Michael Mayer: 'Work in Cologne. Party in Berlin'

How did you get started in your job?
I started DJing at parties, aged 14. From then on it was my passion. When I was 18, I got my first job DJing in a small-town disco. I was fired after six months.
Is there such a thing as German music?
Schubert, of course, and the classics. Germany is clearly the hub for dance music. There's a real self-confidence here and an insane number of releases. But it's more of an exchange of ideas between continents and cultures.
How are the arts funded in Germany?
My label Kompakt is independent; we never ask anyone for money. If you do rely on funding, it's not... read more

 
15 March 2011 in Art & Culture, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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