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Counting With Roosevelt


Roosevelt is a young musician and producer from Cologne (recently transplanted to Berlin) whose debut solo EP of sunny synth pop will be released in May courtesy of the Greco-Roman label (you might have heard of them, they’ve released records by Disclosure and Joe Goddard, amongst others). His new track “Around You” recently found its way into our EB Favorites of the Week, and he’ll be playing alongside Karin Park and Lana Del Rey at our festival in Prague on April 13th. We asked to get his digits and here’s what he said…


1 memorable line in a film or song:
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?”  – Eminem “Lose Yourself”

2 decisions I regret:
– to carry my Juno 60 to every gig
– to play that one gig last year without it

3 people that should collaborate:
Jacques Renault, Mickey Moonlight, Joakim

4 things I haven’t done yet:
– replaced my DJ headphones
– find the person that stole them at my last gig
– start The Wire
– finish a remix

5 things I used to believe:
– I don’t ever need a bed
– John Lennon was the best Beatle
The Hobbit is going to be a great movie
– Things used to be in black & white
– I will never move to Berlin

6 hours ago . . .
I was sitting on a chair, in the sky (partaking in the miracle of human flight)

7 records everyone should own:
The Notwist – Neon Golden
Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Supermayer – Save The World
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
Paul McCartney – McCartney II
COMA – In Technicolor

After 8 p.m. . . .
I will start to answer my phone

My 9 lives . . .

I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole:


Roosevelt is on tour now. Catch him at one of the following dates:

Mar 09 Berlin, Stattbad Wedding (DJ set)
Mar 08 Darmstadt, Blumen Festival
Mar 10 Amsterdam, Where The Wild Things Are Festival
Mar 22 Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
Mar 23 Brussels, Bazaar (DJ set)
Mar 29 Paris, Social Club
Mar 30 Hamburg, Molotow
Mar 31 Rostock, Kommt Zusammen Festival
Apr 05 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
Apr 19 Prague, Electronic Beats festival

Published March 04, 2013.