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5 Minutes With... TILMAN

We've been wanting to chat to DJ, producer Tilman for a while now. He was one of the earliest supporters of Acuña and has A LOT going on... He runs the longstanding and successful Klamauk label alongside the Fine imprint, a label he co-runs with Johannes Albert.

Coming from a hip hop background, Tilman now champions a sound that takes in house, soul, disco and funk. He is an integral part of the Rhein-Main district’s club scene where he plays and hosts club nights. Bookings across the rest of Europe and North America, however, has become a regular feature for him too. The success of his Love EP on Fine and In My Mind EP on Faces really took him from well-known secret to an established booking across many clubs.

He's got a track on the DOBRO 001 (Dobro Music) VA out today, and we spent 5 Minutes With him to find out all about it...


1. Give us the lowdown on this release…

Vadim from Dobro invited me to play some shows in Russia last year. During my stay he told me about his plan to start a new label and asked me if I would like to be part of it and contribute a tune for the first release. For sure I was in. Some months later I sent him “Sweet Dreamer”, where I tried to make a laid back summer tune. And now it’s finally see the light with a bunch of dope tunes on their first 12 inch.

2. If you had to pick one, what would be your biggest career highlight to date?

I can’t pick one, to have the chance to travel the world and play my music might be biggest highlight and I hope to continue soon.”

3. If we were allowed to be out partying, what current records would you be playout out every set?

Chez Damier & Ron Trent - Foot Therapy

Austin Ato - Heat - (Extended Mix)

Victor Simonelli Presents Solution - Feels So Right (Solutions Original Mix) 1993

4. What’s coming up next for you?

Just dropped the “One For The Trouble” EP on Shall Not Fade. Right now, I am trying to finish my new studio and music for Fine, RTB and Shall Not Fade. Also finishing an EP for “The Ocean Outlaw Music Project”, which should be out end of August.

5. If you could spend '5 Minutes With…' anyone, who would it be and why...?

Missing my friends around the world, so, with each of them!



RELEASE DATE : Monday 10th August


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