Hailing from Germanys largest urban agglomeration, the Ruhrgebiet district, Damiano von Erckert represents a growing breed of artists not bound by genre specific constraints. His love for the golden era of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s house, techno, disco, soul and afro clearly resonates through his production. Starting his own collective in 2011, AVA., his desire is to build a platform from which it can pay tribute to contemporary club music and having initially compiled what is surely the first real prominent house and techno collective in Cologne. Catch him in Marseille at Baby Club with a 3hours extended set. 

The most shameful music you listen to in secret?

I’m not listening to shameful music. If there is such a thing anyway..

Which public artist / person, would you want to have around for dinner?

Let me give you three (best case scenario all of them and at the same time at the same table):

Helge Schneider, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Serge Gainsbourg

What do you do well, apart from music?

I don’t know… Cooking maybe..

Can you share 3 tracks which will never leave your DJ Bag?

Murat Tepeli – “Forever” (Prosumer Remix)

Move D – “Sandman”

Retrogott – “Own Ting”

What would you have done if you were not a musician?

I’d had a Koala farm.

If you had to be reincarnated as an animal?

Snow Tiger

Your first vinyl?

I can’t remember. Probably something of my fathers collection.

If you were an object?

I couldn’t speak.

Which artist or group would you have liked to see happen (alive or not)?

Sun Ra, Pink Floyd. So many…

Your favorite machine?


Your favorite meal?

Sicilian food.

Your favorite instrument ?

Too many favorites.

If you had to sample the soundtrack of a movie?

Kamikaze 1989” by Edgar Froese.

A completely unusual place where you dream to play?

In space.

The track you’d have love to produce?

The record you regret not having bought?

Also too many…

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Paris, December 22 : Five invite : Damiano Von Erckert (3 HOURS DJ SET)