Santé is a musician hailing from Berlin whose love of music has led to a full calendar of key Ibiza dates and festival bookings. His electrifying live shows led Santé to become a resident for the newly launched ‘Cave Rave”. He speaks with Filthy Lucre about his journey and music production process.
When did you get into DJing? What or who were your early passions and influences?
I started producing and DJing around the time I was 16 years old. A good friend of mine worked in a record shop. I visited him every day and he was the one who introduced me to electronic music.
How do you find your inspiration?
It comes very naturally, sometimes by listening to different genres, sometimes by going to museums and watching art shows. By having great gigs on the weekends, I immediately jump into the studio on Monday.
Where are people most likely to see you perform?
Mostly at clubs and festivals all over the world.
Do you have original music that is available online?
Yes. You can find me on Spotify and all the other streaming providers. If you want to dig deeper into my release schedule, check my profile at Beatport.com.
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs making?
They don’t take time to perfect their skills. I guess a lot of people are missing patience.
If you could be eternally stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
I guess it would be the late 70’s or 80’s. It is incredible how disco became house and this lead into techno and so on. I would also love to be part of a completely new genre of music.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
It’s a non-electric one, Talking Heads – ‘This Must Be The Place’. I guess this is my favorite tune.
What do you try to communicate to the audience through your vibe?
I try to build a story with the sets. I usually start deeper and get them to a peak time, hands up moment; but this gets difficult at the moment because the set times are getting shorter and shorter.
How do you prepare your sets?
I am constantly digging for new music through artist demos. I use record box on my laptop and tag the music and genres there. I always have everything on my hard drive at the gigs with me, this allows me to go with the flow and the crowd.
Where do you most like to perform?
Club gigs with a great sound system.
What are your predictions for the music industry in the next few years?
Hopefully a bit more analog again. People leaving the smartphone home or switched off and getting lost in 8 hours of hypnotic grooves.
You can keep up with Santé by visiting him on SoundCloud, Twitter, Resident Advisor, and Facebook.