Cei de la Eqtv.Dj au reușit să smulgă lui Timo Maas un interviu despre revenirea sa în prim planul scenei mondiale:
He’s got a new production partner, a slew of massive tunes out on the likes of Cocoon and Sci+Tec and now a mix album in the excellent Balance series. PHILIP SEALEY talks to Timo Maas about life on the comeback trail…
Think of Timo Maas and one thing probably springs to mind – the massive remix of the Azzido Da Bass track Dooms Night. When it was released, a decade or so ago, it was inescapable. Everyone was playing it, and everyone knew who the remix was by. It propelled Timo Maas into the big league. His Music For The Maases mix album followed, and then his artist LP Loud – with Martin Buttrich by his side in the studio, Timo was unstoppable. But then came the fall of the superclubs, and Timo was one of the many DJs who suddenly fell out of favour. His distinctive ‘wet and hard’ sound vanished from record boxes.
Nowadays, you’re more likely to find Martin at the top of the bill. Since leaving Timo’s side, he’s become massive, heading up Desolat with Loco Dice and revealing to the world his own talents. But while things have been quiet for Timo, he’s steadily making his way back into the limelight. There have been excellent tracks for Sven Vath’s Cocoon and for Dubfire’s Sci+Tec, he’s set up a new production partnership, Mutant Clan, with Santos, and now comes Balance 017, his addition to the always impressive mix series. Could Timo be about to hit the big time again?
How was it working on a Balance album? The series seems to getting stronger with every release.
I’d listened to Agoria, Will Saul and Joris Voorn’s Balance albums, but I didn’t put myself under too much pressure to follow them. I think Balance asked me to do this album to express myself, and that’s what I did. I know that I can make good mixes, but this had to be about the trip. It couldn’t just sound like a collection of tracks, one after another. I wanted it to sound like a complete work.