Klaudia Gawlas – THE PARTAE

Where are you currently based?

Currently I am based in Passau. It´s in the south of Germany. I love nature and this is the right place to recharge my batteries for the weekends.

How was your recent June / July European tour?

It was awesome this year, maybe my strongest year since I have been touring. I played a lot of fantastic events like Awakenings, Nature One Festival or Parookaville just to name a few. And I have been touring in Italy, France, Holland, Hungary and of course a lot in Germany and I have had some truely great parties.

 How did you get into producing and playing live? 

Well, I have loved music since I was a child and I have always wanted to create music. First I played a couple of instruments, to find the right one for me. But it didn´t sound like the electronic music I was listening to back in the 90´s. So I was lucky to get some computer games and programs from an uncle and a FruityLoop version was among them and I liked playing with it. That was my first contact with a producing tool.

Later I just happened to be in the right place to find more people with the same interests. During a one year stay in USA I got in touch with DJing. I came back with a bunch of vinyls, a mixer and bought my own vinylplayer with a credit of another uncle.

Please tell us about the creative process of your latest EP „Lost Control“! 

Sometimes it’s hard to channel my thoughts into a track.  I was messing around with vocals and also tried to find out about the impact of more or less parts on some tracks.

And sometimes you just keep on working and it turns out totally different from where you started. But sometimes that’s ok. That´s why I called it Lost Control. It turned out in a surprising way because I lost control of that.

Your favorite artists to collaborate with?

Flug. I just love his productions so much right now. But of course there are more, genius techno masters I would love to work with.

What are you working on right now?

I just finished a remix for Drumcomplex yesterday. And there are always some projects which are not finished. Sometimes it is like a puzzle and it can take some time until you find the missing piece.

What is your equipment setup?

For DJing I use the CDJ and a Pioneer Mixer. I like the effects of the Pioneer Mixer.

What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?

It´s funny, but in my free time when I do not meet my friends, I always make music. It´s my fav thing to do. But to take a break I love to go hiking or rockclimbing in the mountains. I love the sound of mother nature. I listen to all the sounds you don´t hear at first, but if you listen closely, you will realize so many things around you. Amazing! And of course, it´s the silence you can enjoy. No cars, no noise…just the wind and you.

How would you describe your music genre?

More Underground Techno, I guess. With some vocals and melodies but mostly straight, pumping techno.

Do you know any music theory?

Not really. I get sick of doing it. I took some Piano lessons and I just don´t like to have a matrix how to play music. I like it when it comes from passion and feelings. But of course you need a bit theory to understand it. But too much theory ruins the feeling.

What are your plans for the future?

Making music….

How did you get into music?

My mom loved music a lot. She always danced with me when I was a small kid. There was a radio song and she caught me and started to dance. Amazing. As a kid it was not always so funny for me. But now, many years later, it´s pretty funny.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Oh, I can´t really tell you, you will be shocked for sure 🙂 When I need a break of techno, I like to turn on the radio.

Who are your top 5 influences and icons?

I started with techno because of Jeff Mills. He is for sure a hero for me. But I don´t really have icons.

When and where are you playing next?

This weekend. You can check my gigs here www.KlaudiaGawlas.de

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