With early support from Modeselektor, Fjaak have been making waves for years and became a busy headlining live act. In 2019 they also founded the Spandau20 label. For this podcast they digged through their rap collection. Enjoy!
Hello Aaron & Felix how are you and what have you been up to recently?
Hey everybody! We‘ve been good (beside all those affections by covid we all gotta get through now). We are spending day & night in the studio and we’re really enjoying this part of the unintentional free time we got due to this global situation.
You live in Berlin. How would you describe the situation there at the moment?
It’s between: „I don’t care, COVID is a lie found by Bill Gates!“ & „Apocalypse is coming now – don’t touch my toilet paper!“
The pandemic changed our lives drastically. Especially touring artists are very much affected. How did you cope with this?
We are missing playing, raving, travelling and of course getting together with new and old friends a lot right now. Especially testing out our tracks in the clubs or at the raves always was an intense part of our process of selecting them for a record when releasing them.
But even more we’re missing to jam free on our machines in front of people and see how they are affected by it. We miss playing live way more then we miss playing DJ sets.
What annoys you or has pissed you off lately?
Facemasks, but they are important!
Mids, bad weed helps nobody.
Illegal Raves which tend to spread this virus and will end up making this time even longer.
What excites you besides music?
Sound. :D – Seriously these days it’s 99% music.
But we also use the time to go outside and play some basketball etc. Ears/Brains need breaks. And we don’t mean drums like the „Amen-Break“ again ;-)
Anything coming up you want to share with us? Any shout-outs or final statements?
Ilian Tape is a dank & dope label, full of nice people – rock on!
Pfiat eich mit Herz!
One Love Spandau20.