Time is running FAST! But I’m the pilot. 5 countries and 12 cities in 5 weeks, and it still feels like I just touched the Euro ground. So here I am now, early early morning, sitting in the departure hall of Basel-Mulhouse airport, waiting for my flight to Krakow. When’s the last time I’ve blogged? Bout 2-3 weeks, right?
During my offdays I’ve spent some more time lurking around in Westside Germany, living ze German way of life, as you can see.
During my stay in Duesseldorf, I was invited to judge the German DMC Finals in Cologne, alongside old buddies/colleagues from Noisy Stylus. The competition was small and familiar, and the skill level was high. Congrats to Rob Bankz for taking the title! He’s a truly amazing DJ, and as I heard, he didn’t do too bad at the World finals in London 2 days later to represent Deutschland!
After the club I rushed to the Airport to catch the 1st flight to Paris.
The only thing I really like about those early flights is to see the sun rise from a height of 10.000 feet.
Arrived in Paris without any sleep, took the bus to Charles de Gaulles Etoiles and made my way to Rue Miromesnil, where my lovely weekend residence was waiting for me, thanks to Tom of Excuse my French and DJ Pfel of C2C. Merci beaucoup, mes amis!
Obligatory Café au lait avec Croissants under the Parisian autumn-sun is a must.
Next day I had to get up early to catch the train to Kassel at Gare de L’Est. I got picked up in Kassel by Janatic in a fancy german car and got taken to the Rewind pre-party to celebrate Ol’ Skool veteran DJ Danny D’s 335th bday!
Couldn’t stay there for too long, cause I had a gig to do in Göttingen – My “hometown”! I spent most of my childhood there, it’s a nice lil’ college city in the middle of Deutschland. Anyhow, I got taken there on the Autobahn with lightspeed.
The gig was a very familiar one – It was at the monthly party that I used to promote and organize myself for almost 3 years, now taken over by my Crewmate Ras.
It was an amazing night, just like in the good ol’ days, and all the old buddies came along and got me hammered on Jaegermeister. Thanks to Def Ink for the crazy live visuals and to N2H for the pics!
I couldn’t resist to spend some of my offdays in my old hometown to wallow in nostalgia a bit and see as many friends as possible. Everyone out there is making babies and getting married nowadays! Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
I almost forgot how damn cute and quiet this place is. Time really seems to stand still.
Also, I was lucky enough to do a Photoshoot with T.Richter and Def Ink during my stay. All we had was 2 cams and some eqipment, a cold German autumn day, a parking garage by the campus, and an old gas mask. The result turned out great and looks quite insane, somewhat like ALTERN8 meets MAD MAX.
Next day I swapped some tunes with Ras while doing my laundry at the laundromat,
before I had to rush to my next gig, in Freiburg in the deep south – of which they say it is the “warmest city in Germany.
Wasn’t all that warm, but the crowd was so insane that they made me wanna exceed my playtime by one hour!
No there ain’t no 7 Elevens in Germany, and taxis are hella expensive. After the gig and shortly before sunup, I decided to fight my starvation. So I ended up spending 30 Euros for some sloppy french fries from the nearest 24h gas station, including taxi fare. No there ain’t no 24h room service in German hotels. Bah.
After 80 hours of sleep- thanks to late check-out- My booker Luke picked me up in Freiburg to take me to Zurich, Switzerland. I was invited by Dave Jules Suivez to play a gig for The Cut in lovely Winterthur near Zurich with the Playgroundkids. Mad fun!
After the weekend I decided to lay low for a couple days to enjoy Zurich. Thanks to Luke & Makan for their hospitality!
Had an overdose of pasta and roeschti during those days, hung out with the infamous Hands Solo for a bit and even went up to the Uetliberg, to see some amazing sights!
By now I’m in Krakow, Poland already, getting ready for 3 gigs in 3 cities in 3 days. Oeuff!
But I’m psyched! Poland is amazing, let me tell y’all that!
Stay tuned, I’ll blog about Polska in pt. 3!
After that it’ll be Munich, London, and Graz- and in less than 2 weeks I will be back in lovely lovely Hong Kong! EEEEYAYESSS!
Do wizdenia for now!