Arteq turns Five with Florian Kruse (Last Night On Earth, Kompakt, GER)

It is with great joy we welcome back to Arteq Productions a humbled gentleman; a talented musician; a driven creative. A family man. A man, with a blood stream that holds only the purest of intentions.

Introducing for the second year running; Florian Kruse.

Deep, driving, melodic, energising dance music. When it comes to mastery in music production, Florian Kruse sits a foot above, writing his own story; creating and staying true to his own sound.

We are honoured to be part of his journey, and look forward to displaying his genius to the land down under for years to come.

Florian, thank you. You are as good as they get. And we LOVE this mix. We'll see you soon bro :-) P.S. This set is comprised of Florian's original music from the last 5 years. Boss!

Track list -

01. Kruse & Nuernberg feat. Brolin - Yokohama Nights

02. Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard - Black Moose

03. Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard - Move In Slow Motion

04. Florian Kruse feat. Brolin - Navigator

05. Florian Kruse & Saccao - Paradox

06. Florian Kruse - The Tide Is Turning

07. Julian Wassermann & Florian Kruse - Gotland

08. Florian Kruse & Julian Wassermann - Echoes

09. Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard - We Own The Night

10. Florian Kruse & Hendrik Burkhard - The Ground (Joris Voorn Remix)

11. Kruse & Nuernberg feat. Brolin - Lost n Free

More from Arteq and Florian Kruse below.


What direction did you take on the podcast?

I decided to go on a little time travel with this mix with own productions only of the past 5 years. Why did you decide to go this way?

Someone asked me where to listen to my music. He didn’t know about me as a musician at all and wanted to check what I am doing. So I send him a Spotify link Introducing: Florian Kruse and actually took the time to listen to it as well. I have found a few tracks I almost forgot about and that was the time when you guys asked me to send a podcast. I was inspired using own productions only. What did you use to record this mix?

I have used the Pioneer DDJ400 Controller in combination with rekordbox.

When did you start DJing, but more importantly, why?

I started DJing in the age of 13 when I bought my first Technics MKII turntable. My older brother was DJing and started his career at this time and I was fascinated by this whole life style and wanted to do the same. Officially DJing in bars and clubs happened a little later when I was 19 and moved to Hamburg.

Describe Florian Kruse in 5 words.

Passionate music lover & family man Are there any productions coming out soon?

Yes, there are 2 brand new EPs just released on Booka Shade’s Blaufield Music and Omnia Producciones and there are 2 remixes upcoming soon for Sascha Brämer on Sincopat and Rowa on TRAUM Schallplatten. Are there any new projects in the works?

Stelios Vassiloudis, Nils Nürnberg and I are working on a remake of our 10 years old track ‘My real name is...?’ under the alias Wiretappeur for Bedrock.

How have you been during the turbulent year of 2020?

It’s a crazy time for the most of us. We need to be creative to make some money. I have the chance to make music for documentaries which really helps and also opens new doors and gives opportunities. It feels great to be challenged to make music which is not in my comfort zone. I need to cross boundaries and learn a lot in this process. Is there anything on your mind that you would like to say?

You guys are amazing. You do everything with passion and love for the electronic music scene. Appreciate that a lot and can’t wait to play again for you in Australia anytime soon hopefully.


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