Delving into his early musical upbringing

German tech-house stalwart Robag Wruhme steps up to the Clash DJ pod platform, and in the spirit of mixing things up and defying expectations, the respected producer has chosen to delve into his early musical upbringing.

Fittingly for an artist who thrives on experimentation within his music, the journey is a delightfully quirky one, featuring shards of a Star Wars cover theme, some classic new wave synth biz from Depeche Mode, b2b classic hip hop from Melle Mel and Public Enemy, and tracks from Sonic Youth and Velvet Undergrounder Nico.

Some fine and unusual choices, but luckily the man himself is on hand to shed some light on his selection:

Clash: Tell us about your mix

Robag: The mix tells you my journey with music from when I was three until twenty-years-old. It’s my own private story. It doesn’t include all the kinds of music of course, but this is the way I have done it.

Clash: You favourite track from the mix?

Robag: All the tracks, because every song has a story.

Clash: What tracks are you currently enjoying playing live?

Robag: I would say but I can’t – it’s not electronic dance music! [Editor’s note – we at the Clash DJ podcast do in fact condone non-electronic music. Occasionally]

Clash: What’s the best remix you’ve heard of one of your own tracks?

Robag: I’ve got just two remixes – one from Luciano and one from Tobi Neumann.

Clash: What do you have planned for the rest of 2011?

Robag: I work in my own library and I work in a kindergarten for some hours during the week.

Robag Wruhme’s latest album, ‘Thora Vukk’, is out now on Pampa.


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Robag Wruhme DJ Mix Tracklisting

01. Intro - Kohlschmidt / Hinze

02. Dt64 Jingle

03. Tomita - Star Wars

04. Zamfir - The Lonely Shepherd

05. Martin Böttcher - Thema Aus Winnetou I

06. Depeche Mode - See You

07. Grandmaster Melle Mel - Beat Street Breakdown

08. Public Enemy - Public Enemy No.1

09. Kohlschmidt Interview

10. Sandow - Okay

11. Max Goldt - Monster Aus Jenaer Glas

12. Deus - Serpentine

13. Sonic Youth - Unwind

14. Nico - Femme Fatale

15. Meret Becker & Blixa Bargeld - Stella Maris

16. Maria Callas - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - O Mio Babbinocaro

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on HERE


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