Q&A with Chris Koegler

We started the Q&A series to bring our artists closer to you, fans. Now you can read some short answer from Chris Koegler. He is well know in the german techno scene, and he made a remix for Depthon’s first release on Blackrod.

What was the music that inspired you to create electronic music?

As a child when I was 10-12 years old I have stolen the tapes & CD’s from my older sisters. They listened and visited Techno partys every weekend. I can remember the Love Parade in Berlin always attracted me very very much. I watched it early in front of the TV and listened to the mentioned tapes & CD’s. “Sven Väth – Dein Schweiss” and “Loveparade 2001 Anthem – You cant stop us” was one of the magic and decisive moments.
So that was my first contact with Techno. Within the years my love to electronic music grew. In the beginning I listened to House, Minimal and “Electro” music. Probably when I was 20 years old I finally got stuck with Techno and visited a Vinyl DJ School in my home town, played my first gigs and since then my heart pumped for Techno.

How did you come up with the alias “Chris Koegler”?

My first DJ name was “Cryztal”. I played some gigs under this alias but after many discussions with friends and family I changed it to my real name Chris Koegler because “Cryztal” sounded too much like the drug crystal meth.

Who are some artists that you look up to?

I can not pick a special one. There are to many great musicians on this planet. Since my beginning I like Sven Väth and his handling with vinyl – he inspired me.

But there was one label I followed on many many label nights around Germany was “CLR” from Chris Liebing. Chris, Monoloc, Tommy Four Seven, Brian Sanhaji and all these guys impressed me for a long time.

Actually I’m a big fan of Kobosil, I like all artists from PoleGroup (Oscar Mulero, Kwartz, Exium, Lewis Fautzi), Ben Klock, Dax J, VSK, Amotik, , Rødhåd, Recodite, Ø [Phase], Shlømo, Paula Temple, Thomas P. Heckmann and a lot of unknown artists which make really awesome music. I prefer to find music from unknown & underground artists.

Photos (Header Photo and this): Anna-Luise Vogel & Adam Dury

What are your plans for the future of the project?

I was really busy the last months, my summer break was big and I didn’t have much time to make music. Now I’m back and my focus will be on new own productions and great collaborations with different artists.
At the moment I can’t pick a main style – so I’m going to produce without boundaries, industrial and sometimes with a bit „melodic“ Techno.

How often do you shop for new music and which format do you prefer?

Except for the weekly promotions I check and buy every week new music on different platforms/ shops.
The best, unique and timeless music I buy on Vinyl via my office and different shops. Digital if it’s possible I prefer WAV.


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