German veteran DJ and producer Timo Maas recently released his second artist album Lifer on Rockets & Ponies. Maas started to DJ in the early 80s and to produce before reaching the 90s, since then he has become an internationally recognised and influential DJ who easily mixes electro, techno, house and anything in between, and produces an even wider range of music as his previous album Pictures proved. On both his artist albums, Maas invited very diverse vocalists such as Kelis, Mikill Pane, Neneh Cherry or his friend Brian Molko from Placebo. And here are a few words from the artist.
You recorded Lifer in this remote German village, Bückeburg, did Brian Molko come to record the lyrics?
Not this time, but for Pictures he did. He stayed at my house for two days, while we recorded.
Only two days to record three tracks?
Actually only one day. He works extremely fast. And it was extremely cool to work or to just hang out with him. He is a very interesting character and he is SO talented. Sometimes it seems the creativity is just exploding – and he is a strange character, but I really like him.