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Quick-Fire Q&A With Danish Don Kölsch

Danish tech-house DJ and producer Kölsch has been perfecting his techno-with-feels aesthetic for the last 5 years, in that time he’s released two albums – 2013’s highly acclaimed ‘1977’ and more recently ‘1983’ – both of which have been released by Cologne’s Kompakt Records.

Having just released his second album ‘1983’ – which sees the Dane combine swelling orchestral arrangements over gooey synths for a cohesive album that seems to allude many modern electronic artists – we grabbed 10 minutes with Kölsch to ask him 16 quick-fire questions.

Hello Kolsch, tell us your name and where you from.

My name is Rune Kölsch, and I am half Irish/half German, and born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

And what’s the weather like?

Sunny.

What was the first record you bought…?

LL Cool J – Mamma Said Knock You Out

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What was the last record you bought…?

Lazaros – Tetragono

What’s your favourite track from your new album, and why?

I can’t choose a favorite track. It would be like choosing between your kids.

What track do you wish you’d written…?

Apparat – Black Water

What track makes you happiest…?

Bon Iver – Holocene

What track makes you saddest…?

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms

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What’s your favourite club…?

Gewölbe in Cologne

What’s your favourite after party record…?

Manuel Göttsching – E2E4

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What track has had the most influence on you…?

Robert hood – Protein Valve

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Which of your own tracks are you most proud of…?

All of them.

What remix are you most proud of, we hear your Groove Armada remix is a beast…?

Again. I always do my best, so I’m very proud of all the remixes.

Who do you owe a debt of gratitude to for becoming a successful DJ and producer…?

Zig. He was friend of my moms, and he was the first person to let me roam around in his studio. He sadly passed away some years ago.

What’s your current favourite record…?

Joris Voorn’s new remix of Sailor & I is absolutely amazing.

If your studio was one fire and you go back in a save one thing, what would it be and why?

My hard drives.