As we like his taste and broad knowledge in Detroit Electro, Techno and Chicago House, we caught Rubsilent for our EDHID SHORTCUT series. You can listen and dance to his rare DJ sets at Wake Up Call on Saturday, 6th of December.


Where do you feel home?
Home is where my records are.


When was your first contact with music?
It was during my early childhood in Germany, when my mom took me to record stores.


Which was your first record bought and what memories do you associate with it? 

Sound Design aka Todd Terry ‘Bounce To the Beat’

I was so happy because I would be no longer relying on radio stations to listen to that song anymore.


Do you collect vinyl? If yes, which is your favourite record store?
Yes, I do. I actually consider myself more as a collector than a DJ due to the small number of gigs I play in Istanbul. Unfortunately, we don’t have a local record shop that offers a brand new selection of house and techno anymore, so the Internet is currently my main source. I would recommend juno.co.uk and japhy.co.uk for best services and reliability.


What brought you to do DJing?
Love of music and the need for collecting the music that I truly love on vinyl.


When and what was your first mix?
I think it was back in 1997 at my college buddies’ home in Moda on his set up. It was rather train-wreck session with a mixture of house and techno.


How would you describe your style?
My sound spectrum ranges from deepest house to bangin’, groovy techno. I also like some Detroit/ Detroit-influenced Electro though.


Which medium do you use to play?
Vinyl only. You would never see me playing CDs, laptop or anything. I only play what I own a copy of it on vinyl. If you ever see me playing CDs or USB that means it’s a gig that pays above average fee and just because they don’t have turntables, I am forced to convert my vinyl to wav format so that I could play my selection.


What are your favourite spots to play?
I enjoy DJing at places where people dance and enjoy music to the fullest. I don’t want to DJ at places where people only go there to socialise and show off, that makes you feel like you are playing background music for them. It was great sharing the energy with Suma beach people when I got to spin at several occasions there this past summer.


Which record is your secret weapon?
Well my secret weapon would remain secret so no details on that (smiling). However, I kind of recycled a Strictly Rhythm acid house classic from 1992 in the past few months out of my collection, which is:
Phuture ‘Rise From Your Grave’ (Wild Pitch Mix).

Every time I played it out, the response of the crowd was pretty good.


What is the best and what is worst thing about DJing?
I think being forced to play music for people, who don’t have an interest in your music, just for the sake of being able to pay your bills is the worst thing about DJing in my opinion. The best thing is sharing the same energy level as a DJ with people on the other side of the booth.


What is your personal hangover killer?


Which art comes second for you after music?
Visual arts.


What comes in your mind when thinking of Istanbul?
Chaos but this is not necessarily meant in a bad way though.


What can we expect next?
Digging, even digging deeper will be continued.


Catch vinyl wizard Rubsilent at Wake Up Call on Saturday, 06th of December 2014.

Rubsilent Soundcloud


One response to “EDHID SHORTCUT: Rubsilent (TUR)”

  1. Yek says:

    Great interview.Really enjoyed reading.

    Rubsilent is a true house music soldier which is rare to find around nowadays in my opinion. I enjoy listening to his podcasts and hoping to catch him playing live, maybe one day. His podcasts suggests top notch personal selections and not a hyped shit. Big shouts to Rubsilent:)

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