Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hey from Munich in Germany! I just made myself a big cup of coffee and now I’m answering some
interview questions. So the day couldn’t start any better!
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted
I always knew I wanted to be an artist, I just didn’t always know which musical side to approach it from.
Next to the DJ and producer side, I’m also a guitarist and singer and I’ve had a few gigs with it. I think I
have now found a very good way to combine that, and I want to combine it much more in the future!
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
My track „Vigour“ has just been released on Lobster Theremin. Hidden behind both tracks for this EP is
the same theme: Fatigue. Being tired of everything, and two different ways of dealing with it. For this
EP I wanted to create a vibe and mood that is really hard and soft at the same time. And then there are
of course the two absolutely great remixes in which Julian and Trudge show my approaches in a whole
new light. The full EP will be released in march.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Next two my two all-time-favourite remixers for Fatigue, it’s above all the artists who work across
genres and who work with live-set-ups. I’ve been inspired by non-techno artists like Cosmo Sheldrake,
who do so much of their own thing that you can hardly compare them to anyone else, I think that’s
incredibly powerful! I did a track selection for Tunr with my tracks and artists that influenced me and I
talked a lot about how and why the affected my sound: https://tunrmusic.com/inspirational/CAIVA
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and
harmony? What do they have in common for you?
This is always a big challenge. I try to give my creative head the freedom it needs. If I’m supposed to
do a techno track one day and end up with an acoustic song or a simple voice melody, that’s cool, too.
And most of the time I manage to find really unexpected combinations of track/melody/harmony ideas
that I really like. No matter what genre or genre mix, it’s the most important thing to go with the flow and to
simply trust your ears and emotions. I can’t expect the listeners to immerse themselves in my music and
lose themselves in it if I don’t feel the same way while I’m producing it.
How would you define your sound?
I feel like I’m constantly trying to free myself from any self-imposed limits and boxes. I try to mix techno
and trance with many other genres and add my own vocals and instruments. For me, my music is also
very rich in contrast, it can get very soft and emotional, but also nasty and hard. When it comes to
describing my sound I guess most people would emphasze the vocals I record. I love to express myself
with my voice and to use it for my tracks.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I have upcoming releases on Nali and Live From Earth Klub which will be more experimental and genre
open. And I’m really excited about the first music video production with Live From Earth Klub. And
together with Raise we are planning the first international gigs for the coming weeks and months. And
one of my future projects is a live-set-up for clubs and festivals.