Let's Talk: Oliver Deutschmann

Berlin-based DJ and producer Oliver Deutschmann has really become a leading name in European techno, in part thanks to a wealth of quality studio productions for labels such as Florian Meindl’s FLASH Recordings, and Andre Crom’s Off Recordings.

The newest addition to the Deutschmann catalogue comes as an excellent remix for Alpha Particle Assembly and shadoW Work’s Spectral original, which is packaged alongside another edit from DJ Dextro, as a two-part remix EP on Consumed Music.

Joining us this week on our own Let’s Talk series, Oliver chats about how he approached the remix in the studio, his favourite edit of all time, and what he might have planned for the near future. Get the full discussion below.

Hi Oliver, we hope you’re well right now. How are things for you in Berlin?

Things are good, thanks. Spending as much time as possible in my studio, to hopefully finish my second album and a radio hit one day, and going on tour regularly again.

You recently dropped a new remix for Alpha Particle Assembly & shadoW Work on Consumed Music, how did you approach the project when you received the parts?

Always the same procedure. I drag and drop the parts into a new ableton project and start from scratch using some of the original parts as reference. It’s like painting with sounds, samples, voices, and drums, hoping something good comes out. So, I don’t have a plan!

And the release also includes an edit from DJ Dextro, what’s your thoughts on his remix of ‘Against All Odds’?

It’s a great remix. I am always excited to listen to the interpretations of the other artists who are involved in a release. And I like his original stuff as well, he’s a great producer.

What’s your favourite remix of all time?

Really tough question! So many good remixes out there. Maybe the Jam and Spoon ‘Watch Out For Stella Mix’ for Age of Love. That one is kinda perfect.

Clubs and festivals are back to full capacity for the first summer since 2019, what shows are you most looking forward to playing this summer?

I am pretty excited about playing the Moondance festival in Croatia this July. It’s done by Pero, an old buddy of mine and takes place in an old fortress near Split.

Your recent releases have come on labels such as FLASH Recordings, Arkham Audio, and Off Recordings, how do you decide which labels to work with or not?

All the people behind those labels you mentioned I know personally and they honestly like my stuff. That helps a lot with my decision.

And which labels might we see you on in the near future?

To be honest, I don’t know. On good ones, I hope! For sure on my own Slim Audio imprint.

Anything else you want to mention before we wrap things up?

Fuck religion, fuck Putin, and fuck the American supreme court! Amen.

Alpha Particle Assembly & shadoW Work – Against All Odds Remixes EP is out now on Consumed Music.