Today the Techno Kittens are one year old and we couldn’t think of a better birthday present than being given the opportunity to interview Anja Schneider.
We put a few questions to technos most stylish lady, here’s what we asked…
Hi Anja, as founder of one of our favourite ever labels Mobilee you’re a bit of a hero of ours! What’s Mobilee got planned for 2013?
The next chapter of our mobilee back to back compilation will be released in a few weeks. This year Rodriguez Jr. is in charge presenting the sound of mobilee and adding a full album of exclusive music on CD2. Most of the tracks are produced in colloboration with mobilee artists like Sebo K, And.Id, Ray Okpara, Tassilo from Pan-Pot, Safeword and myself. This summer we will be at Sonar again as usual and hosting some very special parties on our beloved Hotel Diagonal rooftop. This is the highlight of our party year as we all have the chance to be together for a few days. But this year the authorities cut down the max capacity to max 235 people and there is no chance to get any tickets. Because of this we are doing a big pool party on Thursday at La Carpa in Barcelona with all mobilee artists and some special guests – tickets will go on sale soon. There is a new album from mobilee artist And.Id in the pipeline. I am still working on my new artist album and hope (fingers crossed) I can deliver it for release at the end of the summer.
You’re playing at Eastern Electrics festival in August, we’re gonna be there too – who would you recommend we check out?
Everyone! Wish I could stay there all the days and watch everybody performing. Its a great line-up with highlights every day and will be difficult to choose which to see.
Last summer Mobilee held a series of special summer parties including a rooftop party in Barcelona (we really wished we could have been at that one), any plans for more this summer?
As mentioned before that’s one of our annual highlights and we did that in Berlin, Barcelona and Moscow as well last August. Actually we are planning a mobilee rooftop world tour across the globe visiting the most exciting Hotel rooftops with pools and exciting views. But don’t tell anybody yet as its a secret project we are working on.
What tracks are you playing on repeat right now?
I have the perfect platform for testing our own label tracks at my gigs and take full advantage of it! I have my own ‘Diagonal’ EP coming out mid-April, so this will be on repeat with the rest. Tracks have a pretty short life-span set wise, as I play new ones all the time but I always try to support friends and our own on mobilee.
If you were a Techno Kitten for the day what would you get up to?
Every day I’m a ‘Techno Kitten’ with my work – meow!
Anja Schneider will be playing at Eastern Electrics festival in August along with Mobilee label mates Pan-Pot and a whole bunch of other great djs. Find out more and buy tickets here. We’ll be there – come and join us, it’s going to be a good one!