To me, peak performance is when the party meets a few conditions: a good place and line-up, good lighting and sound systems, an open and ready to dance public, and the spark of magic. This is why peak performances can happen anytime, anywhere, in a club or festival, day or night time. And the best ones are when you’re not even expecting it.
From my personal peak performances, I can remember my first Berghain set, Bassiani, Dour Festival, Awakenings or Soenda. And of course my first Boiler Room. But I also have super great memories from my first set in 6B or Concrete back in the days. More recently, I love the vibe we manage to get during our Mama told ya showcases: playing with our crew in the clubs. What I love the most is always bringing the magic!
I’ve also been impressed and deeply inspired by Miss Kittin’s vibe when I started playing, or by Peter Van Hoesen’s DJ set in Concrete a few years ago. Lately, I had a blast in front of the last Zoë Mc Pherson’s live at Positive Education. And right now, even if it’s not pure techno at all, my actual quote unquote magnum opus (laughs) would be all of Sevdaliza’s work. Love her vibe and typically the way she moves into different music and artistic styles.