Interview: Super Flu

As the electronic music world converge in Germany for the
latest sound for the future… SUPER FLU stand alone
with their own unique style of music. Super Flu (Mathias
Schwarz and Felix Thielemannare) are based in Halle/Germany.
Their music combines a very artistic and experimental side that
always brings high energy that has the dancefloor moving. Their
label Monaberry is one of the most popular labels in the world
and has introduced major talents to electronic music like
ANDHIM, MONKEY SAFARI,
and CASCANDY.
The duo was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

Who introduced you to electronic music?

Opa Herbert.

Who came up with the name Super Flu? Do any of you
actually get sick?

Nope, because Flu just means “Foreskin Leather Uniform”

What does your studio currently consist of? Favorite
gadget at the moment?

Yamaha vss-30 and a modular system.

When producing a track from scratch what’s your first
move?

To turn on the power distribution.

How long did it take your to finish new album “Musik
3”? Did you come up with any difficulties?

We needed approximately two years to collect all ideas and to
find a direction with which we felt comfortable. That is a very
fun but also pretty exhausting process. After this the
implementation went relatively quick.

What made you want to start your own label in Monaberry
in 2009? What’s the funniest way someone has got you to sign
their music to your label?

We just wanted to be independent and not have to adjust
ourselves according to someone’s A&R. Originally it was
just meant for our music, but now somehow, we are also
A&Rs. An artist once built a replica of our hometown Halle
(Saale) with Lego and sent it to us together with his USB. That
was quite interesting.

What’s your favorite sound system at an
festival/party?

It is hard to say. What is more important is the technician who
adjusts and aligns it and the space where it is standing.

Do you still have any of your old vinyl? Favorite vinyl
track growing up?

We still have all our vinyl from our early days and listen to
them every now and then. Last time we rediscovered a little
piece of gold: Mu – Paris Hilton.

What are your future plans and big releases for your
label you have coming up?

We are going to have a big classical concert with the Mannheim
Philharmonics where we will perform our album together with an
orchestra. After that we will have babies and continue to
release the music we like.

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