Space have long been one of Germanys most innovative labels,
introducing Infected Mushroom to the scene as Shiva Shidapu amongst
others. Label manager Andi now makes music as the Lemurians, Jörg
has set up Shiva Space Japan with Kaya and Ida does graphics and
loads in the office
are you called Shiva Space Technology?
the name came up on our second trip to India when Jörg started
DJing and we were looking for a project name - so Shiva stands
for the old spirits of India, space is the universal thinking
and both of them in combination with our technical world, now
thats why technology.
the main idea behind the label, what type of music do you specialise
we have never specialised in one type of music we try to
keep the balance between psychedelic night and melodic morning
tunes . As music collectors we like all kinds of styles as long
as its well produced and innovative.
did you all meet and why did you decide to set up a label?
and I know each other already from times before trance. We did
a lot of travelling together on overland trips with trucks from
Germany to India and Nepal and so we came in touch with the goa
scene in 1989.
Jörg started DJing and producing tracks with Astral Projection
and then with Erez from Shidapu which is Infected Mushroom today....
so Erez and Jörg got their first album ready and after looking
for a label we decided to start our own label to press the album
and so the story went on.
playing out:Andi Shiva and Johannes
influences surface in the Lemurians and how does running a label
and recording / performing as an artist work for you?
is influenced by all kind of styles which range from German rave
and techno over psychedelic up to Israelian power-trance. We are
finishing our new album and we tried to work more on single sounds
which are really phat keeping each track a bit more empty instead
of overloading it with a lot of squeeky and noisy sounds, so that
it gets more groovy. To run a label and work as an artist runs
very well together you meet a lot of other artists and
you can play and promote your own music so there is always a nice
you describe your studio setup?
got a PC Pentium 4, Logic 5.5, Gina 24bit soundcard, Genelec monitors,
Eventide eclipse, Waldorf Q, Novation superstation, MS20, Monopoly,
Pro one, Tb303, Oberheim matrix and a Mackie mixer 1402 vlz.
is going to work now with Jörg and the Japanese label?
There is nothing special with it - its the same story, just
that he is sitting in Japan now and I am sitting in Europe
But he did this concept for Japan where will be a row of releases
with different meanings like force, intelligence, love and spirit/soul
(I forget the japanese words for it:-)
is the scene in Germany at the moment?
there are still a lot of parties going on in clubs and now people are
looking forward to the open-air season where we are lucky to have so
many big festivals.
you think that with more Israeli artists playing live in Germany your
countrys progressive tendencies will change?
dont know but I think this was and is more a DJ thing. People
go out to parties to dance so if there are a lot of DJs who
decide just to play the progressive story of course they will dance
to it, because thats why they are there. But weve always
played full-on here in Germany and the dancers have always had a
really good time too. I think it doesnt matter so much...
your message to the world?
the truth come back to our planet...