– Hi Elle and Ruede, hope everything is fine! How are you doing?
R: Oh dear, it’s Monday.
– Firstly congratulations for your release “Vip Lipstick EP”. When did you meet and what’s the way you produce music under the Ellenstein alias?
R: I discovered a track by Elle P. & Iftah on Myspace and I asked to remix it. So we met up.
– Are “Vip Lipstick” and “Cinematic” some of your first works or these take part of a long creative process?
R: It was our first approach making music together.
– From the two tracks shine through quietness and a sense of inner being. In your opinion how much difficult is to communicate emotions and moods with music?
R: Every note you play is calling someone’s emotion. Most of the people are reacting to music just in an emotional way. So it is not difficult, it’s normal.
– It’s clear that Berlin and its environment affects your musical style, have you ever thought to get new inspirations from totally different places, cities and countries?
R: I don’t care that much about styles. The great thing on Ellenstein is, that we totally felt free to create something. Without a guideline and a master plan. Just get it out of our hearts. I’m sure it’s kind of a melting pot of different ideas, memories and feelings.
E: Absolutely. In the end, you collect impressions in your every day life, inspiration is what you make it, and travelling is a great trigger for sure. It’s up to you to choose when to pull out this melting pot.
– It’s not the first time your music is released on Elsewhere. How did you get in touch with the label?
E: As I design most of Elsewhere’s visual content, it’s clear that they’re the first ones to be approached with my projects. Actually, it always feels like the first time, as I turn up with a very mixed bag, so the descision on releasing something or not starts afresh. Greatly, regarding Ellenstein, it was a pink walk in the park as they love Ruedes productions. However, guess I’m starting to be a nuisance for other artists who are trying to get their foot in the Elsewhere door cause I already sit at the entrance like a fat sticky old cat. But, hey, it’s not my fault! Who wouldn’t like to get offered an experimenting playground…
– Have you got any forthcoming plans and projects?
R: No one knows where the wind blows…
– Thank you so much for the interview and good luck!
Thank you, too.
Interview by Matteo Pitton