A Matter Of Time _ Interview With Neil Birnie

Neil and Joe _ subsekt 051 Interview

Did you take a break from DJ’ing for a while? I remember you mentioning that you were digging out records again & enjoying having a mix. Why was it time to go back?

Never played the decks for about 6 years mate. Really glad I’m getting back into it though as it’s something I have missed hugely. I actually ended up buying a pair of CDJs by chance in July last year, mainly cause I was missing the DJ’ing side of things and I had a mass of promos which got sent to me and I’d no way of playing them. Was only a matter of time before the decks were coming out after that though but in all honesty I suppose the main reason for the getting the decks/vinyl out again was to do this Pounding Grooves mix, so I have you to Thank for that John..

haha – Glad that we could be of service Neil! 😀

You’ve been playing out a bit recently though, haven’t you?

Been lucky enough to play at a couple of Fnoob gigs at a castle in Dundee, Scotland. Was a really good experience and the live events are something that Fnoob will be looking to do more over time at different locations. Played Berlin also end of January this year. That was really cool as I got to finally play with a few really good friends of mine.

Any plans for a Neil Birnie World Tour then? Tresor says ‘It’s not over’. 😀

Yeah.. got a few things happening this year. Heading back over to Berlin the end of April to play again at a different night so really looking forward to that. A little exclusive there for you before its public knowledge.. Other than that just continuing the work at Fnoob in making the station into what we believe it can be.

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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