As co-founder of the collective and label SEV Berlin, Cecilia has built a strong network that supports newcomer DJs and producers in club culture. With the project “Electronic Producers United – The Contest” in cooperation with the digital music distributor Spinnup, more than 800 producers were motivated to release their tracks.
With minimal, dub techno and techno, Cecilia has made her way through Berlin’s world famous club scene. She is resident DJ at Kater Blau, had various gigs at Golden Gate, Wilde Renate and Sisyphos. She also played international shows at Garbicz Festival, Sputnik in Tel Aviv, Pergamon in Jerusalem and Crie de la Mouette in Toulouse. Her debut EP “Run With The Wolves” was released in late 2020 on her freshly baked label “SEV Records”.
1. I’m good in being radical.
2. Not so good in being patient .
3. My grandma still can’t spell my name!
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Whatever moves me. That can be anything.
At the moment, it’s often public places, like the Kottbuser Tor, for example. The chaos, the order, the noises, the traffic. Voices. Energies.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
Honestly: A friend asked me if I wanted to play at a small festival near Leipzig. At that time I didn’t even know what a controller is – and that was in 2017! But from then on I really got into it and hardly a day went by without music!
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
D’Angelo – Voodoo
Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland: Transport Cymande – Cymande
Marco Shuttle – Ritmo Elegante Slick Rick – Behind Bars
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Inspiration. Motivation. Culture. A huge playground. Freedom. Exhilaration.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Maybe Winterfeldplatz. A cozy, typical Berlin corner. Somehow still quite original, I think. Oooooor Tempelhofer Feld. Ooooor Engelsbecken…
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I studied product design. The subject suited me. I would probably be working as a product designer in a studio now. Or try my luck in plastic art. Or sitting on an island, celebrating the sun and good food. And think about what else I want to create in my life.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Carlota – Cool in the pool.
I know there are quite a few talented, tasteful female techno and dub producers out there. But the search is sometimes not so easy. I’m really happy about my new discovery of “Carlota”. It really hits my style.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
With people who don’t set limits for themselves and others. People who enjoy life. No matter from which direction.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
My gig at Douala in Ravensburg was definitely one of them. Such a small village, a tiny dancefloor, but complete demolition, the whole night. There are evenings where you play FOR the crowd, and evenings where you party WITH them.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Not at all for the first phase. But at the latest, when I want to try out the first sounds, as a producer of electronic music, I am of course dependent on it. ;)
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Yes, 5 actually! And we are all creative. One sister studied contemporary dance and paints a lot, the other studied design and illustrates non stop. My mom, she’s a freelance artist too.
I’m supported by all of them. I always have been, actually. No matter what. <3 Art is a way of living!
Photo © Veronika Natter Hubert