Northmix: Robert Dietz B2B Alci
The Berlin DJ is joined by Alci for THUMP'S first B2B NORTHMIX.
On THUMP's first ever B2B NORTHMIX, Robert Dietz invites Swiss DJ Alci to join him for sixty minutes of good, clean, house music. Sounding like a cross between a classic Sega Genesis Street Fighter battle and a sweaty night at Space Ibiza, the set is a continuation of Dietz previous work with Alci on the EP TBT002.
Seamlessly merging the DJs' two distinct sounds, their NORTHMIX is also the first collaboration in Dietz's new podcast series, which will feature a genre-bending B2B set with a different artist in each episode. The Berlin DJ recently spoke with THUMP about the forthcoming concept project, and the importance of sharing a vision with the DJs involved.
THUMP: How does going B2B on your podcast change your DJing style? Why do you want to explore this aspect of music making?
Robert Dietz: It's the same as B2B club sets. I think it is about finding a common ground between two artists and getting to the same state of mind — like flowing together. Then you start surprising each other by the tracks you pick and it becomes magic.
What are some of the struggles you experience with your podcast that you wouldn't face if you were working solo on this project?
If you work with the right artist, and you are on the same level with your expectations and your vision about the mix, there aren't any struggles. We recorded the mix in one shot, one afternoon.
Why was Alci someone you wanted to include in this series?
I was a fan of his productions since the early days. When we played B2B the first time in Paris about ten months ago, I knew we understood each other on a musical level. We have the same definition of a club night.
What will surprise fans on your upcoming Northmix with THUMP?
Its just 60 minutes of a flawless flow, no gimmicks, straightforward house music.
What type of feelings are you trying to evoke with the Northmix?
The feeling of being in the club right now.