Luna City Express Best Of Ten Years Interview
Within more than a decade now the Berlin collaborational production force named Luna City Express, derived and developed from the influences and musical upbringings of Norman Weber and Marco Resmann has turned into a consistent land- and trademark in the electronic music scene in terms of releases, remixes and remarkable DJ sets all over the place.
The Best of Ten Years available now on Traxsource.
Firstly, thanks guys for taking the time out to chat with us. Tell us where you are and how you are feeling right now.
We are together in the studio and feeling good and motivated.
The topic for today is your latest Moon Harbour Compilation – tell us in your words a little bit about how it came to be.
Oh that’s very simple. We celebrate our 10th anniversary and what could be a better reason to release a little review of what we have done musically over the past decade. Limited to ten tracks as a little “best-of” overview.
You guys seem to have a lot of catalog and a very tight relationship with the Moon Harbour imprint – tell us, how important is it to have that artists to label relationship in our niche.
We think it’s very useful and important to have that kind of relationship especially in the beginning of a career. In our case it’s also business so it matters even more if you wanna have a long term development.
Tell us a little bit about Luna City Express for those who may not know (who makes up the group, how long have you been producing and DJing, where are you from and where do you reside now etc.)
We are Norman Weber and Marco Resmann from Berlin and DJing already for 20 years (even though not professionally). We’ve produced together almost 14 years and founded The Luna City Express project in 2004. Our first single release came out on Moon Harbour in 2005 and our debut album in 2009, also on Moon Harbour.
On the production tip, what is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, you simply can’t live without?
Ableton Live is our main sequencer and literally the centre of our work. Of course there are others but we got very used to it and wouldn’t part with it at the moment.
What’s the hardest part about producing an original track from start to finish?
The hardest part for us is to finish a track. Sometimes it’s not that easy to realize that you already have everything and don’t need anymore.
Describe how you guys play out live, what’s your set-up like?
It’s a mixture between vinyl and USB (Rekordbox), which always depends on the club and the technical setup. Sometimes we also use a sampler or a delay through the sends of the mixer.
Favourite gig of 2014 and why?
It’s always hard to mention only one. But Fusion Festival in Germany, DC10 in Ibiza and the 20th anniversary of Muna in Germany were definitely some highlights.
What’s you’re opinion on the current state of house (and techno) music?
It’s amazing that the whole thing is still rolling and that there’s no end in sight.
And finally, what’s on the 2015 horizon?
The second part of our anniversary compilation will be released beginning of 2015. It’s gonna be a great package of ten remixes from artists like Kevin Yost, Supernova, Oliver Dollar and Enzo Siragusa. We also are about to finish the second release for our own imprint Luna City Lab. Another big mission is to finish our second album that we wanna release as well in 2015 as well.