Emanuel Satie is is one of the most exciting and brightest talents coming through the house and techno music scene right now. In the past few years he has released some pretty sick tunes on renowned labels such as Get Physical, Saved Records, Moon Harbour, Noir and Suara, including a Beatport #1 and has been touring the world djing and playing live.
My name is Emanuel Menzel but you might know me as Emanuel Satie. I was born in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany and grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. When I was a child my idol was Muhammad Ali, because he was extremely good at what he did, entertaining, outspoken. Nowadays I also appreciate the fact that he singlehandedly changed society.. When I was 19, I started going out to electronic music. It was then when I realised that Jack had a groove and decided to be part of the whole shebang and start DJing and making my own tunes.. Since then I can’t stop shaking my hairy behind to house music..
One of the best gigs I played was some weeks ago in Melbourne for the Knee Deep In Sound open air with Hot Since 82, Butch and Cristoph.. It was so much fun that I lost my headphones, USB sticks, wallet and more and had to get mighty creative when travelling to the next gig shortly after, my only possessions being a couple of socks and an extra pair of pants. I got a lucky star though and in the end everything worked out..
One of the best gigs I have been to was Luciano at Cine Colibri in Stuttgart when I was 20. I loved the energy. Luciano was at the very top of his game and was just bashing out one banger after the other, whilst creating the perfect atmosphere. This night influenced my whole style of DJing until now..
Now I live in the capital of techno, Berlin with 3,5 million other people (most of them not in my apartment though). In my house you can find everything but me as I’m almost never home and my refrigerator is usually full with exactly one bottle of white wine and one bottle of beer and this is not even a joke. I’m trying hard to fulfil DJ clichees.. I enjoy great food and the company of good people a lot. I can spend hours making music and love, baby.. One of my favorite places to visit is South America, because it’s sunny, people are very friendly and the parties are amazing..
On weekdays I go to the studio and meet my friends and on weekends I usually go on tour and meet strangers/ new friends..
My favorite song at the moment is Emanuel Satie – Voodoo (it’s not really my favorite song at the moment, but I somehow gotta plug my new release on Saved Records, which was released March 17th. Get on it!). A film I watched lately and really liked was “Girl on a Train”, a dark thriller with some nice twists and turns. I stopped watching movies and only do so when I’m hungover on planes, so I’m not an expert here anymore.. The last series I watched and loved was True Detective, but same here, I haven’t watched series for years now..
I am very inspired by listening to random music for hours.. My dream is to touch as many people as possible with my music and to get an old school van and do a road trip through the USA. A Harley Davidson would work too.. My worst nightmare is meeting a clown at night at a place where there shouldn’t be a clown. Nothing funny about that..
I love what I do – travelling the world, playing music, meeting great new people and hate nothing really, hate is a strong word, but I don’t care for people who think they know the universal truth..
I am addicted to DJing, I just cannot stop loving life and making music..
I get totally fucked up, when I don’t eat enough, am tired from travelling but the party is just too good to behave.. The next day I need to get up, take a shower, drink an espresso and take another flight. The best medicine against hangovers..
Local Suicide reminds me of nothing else. There can only be one Local Suicide, nothing compares to you. :).
Tomorrow I get up, take a shower, drink an espresso and go to the studio.. Next year I wanna run my own label and events to be able to give the music and musicians I love a platform.. In 10 years I hope I’m still touring the world, doing what I love most, making asses shake and faces smile and I hope there are gonna be some Mini-Me’s running around the garden of my massive mansion..
If I wasn’t a DJ, I would be a entrepreneur. I admire people that build things and make things happen..
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Brad Pitt would have the main role, because Johnny Depp doesn’t look like me at all and I would want one of my childhood heroes.. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be Pam. Forever and always. Talking about childhood heroes..
If I was a car, I would be a Mercedes.. If I was an animal, I would be a Lion.. If I was a drug I would be Ecstasy.. If I was an invention, I would be Jefferson’s light bulb (let’s get cocky here).. If I was an object, I would be a Jefferson’s light bulb.. If I could date myself, I would be pretty, pretty, pretty nervous..
If I could play with anyone it would be the Baba, the one and only, Sven Väth! I would like to collaborate with Kink. The guy seems very funny and makes incredible timeless music..
If I had only one wish, it would be 10 mill on my bank, baby! No seriously, I don’t wish for things, I go out and work to get them..
I would never do something I’m not passionate about, because life is too short..
My word of advice to the reader would be to do your thing..