You’re from Michigan but you’ve moved around quite a bit?
Right, I’m from Detroit, and I moved from there to Berlin and stayed here for five years, actually. Back in 2007. I lived in Friedrichshain. I left, because I was engaged to this incredible woman who is now an actress. She was in La la Land, big movies like that. But she left me to become an actress. So it worked out for everyone. Ha!
What was it that drew you to Berlin?
I had been going to Club der Visionäre a lot because it was really the kind of golden age of hedonism and bohemia, being in Berlin from 2004. Everyone was just broke. It was really happening. I ended up moving to Berlin when I was 21, in 2007 and it was an incredible time to be a part of everything. It’s kind of funny how life presents you with different things: I would never think I would be creating a DJ bag on the Spree in Berlin.
And Berlin hasn’t been your only pitstop over the years – is it fair to say you’re a pretty seasoned commuter?
Yeah, 150 shows last year, and I took like a month off… it’s 10 years I’ve been in Europe travelling with that kind of travel schedule.