“I don’t want to be the biggest, I don’t want to be the best, it’s bullshit. Let’s just do things”
“Staying out of the competition is for me the most important sentence in my life”
“The reality, and music shows it, is that we all belong together and that we all come from the same culture”
“Depeche Mode : The Beatles of the 90s”
“Carl Craig at 20 years old [playing in Ricardo’s basement of his family house]… He was playing one of the best sets I have ever heard”
“Going to the party is like going to the kindergarten”
“Music is like a language. A hearable and nice form of language”
“I’m trying to be as innocent as possible to be creative”
“I have the impression that you can find a more individual sound… that’s nice about a modular”
“At the club, there is no place to put the records anymore, because no one is playing with records anymore, which is very sad”
“Not that you get better, you get less nervous. When you are doing some things more often you get less nervous. That means you are under less pressure…When people are under pressure they do not work properly”
“I give all responsibility to my wife. Thank god I found someone who is completely different from me…she gives me this shelter where I am free”
“I really love the party, I really love to produce dance tracks… and I will go on doing that”
This time last week (5th of August) it was the birthday of an icon…And what better way to celebrate than at a party that dates back to pivotal moments for DJs alike. Ricardo joined Zip, Sammy, Baby Ford and Akufen for a near to 24 hour session in Berlin’s Panorama Bar…garden, sun and rain included! That infamous moment back in 2003 at Club der Visionaire comes to mind… years pass by but the music and its grooves continue. Happy birthday Ricardo!
We are already gearing up to the next Get Perlonized (2nd of September) at Panorama Bar with Mara Trax, Sammy Dee, Soulphiction and Zip, while in Berghain on the same night we’re in for a treat with Polymorphism x Diagonal with: EVOL (live), N.M.O. (live), NOT WAVING (live), Powell (live), Conor Thomas, DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff, Level Jezzle, and Russell Haswell.
Cover Image credit: Ogarev