Con due album ed una miriade di EP e remixes all´attivo, il trio dei Wareika si è imposto in pochi anni come una delle realtá più interessanti del panorama dell´Elettronica tedesca. Questo anche grazie ad uno stile molto “suonato” ed influenzato dal Jazz che dà, a quella che da tempo conosciamo come via tedesca alla House, nuovi e piu umani connotati. Li abbiamo intervistati in occasione dell´uscita della raccolta “Per Aspera ad Astra”, compilazione di alcuni dei remixes da loro firmati negli ultimi due anni.
1)Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers, tell us a bit of your musical history and how you got together?
Wareika are Jakob Seidensticker, Florian Schirmacher and Henrik Raabe. Jakob and Henrik met in school, and played in many differents bands and projects since.
In 2007 they met Florian in a Jazzclub in Hamburg, and started to play and record together as Wareika. In 2008 they had their debut release „Men Village“ on Connaisseur Rec. Till today they made it all around the world as a band that is never sure what they will play the following night.
2) You are based in Hamburg, how´s living and making music there, since everybody seems to be aware only of the electronic scene in Berlin?
Music comes from the soul, not from the place you live in. We live first and foremost on planet earth, and this is the environment which reflects in our music.
Of course we play very often in Berlin, due to the high density of good electronic music there.
How would we sound, living in a space capsule?
3) Your sound, compared with the majority of the House stuff we get to listen at the moment expecially from the german scene, it´s warmer and more organic. In you press release you even call your style Eco-House.
Which kind of production technique do you use?
We use a simple harddisk recording system, like everyone. But we record 100% analogue sources, that’s maybe the difference
4) Would you like to tell us a bit about your new “Per Aspera Ad Astra”?
This record is a compilation of remixes, we did in the past two years plus some exclusive music. We agreed with Alex Flitsch of Connaisseur Rec that it is a pity to release this kind of music on 12“ only, so we mixed it down to LP length.
The title came up in the moment we found our studio flooded after a day of heavy rain in Hamburg. Most of our instruments where destroyed, so „Per Apera ad Astra“ (from darkness to light) becomes a witness of our good old synth collection, which now will be replaced. Of course the title implies that we will build up an even better studio, to make even greater music!
So it is a witness of a certain era of Wareika…
5) Are there any musicians, DJs or producers who inspire you particularly at the moment?
DOP and Noze are -and will be- fellows in a new and special way to define club music and bands as something non-contradictionary.
Electro Guzzi is a band that defines a new way of seeing sequencers in relation to man. And Four Tet is a guy, who proves that one man can be enough on stage.
6) Have you got plans for the next future? Remixes, new Eps or an album in the pipeline?
We are currently working on both, interesting remixes and a whole new album.The „Floors“ EP on Circus Company is out now. It maybe shows a new direction in our approach to free ourselves from writing and recording music for limited purpose.
7) Would you like to greet our listeners recommending us a song?
Please listen to the whole album, it is „one thing“…