Guest of Honor: D-Ribeiro is conquering Amsterdam

Guest of Honor: D-Ribeiro is conquering Amsterdam

Sep 20, 2013 |  by  |  Music
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Born and raised in Amsterdam, lives to dance and dances to live on electronic music, has a small vinyl addiction, appreciates a little sarcasm now and then, thinks musicals are annoying and loves those moments where you lose track of time completely.

You may not know D-Ribeiro’s name yet but believe me, you will soon. This modest but talented guy from Rotterdam plays in all the great clubs in the city of awesome architecture and the football club I will not name. It’ll only be a matter of time before he conquers our city as well. With an upcoming gig in Trouw this Saturday and a booking for ADE, I’d say he’s on his way. Oh, and the names of his track are references to Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood. Sounds pretty good right?

Let’s start you off with some dilemmas:
Intimate club / Massive festival
Solo / b2b
Alcohol / Drugs
Food / Sex
New Year’s Eve / Kingsday
Illegal rave / Club
Playing at sunset / Sunrise
Indoor festival / Outdoor
Producing / playing
Techno / House

Can you compare the scene in Rotterdam to the one in Amsterdam?
“People in Amsterdam are more mellow and go with the flow. In Rotterdam there has to be a build up in music to a certain point.”

This weekend you’re playing at SWTBX in Trouw and in October for ADE. What do you expect?
“Trouw will be a great night for me to experiment a little because I think it attracts people that really love music. For ADE I honestly have no idea. I’m just gonna go in blank.”

What is the latest track that surprised you?
“I didn’t know the artist yet even though he did a lot of stuff. The vibe of the track just hit me. The build up is very open musically. It reminds me of a underground resistance track.”

House and techno are getting more and more popular every day. How do you see this developing in the future?
“I think the crowd will have less patience, which will limit space for experimentation. Some genres won’t develop because there is simply no demand for them.”

What kind of music do you listen to except for electronic music?
“This is gonna be a long list, haha! Hip Hop, jazz, reggae, soul, funk and disco. I like Madlib, Quasimoto, Flying Lotus, Kyle Hall, J Dilla, and Sun Ra.”

Does this influence your own music?
“Yeah, definitely. I see qualities that I like in my own work, the way the music is arranged for example.”

Saved the most fun question for last. If you could organize a festival without any limits, what would it look like?
“It would be on a rooftop that could host about 500 people in Japan. I would decorate it with blaxploitation and comic figures. It would attrackt real geeks that are passionate about electronic music. Galaxy 2 Galaxy, Funkinevil, Derrick May, Flying Lotus, Moodyann, Taylor McFerrin, and Takuya Matsumoto would play!”

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