Introducing Loot Recording’s new star Robin Fett
Amsterdam-based DJ and producer Robin Fett has been making some serious waves in the underground with his brand of House / Techno landing him spots on the likes of Loot Recordings, Moan, New Violence Records and Zoo Lab. For his latest release he’s back on Loot for another Techy stomper. Intrigued, we went to find out more about the new kid on the block and what makes him tick..
Hey Robin, thanks for chatting with us! Where are you and what are you up to right now?
Hey, no problem! Thanks for reaching out. Right now I’m in Amsterdam working hard on new music and playing in and around the Netherlands. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the year! I just came back from Ibiza where I plan to spend some more time during the summer. I’ll be working on music while I’m there and hopefully get to share it with some of the biggest music lovers in the world. Nothing beats the atmosphere and music mentality over there.
Talk to us about you and your music, who or what are your main influences?
I find it really difficult to put a label on my music but it’s usually somewhere on the spectrum between house and techno. I love the fact that we have the freedom today to take risks and be fluid between genres – it makes music an exciting world to be a part of. For example, I like to sample unconventional sounds to give my tracks an extra layer and depth. If I had to choose I think I would categorize myself within the sphere of Italian tech house, with minimal and raw techno influences. I like to do a lot of unconventional sampling.
The artists I’m inspired by at the moment are the likes of David Gtronic, ONNO and Reelow. I’m also driven by the prospect of my favorite DJs picking up my music, as well as being able to travel and perform in front of international club-goers. Traveling gives DJ’ing a whole new dimension that allows my influence to go further than my local clubs in Amsterdam. Being able to perform in Italy or Spain has opened my eyes up to what’s out there and feeds my hunger to keep producing and performing.
How did you get into DJ / production? When did you know you wanted to be a producer / DJ?
I was 13 when I started to get into DJ’ing. It was actually my nephew’s taste in heavy techno that he played on vinyl that struck a chord with me. My father is also a huge fan of house music so it was only natural that I was instantly hooked and never looked back. I only started producing about 4 years ago after I’d spent some time networking with other DJ’s who were also making music. I have Igor Valente, a producer who is now a really good friend of mine, to thank for showing me the ins and outs of the studio.
Tell us about your upcoming release on Loot Recordings
Prior to the release of this EP, I had one release with Loot which did really well so this has been in the pipeline for a while. I wanted to create something energetic and dynamic, so I decided to weave the vibes of my city into its fabric. I did so by recording samples in Vondelpark (Amsterdam’s ‘central park’) around the corner from where I live and incorporated these into the tracks. This is why I’m so excited about the release: it’s a reflection of what’s close to my heart and what motivates me.
This is an introducing piece, tell us something about yourself everyone knows and something no-one knows
Everyone knows I’m a DJ, but no one knows that I’m a fan of Jazz music. My mother and grandfather are jazz lovers and I listen to a lot of jazz at home. This has a huge influence on what I play and create today.
And finally – what was the last record you bought on Traxsource?
My latest purchase was the Dan Farserelli remix of Hector’s ‘Womb’. A real bomb with the typical Dan Farserelli sound! Right in line of what I like to play out loud in a club.