10 x 4 – Pitchben

10 x 4 - Pitchben Pitchben is a past winner of the German DMC championship who has the DNA of electronic funk running through his veins. Working the turntables like an instrument, he was one of the key figures in the world of scratching and Turntablism. After winning the DMC finals he shifted his focus to production, sound design and audio engineering with the end result being his album Pitchslap which was released by Compost last month. Not happy simply aping the halcyon production methods of the eighties via digital methods Pitchben has slavishly recreated an expansive productions style with real musicians and live string and horn sections. We’re impressed and intrigued. So intrigued we decided to put Pitchben through our mini-inquisition.

Favourite part of the day to create?
The night

Method or madness?
Methodical madness!

First musical love?
Michael

Last musical love?
Gummiband

One thing you cannot live with out?
Sleep

One thing you would live without if you could?
Insomnia

Favourite instrument?
Listen to PITCHSLAP and try to take a guess 🙂

Your biggest break so far?
2 years

Eureka moment?
Having them sometimes inside my dreams…

Biggest disappointment?
The existence of mathematics

Biggest surprise?
The existence of music

Love of your life?
The music of course

Secret tip?
Producing while sleeping

A place to create?
Really depends on my mood…