The Berlin-based producer and DJ, Heidenreich, delivers a mix full of indie dance original and edits for SR0023.
I grew up on the north coast of Germany and moved to Berlin when I was 21.
Before I began DJing I used to make music with a crap drum computer and a guitar loop pedal. After a few weeks, I discovered Ableton and started to produce Indie Dance with influences from Psychedelic and Surf-Rock and stuff. The first producers I was very into were Manfredas and Simple Symmetry (I still love them very much).
After a few free downloads on platforms like Feinstoff (thank you, Thomas, for finding me!) and Sexy Dinosaurs From Outer Space (and thank you, Jeff, for supporting me!)
I then contributed to the compilation series of Sinchi Collective (Thank you very much Tom!) and a remix ep from the Albanian band Asgjë Sikur Dielli.
Since then I’m working on a few extended players I’m going to release this year.
I actually never wanted to be a DJ but started to mix for fun at home. Early this year I met Robert from a well known Berlin collective called Wuza - he invited me to play my first gig in one of my favourite clubs (that I don’t want to mention here, haha)
After a few gigs, I started focusing on playing as much as I could. Alongside the circumstance that I started having fun, I wanted to raise money for buying live equipment to work on a live set.
Then corona came - no nub.
What am I into right now?
As well as I still try to be part of my loved Indie-Dance scene I try to spread great music amongst the Berlin jungle of crap electronic music. (There are also a many more alternative and quality producers and DJs of course!)
Outside of electronic music, since I was 15 I’ve been a big fan of The Libertines.
Oh and don’t forget The Lemon Twigs! They made one of the biggest songs ever: Frank.
Frank is also a small face inked on my upper leg, haha.
Producers: Red Axes, Manfredas, Simple Symmetry, Local Suicide, Balam, Coobe, C.A.R., Thomass Jackson, Dombrance, Kino Todo, Whitesquare, Cosmo Vitelli, Fantastic Twins, Golden Bug, Theus Mago... I think the list would be endless if I keep on.
Bands: King Krule, Easter, Flavien Berger, Moon Duo, Soft Hair and roughly everything from Connan Mockasin.
I also think I have to mention my side project called Leggings here - it is a slowish Indie-Dance collaboration with my friend Dj Crémant.
Check it out: https://soundcloud.com/leg-gings-official