Sinchi & Friends 98 – Heidenreich

Next up in the Sinchi series is German rising star Heidenreich. The young producer debuted on Sinchi’s ‘Altered States’ compilation last year and in the coming months, you’ll hear an outstanding single which we’re sure is going to be a major breakthrough release for the artist (supported with remixes from Chinaski and Thomass Jackson). He may be a new name to some but we predict great things ahead and invite you to get to know Timo via his exclusive mix and interview.

1) Introduce yourself?

I’m 26 years old and I’ve been producing since 2016 and before that I was playing in a band. I’m actually from the north coast of Germany and moved to Berlin a few years ago.

I’m still kind of a newbie to the “scene” though and I’m still struggling with this third person view of introducing myself as an artist, or in fact just introductions in general.

2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?

The year started very nice for me. I found a collective here in Berlin to play a few gigs in some of my favourite clubs and feedback was overwhelming. I also met Malte (Dj Crémant) and we started playing as a slowish Indie-Dance duo called Leggings.

3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?

Sadly nothing because of corona. I had a few streaming gigs but I’m really fed up with this. Before corona I had some really cool gigs lined up but they were of course all canceled. So now there is time to finish some tracks.

4) Do you have a favourite track in the podcast?

Yes, the last one! It’s a track called “Club Action” from Yo, Majesty.

I think it is a remix from Stanton Warriors. I played it three times live and the people had the same reaction every time – a total riot!

5) What tracks have really stood out for you in the last year and why? (i.e, dancefloor bombs, originality, inspiration)

There are a lot. I really fell in love with the new Dombrance release. If I have to point out one it would be the Simple Symmetry remix of “Moonlight” from Balagan. Although I do get a bit jealous when I see how well it work, recording some nice guitar riffs, as I’m really struggling with that.

6) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?

My earliest musical influences are from those 90s skate videos from guys like Dustin Dollin. After a few years of living in Berlin and going to clubs I got fed up with Tech-House and all this stuff. For now it’s Manfredas as he was the guy that showed me the way out of the Berlin techno scene into alternative electronic music. Since then I’m in love with everything that comes from Red Axes, Simple Symmetry, Theus Mago and all those other banger-factories. Right now I’m listening to Fantastic Twins and Cosmo Vitelli a lot too!

7) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?

I think I should mention Russian Girls here, Vanessa Worm and Pussy Mothers.

8) What is your favourite Venue or Festival to play at and why?

My favourite venue is definitely a small club called “Beate Uwe”.

In times where it’s quite hard to find a nice venue for everything that is not Tech-House or straight Techno this is a place where everything is roughly perfect.

9) Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?

Yes, indeed. I always need a lot of sparkling wine.

10) What is your favourite bit of kit? 

I like the 0-Coast Noise very much!

11) What is your favourite film score?

Oh that’s difficult. But I own a vinyl from the pulp fiction soundtrack and that one works always. And the one of the movie “Frank” is really lovely.

12) What is your favourite song? 

Frank from The Lemon Twigs. It’s ridiculous how infamous these geniuses are.

13) What makes you smile?

Books from Thomas Glavinic, temperatures under 25°, my flowers surviving.