Get To Know: Florian Busse & his Wolves EP
We’ve had our eyes (and ears) on Florian Busse’s blistering dance floor weapon ‘TATA’ for a while now and we’re pleased to say the rest of Busse’s ‘Wolves’ EP [out now on Connected] doesn’t disappoint either! But just who is Florian Busse? We went to find out more…
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your music, who or what are your main influences?
Hey, this is Florian Busse and I’m a DJ and Producer based in Berlin. I grew up in the west of Germany where there´s this open air club called Kiesgrube, near Düsseldorf. The club promoters work closely with Loco Dice‘s Desolat Label, so they would have a lot of people from the label and friends playing. Martin Buttrich, tINI, Livio & Roby, Davide Squillace and Dice himself or even Marco Carola were regular guests, although the club used to be smaller than it is today. That groovy Minimal, Techhouse, often African or South American influenced sound was really my thing. Those are my roots, although my own taste has now evolved in a different direction.
How did you first get into DJing / production? When did you know you wanted to pursue this as a career?
I got into DJing through a friend who had CDJs & a mixer, we would meet at his place every weekend to play records we found during the week and just hang and practice. Later, we started as a duo, we played regular gigs and organized parties with a group of friends in my hometown. After finishing school I quit studying marketing as i got into production, I just couldn’t focus on anything else. I didn’t quit marketing to become a DJ in the first place but to change the subject of my studies to become a sound engineer or something similar.
Tell us about your local scene and what makes it special.
As I’m living in Berlin now, I can’t say anything about the scene and club culture that hasn’t been said already. I only rarely go to clubs, so I can’t tell you what is super new and fresh right now but I really like Hoppetosse. Obviously Berlin has all these record shops, clubs, interesting events, labels, agencies and just many many people involved or super into and passionate about this music, which is something I really miss when I’m not here.
Talk to us about your upcoming / current release.
My current release is an EP on Terranova‘s Connected Frontline Label. It consists of four tracks, each one being quite different from another. None of these tracks took me more than 2-3 hours, plus a little mixing and fixing afterwards. These super fast works usually end up being my strongest, so right now I’m trying to not overthink or overdo things and also not to get stuck on certain track ideas and sketches. The best idea should always win, no matter how much time you put into them. I got good feedbacks so far and I know from Terranova and B.Traits that especially ‘TATA’ is doing a good job and it’s always a highlight in their sets.
What’s your greatest career high to date?
This interview with Traxsource, obviously.
If you could have made any dance record in history, what would it be? and why?
Maybe Booka Shade’s- ‘Body Language’. It’s timeless and that’s something I’m aiming for.