Farbenfroh (Original Mix)
German producer Modul Kollektiv released a truly unique piece of deep house this week, in the form of ‘Farbenfroh’. A cleverly intricate piece of music, it was also recently picked up by Holi Festival to use as a promo track, and as a result had a stunning accompanying video. We spoke to the artist behind this release on Dirty Soul Records to learn more about his musical background and taste.
TMN: What is your musical background and how did you get into producing house music?
My first contact with electronic music was back in the 90′s. I got thrilled by Daft Punk & Depeche Mode. Daft Punks ‘Homework’ was one of my first vinyl albums and the beginning of my DJing. Later on I spent a lot of time in music production, which was released under another side project on various different labels like Dim Mak. But I always felt a love of house music and produced house tracks – so new brand Modul Kollektiv was born.
TMN: How does it feel to have your first ever release out on Dirty Soul (an imprint of Be Yourself Music)?
It’s simply indescribably awesome. Be Yourself Music is a legend in the music biz. Dirty Soul seems to be the perfect imprint for my first release.
TMN: The music video for ‘Farbenfroh’ seems only fitting for the summer tech-house track, did you have much involvement in creating the video?
Yeah, I was involved in doing the music video. I had the idea, found a deal with a festival tour promoter and did the raw editing on the video. The video clips were recorded at different Holi Festival tour stops in Austria.
TMN: If you could describe the track in three words for someone who is yet to listen, what would you pick?
Shimmering, synth, house.
TMN: Where do you draw inspiration from when producing or are there any artists you look up to?
Well I do not try to copy anything. I try to define my own soundscape and to create something new, something unique. I love the shimmering & glimmering synths in my productions which actually give the productions a fresh unconsumed attitude.
‘Farbenfroh’ is available to purchase here.