5 Questions with Sankt Goran
What motivates you?
Starting out, simply the joy of making my own music was always motivating. Nowadays, my whole lifestyle is motivating me, also since I came to realize the fact that if I don’t keep it up I’ll have to do something else besides music to make ends meet! And always, going to the really big and great dance floors of Berlin is a motivation, one always wants to reach higher, right?
What’s the best part of what you do?
Playing records is the biggest thrill, definitely. And especially doing those really late night/mid-day sets when everyone in the house are properly warmed up and comfortable with the people around them. There’s nothing like that feeling when you see people meeting in the one and only moment coming from the tracks, and mixes of tracks, that you manage to pull of.
What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?
Someone told me while ago that he always listens to my old, old, old track ‘Angel Babe The Tin Man’ before every time he left home for Berghain. Quite unexpected since this track is a super naive slow balearic kind of treat, not the regular 4/4 one usually hear in Church. Anyways, it was nice to hear people still enjoy the tracks from that era, and maybe also inspiring to hear that one doesn’t have to do the thing everyone else is trying to accomplish.
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
Just jamming, being in a good mood and having good self-esteem, without any preconceptions. Usually I don’t get anything done during weekends because there’s always so much happening in this city. Also if the weather is too nice, I can’t really stay in because the sun will be gazing so hard thru my windows. So yeah, there’s a short window between Tuesday-Thursday when I actually produce. (laughs)
What’s next for yourself?
Got some fun lined up for september! Gonna play a nice open air festival in Cyprus called The Afro Banana Republic and next week, while celebrating one year in Berlin, I will play both Tresor and Berghain Kantine, which of course is sort of big for me. Also I’m working on the next record from The Free Spirit Society by my good friend Gustavo Andrés, that will probably see the light of day late October.