Masked German DJ and creator of the 'high-tech minimal' style, Boris Brejcha continues to leap up the poll after making his debut in 2019. As with everyone, he’s had a relatively quiet year, but Boris has made the most of not being on the road. “That gave me the time to come down,” he tells us. “I was able to spend a lot of time on my upcoming album and dedicate my free time to my family and my girlfriend.”
Boris runs the FCKING SERIOUS label and events brand, which this year was supposed to hold a one-day festival in Velsen-Zuid, the Netherlands, in collaboration with Awakenings. With COVID-19 putting a stop to that, unfortunately, Boris explains his next big DJing project is a special live stream happening on 24th October. “A Boris Brejcha In Concert Show for the whole world,” he says. “Our crew is playing three times, for three different time zones, to give our fans the best experience we can create.”
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Cooking, producing music, being at home for the first time for so long and just relaxing, and to have more time for my family and girlfriend.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“In the end, everyone decides for himself. I have learned for myself and also noticed how stressful the job can be. Therefore I think it is better to shift down a gear and to focus more on quality so that the fun does not get lost and always comes first.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“I have often noticed that visitors are sometimes just fobbed off. But the guests should be the main focus. They are the engine of our culture. First and foremost, they should feel comfortable, and they should be given an experience that will remain in their memory.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“‘Insomnia’ by Faithless.”