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WCAU Mixcast 010: John Lemon [Darkroom, Zürich]

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john lemon [darkroom, zurich]  - What comes after universe no.10

We are very happy to announce the Mixcast No.10 of the what comes after universe series! This time we invited John Lemon a member of the Darkroom Crew from Chreis Cheib.

John Lemon answered us also five question interview. Last but not least, we hope you enjoying to read the interview and listening to his mix. Turn up, enjoy and feel free to comment.

What is music for you? I received my first record from my sister when I was 6 years old, the Album “Off The Wall“ from Michael Jackson. I used to dance for days and days in my room listening to it. I remember listening to this particular song from MJ “ Music & Me”, and I still do.

It’s a love letter to music.

We've been together for such a long time now
Music, music and me
Don't care wether all our songs rhyme    
Now music, music and me

Only know wherever I go
We're as close as two friends can be
There have been others
But never two lovers
Like music, music and me

Grab a song and come along
You can sing your melody
In your mind you will find
A world of sweet harmony

Birds of a feather will fly together
Now music, music and me
Music and me

 - Michael Jackson - Music And Me

Which was your first favorite Album? I never really liked whole albums, normally I just listened to random songs. This until I listened to „nas - illmatic“. I was 16 years old, I immediately fall in love with every song of it and after that I understood the meaning of an album.

Tell us how a city shaped your musical consciousness. I'm from Zurich and from my point of view this city never had its own music. We copy and import music styles from other places but nothing really starts here. When we were kids, we pretend to be like the rappers on YoMTV - Raps. Growing up, we try to be like the London Boys in to D'n'B and UK Garages and now we copy Berlin when it comes to Raves. 

As I sad; there is no “Zurich identity”.

On the other hand, I still love to play tracks produced by Zurich Artists.

What would an evolution of electronic music look like? I think that it’s time for a big crash! People should turn away from it and invent a new wave like they made after the first big commercial phase of techno was over. I miss the part of “the underground” getting really fucked up. I can disappear walking on a Sunday morning through my city, after a good night of sleep observing all the families and random people which don’t know that I’m actually heading to an underground afterhour party which will last until Monday morning. That is how I can disappear from this world and dive in to other dimensions.

What comes after universe? I don't know, I'm still busy figuring out this one.