Considered a Genius in the studio by many industry leaders, Martin Buttrich is one of electronic music’s most sought-after and prolific producers. Martin is a producer’s, producer, whose work spans far… He’s created music for artists such as Depeche Mode, Loco Dice, Green Velvet, Josh Wink, Roger Sanchez, Kelis and remix huge artists like Madonna, and Tori Amos, for which he was nominated for a Grammy. Above all, he’s a hell of a nice person, with a heart of gold. We sat down with Martin, for this edition on Free Your Inhibitions…
Where were you born?
I was born in Hildeshein Germany, just outside of Hannover. It’s a small town, with only 100,000 people. I spent most of my time in Hannover though growing up.
At what point in your career as a Artists, did you realize that you were “All In”.
Well, it’s pretty hard to say. I was really working in music from a young age, but I must have been around 19 years old when I was actually making decent money from working in the studio. This is when I started with Timo Maas. It rolled into a very fun and rewarding career. I’ve never had a reason or a thought to think about it another career, as music just worked and worked from a pretty young age.
What time of music did you listen to growing up?
Really, I grew up listening mainly to Hip Hop Music. I was a big Native Tongues fan – you know Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers etc.
If you could remix one of those artists music, and open for them, who would it be?
If I could open for one of those acts it would be Tribe for sure and if I had to remix one, well, Buggin Out by Tribe. RIP Phife Dog!
I mean, look I would love to do one of those old school Native Tongues parties in NYC or push to shove, I’m happy to open for Big Daddy Kane and Marley Marl.
What is your ideal set length, and what’s the longest set you’ve played?
My ideal set length is between 2 – 3 hours and the longest set I’ve ever played was 7 hours in Asylum in Hawaii.
What’s the best sound system you’ve ever heard?
This is not an easy question as these days many nightclubs have great systems. But, Stereo in Montreal is dope and the new Nordstern in Basel, Switzerland which I just played at was RIDICULOUS.
Can you describe how your style music sounds? (For context, it’s 3AM, you are playing a warm open air venue, with an amazing sound system and there are 1500 people who are huge fans of yours)
I guess playing at 3am in a warm open air venue calls for lovely warm house music 😉
What do you think about On&On?
Any brand that is dedicating themselves to pushing great new music, the way that On&On does, is thought of highly in my house.
Big Thank You to Martin Buttrich for taking the time to connect with us for this installment of F.Y.I. Come listen to him play live Friday, July 29, 2016 at Mighty. Complimentary admission before 11PM with Guestlist Here .
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