How was 2019 for you?
Viktor Talking Machine: 2019 was full of love, stress and crazy moments. We released a well-noticed EP on Monaberry with great remixes by Lauer and Italo Brutalo. We had the chance to remix Andhim and played so many great festivals and clubs. We met so many great people and are thankful for every single moment.
Becoming a father and discovering that two hours of sleep are enough. We moved our studio to our friends from Station Endlos and are now super happy with our rooms and the new possibilities. Superbooth this year was awesome and brought us so much new gear that we want but can’t afford. Every festival and club we played was so much fun that we can’t pick one as a super highlight.
None of them belonging directly to the music scene but are part of our lives, so they influenced us in several ways. There was the deadly shooting with an anti-semitic background at a synagogue very close to the place where we live. So this changed a lot and took us of for a few days. A lot of bad events stopped our daily routine and forced us to think out of the box. The big fire [in] the Amazon, Brexit, rising right-wing extremist violence all over Europe, that the Sumatran rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia and some more of those lowlights.
Song of the year?
The song that was our constant companion is “Lille Vals” from our friend Storken. We got this massive tune at the very beginning of the year and every time we played it the people went nuts. It is a classical goose-bump song that touches our hearts and forced us a smile on our faces.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Work. Work. Work.