Christoph Vogel has steadily been making a mark on the German deep-house scene as part of the Suburb duo, releasing on Thema and Freerange and sharing wax space with the likes of Smallpeople. On March 4th, Vogel will be making his debut on the Kiel-based imprint and Luna Club affiliates Empore Music.
Run by the Avidus duo, Empore jumped on the deep-house scene’s radar with Avidus’ debut EP Accolade in June 2015 and appeared on a larger-scale radar when Avidus’ bootleg of James Blake’s Lindisfarne I got picked up by James Blake himself.
Vogel’s Empore debut comes under the form of the Blackbird EP. The two original tracks dive down the dark and sexy alleyways of deep-house and the EP comes complete with remixes by Musk who bring the acid-disco to the party and newcomer Jeremy Liar, who doesn’t fail to impress with his incredible slow-burner rework of B-side Vertigo.
Christoph took some time out for an LSD Faze Time session, get your read on and keep your ears open for Blackbird.
My name is Christoph Vogel. I was born in northern Germany and grew up there as well. When I was a child my idol was Kirk hammett, because long curly hair was dope back then. When I was 16, I started DJing. It was then when I realised that people didn`t like Drum & Bass at Hiphop partys and decided to start producing beats . Since
then I got more and more into it.
One of the best gigs I played was at Pudel Club. It was so much fun until the Laptop chrashed and so i stopped playing. One of the best gigs I have been to was DJ Storm in the Luna Club. I loved the vibe the party had.
Now I live in a small town near Kiel with 2 Kids, my wife and a cat. In my house you can find a lot of star wars lego and my refrigerator is usually full with wilted vegetables. I enjoy making music and riding roadbike a lot. I can spend hours outside in the nature. One of my favorite places to visit is the baltic sea, because it’s only a 20 Minutes ride.
On weekdays I work as a perfusionist and on weekends I usually try to make some beats and spend time with the family.
My favorite song at the moment is Jeremy Liar – L GS. A film I watched lately and really liked was To Catch A Thief. The last series I watched and loved was The Knick. I am very inspired by good food, good wine. I love jamming along in the studio and hate when there is no time for it. I am addicted to coffee, I just cannot stop drinking it.
I get totally fucked up, when I can`t sleep because i drank to much coffee. The next day I need to drink more coffee because im tired as hell.
Local Suicide reminds me of substantial questions i try to answer.
Tomorrow I get up early. Next month I am going to play at my release party. Next year i hope there will be another party. In 10 years I hope global warming brings t-shirt weather in winter to northern Germany.
If I wasn’t a producer, I would be a photographer.
If I could have sex with anyone, it would be …and risk an dirvorce… come on.
If I was a car, I would be a Opel Manta. If I was an animal, I would be a sloth. If I was a drug I would be XTC. If I was an invention, I would be a faema e61 espressomachine. If I was an object, I
would be a tree. If I could date myself, I would leave after 5 Minutes, bored to death…heard it all before.
If I could play with anyone it would be Sade. I would like to collaborate with Hannah Reid.
If I had only one wish, it would be more time for music.
I would never stop, because I’m too addicted.
My word of advice to the reader would be to stay healthy and check out my record.
Blackbird is out March 4th on vinyl and digitally on Empore Music.