Frederic Berger and Patrick Buck are the masterminds behind the highly successful project - Kaiserdisco. The German duo started collaborating more than a decade ago and they've established themselves amongst one of the best acts in the techno music. They've rocked the right clubs, remixed the acts that matter, put their names in bold across festival marquees, retained the highest quality through honest endeavour and made the name Kaiserdisco a worldwide authority with a guru-like guidance of the groove.
Their music catalogue spreads across some of the best labels in electronic music such as Suara, Drumcode, Snatch!, Get Physical and their own imprint KD Music & KD Raw. While the German pair continued developing their global profile and presence, the two labels became a natural progression. We've invited them for our annual 101 article where they've shared some interesting news and information about themselves and their careers.
What’s your favourite piece of gear – something you couldn’t live without?
To be honest, for us both this would have to be our iPhones! You don't realise how much you use them all the time. They allow us to stay connected with everyone on so many platforms and connect to the world no matter where we are.
Which do you prefer – playing at enormous festivals or intimate clubs?
We both agree on intimate clubs. Festivals are amazing in their own right, but we love the small, dark underground vibe you get at some venues, and the connection you have with the crowd.
Which is the most mesmerizing club that you’ve ever played at?
We have to choose two here, as they are totally different but both amazing. They are Panorama Bar in Berlin and Space in Ibiza.
What is your best and worst experience at a gig and why?
Best experiences would be when the crowd is singing along to our tracks, even when they don't have vocals! It has happened a few times in South America when we were in Lima. Worst would have to be when you have diarrhea! It happened in Colombia a few years ago. It can happen anywhere, so always be prepared.
Do you have any interests besides music?
Frederic: I am a huge TV junkie and when we're home and not in the studio, I'm trying to watch it as much as it's possible. It helps me to disconnect and just relax.
Patrick: I am the total opposite. I enjoy going outside in the sun and make the most out of the summer.
Do you enjoy sunset or sunrise sets?
Frederic: I prefer sunrise. It’s more fun for me to play a harder techno set and switch to the atmospheric tracks when the sun comes up.
Patrick: Both it's nice, but I prefer a sunset set I think.
What do you like and what do you hate about the music industry?
We love open-minded people and hate the narrow-minded.
If you could pick any artist to do a b2b set, who would it be?
Choosing one is far too much of a task! We have a few top artists on that list; Karotte, Sam Paganini, Marco Bailey and Chris Liebing.
What’s your biggest fear?
Frederic: Missing the first 2 minutes of the next episode of a series I'm watching. If I do, I need to go back and make sure I see it all.
Patrick: Getting arrested due to travelling with the wrong type of visa, or not having a visa when I should! It happened in Colombia a few years back and ever since then it makes me panic.
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a gig?
A few years ago in Lima in peru, the DJ booth was more or less the backstage area too. Some girls had a little too much of everything that night and it seemed like they couldn't even recognise that we were the DJ’s and they kept pushing us away from the mixer and controller because they wanted to dance right at the front. It happened again and again and we finally had to call the security guy to escort them off, but he was sitting in the back, sleeping on a chair. He was a weird gig.
Could you pick one timeless track?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
We have a new EP coming out on the 14th August via our own label KD Raw. This is a collaboration with an up and coming artist from Naples called The Southern. We love his music, and we're always keen to push and help talented emerging artists of the future.
You can pre-order their newest release HERE.