Today’s Mixtape Mondays feature also includes a few words with one half of GOMMA Records, Matthias Modica aka Munk. While the q and a session was fairly short and direct, this end of summer mixtape will make you wish summer had just started. Long time fans of the dance music genre will appreciate the homage to Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ by newcomer, Social Disco Club or Erick Morillo’s dance floor filler, ‘Dancin’. Actually the whole mix reminds me of the good days when you heard pretty much only Strictly Rhythm Records in a whole set. Enjoy the brief interview and the podcast below.
Please give our audience a brief history on how you and Telonius formed Gomma Records?
We went to school together – played in bands (punk), DJ’d (house) and worked at a radio station. We then threw parties in Munich where we invited the DJs we liked. There were not so many inspiring labels around and we had made so many tracks, we started to release them. We were trying to create a modern, forward looking label that involved visual aspects too… more and more friends/ musicians joined the crew and now its quite a big thing for us…
So tell us what is a typical day like.
For me? I live in Marseille, south France by the sea…working at friends’ studios, going swimming, DJing every weekend around Europe, and producing music once a month in Berlin.
Are there any artists that you find inspiring these days (without boundaries to music and visual arts)?
Neon Indian…. Cosmo Vitelli…. Jonathan Meese… Hand Ullrich Obrist… Paze…. Maurizio Cattallan…Zappa
Lastly, for aspiring artists, what words of wisdom would you like to share?
Never follow ..always create.
1. Discodeine – Singular
2. Pino D’agio – Qual Idea
3. Franco Califaro – Balla Bo
4. Social Disco Club – Daft Funk
5. 80kidz – Spoiled Boy (Munk Remix)
6. Bam Bam – Release your Body
7. Erick Morillo – Dancin’
8. Munk – La Musica (CopyShop Jam)
9. Donatella Rettore – Splendido Splendente (Munk Edit)
10. Light Year – The Pop Shot
11. Dick St Nicklaus – Magic (DJ Steef Edit)
12. Los Massieries – Rumore
13. Munk – We Don’t Care
14. Rodion feat Louie Austen – Estate
15. DJ Steef – Black Savates
16. The KDMS – High Wire