May 20 / Vari

MONSIEUR KASPER WINDING

Bonjour beautiful people, its mini Interview time! This time up is the very talented, Kasper Winding. I first discovered Kasper through his remix of Hypnolove´s track Mademoiselle, it was the first track of a Dj mix and it quickly caught my attention. I didn’t get to listen to the rest of the mix as I got so caught up in trying to find the track. I wanted to get my hands on a copy quickly (you know how it is). After some research I found that it wasn’t anywhere to be purchased, but I managed to sort this out by contacting Kasper himself. I later googled his name I quickly realized that this man has been around allot when it comes to music. Kasper Winding is danish and from what I understand quite well known in Denmark. He currently lives in London and Paris. He started composing at the age 12 and at 14 he got his first job writing the score for the danish film The Beach Revolution. The same year he joined the Danish radio orchestra as a drummer. At 16 he became a dad and now has 5 kids (Well done Kasper!). Since then he has released 11 records, produced for a vast array of artist, composed over 20 film scores. And in the recent years remixed for Hypnolove, Kavinsky, Efterklang, Sebastien Tellier and Acid Washed. He has also played the ode triangle or snare drum with people like Phillip Glass, Barry White, Abba, Terry Reily, Entrance, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zapp. Directed a play and 2 music videos, he is also a photographer. Doesn’t seem like there is much this man cant do. And to top this off he has recently released a solo album named Voila! I would describe the album as a time machine of sound, reflecting  his 30 years in the music industry. Words that comes to mind when listening to his album : chilled, upbeat, funky, sexy, synthy, old and new school pop in its best form. Nothing less than flawless production accompanied by his wonderful David Bowie like vocals. The impressions I get from Kasper is that he loves music to the core along with all the beautiful things life has to offer. The man is clearly talented and we highly recommend you checking out more of his music.

MINI INTERVIEW

Kasper what are you doing right now?
Cooking fish and new potatoes

What five words best describes you?
Exited-Enthusiastic- Curious-Vain-Talented

What are your earliest musical memories as a child?
My Mother playing Nat King Cole and my Father playing Miles Davis

Name three of your favorite records old or new?
The Beatles” White album”, Kraftwerk “The man machine” Marvin Gaye “What’s going on” Miles Davis Gil Evans “The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings” Maurice Ravel “Complete orchestra works- Underworld “Beaucoup Fish”. Sorry that was 6 .. ohh did i mention Kanye West/Jay Z -Damon Albarn i could go on. :-)

What lead you into producing electronic music?
Kraftwerk

What’s the wildest moment you’ve experienced in your career so far?
The fact that their is still coming interesting sound’s and idea’s out of my imagination is pretty wild. And the fact that i’ have 5 great children is even more crazy.

What are you currently working on?
Just finished remixing French electro outfit Acid Washed. And is producing Danish Punk legend Steen Jørgensen (from the band “Sort Sol”) first solo album. Producing and writing for “Rocket City Jane” with great French singer Lola Zaidline ……And last but not least just started on a new record of my own…Steinway piano-808 drum machine and my voice… quit exited myself.

How would you describe your sound?
I’m trying to combine all the stuff I have grown up with…! Song writing with electronic stuff/ Pop songs with free form stuff …

Any dream collaborations you’d like to take on?
Jay Z  and The Berlin Philharmonic

What are you most excited about right now?
The fact that summer is around the corner and everything that I do ..otherwise i would not do it.

What sound or noise do you love?
Children playing on the beach

What is your worst addiction?
Great wine and Food

What’s at the top of your shit list?
Ignorance…. the rest is to shitty to mention

Hypnolove – Mademoiselle (Domestika Remix) by Kaper Widing

Kavinsky – Nightcall (The K Winding St Tropez remix) by Kaper Widing


KASPER´S PLAYLIST:

CLUB SLAMMER SET :
David Bowie : Beauty and the Beast
D.A.F : Gold und Liebe
Arthur Russell : Get Around to It
Gorillaz : Detroit
Beyonce : Get me Bodied
Kanye West : Paranoid
Underworld : Push Upstairs
Prince :Tamborine
Jay-Z : 99 Problems
Daft Punk : High Life
Friendly Fires : Hawaiian Air

CLUB CHILL SET:
Laura Nyro : Timer
Crosby,Stills ,Nash and Young: Carry On
Empire of the Sun : Half Mast
Gorillaz : Revolving Doors
Jay-Z : Thank you
Sebastien Tellier : Kilometer
Todd Rundgren : A Long Time,A Long Way To Go
The Beatles : Rain
Blur : Out of Time
Gorillaz : Bobby in Phoenix
Sebastien Tellier : Elle (Kasper Winding rmx)

Check out more from Kasper on  Web, Facebook & Myspace
Check out his newest album Voila!

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