Our next guest for our Sundowner. mix series is our dear and close friend Kamyar Keramati, the friendly face behind our favourite record store KIMCHI Records. We ask him some questions about his future plans, so get to know him better in this interview.
Sundowner.: What was it that triggered your interest in music and DJing? Kamyar: In the very beginning it started with the sense of going in the opposite direction of the wave in the society I lived in, and now it’s more like I know nothing else than making music. DJing is the medium of communication. It could change into a live set or fully live music as it’s happened before to me. I love DJing and I find it one of the most complete and direct ways to communicate with your crowd.
Sundowner.: Are there any particular online or physical stores you consider favorites?
Kamyar: Of course, particularly in Berlin every shop I go to adds new taste to my collection, I have been going to OYE records since 2013 and it gave me so much inspiration to my Disco, Nu Disco side, Bikiniwaxx was the time I got super interested into Frankfurt’s sound and KIMCHI Records is where I find lots of trance and techno as well as experimental records. I get most of my records from KIMCHI since I work there. I once went to Fat Fenders in Dresden and it gave me a great deal of new sounds yet very modest in terms of trend.
Sundowner.: What was your best moment at the Sundowner party?
Kamyar: When Moses comes to me or I go to Moses and quality ask each other: are you on fire bro? That’s always the best moment :)
Sundowner.: How do you think that this moment we are living in, is going to impact the music scene in the future?
Kamyar: I am in no place to know the bigger impact on society but I know it triggered lots of things in me that resulted in initiating my Label and producing a lot of music. So let’s say it gave me a sense of appreciation when things are fully open.
Sundowner.: What do you think is your spirit animal?
Kamyar: I would really like to say lion, tiger, shark, panther, but I think I am a mosquito, no wait actually... I’m a chameleon because I adapt to every situation.
Sundowner.: Do you have any plans in the short term considering the current situation or plans for the future? Kamyar: Slowly I am learning to plan a bit longer than just the next day. I am very focused on the label and production while I am digging everyday and that’s the only plan I would say will be long term.
Sundowner.: Thank you so much Kamyar and good luck with the new label, we are sure it will be fire!
Kamyar: Thank you!