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Watergate Takeover: Robin Drimalski

Watergate Takeover: Robin Drimalski

Posted February 6, 2016

Resident at Berlin clubbing institution Watergate from around 2008, Robin Drimalski grew up in Wolfsburg, Germany and discovered the things you can do with two turntables and a mixer in the mid-nineties.

He started scratching his first hip hop records back and forward and weird noises were heard from his room. Soon this became the thing he was doing every day besides mixing drum 'n bass. Robin started to organize parties in different off-locations with his friends and it didn’t need a long time they discovered and switched to techno and house music.  

We chat about his journey with Watergate, the record label, favourite time to play and his upcoming set UPSTAIRS at Truth for the Watergate takeover!


I am… Robin Drimalski, a german guy who lives in Berlin since more than 13 years, like music and likes to share this with other people and very lucky to be in south africa right now!

Electronic music is… Great and infinite possibilities!

My record of the summer.. A track I like to play during summer and for good vibes is Brame & Hamo - 'Ghetto Lament' for example.

Critics say… I do not know what critics of electronic music say, maybe I should Google what they have to say? 

Watergate is.. a club I like since 13 years now and a really important part of my life, more than second home. 

Our record label… represents what we are doing at the club and its the musically platform for our residents and friends, people we believe in.

While DJing I’ve seen..  always a mixer in front of me otherwise it is very tricky.

My favourite time to perform is.. Long closing sets.

The biggest challenge facing the music industry.. staying on a way that you believe in and you have a good time on and never loosing the passion.

My sound.. is mostly warm, with some emotions and spices, I like lots of music , like to dig a little bit deeper but never forget the audience on your way.

The music industry is.. not describable in one sentence, there are people writing books about it and still leaving a lot of stuff out…lots of good and bad sides like everywhere, in general I am happy in it!

The biggest lesson I’ve learnt so far.. in my music world : try to make what you want whatever other people might say otherwise it does not really fell good and right.

Playing the upstairs at Truth in Johannesburg.. very exciting, I was never there but heard lots of good things about it,  so I am looking forward to this experience!


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