INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS HOPE
Where everything began in the early 80`s in Germany – 20 years later there still will be produced new techno tracks. In the heart of Frankfurt – not far away from the legendary Omen and U60311 Chris Hope built up his studio and is working sedulously on new tracks. In 2013 Chris Moved to Berlin to get new inspirations and experience.
Hello Chris thanks for taking the time for this interview with Viva la Electronica. We’ve been tracking your career a while, but tell us a little bit of your background in the Germany.
First of all: thank you! It’s an honor to make an interview with you!
I started making music in the Millennium Year 2000, so now it’s 14 years ago. Right now I live and work in Berlin. I often work together with my best friend Andre Walter. Together we’re a really good sound system team 😉
What does 2014 hold for you and your musical pursuits? Are there any big plans or is it business as usual?
It’s business as usual. In 2014 are no big plans but I work hard for more stuff and gigs.
Since when are you involved in electronic music and when was the point of breakthrough which let you become professional?
It was the Millennium Night . I was at my first techno party and got in touch with this flow. Some stuff i didn’t like so I wanted to do it better and started playing…
Do you have a residency Club you play regular?
Yes, I lived 10 years in Frankfurt/Main, where I also played in these clubs. Right now I am a resident of the MOVE partys in Tanzhaus West.
You release on famous labels like Sleaze how is your relationship to the label owner´s? Is your releationship rather based on a business level or do you also have personal contact to the other artists?
I’m really proud to have a friendly contact with other artists and labels right now, like The Advent, Driving Forbes Recordings, Mike Wall etc.
What’s your favorite producing tool and do you also use hardware for your productions?
I allways use ableton for producing and playing.
Do current, contemporary sounds and styles influence you in the studio? Or would you describe it as a timeless working environment?
Allways timeless working. But I find inspiration in all clubs in Germany and Europe wherever I go. Or directly from the crowd.
How do you spend your time between your gigs when you Travel?
I am also a chef in a restaurant cause I am a big fan of good food. So I enjoy the area specials 😉
Do you have a particular gig in the upcoming winter season you are looking forward to?
What’s your favorite tune from the last months you constantly play in your DJ sets?
At the moment I really like Perc, his new album. Its really crazy and oldschool. I like it a lot!