Interviu: Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode)

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Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode) va fi prezent in The Ark pe 29 ianuarie cu un DJ set electrizant ce va include mix-uri de piese new wave, hit-uri electro, precum si succese Depeche Mode. Am avut ocazia sa stam de vorba cateva minute la telefon cu Andy Fletcher, inainte ca acesta sa ajunga in Romania.
Andy Fletcher

In primul rand am vrea sa te intrebam care sunt sentimentele tale in ceea ce priveste Romania, ai fost de mai multe ori aici si tot revii? Te simti bine in Romania? 

Da, imi place foarte mult. De asemenea, am si prieteni romani, prieteni destul de buni, si intotdeauna cand vin aici ma bucur de aceste vizite. 

Si publicul roman, iti place la fel de mult?

Da, este perfect.

De ce ai inceput sa pui muzica ca DJ? Iti place mai mult scena de clubbing decat concertele de pe stadioane pe care le-ai avut alaturi de Depeche Mode? 

Ei bine, cu Depeche Mode totul este atat de mare. Avem tot timpul in jurul nostru foarte multi oameni. Ca DJ am cu mine doar cativa oameni care sa ma ajute cu instrumentele, cam trei-patru oameni.

Dar exista si o diferenta destul de mare intre cele doua tipuri de public? Simti ca publicul din cluburi iti este mai apropiat? 

Bineinteles, in primul rand locul este mult mai mic, asa ca fizic publicul este mai aproape de tine. Dar, stii, totul este mai mult un hobby pentru mine. Cu Depeche Mode este diferit, pentru ca trupa este atat de populara. Dar la inceputul carierei noastre am cantat si in cluburi mici, asa ca suntem obisnuiti si cu acest gen de concerte si public. 

Cand a inceput interesul tau pentru DJ-ing?

A inceput acum sapte ani, cand m-am imprietenit cu o trupa numita Client si alaturi de care mai urcam pe scena ca DJ de fiecare data cand avem un pic de timp liber. Dar, in mod evident, majoritatea timpului lucram cu Depeche Mode. Acum e bine, pentru ca mai am un pic de timp liber si pentru DJ-ing.    

Ce fel de muzica pui ca DJ? 

Pun un amestec, nu am doar un stil anume. Pun un pic de house, un pic de electro, un pic de rock si sper ca publicul sa se simta bine. Daca n-o sa se simta bine, o sa pun niste remixuri noi de la Depeche Mode, care vor fi incluse pe viitorul nostru album de remixuri ce va iesi in cateva luni. Cred ca o sa fie destul de placute de public.

Ai DJi favoriti?

Nu chiar. E ciudat, pentru mine DJ-ing-ul este un hobby si nu cred ca sunt un DJ grozav, dar cred ca pun muzica destul de buna.

Spune-ne despre Depeche Mode? Cum merge, aveti ceva planuri de viitor care sa va entuziasmeze? Ai spus mai devreme ceva de un album de remixuri.

Da, in momentul de fata Martin se ocupa de punerea la punct a acestui proiect (albumul de remixuri) impreuna cu Vince Clarke, si este un fel de album dance, minimal si techno. Si speram ca in cateva luni se va intoarce (Martin) si se va apuca de scris si vom incepe inregistrarile pentru un nou album.

Aveai propria casa de discuri si un restaurant? Cum merg?

Pai, casa de discuri... nu mai lucrez cu nimeni in momentul de fata. Iar restaurantul l-am vandut acum cativa ani. Dar in momentul de fata incerc sa deschid un loc nou.

Un restaurant, pub sau club?

Un restaurant, un pub, un loc in care sa se serveasca si mancare. Important e ca oamenii care vin aici sa se simta bine.

De unde-ti iei inspiratia atunci cand pui muzica ca DJ?

Incerc sa pun un fel de "istorie", poate, a ceea ce cred eu ca a inspirat Depeche Mode, muzica din jurul trupei. Si, stii, noi am cantat tot felul de stiluri diferite si asta incerc sa fac si eu prin muzica pe care o pun ca DJ.

Cum arata o zi obisnuita din viata ta?

In momentul de fata incerc sa exersez cat mai mult ca DJ, ma pregatesc pentru cand o sa ajung in Bucuresti, fac asta cam cea mai mare parte a zilei. Dar uneori ma duc intr-un pub si incerc sa ma relaxez.

Dar ai spus ca este mai mult un hobby pentru tine, asa ca ar trebui sa fie relaxant.

Da, dar uneori devine un pic frustrant. Dar de cele mai multe ori imi da o energie pozitiva.

