'The Track That...' with Chris Bekker

Written by Remco on 26 August 2016 in Interviews
'The Track That...' with Chris Bekker
Last month Chris Bekker released his debut artist album on VANDIT Records. A good moment for Tim Stark to interview him for our 14th episode of our 'The Track That' series.

The track that never fails to put a smile on my face is... Genix & Sunny Lax - Black Water. Those two nailed it. I remember when I heard the track the first time. This superpositive break puts a smile on your face no matter what you are doing.

The track that I’m playing every gig at the moment is... Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes. Alex at his best! So energizing and soulful at the same time!

The track that I wish I’d produced myself is... Jerome Isma-Ae - Speed. The top favourite of all my Isma-Ae productions. Jerome for me is the inventor of a unique sound category.

The track that could make a grown man cry is... M83 - Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix). How would you call this combination of “harmonies” and “goosebumps”? Harmobumps maybe?

The track that isn’t electronic dance music, but rocks all the same is... John Williams - Star Wars (Main Theme). Hopefully no more words needed.

The track that should have been in a movie is... Above & Beyond - Sun In Your Eyes. So simple, strong and beautiful. Regardless of its uniqueness I could imagine it in so many kinds of movies.

The track that is so perfect in its Original form it should never be touched by man nor remixer is... Three Drives On A Vinyl - Greece 2000. An alltime classic that seems to be timeless and still without patina. Come on, please leave it as it is.

The track that changed my life is... Paul van Dyk - Another Way. I had hardly listened to electronic music until then. Then… it suddenly happened. >> The dawn of a new life.

The track that I’ve just put out there... Paul van Dyk, Chris Bekker & Chris Montana – Berlinition. The title track of my new DVD album on VANDIT Records.

About Berlinition: Through Chris’ debut long-player, he’s attempting to do what a fair few others have tried and failed to do before him. The album is a studied effort to condense the essence and soul of Berlin into a musical recording. No easy task, it’s a capital, awash with underground cool and motorised by ever-shifting sonic ideologies, which have been in constant flux for 30+ years.

‘Berlinition’ isn’t a rash attempt to stylistically summarize it though. Nor is it a token auditory postcard or ‘love note’ to the city. It’s one that’s thematically & atmospherically designed to soundtrack a top-to-toe journey through it.

Encompassing 11 tracks, it includes the singles ‘Heimat B’, ‘Uferstrasse’, ‘Animatic’ and most recently ‘Berlinition’ itself. The album – out July 15th – also features electrifying collaborations with Paul van Dyk & Chris Montana, Tricia McTeague, Sequ3l and Pagano.

Order your copy through iTunes (mp3 only) here http://apple.co/2859blV or Amazon (incl. Berlinition movie DVD) here http://amzn.to/1O6v2mj


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