• Allie Russell

Think you know techno? Not if you havent heard about this producer! Exclusive interview with 3TEKK

Okay it's no secret, Germans is the unquestioned kings of techno. With so many iconic artists and songs coming out of Germany, it’s hard to picture new sounds to discover in the genre. But along comes 3TEKK. This guy has been flying under our noses for quite some time, while putting out some wild tunes that might categorize as completely unique in the techno world as far as I know. 3TEKK is a German producer, DJ, artist and even founded the label Work in Progress in 2019. So today we are putting 3TEKK in the spotlight with an exclusive interview. So without further ado, lets get to it!

What is your biggest Motivation?

It depends on what goals you have. I can already mark most of it as done. Now that motivates me that I want to play bigger gigs. I also think that as a musician you should never be satisfied, satisfaction kills the motivation to achieve new goals.

How do you do your daily Work?

I have a full-time job in the hospital, so sometimes you don't have as much time as you would like. Nevertheless, I produce tracks every day even if it's only 2 hours. At the weekend, however, almost all of my time flows into music or I look for inspiration.

Why did you choose to be an Artist?

*Laughter* I didn't choose it, I just got it and I'm happy. You need a passion in life to function, for me it has always been music.

Describe your Dream Project.

I would like to remix a track by UMEK and would be happy if he remixed a track for me too. For me, UMEK is a legend and role model.

Does Music help you in other areas in your life?

Yes! I've struggled with depression from time to time and I can't turn my mind off either. The music really helps me a lot, because when I'm in focus, I'm not interested in my surroundings.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm currently trying to create my own event. But that's very difficult here in Zwickau. The clubs here already have their resident DJs and don't want new people to host them. In general, the techno scene is pretty closed here, even though they say we're supposed to be the most open scene out there. That's just wrong.

What is the biggest challenge to be an Artist?

The consistency in the social media channels is exhausting. It may be easy for the people who grew up with it, but it's still difficult for me. I think carefully about what I share or not. Think about what effect it might have. But maybe I'm just the wrong generation for something like that. *laugh* Nevertheless, I try to learn something new every day and to improve my skills in this regard.

Anything you would like to tell your fans?

If you have a dream, pursue it. Do whatever it takes to get where you want to be, but in the end, be yourself.