When I first moved to Berlin 11 years ago, I had the luck to play at some of the raddest underground parties. Every now and then I was on the same bill as Cinthie. When that happened, I instantly knew it would be a fun night; great music by a lovely – good vibes lady. Cinthie has been one of Berlin’s nightlife key figures for the past two decades and there are enough reasons for that. Her energetic Dj sets, her releases on Watergate Records including a house sensation remix for Kerri Chandler, her collective/Labels Beste Modus /Beste Freunde, Unison Wax, we_r house and her radio show on Fritz are just some of them! Find out more about her in this fun fill-in-the blanks interview.
My name is Cinthie but you might know me as Cinthie, just Cinthie. I was born in Berlin and grew up in Berlin and close to Frankfurt. When I was a child my idol was Sandra, a german pop singer, because I loved her hair and her music.. When I was 14 or 15, I started to listen to electronic music. It was then when I realised that I will never ever be able to live without electronic music anymore and decided to spend all my money on records. (Sorry, mom). Since then I’m collecting music, playing music, making music and just living my whole life surrounded by music..
One of the best gigs I played was at Heideglühen in Berlin… or Watergate… or Odonien in Cologne… or Le Rafiot in Strassbourg …there is just too many to name just one! It was so much fun to start the set slowly and then build it up and in the end bang the shit out of it..
One of the best gigs I have been to was ItaloJohnson at Panorama Bar. All killers, no fillers.. I loved dancing topless… ok, joke :).
Now I live in Berlin with my daughter and my lovely Au Pair.. In my house you can find records and books and a lot of kid’s toys and my refrigerator is usually full with fresh fruits, vegetables, some chocolate for the bad days but overall healthy stuff that gives me a lot of power.. I enjoy reading and listening to music a lot. I can spend hours looking through my records, finding old treasures and relistening to new ones.. One of my favorite places to visit is Vietnam, because the food is sublime and the country is stunning, the house scene is rather small but very good and the people are amazing.
On weekdays I hang out with my daughter after school, go to the gym, meet some friends, record my radio show for Fritz Radio, see my booker at Watergate for a coffee, buy records and go to the studio to produce music and on weekends I usually play gigs or go out myself if I have a free weekend..
My favorite song at the moment is Leo Pol – reverse cowboy on Concrete Music. I can highly recommend the double EP. It just got released and it’s full of dope tracks.. A film I watched lately and really liked was Blade Runner.. The last series I watched and loved was Stranger Things..
I am very inspired by people I’m meeting and travelling.. My dream is to grow very very old, have some nice grandchilden, a lovely husband and a nice house where all my records fit in.. My worst nightmare is to get ill and die to young ..
I love to work hard to make my dreams come true and hate people who are always complaining and not doing anything..
I am addicted to music and sport, I just cannot stop buying records..
I get totally fucked up, when I have too many tequilas…. The next day I need to wash my hair to feel better.
Local Suicide reminds me of a bunch of nice people having fun.
Tomorrow I play at Pal in Hamburg for 5 hours and Dettmann and Kobosil on the other floor. Will be fun I guess.. Next month I probably also play some music somewhere, but can’t remember now.. Next year I will finally release a couple of solo EP’s and go to Australia for the first time. Yeeehaaa!! In 10 years I hope I’m still healthy and surrounded by friends and still able to work in the music business, either as a DJ, producer, label owner, radio host or whatever..
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a software developer.. oh wait, actually I am :p.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Jessica Biel would have the main role, because she looks adorable and she is god damn cool.. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be aehm… well… hmmm, good question…. hmm no comment hahah.
If I was a car, I would be a Mercedes Benz 280 SLC .. dream car! If I was an animal, I would be a black panther. If I was a drug I would be MDMA. If I was an invention, I would be reality to midi. If I was an object, I would be an airplane. If I could date myself, I would have so much fun of course….
If I could play with anyone it would be Leo Pol. I would like to collaborate with Marques Hawkes or Leo Pol.
If I had only one wish, it would be to be happy and healthy for the rest of my life..
I would never move to Siberia, because it’s fucking cold there..
My word of advice to the reader would be: you never try, you never know..