i-DJ: robert dietz

This week we welcome one of Germany's finest into the mix for i-D, enter the sound of Robert Dietz

by i-D Staff
20 April 2015, 1:04pm

Stepping in for this week's i-DJ is Germany's dangerously skilled Robert Dietz. His continuing innovative production and DJing has seen him through into his latest endeavor, a record label under the name Truth Be Told. His deep, dancefloor driven techno productions, combined with his smooth skills on the decks has seen him take the stage at some of the biggest venues across the globe, with releases across top imprints such as Desolat, Saved, Get Physical and Cécille to name but a few. Now we welcome him into the i-D mix, with an exclusive 65 minutes of rolling tech grooves, hit play!

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Suciu, Locomotie Cerebrala
4th Measure Men,The Keep (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Markus Fix, Oh Year

What's the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?
I'd say the first time I went to DC10 in Ibiza 2002 was pretty intense and a totally new experience of hedonism for me.

What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
There is Robert Johnson of course, which is perfect but Panorama Bar and Berghain are pretty special to me too. I like the industrial touch and these different rooms and corners where people can just do whatever they want to do. It's almost surreal…the music, the crowd, the freaks, the sex, the crowd getting lost in it, nothing too taboo.

What was the best night of your life?
I think that about almost every night I have the chance to play in front of a good crowd, friends, with a good sound system and a free mind.

What's the most debauched thing you've ever seen on the dance floor?
Beside the disturbing things you see at Berghain, two guys smoking a huge bong at 11am Monday morning in the middle of the dance floor of Robert Johnson.

What does your actual rider consist of?
Coconut Water, Gin, Tequila, black towels and "green" tea.

What's your favorite party anthem of all time?
Dead Prez, Hip Hop

What producer are you predicting big things from this year?
Alci, a friend of mine from Zurich is making waves at the moment with upcoming releases on TBT and Apollonia.

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
Ideally to bed, worst case to an after party that you most probably regret the next day taking a flight..

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with...
MDMA, I'm sorry.


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