The 47th episode of our 12 Questions segment features Konstantin Alt aka Loquai. The Russian born but now Germany based producer has a new remix of Kajis “60 Million Years” out now on Mistique Music. Please enjoy our 12 Questions segment with Loquai below.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
Loquai: So many great tracks, but one is„ Morgan King – I Am Free“ (1991).
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
Loquai: My first gig was 2002 at a small birthday party in Germany :)) very small but good…and my last was in April 2014 in Russia (Ekaterinburg)!
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
Loquai: ohh wow good question…i think it was„ Hitch Hiker & Dumont – Journey Of Love (Long Space Rubber Mix)“ the last record was„ Croatia Squad – Croatia (Annual Report Part 4)“
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
Loquai: The highlight for me was to do remixes for Matt Darey, Ad Brown and Blue Haze and released my first track on a Vinyl (Bonzai Rec.) …and of course the supporting of my music from the big Dj’s!
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Loquai: I entered a remix contest and produced a Hip Hop remix!
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
Loquai: Ewan Rill, Robert R. Hardy there both do so good strong and unique sound!
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Loquai: I love and listen a lot different styles of music like Ambient / Chill / House / Tech / Downtempo… and i find every time new good talented artists where inspired me a lot! To name a view: „Nick Warren, Namatjira, Cid Inc., Luis Bandio,Ewan Rill, Eelke Kleijn, Martin Roth,16 Bit Lolitas, Michael and Levan & Stiven Rivic and Santiago Garcia and many many more!!
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
Loquai: uiiii….thats a lot :), but i would like do an remix for Nick Warren and Eelke Kleijn. And it would be very cool to have a remix from Hernan Cattaneo or Nick Warren.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
Loquai: microCastle, Stellar Fountain, Electronic Tree, Mistiquemusic, and Sound Avenue are every time standout for me with fresh and new sound!
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
Loquai: It is John Digweeds’s Renaissance 2.
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: Italian, Asian, Russian
Drink: Red Bull, Cola and Fresh Juice.
Drug: Only music
TV Show: Shameless
Movie: Fight Club, Edge Of Tomorrow, and X-Men
Video Game: Devil May Cry and Kingdoms Of Amalur
Album: don’t have one!
Track/Song: Jaia – Drifting Planet (Martin Roth Remix)
Producer/Band: Nick Warren
Record Label: a lot labels: like microCastle, Stellar Fountain, Electronic Tree, Mistiquemusic
Nightclub: I don’t frequent the clubs as much these days to have a favourite!!
DJ: John Digweed and Nick Warren
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Loquai: Danceteria – Passion (Heikki l & Mr A Danceteria Mix)
Loquai’s remix of Kajis ’60 Million Years’ is out now on Mistique Music, you can purchase the release: here