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DJ A. Mochi: the interview
Bridging the techno gap between Tokyo and Berlin
Berlin has become the heart of Europe’s techno scene, and many consider its most influential club to be Berghain. Occasionally manning the decks, you’ll find a prolific Japanese artist, afforded generous acclaim by some of techno’s biggest names, such as Len Faki, resident DJ at Berghain, and veteran DJ Luke Slater. He calls himself A. Mochi, and has released countless 12-inches on labels all over the world, as well as his first album Primordial Soup at the end of 2010 on Len Faki’s label Figure. He says, rather humbly, that his current success came about before he even realized it. For those young artists looking to emulate his career achievements, it is perhaps this lack of pretension that has been the key. What we see behind his relaxed attitude is a true love of sound. We live in a time where if you have a passion for music, and an awareness of how to produce it well, you can use the Internet to take on the world. A. Mochi is living proof.