiss people / country / culture?

It seems the Swiss eat more pastas per capita than anyone in the world. You thought italy was the country of pasta, think again 😉

Recommend us a film that you everyone should see & why it’s worth watching?

“La collectioneuse” by Rohmer. A good friend recommended it and since then I love his movies.

What song will be playing as you float up into the sky?

Pink Floyd’s “Wish you were here” would be a good pick IMO.



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Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

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