nah : 04.2011 : ATA (Unordered)

Even so, it is unfortunate that on some evenings, when well-known names play, the club is crammed and on other evenings it’s not nearly half-full.

In the past, the club was the reason why people came. Then what happened is what I like to refer to as “Rock ‘n Roll Business”: Instead of the club, it was the DJ that people wanted to hear. In the past you would go to a club because the music was constantly good and you liked the sound and the people. Nowadays most people do not go out not because of the club, but because they want to hear a specific DJ. One reason behind this is the flood of information that you can get at the click of a mouse; you can see which DJ on which night plays where and people search for their favorites. So unfortunately it happens that on certain days less people come because maybe the DJ is not as well-known. But that’s the way it is. You don’t you have to like it, but you have to accept, just as much as this entire vinyl/mp3 story.

Many small truths will be found within this inspiring interview.
Ata, although he could have blown over in fame, is still an interesting and down to earth person whom I adore for his work and way of life.

And Robert Johnson might have just been one of the most influential places on my persona so far.

Let’s talk about your other “club.” Club Michel. How did that come about?

I think it started about seven years ago. I always had a passion to cook. Music, fashion, art and cooking is all part of the same whole. There is a point at which you don’t see your friends regularly in the club anymore—they’ve got kids, family, new jobs, etc. So I asked myself: What can I do to bring them altogether? And funnily enough, they always come to dinner…

I hope my crew, after achieving success and pow wow with clubs and gigs in Berlin (dreams!) —
I hope after the big booms come the nights when we’re all together again.

Hoping that “forever” is realistic.

RA: Ata: Come into his kitchen – Interview.