In light of our event this Friday at the Green Door Store we took some time out and chatted to one of our guests flying in from Berlin to see us. We caught up with international globe trotter Daniel Steinberg to talk about Berlin, Brighton and his new release.
Hi Daniel, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. We’re very excited to welcome you to Brighton this Friday. Is there anything you are looking forward to seeing/trying in your 2 days here?
Hi Markus, really looking forward to being back in Brighton, it’s been almost 10 years since I last played there! We’ve got 2 days so I’m really happy we get to soak up the seaside vibes.
You have a new release on the horizon out on Arms & Legs called ‘Perfect Illusion’ EP, which is a quirky three tracker – We particularly like the groove in track 3 ‘Damned’, which had us nodding profusely at Berlin HQ. What’s your inspiration behind this EP?
Thanks for your feedback. What’s my inspiration? I just love making tunes to play out.
You have now released a number of tracks on Arms & Legs, have you got any further releases planned for later in 2018 including other labels?
I’ve got 2 more EPs already lined up after ‘Perfect Illusion’ on Arms & Legs, it’s been a productive winter.
We do have a number of favourite tracks of yours including ‘Joy & Happiness’ as well as ‘Friends’ in particular. Both tracks still get a regular outing at our events and radio shows. What would you say is your favourite release?
Cool, always nice to hear the feedback. I can’t pick a favourite!
You have some exciting events coming up at the beginning of February in Berlin including Golden Gate and Ritter Butzke. Tell us more.
The Golden Gate party is for my Arms & Legs label partner Nils Ohrmann’s birthday; last year we played 14 hours b2b, its sure to be a big & messy one. Ritter Butzke is a club I play pretty regularly, the parties are always great and the crowd is very open minded. I love these gigs because I feel so at home and I can take more risks, test new tracks before they’re released and tweak them if need be.
Berlin is renowned for being a super cool place to hang out, what’s your favourite place to chill and kick back?
What three tracks are rocking your world right now?
Kristin Velvet – Now or Never
Bicep – Opal
So you have compiled a Berlin Mixtape for us, which will be Episode 021 – Tell us a bit about it in terms of favourite tracks and what vibe you went for?
I was just having a bit of fun with this, whatever I was feeling & fit made the cut. One of my favourite tracks of the mix is Mr G & G Flame – Lights and also loving the Daft Punk vibes of Mike Gillenwater – The D Train
Thanks for chatting with us Daniel, we’re very excited about this Friday, no doubt Brighton will be out in force to welcome you. Is there anything you’d like to add?
Can’t wait, see you then!
Catch Daniel and Kristin Velvet this Friday at our Berlin Party at the Green Door Store. Daniel's Berlin Mixtape Episode will be released this Sunday on 28.01.2018 and you can catch it along with our other Berlin Mixtape Episodes right here.
Find Daniel elsewhere too:
Daniel Steinberg: Facebook
Daniel Steinberg: Soundcloud
Daniel Steinberg: Beatport
The Next release by Daniel on Arms & Legs: Daniel Steinberg - Perfect Illusion EP will be available across all digital stores on 02.02.18.