After their last roadblock party with the don Matias Aguayo, Miltos B and Wandson Maxx are back for another round of Papercut! This time they welcome up-and-coming French DJ and producer Markus Gibb (Clouded Vision) to the laser pit for an extended bank holiday weekend blowout. Ahead of the party we posed a few questions to Markus to find out more about his extensive record output and what his dancefloor fillers are...
Who is Markus Gibb?
I’m a 25 year old DJ and music producer, originally from Poitiers in western France but I’ve been living in Lyon for a short time now. I spent a few years in the south of France to study sound design. Alongside Steve Ekman and Noar Wald, I run the record label Rock To The Beat Records, the first label I was signed on. I’ve also put together two other musical projects, first one is Iko & Gibb with Maxime Iko and the second is D8T with Mondowski.
What track do you play to get the dance floor going?
There’s a few tracks I play frequently to wake up the dancefloor... anyhow there's one track I particularly like, the title is Girls, Girls, Girls by Click Click & DJ Glen. A real bomb! And I adore the video with its '80s breakdance clip references.
You seem to be always releasing new records… what and when is the next one?
It’s true that at the moment I have a lot of releases coming out and I’m very pleased about that. The list is abondant. Soon I'll be releasing two EPs. The first one on La Royale and Los Mekanikos' label Disque Discos. The second will be on Kill The DJ, the second release from the collection “Lumiere Noire” curated by Chloe.
I’m very impatient for everything to come out.
I also have some remixes for Rodion, Duncan Gray, Cannibal Ink that are out soon. With Iko & Gibb, our second and third releases are due out on Tici Taci.
How and when did you get into DJing and producing?
I was trained classically as a child, playing flute and singing in a choir!!
Then I started playing electric guitar like most teenagers in small bands. I studied science at college with an option in music and when I was 18 I developed an interest for electronic music so I dived into production and DJing. My sound engineering studies have brought a lot of inspiration to my productions.
If you had a time machine and could visit any dance floor anywhere and any when, where would you want to go dancing?
I can imagine myself in a dressed up ball in the “Gallerie Des Glaces” in the Palace Of Versailles in the 18th century with some techno in the background.
What is your favourite venue to play in France and why?
I haven’t played so much clubs so far but my best memories are at I-boat in Bordeaux alongside Mondowski, Morgan Hammer, Ewan Pearson and Buffi. An excellent club!
If you were curating a club night on a limited budget what underrated DJs would you book for an amazing night without breaking the bank?
Someone not well known; I’d say Lordakat live, our new signing on Rock To The Beat. I think he's going to be amazing, this guy is very talented.
What record do you wish you’d written?
Alien Alien - Sambaca!!
Join Markus Gibb this Saturday 2nd May for Papercut at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 4.30am.