When you are are listening to DJ Brom playing tracks you will realize how fluently this sound clash is happening. He manages to break open the familiar structures without relying on dull contrasts, but very naturally collaging the classic four-four techno beat with neo-r’n’b and ambient while always having an eye on the dance floor. “Nothing is worse than appearing preaching”, he notes. “If you are doing everything properly you can also play experimental stuff, it just shouldn’t be pedantic.” The ability to self-criticise his own actions ensures that Kieran can give a straight answer to the question which pretensions he is pursuing. On the one side he is tempted to professionalize playing records, on the other side he is driven by the fear that he then might lose interest.
The best way for him, and there he agrees with Tobias Thomas (“Own up the place where you live and love and work and connect to it synergetic”), will be to dedicate himself to Cologne for now and then behold for what comes along: “For me as native of Cologne it still feels as if I’m not finished here.” Thanks to having a place for “Good News” to their credit Kieran is in cheerful spirits that the off culture way is the right one: “People who are into electronic music are ready to travel to the boondocks. They are tempted by it, you just can’t overstrain it – everything that occurs more often than once a month is club and therefor a habit for the people. That is similarly fast moving as with artists and music.”
The deduction is a pattern of diverse off-locations and clubs which if programmed right will embody a current form of fixed meeting points. If I’m not mistaken, this endeavour will work out and, so much guts for prediction is needed, hell would have frozen over if this generation will not make an similarly lasting impression on the world wide map of electronic music as the previous ones from Cologne. The symbiosis of talent and attitude glimmers too enticingly.