with DJ TLR
(a.k.a. Mr.Clavio, owner of Créme
would You characterize each Bunker and Créme Organization, where
are the differences?
Bunker is the father, Crème the little sister.. The labels are
run by different people and thus reflect different tastes, although
there is some overlap. I would say Bunker is a bit weirder and darker
and Crème aims at the dance floors a bit more, as it is run from
a dj perspective.
Legowelts Disco Rout found its way to the dance-charts of MTV-Germany..
Do You see potential in other releases of Bunker / Crme to make a similar
career or are You not interested in the wider public?
Sure, I think Bangkok Impact could be there as well, we'll see what
happens with the upcoming album, That has a bit more media push behind
it than the other stuff. It would be kind of stupid not to be interested
in a wider public, obviously we want the music to be heard by as many
people as possible, but we are not specifically aiming for it, nor do
we have the means to do that (yet). The Legowelt tune only ended up
there because it was on Sven Vath's label.
Did You notice a change considering bookings or the selling rates
of Your releases after Legowelt hitting the airwaves?
Not personally no, but Crème has no Legowelt releases. I suppose
the stuff has been selling steadily since it was released.
You for the interview!
In the last months there were numerous new releases on Bunker/Créme.
How do You cope with the risk of loosing a bit of Your original innovative
energy if this output frequency holds on?
As long as I get good stuff and stuff I like I will release it.
I don't think a label will necessarily suffer from a large number of
releases, as long as the output is varied and consistent. Djax got away
with it, so I don't see why we couldn't. Then again, at some point it
can also slow down. Apart from repressing a large part of the back catalogue,
Bunker has only released 4 new titles this year. It just depends, but
when you're hot you're hot.
Can You tell us about the cooperation with labels like Stilleben,
Kapellmeister and finnish music producers?
In general we work with friends and like minded people only. Business
arrangements are based on trust and we help each other out where we
can. I guess its an international network of friends.
Are there any new projects coming up?
You bet, there will be a series of three records on Crème
Eclipse by Beta Evers, Kassen and Omni Incentive, a couple of other
EP's, and most notably the Bangkok Impact double LP, which is the biggest
project, in a full color sleeve and a CD release etc, that's gonna be
fun to make. Then Bunker is also coming out with 4 new releases by Pametex,
Eargoggle, and some other stuff. Too much to mention really, so keep
your eyes open the next three months!