Bridging the gap between techno and house with his own productions, Ian Pooley was born in the city of Mainz, near Frankfurt and first came to fame with the now legendary Force Inc. imprint, giving musicians such as Alec Empire, DJ Tonka, Wolfgang Voigt, Cristian Vogel and Akufen a platform from which to emit their strange frequencies. Later he was signed to V2, releasing 2000’s Since Then alongside other full-lengths. He has a long-time residency in Barcelona’s beloved Sala Appollo and is without a doubt still one of the most booked DJs around the globe. Play his 2009′ mix for Electronic Beats and count with Ian below:
1 memorable line in a song or film:
“Hello, I am Quentin from Montargis” from Ruby & Quentin.
2 people that should collaborate:
Florian Schneider and Manuel Göttsching.
3 things I haven’t done yet:
– Sea diving
– Smoked a cigarette
– Had a facelift
4 decisions I regret:
– Selling my minimoog
– Using The name “Silvershower” as an alias for my techno releases; those “goldenshower… jokes keep on returning
– Selling my second Roland TR909
– “Let’s have one more shot…!”
5 things I used to believe:
– That yes means yes and no means no
– That fax machines would never disappear
– That people really want to own music and not only stream it
– That there would never be more than 100 record labels in house music
– That you don’t need a computer to make music
6 hours ago…
… I woke up with a hangover.
7 days I barely remember:
On a tourbus with Daft Punk in 1998.
After 8 p.m…
… Berlin is coming alive.
My 9 lives:
Music , music , music , music , music , music , music , music , dogs.
I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole:
A box jellyfish.
Ian Pooley’s What I Do is out on Pooled Music January, 25
The Go Team are about to embark on a massive world tour taking in venues as far afield as San Francisco, Frankfurt and erm… Falmouth in the UK. Touring in support of their new album Rolling Blackouts which drops next month, the rabble rousing cut and paste crew fronted by MC Ninja will tour Europe in February and March before heading to the US in April.
If I was a betting man I would also have a punt on them turning up at every festival on the planet this summer – the six piece’s charms are the perfect match for sunny festival fields and sing along breakdancing.
Look out for our review of Rolling Blackouts in the latest Electronic Beats magazine, and in the mean time enjoy this stone cold classic.
(For those of you who may be wondering exactly what Junior Kick Start is, here’s a clip)
The Go Team tour dates
01-22 Vienna, Austria – The Arena
02-03 Glasgow, Scotland – Oran Mor
02-04 Edinburgh, Scotland – Liquid Room
02-05 Aberdeen, Scotland – Lemon Tree
02-06 Newcastle, England – The Cluny
02-08 London, England – Heaven
02-09 Cambridge, England – The Junction
02-10 Birmingham, England – Birmingham Institute
02-11 Bristol, England – Anson Rooms
02-13 Falmouth, England – The Princess Pavilion
02-14 Bournemouth, England – The Old Firestation
02-15 Oxford, England – Academy 1
02-16 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
02-18 Leeds, England – The Cockpit
02-19 Manchester, England – Academy 2
02-20 Liverpool, England – Academy 2
02-21 Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms
02-24 Norwich, England – The Waterfront
02-25 Sheffield, England – Academy 2
02-26 Leicester, England – Academy 2
02-27 Cardiff, Wales – The Millennium Music Hall
03-05 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
03-10 Düsseldorf, Germany – Zakk
03-11 Frankfurt, Germany – Brotfabrik
03-12 Zurich, Switzerland – Stall 6
03-14 Milan, Italy – Tunnel
03-15 Munich, Germany – 59 to 1
03-16 Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken
03-17 Berlin, Germany – Lido
03-18 Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefaehrlich
03-22 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
03-23 Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
03-24 Rennes, France – Ubu
03-25 Paris, France – La Fleche D’Or
03-26 Angouleme, France – La Nef
03-30 Valencia, Spain – Sala Mirror
03-31 Madrid, Spain – Joy Eslava
04-01 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz
04-10 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House *
04-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
04-14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
04-15 Boston, MA – Paradise *
04-16 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
04-19 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
04-20 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
On 7 Jan 2011, at 13:51, Carlos de Brito wrote: