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DJ Muallem On New Club BobBeaman
March 25, 2011
The club's co-founder discusses the pivotal role of Munich's latest musical clubhouse
- Text by Sylvia Weber
With its opening, BobBeaman set new standards in high quality partying. Their in-your-face attitude brought one of the best sound systems to a crowd that just wants one thing: to dance. Satellite Voices spoke to one of the guys behind this, DJ and music enthusiast David Muallem.
Satellite Voices: David, who are you and what is your job at BobBeaman club?
David Muallem: I'm mainly a producer and DJ, sometimes I'm a consultant when it comes to brand issues. That's what happened when the idea of a new club in Munich came up. I was asked about my opinion on club culture and how I would plan, design and implement a club. I was hooked straight away. Out of those first steps as a consultant for this project, I somehow slipped into the role of a creative and musical director. I am mainly responsible for all musical issues. All in all, I'm the guy to look out for when seeking damn good times.
SV: What kind of music is played at BobBeaman?
David Muallem: I would say good music. At least that's our attitude. We focus mainly on dance music and dance culture, from the past through the present, to the future. House music in all diverse forms is mostly the common ground, so techno and disco are definitely a part of that too. At the end I don't give a fuck about all these genres, since they clearly define a certain framework where it might become quite hard to break out. If something moves or touches me, there's definitely a place for it at BobBeaman. We are trying to avoid meaningless trends but rather spend our time with music that is timeless and valuable.
SV: What is special about the club scene in munich?
David Muallem: It's a very vital and diverse scene. You have really amazing clubs, labels, local DJs and producers over here. It's kind of funny since Munich is mainly famous for its conservative and tight ass people but if you take a closer look, there are so many great people over here that also move things on a broader scale. Nevertheless, I think that's mainly due to the size of the city. People over here tend to remain within their specific posses. However Im sure this kind of attitude will break up, merely because of the unbelievably high pace the city is developing at.
SV: What role does the club play in Munich´s club landscape and what do you want it to play in the future?
David Muallem: That's a really tough question, hanging out at the same venue each and every weekend that I'm in Munich makes you lose at least some form of objective point of view. I think we had a great start (we are five months old now) and there are a lot of people who appreciate our efforts. However part of it all is just hype, that's exactly the opposite of what we are aiming at. It would be lovely if in the future, BobBeaman happens to play a pivotal role in Munich's music scene.
I think that there are a lot of people out there who never got into experiencing music with us, sometimes also out of some prejudices. If we are able to continue our mission and if people come to the club in order to freak out, listen to music, dance and have, once again, fucking good times, all my wishes for the future would be fulfilled.
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