Tensnake Interview


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Tensnake (aka Marco Niemerski) is a German producer and DJ who, let’s face it, has had a rather power-packed sixteen months. His single ‘Coma Cat’ was a smash with everyone from Optimo to the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac. I have to admit it never did much for me as I thought it borrowed too heavily from Anthony & the Camp’s “What I Like” for my tastes (and believe me, I have nothing against sampling).

On the hand I’m a huge fan of his remix of Sally Shapiro’s ‘By Your Side’, a rather saccharine concoction (in it’s original form) that Mr Niemerski managed to transform into the summer Balearic house anthem of 2008. I just exudes shimmering sunsets over the Mediterranean and tearfully gurning hugs. There was never an instrumental of it (to the annoyance of most DJs) until Pete Herbert stepped up to the plate and delivered his own dub, which you should try and hunt down.

I sat down with Marco recently at Bestival, and this is what happened…


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