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The Hamburg-based beatmaker on Tensnake's Mirau label chats to us about his eclectic melodies and his love of midi sounds

Fusing lo-fi electronic beats with old samples from disco to pop tracks, Erobique has a knack for reworking classic sounds into something brand new. Also known as Carsten Meyer, the German producer's dreamy house sounds are infused with elements of laidback disco and instrumental sounds. Mixing up epic strings with minimal clockwork rhythms, cheesy guitar riffs and piano solos are all in a day's work for Meyer who released his 'Endorphinmachine' on Tensnake's Hamburg-based Mirau label. We chat to the talent before he plays Trailerpark this weekend about the joy of ice-cream vans and budget midi effects.


...your secret talent?
I'm quite able to freestyle-rap. under the shower.

...your worst vice?
Cheap midi-sounds.

...the story behind your name?
It's a mixture between Erotica and Eroberung (German for conquest)

...your favourite sound?
The bell of the ice-cream van in front of my house.

...your worst fashion secret?
Naked in denim dungarees

...your favourite website? (forum for lovesick Germans)

... good for breakfast?
Orange Juice Jones

...the best thing about where you're from?
Endless trips on Dutch bicycles

...are you listening to now?

How would you describe your work?
The eclectic work of a 9-year-old.