One of electronic music's busiest vocalists speaks.
You may not know Florian Schirmacher's name, but if you've listened to house music from Germany in the past decade, you've likely heard his voice. Even within a genre known for hyper-prolific artists, Schirmacher's CV is exhausting. Wareika, Hatikvah, Federleicht, Here Today, Prime Origin and Glowing Glisses are just a few of the projects that Schirmacher has contributed his talents to. But you likely heard him first as the voice on Pantytec's "Elastolabe" single. Yes. That's his disembodied croon adding a dose of soul to the proceedings.
A former theology student, his lyrics often touch on the spiritual, and that's where RA's Todd L. Burns began his discussion with the vocalist. In little under an hour, they moved on to talk about Schirmacher's DJing and production, his time spent teaching yoga in a prison and much more.
Federleicht - On the Streets (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Core Mix) - Connaisseur Recordings
Wareika - Smiles - liebe*detail
Pantytec - Elastobabe (Crackhouse Dub) - Perlon
Glowing Glisses - Shaked Ladies - Poker Flat Recordings
Wareika - Belonging - Eskimo Recordings
Mood II Swing - Move Me Dub - Earth, Moon & Sun
Federleicht - Rosa Lee - FormResonance
Wareika - Burnin' - Tartelet Records
Wareika - King's Child - Motivbank
Wareika - Harmonie Park, Pt. 7 - Perlon
Hatikvah - Synchronicity - Soma
Here Today - Modernist - Philpot
Sugar Minott - Please Be True - Soul Jazz
Family - Part of the Load - Reprise Records
Prime Origin - Somehow - FormResonance
Hatikvah - Big Mind - Soma