Pelle Buys is a photographer and DJ from Hamburg, Germany. The mix here was recorded live at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg, December 20th, 2013.
AOYM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. What have you been up to this year so far?
PB: I’m not a big fan of January. So most of the time, I’m at home, listening to good music and watching horror movies.
AOYM: So, we already know that this mix was recorded live at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg. When was the party? Anything magical happen that evening?
PB: The party took place around Christmas. Three friends - one from the Netherlands - had a magical night at Golden Pudel Club. To be honest, every night at Pudel is magical.
AOYM: For those living in the dark, can you tell us a little bit about the legendary Golden Pudel Club?
PB: The Golden Pudel is the happy counterbalance of the traditional, entertaining culture program that exists within the licked city of Hamburg. It’s one of the most important places dedicated to subculture allover Germany. It’s also a cozy home for a lot of free spirits: musicians, artists, philosophers. The atmosphere is absolutely unique and hard to describe.
AOYM: What would say makes the Hamburg scene unique when compared to some of the other cities in Germany?
PB: Actually we do have some nice clubs in Hamburg, but personally, after 20 years in the hamburg music scene, I’m not very keen to play at those places. The audience is way too young and sometimes doesn’t understand, what I’m doing. Unfortunately. But still, I never say never! I love a place called Golem – it’s a bar which leads to a tiny little club in the basement. There is also a small cinema next to the dancefloor. The Kraniche near Elbbrücken is pretty new, almost virginal. If there is a great line-up, go there! Most of the time I spend at the Golden Pudel Club, it’s like a second living room and some friends are always around for sure.
AOYM: As a photographer, what is your primary interest when it comes to subject matter?
PB: I like to capture the moment, so I always have at least one camera with me. I like documenting my environment and taking home stories.
AOYM: Do you shoot on film or digital, or a bit of both? Is there still an argument among photographers over what is more pure and authentic? It seems like producers of music will argue about the analog vs. digital approach until the end of time…
PB: What matters, is the result. I use both digital and analog cameras - it’ all up to the eye! I have a big polaroid collection. I like the look from the impossible project very much
AOYM: There are some major clubs—Output in New York, Trouw in Amsterdam, and of course, the Berghain/Panorama Bar— that have a strict ‘No Photos!’ policy. How do you feel about the banning of photography in dance clubs?
PB: It totally makes sense. These places are like a different universe. So when you enter those universes as a party guest, maybe you don’t want a connection to your so called normal life. Everyone has to respect that.
AOYM: Do you have any special projects you’re working on right now, artistically or musically?
PB: Right now I am working on another exhibition coming up end of march. There will be pictures from my travels to Romania for instance and a installation - at least I hope so.
AOYM: Do you have any upcoming gigs soon?
PB: Indeed! I will play again at Golden Pudel Club end of January (25th) together with Zeitblom from Berlin. He worked with Blixa Bargeld and Genesis P Orridge , the new album is about to coming up. Can’t wait! Next I play at „Kraniche bei den Elbbrücken“ February, 8. Also in February (14.02.) I will go back to the roots an play a classic hardcore and gabber set at Hafenklang and later on (15.02.) some Proto Techno, Synth Stuff at the Übel & Gefählich club, when the „Kann denn Liebe Synthie sein“ party takes place.
Golden Pudel Club: http://www.pudel.com/
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