Global Underground’s album series ‘Nubreed’ – which focuses on electronic music’s new stars – will reach its tenth release milestone with ‘Nubreed #10: Oliver Schories’.The album will see the German DJ and producer join alumni of the benchmark album series including Steve Lawler, Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, Satoshi Tomiie, and, most recently, Habischman.Over a number of years, Bremen-born Oliver Schories has continuously impressed Global Underground, and his ever-growing legion of fans. He first connected with GU when the label offered him a remix for celebrated UK house doyen, Just Her. No stranger to re-interpreting high profile electronic music artists, Oliver has remixed everyone from The Acid to Djuma Soundsystem. Fiercely passionate, incredibly talented and unnervingly focused, Oliver has quietly, built a career of some acclaim, gaining many high profile admirers along the way. DMCWORLD checks in…
How are you?
What was the first piece of music you listened to this morning?
It was a promo I got. A remix from Mano Le Tough for Hundreds.
Just to set the scene. You were born in Bremen, Germany, where are you now based?
Just a 100 kilometres up north, in Hamburg.
Presumably this is where you record? What is your recording set up?
Yes. Everything is based in Hamburg. There are several recording set ups I can use – either some CDJs and mixer, Traktor, or – completely digital with Cubase. You are the featured artist on Global Underground’s Nubreed mix album series for emerging DJ talent.
Which album in the series would you describe as your favourite?
I think there are 2: Anthony Pappa and Satoshi Tomiie. You have a sizeable fanbase in Germany.
How long have you been deejaying and producing music?
That’s going back about 15 years ago. Since 7 years I can pay my rent from it. As a DJ and producer you are known for having a particular sound.
How would you describe your sound and what do you look for in other people’s productions?
Honestly: I hear this very often, but I don’t know what kind of sound I am standing for if I should define it. If you look, or better listen through my discography or my mixes of the last years and still can say that I have particular sound I would be very impressed. I think the last years I was playing a lot of deep groovy bass driven tracks, which I often combined in a quite uncommon way with each other. But for instance this year, I am playing a lot of tech house – Matthias Kaden, Nick Curly and so on. I play what I like in the moment, there are no real borders to my sound
The album features a number of German artists. Would you say that there are a lot of underrated Germany artists?
You’re right, the album features a number of German artists but that is pure coincidence. I requested a large number of tracks but those where the ones I got – and these are by majority from German artists. I think I am not the right person to judge others, nevertheless I think that German artists in general are quite well in the game internationally. Sure everybody knows someone who should really come out big time, but in the end it’s a matter of luck.
Would you say the German club scene is buoyant outside of Berlin? Where are you playing in Germany?
I’d say it’s ok. You obviously don’t have that many big cities apart from Berlin. Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig and that’s basically it. Then you have number of smaller cities where also some clubs and local scenes are active. But in total Germany is not Berlin, and Berlin is not Germany in terms of clubbing.
You’ve played with Sven Vath, Joris Voorn. Who do you consider your contemporaries?
Stephan Bodzin, Adana Twins, Format:B.
Which artists and DJs have you grown up listening to? When was your ‘eureka’ moment regarding your preferred musical direction?
I started with LTJ Bukem into electronic music, then had quite some time with drum n bass, came to 2Step, and then – definitely pioneering: Digitalism, Justice, 2many DJs. After this huge wave I was more and more interested in more minimalistic melodic sound. That’s when I started to produce, In 2008.
What are your ADE 2017 plans?
I will play one show on Thursday the 19th at ChinChin Club this year. I always try to keep the ADE-thing quite easy for me. Since 5 years I always just play one show. You’ve created an epic mix in ‘Nubreed #10’. Which tracks are your personal favourites?
Thank you very much! The entire compilation is made out of my favourite tracks, but I think the Alexander Kowalski Remix for David Durango stands out a little for me over all the others.
You’re going on tour with Global Underground in support of the album, where can people see you perform?
So far we have planned Australia (Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide) and Amsterdam early November.
What do you do like to do for fun when you’re not touring or recording?
I am a huge airplane enthusiast. I like flying in the simulator, watching them at the airport, reading blogs and books about everything which has to do with aviation. Some day I wanna be a pilot. Have you spent time in London, New York, Ibiza?
Where have you really enjoyed playing?
I spent time in all of those places and without a doubt I’d say that all of these are really fantastic. I think the most fun playing was in New York the last 3 years where we made great boat parties on the Hudson River.
What are your recording plans? Any future collaboration? Any remixes for us to look out for?
I will have my 5th studio album out in March 2018, with a first single called ‘Fakir’ in November – with remixes from Martin Landsky and Jan Oberlaender.
NUBREED #10: OLIVER SCHORIES
RELEASED 27 OCTOBER
- Rico Puestel – Volute (2015 Album Version)
- Black Light Smoke – Fire In My Head
- Jamie Trench – It Never Stops
- Paris Green – You Got to Try (Steve Bug ‘Sunrise’ Mix)
- Lemmon – Panvogel
- Oliver Deutschmann – Control
- Gheist – Final Chords
- Stimming – The Anger
- Tom Flynn – Remote Event
- Armonica – [A] 011
- Dreems – In The Desert (Axel Boman Remix)
- Anja Schneider & Sebo K – Rancho Relaxo
- Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Ordinary (Voxless Live Version)
- Till Krüger – Deciduous
- Atjazz – It’s Complete (Chateau Flight Dark Side Remix)
- Ruede Hagelstein – Emergency
- Okain – Sleepwalking
- SoKool – You Did It
- TG – Mr Dry
- Frankey & Sandrino – Wega
- Jonathan Kaspar – Even
- Foreign Movies – Lonely Keys (Oliver Schories Remix)
- Martin Landsky – Rough Days
- Darius Syrossian – Andranik (Gorge & Homm Remix)
- Luna City Express – Victims of the Funk (Dario D’Attis Dubby Dub)
- Alexander Aurel – Go to Sleep
- Oliver Schories – Jaco
- Danny Serrano – Transitions (Ramon Tapia Do What You Do Remix)
- David Durango – Random Pleasure (Alexander Kowalski Remix)
- Phon.o – Schn33