Stockholm-based DJ and producer Andreas Kärrfelt is best known for his sets with a tight techno base with a melody and effects layer hint, that results on keeping the audience on the tip of their toes, infatuated by his music, all the way through his performance. By shuffling three CDJs and an effects box simultaneously his hands are tied all the way through his sets. Just take a look at this video we produced for him:
How would you describe the music we have just listened to?
Melodic with a nice tempo.
As we can see in the video you use three CDJs while most DJs just use two, which would be the purpose of the third one?
I use the third one to keep the tempo and the feeling in the mix. When you play with two CDJs sometimes you have to cut a part out that would maybe sound really nice in the mix in order to be able to bring in a new one. However, with three players you don’t have that problem and you can create better synergies and feelings through this broader toolkit.
Where do you dig for new music?
I research all over: I try to attend as much shows as possible both in Sweden and abroad. Youtube and Soundcloud are key channels for my musical research as well.
Do you always play Techno or do you explore other genres as well?
Techno is where my heart is!
Are there any clubs, bars or events you would recommend checking out in Stockholm?
Yes of course my own :), Union which is a mostly daytime party held every second month in different locations all across Stockholm. I would also recommend Mmmm because of its excellent sound system, great setup and high class artist line-up.
Which are the main advices you would like to give to anyone willing to have a sustainable career in music?
To stay focused and believe in yourself.
Are there any DJs you would recommend our readers to check out?
Joel Mull one of the greatest Techno DJs in the world and a really humble and nice person. But there is so many others it is hard to pick.
Which are your plans for this year? What will you bring into the table?
Many great parties and boiling dance floors 🙂
Make sure to follow Andreas on Soundcloud.
Tracklist for the video mixtape:
Bart Skils – Hold Your Horses (Wehbba Remix)
Petrichor – State Funktion
Oliver Huntemann – Pech (Original Mix)
Slam – Factory Music
Coeter One – 72 (Original Mix)
Oscar Mulero – Colour
Sam Paganini – Black Leather (Original Mix)
Stephan Hinz & Philipp – Kachel
Alan Fitzpatrick – Eternia (Original Mix)