Sunday Funk, one of the most prominent fixtures on the Sunday party circuit has decided to recruit an international act for this week’s party. The act comes in the form of Sishi Rosch (Spain). We were lucky enough to have a chat with him and to learn a little more about what makes him who he is
MA: Tell us about your journey to where you are today, a little bit of your background?
Well, I come from a very hard working, half Italian – half German family. Initially, I was meant to be a football player when I was younger. I was obsessed with becoming a professional football player and playing for the Italian national team. Obviously that didn’t happen, went through a very hard life changing injury that ultimately led me too become a Producer/DJ. I was living in the US at the time that happened, and decided to move to Europe to finish college and pursue a music career. 7 years later, here I am. It has definitely been a very hard road to reach where I am today, lots of patience, ambition and hard work to say the least, but definitely is worth it in the end.
MA: What would you say is your biggest influence and inspiration as a DJ?
To be honest, I am so infatuated with music that I would say that this reason alone is the single driving force behind all my music career. Coming from such a business-savvy family, I had the best teachers in how to run properly a business, in this case my record labels.
MA: Do you remember your first ever vinyl you ever bought?
Oh boy. I think it was a white label vinyl with a rework of iiO’s “Rapture” by John Creamer & Stephan K, which had initially come out on Bedrock Records if I’m not mistaken.
MA: Tell us how your first ever gig went?
Ha, I think it went good actually, was extremely nervous as well because I needed to find an extra needle for my turntables which I had lost the day before. Back in the day I used to take my vinyl turntables to my gigs because mostly all of the clubs only had CD players and I was playing only vinyl at the time. But in the end, I think I managed to make it look like I actually knew what I was doing.
MA: You will be playing again at Sunday Funk, one of South Africa’s most talked about house events, are you excited about this and what can we expect from you on Sunday?
Yeah I am mega excited to play at Sunday Funk. I mean it is the last party of the tour, and usually the last parties of tours are the most emotional and exciting. Defo gonna bring my A-game for this one, so best be ready to get down to some naughty beats.
MA: What has you most excited about the music industry?
How the scene is getting bigger in some underdeveloped countries.
MA: To date, what has been your best gig / achievement individually and as a DJ?
I think my biggest achievement as a DJ and individually, would be my 2 record labels. They are pretty much like my kids, they take most of my time out of my day, but I love them. The fact that I have the opportunity to travel to so many different countries in the world and playing my music to people is of course something money can’t buy, its just priceless. As for best gig, there are way too many to pick just one, but our Digital Delight showcase for BPM and our showcase for Off Sonar this year was da bomb!
MA: Are you guys working on any other projects that we might be interested in?
Well, I currently am working on 2 projects right now which are the only other things I am working on besides my solo stuff, one is with Jesse Perez and the other one with Miguel Puente, they are my real good friends. Definitely keep a lookout on some releases in the following months.
MA: Where do you see yourselves in 5 years time?
Such a hard question, hopefully married and having a kid or two and opening a cool business. I would love to keep making music for as long as I can as well.
MA: Where can people follow you guys?
Anywhere really… Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, Beatport, Etc.
MA: Finally, if you could play one-on-one with any DJ in the world, who would that be?
Craig Richards without a doubt.
Catch Sishi Rosch at Sunday Funk
Date: 1 September 2013 (15:00)
Venue: Citadela – Fourways