Mikster Hoffmain Interview
I came to my first vinyl trough BLADE – an English producer and legend in the UK Hip Hop scene. He gave it to me as a gift at a jam in my hometown. Before that I had cd´s only. Now I had to buy a record-player to listen whats on it.
I always was into the little format. also because I was used to rack my cans and to get the little vinyls was natural like racking cd´s in big chainstores (I never stole in small record shops! – but everytime I went to London J hit HMV hehe) and I was travelling a lot in the 2000s and everywhere I went I bought some records and obviously the small ones are better to travel with. Later i saw FLIPOUT´s set in TAIPEH and from that day I had the virus. FORTYFIVEKINGS on fb (BIG UP) encouraged me to launch my own 45 label COLD DIGGIN´
I am a big fan of your record label Cold Diggin’. Can you tell us who else is involved in the label, the music you promote and about the dope artwork for each release.
Thanks mate appreciated. The label consists of 3 members: my buddy East. We are running a regularly 45s night in our hometown Dresden – thats where the name Cold Diggin`comes from. All the music is from THE DUKE YA LOVE TO HATE our man stefan doing the reselling and shipping (thx :). East doing cuts and holding shit on course. Me doing the artwork. Every 45 got a unique handprinted silk screen design over the label and sleeve. The idea comes with the 2 tracks on it. One side is a dance floor killer and the other side is a more relaxed track.
I once bought some 45s in Ecuador. Had it in a box for years and when I Re-listened it I found this funky Spanish cover of survive: “Sobrevivire” I even had to list it in Discogs.
#3 is a 45 of Beatles cover by Klaus Beyer (the 5th German Beatle) I saw him live and it was hilarious. I mean he can’t sing but he started to translate all the vocals in German because his mother couldn’t understand English…
Number 4… well all that comes from the traffic – Choi records. funky as hell!
The last one I really needed was “Sob a luz do sol – A bossa eletrica”
I lived in Brazil and obviously some of the best music comes from there. Thats why I decided to do a Brazil related miks for you starting with this gem.