I was supposed to wake up at 11 something in the morning because I had a lunch-meeting with a great friend of mine, mr. Ferri, the man behind the Superlover project, Kassette Records, the duo Kassette Boys and (even if I know he doesn’t like to say this a lot) he’s the former owner and label manager of the renowned Berlin label “Autist”.
I had set the alarm before going to sleep but my phone ran out battery during the night so it didn’t ring. I was quite lucky to wake up only 1 hour later on my own, so we still managed to have our lunch.
We ate in a proper Japanese restaurant, to be true it was the first Japanese restaurant where I saw Japanese people eating there, and they don’t even offer sushi. The meal was very good and, seriously talking, also the water was, it had a great mineral-like taste. I would suggest you to try this restaurant if I could remember the name of it, sorry, maybe I’ll post the name in the next days diaries.
After the lunch we spent some time together at the JustMusic synth’s department, which is a shop I strongly suggest to visit if you’re into music (Pariserstraße 9, Berlin).
Ferri stayed at the synths dep. while I went to the next door studio department and locked myself into the speaker monitors testing room and I compared something like 30 different speakers. I’m planning to change mine because I’m not so happy with them. I was nicely impressed by the ADAMS A8X, it was so surprising to hear frequencies and sounds on my tracks which I didn’t even know that existed.
I was really delighted when while playing all my recent unreleased stuff and projects I’m working on, to test out monitors, the shop guys showed up inside the room to ask me whose music is the one I’m playing, and congratulated with me when I said it was just mine. I think it’s always good to receive such feedbacks by someone who’s involved with music for 6 days a week.
At 5PM I left the shop because at 6 I had a meeting at the Beatport offices which are on the other part of the city. When I arrived there Technasia was playing the uStream live session so I had a chance to listen to some good music too.
After his session and after understanding that Joris was going to land too late to wait for him to join us, me, Technasia, his wife and John from Beatport went for a Japanese dinner (don’t worry, I eat also european things… sometime). Meal was really good, John and Charles (Technasia) are really nice and funny guys so we had a good time. Now I’m still laying on the bed with a super-full stomach. I will probably show up at Watergate for the Joris Voorn set later in the morning.