Intorcandu-ne la Depeche Mode, care este perioada ta preferata sau amintirile cele mai placute cu trupa?

Sunt foarte multe amintiri, suntem foarte norocosi, stii, dupa 30 de ani suntem inca foarte populari. Am inceput cand eram foarte tineri, eram adolescenti. Perioada de inceput a fost o experienta fantastica. Sa ne vedem cantecele in topuri, sa ne auzim muzica la radio, prima data cand am intrat pe piata din America si multe alte amintiri din tot felul de locuri din jurul lumii in care am cantat: Paris, New York... Am avut o cariera incredibila.

La sfarsit ai putea transmite cateva cuvinte pentru fanii Andy Fletcher si Depeche Mode din Romania?

Salut, aici Andy Fletcher de la Depeche Mode trimitand un mare "Hello!" fanilor din Romania si abia astept sa ne vedem cand voi ajunge in Romania.

Multumim! Si noi asteptam cu nerabdare concertul tau! Ne vedem in Bucuresti.



Varianta in limba engleza:
First of all I want to ask you what are your feelings about Romania, you’ve been here in the past and you keep coming back? Do you like it here?
 

Yes, I like it a lot. I also have Romanian friends, good friends, and I always enjoy my trips when I go there. 

Do you also like the Romanian audience?

Yes, it's perfect.

Why did you start playing music as a DJ? Do you enjoy more the clubbing scene than the stadium size concerts that you’ve been playing with Depeche Mode? 

Well, with Depeche Mode everything is so big, you know. We have lots of people around us all the time. As a DJ I have only have a couple of people that transport the instruments, like three or four people.

But what about the differences between the audiences? Do you feel the audience from the clubs more closer to you? 

Of course, the place is much smaller, so even physically they are closer. But, you know, DJ-ing is more of a hobby for me. With Depeche Mode it's different because we are so popular. But early on in our carrier we played in small clubs, so we're used to it.

When did your interest for DJ-ing begin?

Well, it started seven years ago when I hooked out with a band called Client and I was DJ-ing with them on the stage every time I got free time. Obviously, most of the time I was working with Depeche Mode. Now it's good that I have a little time to enjoy the DJ-ing.    

What kind of music do you play as a DJ? 

I'm playing a mixture, I don't play just one style. I play some house, some electro, some rock and I hope that the audience will have a good time. If they don't I'll play some brand new Depeche Mode remixes we'll be releasing on our remix album which comes out in a couple of months. I think they'll be exciting for the audience.

Do you have some favorite DJs?

Not really. It's strange, for me DJ-ing is a hobby and I don't think I'm an amazing DJ, but I think I play good music.

What about Depeche Mode? How’s that going, any exciting plans for the future with the guys? You said something about a remix album.

Yeah, for the moment Martin is finishing the project (remix album) with Vince Clarke which is sort of a dance, minimal, techno record. And hopefully in a couple of months he'll be back and start writing and we'll try to make another album.

You also had your own label and a restaurant? How’s that going?

Well, the label... I stopped working with anyone at the moment. And the restaurant, I sold it a few years ago. But I try to open a new place at the moment.

A restaurant, a pub, a club?

A restaurant, a pub, a place were they serve food. The important thing is that the people feel comfortable there.

From where do you get your inspiration when DJ-ing?

I try to play some sort of history, maybe, of what might inspired Depeche Mode, music around the band. And, you know, we played some different styles and that's what I try to express with the music that I play as a DJ.

How does an ordinary day from your life look like?

At the moment I have to practice on my DJ-ing for when I come to Bucharest, I do that most of the day. But sometimes I just go in a pub and try to relax.

But you said that DJ-ing is a hobby, so that must be relaxing.

Yeah, but it gets frustrating sometimes. But, yeah, most of the times I get good vibes.

Getting back to Depeche Mode, what’s your favorite period or best memories with the band?

There are lots of memories, we are very lucky, you know, after 30 years we are still very popular. It really is a dream come true. We started very young, we were teenagers. The early days were a fantastic experience. Seeing our songs in the tops, our music on the radio, the very first time when we broke into America and a lot of good memories from lots of places around the world where we played: Paris, New York... We had an incredible carrier.

In the end could you say some words for the Andy Fletcher and Depeche Mode Romanian fans?

Hi, this is Andy Fletcher from Depeche Mode giving the Romanian fans a big "Hello!" and I'm looking forward to see you when I come over.

Thanks and we're also looking forward for your gig! See you in Bucharest.




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