Es ist wieder einmal soweit…. Musikmesse und Prolight + Sound 2014 in Frankfurt!
Pünktlich zum Wochenende, auf der Zielgeraden der Messetage,
laden die Veranstalter der Tanz-Kultur zusammen mit der deutschen Ausgabe des MIXMAG und in Gemeinschaft mit Audio-Technica Deutschland und ALLEN & HEATH dazu ein, gemeinsam auf gut hessische Frankfurter Art durchzudrehen-
VOLLES B®ETT im Club „Das Bett“ auf der XONE CLUB NIGHT, der After-Party zur Messe.
geschmackvoll, stilsicher, verspielt, treibend und druckvoll!- ist der Sound der Nacht;
und nur wenige Hersteller von DJ- und Studio Equipment werden derart eng mit TECHNO assoziiert wie die britische Kultmarke ALLEN & HEATH, deren XONE Produkte seit Jahren weltweit das Rückgrat des Clubstandards bilden, der die Nacht am Leben hält.
Tony deKaro *LIVE
DJ Iggy Z
(Nachtexpress Rec/ Allen & Heath)
& SPECIAL GUEST
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Livestream: ab 23Uhr / 10pm GMT
incl CAM & CHAT via Guestlogin
DJ mix recorded at the NAMM Show January 2014 using the Xone:DB4 mixer live from the XONE booth.
Masif-Q, Stutter, Sweep, PingPong, Phase D12, Kickbox, Hall Masif
Darius Syrossian – Who’s The Douche?
Joe Red – Kuskuyeah
Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Rmx)
John Made – Get Drunk
Catz ‘n Dogz & KiNK – Good Love
Dosem – Star Safari
Paul Woolford – Untitled (Deetron Mix)
Fabio Neural – Shuzu
WAFF – Space InvadaZ
Paul Ritch – Shake It (Daniel Stefanik Berghain Edit)
Gary Beck – Before The Crash
Carlo Lio & Harvey McKay – F-k Jack
Inner City – Good Life (Pig & Dan Less Is More Dub Mix)
Taras Van De Voorde – 1998 (Deetron Rmx)
Raul Mezcolanza – Look My Face (Gabriel D’or & Bordoy Rmx)
Green Velvet & Riva Starr – Robots (Harvey McKay Rmx)
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
The Frank Kvitta style is unmistakable. He is unique, energetic, drifty and at the sametime reaching peoples heart. Frank is loved by his fans, because his sets vary from renowned techno to rhythmic techno-basslines, he demonstrates a respectable width of this ability and gained a huge global fan base.
Allen & Heath Xone grabbed some time with Frank for a chat.
Q: First thing’s first, how was 2013 for you?
2013 was really exciting for me. My very first artist album “Side by Side” was released on a double CD and digital. I have worked really long for it and finally it came out last year. I’m very proud of it. The design, the track names and the tracks itself are connected with each other. It´s a musical expression of a spiritual awakening.
Q: What got you into dance music in the first place?
A live footage of a Loveparade with Westbam playing and of course the first radio shows with Sven Väth in Frankfurt. These were the first steps into the electronic dance music besides 80´s bands like Kraftwerk, Depeche mode etc.
Q: What defines your current sound?
My current sound is slower, but still intense. I’m more happy with the lower bpm´s now, as you have so much more space and room for phat bass and crunchy synthies. Also it´s great to work now more with basslines that you can actually hear now haha.
Q: Could you tell us about your live setup?
Yeah, my setup that I use now for playing is the Xone:DB4 for mixing and for controlling Traktor I use two Xone:K2 controllers. The left controller is fully setup for all 4 effects in Traktor incl. all knobs, a button to start the recording of the set incl. a cut button if the set is too long.
The right controller is the full control of the decks incl. gains, filters, key, zoom functions into the tracks wave, loop setting, grid adjustments, midi clock adjustment for b2b sets and much more. You see, I have full control over the whole situation.
Q: Does your setup or equipment change?
Yes, I have played before with the S4. But to be honest, I haven´t played very long with this “controller”. The outputs are very bad and low, the headphones output is very low, which makes it almost impossible to hear the sound on loud sound systems next to you and it’s all just plastic. As soon as Allen & Heath introduced me into the Xone:DB4 I changed immediately my setup. I really love the high quality products and the crystal clear sound that comes out of this mixer. All FX channels have their own processor and it’s amazing how they sound like. And the headphone output blows your headphones away haha. Not like other companies’ outputs.
Q: What key features on the Xone:DB4 do you use?
I really use a lot the filters, the FX section (delays, reverbs, stutters, damage) which gives some loops and sounds a perfect roundup. I like to play around with the tracks; I never play the tracks as they are. I also use a lot the little EQ toggle trigger to change from filter mode to EQ for some extra small effect sometimes. Basically I use everything; I’m really busy when I play
Q: How do you find the controls and the layout of the mixer?
The layout is really great, everything is easy to find and the faders and also the knobs feel really great. I love also the brightness adjustment feature, in really dark clubs you lower the brightness and at open airs with sun you put them on the highest level. There is so much I love about this mixer; the small things make the difference besides the unbeatable sound quality of Allen & Heath.
Q: Do you layer the sounds across the 4 channels?
Yes, I always play on 4 channels. I’m constantly in the mix; there is never a boring minute where I wait for the right moment. The whole equipment just matches to me perfectly. I need equipment which lets me do the right things at the right moments, like when I hear something I have in mind how it would sound like when I do this and that. And boom, it just happens. Without thinking where and how, I just do it. And that’s what an artist needs. Equipment that doesn´t limit you in what you are doing. I can express myself 100 % with this equipment.
Q: We’ve noticed on several videos you have a real personality, do you think it’s important to have fun when a lot of others stay “serious” shall we say?
Just be yourself on stage, let the music go through you and if you wanna dance, dance, if you wanna jump then jump! I am always like in my own world while playing. The music takes me on a trip of frequencies which change my consciousness. I really live the music, I feel the music and I can suck the energy of a party and reflect it through my music. As a DJ you must work like a shaman. If you just do it for the fame, people will notice your fake movements, your fake smiles. If you do it as your passion and from your heart, the fame comes along with it.
For 2014 I have a lot in the pipeline. I’m currently working with my brother from another mother “Submerge” on E.P´s, music videos, an album and our own imprint and label for our music. I don´t want to tell too much right now… but this year is going to be big
Q: What’s your favourite all-time track?
The Horrorist – One night in New York City
Q: What’s the cheesiest track in your music collection?
Haha, that’s probably Negrocan – Cada Vez que te veo
Q: What is your most treasured item?