Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

Drinking with Orson Wells

We know a few things about Lennard Poschmann. He lives in Frankfurt, releases music under Orson Wells moniker, plays regularly at Robert Johnson and runs his own Sound Mirror label where he puts out music made by his friends - representatives of the Frankfurt electronic scene.

Lennard is a very modest guy. He adores listening to slow funk and prefers to drink White Russian. We've met the musician at one of the Kyiv bars to ask a couple of questions which we would never have asked under any other circumstances.

How did you get into music?

I started playing bass guitar. I don't know. I've always liked music.

Have you ever played in bands?

Yeah, I had a weird teenage blues rock and jazz mixture band.

What about electronic music?

I started listening to it when I was 20. I think the first track was pretty cliche - it was Mr. Fingers "Can you feel it."

What was your first gig ever?

It was in Offenbach, at Waggon. You know, Waggon is a part of the train and it is situated on the river. Plenty of people were there and I felt nervous, but I've tried to picture myself being in my living room. It helped me.

What about the party you felt is "the one?"

There have been several very good parties, but I can’t pick one.

Any disastrous ones?

It was at Robert Johnson. There were a lot of things that have gone wrong and I was responsible for it, not the club. I fucked up very badly. So, I pressed "stop" button while the record was turning, and the music turned off. I cut the crossfader with my headphone cable and no music was out. No-one knew what happened.

What was the worst encounter you had with club promoters?

I think I got lucky, or... Yeah, I had one bad experience. It was at one club in Berlin. I did it for a friendly price and then promoters were like: "Well, we didn't make enough money, so we cannot pay you that friendly price, but we gonna cook for you when you come back." And I thought: "Well, I will never see them ever again." But it wasn't that bad, just money shit. Actually, I was pretty lucky.

How did you get into music?

I started playing bass guitar. I don't know. I've always liked music.

Have you ever played in bands?

Yeah, I had a weird teenage blues rock and jazz mixture band.

What about electronic music?

I started listening to it when I was 20. I think the first track was pretty cliche - it was Mr. Fingers "Can you feel it."

What was your first gig ever?

It was in Offenbach, at Waggon. You know, Waggon is a part of the train and it is situated on the river. Plenty of people were there and I felt nervous, but I've tried to picture myself being in my living room. It helped me.

What about the party you felt is "the one?"

There have been several very good parties, but I can’t pick one.

Any disastrous ones?

It was at Robert Johnson. There were a lot of things that have gone wrong and I was responsible for it, not the club. I fucked up very badly. So, I pressed "stop" button while the record was turning, and the music turned off. I cut the crossfader with my headphone cable and no music was out. No-one knew what happened.

What was the worst encounter you had with club promoters?

I think I got lucky, or... Yeah, I had one bad experience. It was at one club in Berlin. I did it for a friendly price and then promoters were like: "Well, we didn't make enough money, so we cannot pay you that friendly price, but we gonna cook for you when you come back." And I thought: "Well, I will never see them ever again." But it wasn't that bad, just money shit. Actually, I was pretty lucky.

What is the cheesiest record you've ever played?

Falrey Jackmaster Funk presents Ricky Dillard - As Always and another one is a track by Legowelt with some Haddaway vocals.

Your main musical guilty pleasure?

Hmmm…

Come on!

I don’t know if it is a guilty pleasure… I don’t know, I'm not ashamed of the music I listen to.

We have this question which we always ask: "If your life is a DJ set, then whose?"

Yeah, I think, the DJ set I've been listening to the most till now is by the guy called Kool Kat. He does 70’s-80’s slow funk stuff. Actually, this one might be my guilty pleasure. It’s really, really cheesy funk music. It's all about love and broken heart, there is a sad voice. His name is Kool Kat and the mix is called Pillow talk. There are also two other ones. A set by a friend from Leipzig called Alza 54. The set features Footwork and Juke but has been deleted from Soundcloud for some time now. The third would be the Finca Mix Ibiza by BLUTIGEKAESEMAUKEN, my girlfriend and myself were asked by people from Ibiza to record a mix for their radio station so we recorded our interpretation of a set we would imagine hearing on the island.

What is the most embarrassing DJ moniker you have ever had?

This one right now.

Why?

I just don’t like it.

Why do you use it then?

I don't know. I was about to release my first record and I needed a name, so I didn't want to use my own. I watched James Bond or something and then saw titles with the name of the artist that looked kind of cool. I knew one movie, but I'm not a big fan of it. In the end, people associate me with that person. It is one of those things you don't think much about and then you do it and be like: "Why did I do that?"

Are you a party-goer or a man behind the decks?

It depends on the music. If I like it, I am definitely a party-goer, but if I'm not in the mood, I’d rather stay behind the decks.

What was the last party you’ve danced on?

The one was actually last week, I played the Lighthouse Festival in Croatia. DJ Deeon played there. It was insane and it sweated all over me. Eris Drew was also amazing. And friends of mine played, so it was great too. I had a very nice weekend full of dancing.

What is the cheesiest record you've ever played?

Falrey Jackmaster Funk presents Ricky Dillard - As Always and another one is a track by Legowelt with some Haddaway vocals.

Your main musical guilty pleasure?

Hmmm…

Come on!

I don’t know if it is a guilty pleasure… I don’t know, I'm not ashamed of the music I listen to.

We have this question which we always ask: "If your life is a DJ set, then whose?"

Yeah, I think, the DJ set I've been listening to the most till now is by the guy called Kool Kat. He does 70’s-80’s slow funk stuff. Actually, this one might be my guilty pleasure. It’s really, really cheesy funk music. It's all about love and broken heart, there is a sad voice. His name is Kool Kat and the mix is called Pillow talk. There are also two other ones. A set by a friend from Leipzig called Alza 54. The set features Footwork and Juke but has been deleted from Soundcloud for some time now. The third would be the Finca Mix Ibiza by BLUTIGEKAESEMAUKEN, my girlfriend and myself were asked by people from Ibiza to record a mix for their radio station so we recorded our interpretation of a set we would imagine hearing on the island.

What is the most embarrassing DJ moniker you have ever had?

This one right now.

Why?

I just don’t like it.

Why do you use it then?

I don't know. I was about to release my first record and I needed a name, so I didn't want to use my own. I watched James Bond or something and then saw titles with the name of the artist that looked kind of cool. I knew one movie, but I'm not a big fan of it. In the end, people associate me with that person. It is one of those things you don't think much about and then you do it and be like: "Why did I do that?"

Are you a party-goer or a man behind the decks?

It depends on the music. If I like it, I am definitely a party-goer, but if I'm not in the mood, I’d rather stay behind the decks.

What was the last party you’ve danced on?

The one was actually last week, I played the Lighthouse Festival in Croatia. DJ Deeon played there. It was insane and it sweated all over me. Eris Drew was also amazing. And friends of mine played, so it was great too. I had a very nice weekend full of dancing.

What question would you like to answer, but no-one seems to ask?

Can I give you 10 million euros?

What would you change in your life if you had a time machine?

I think I would have stopped studying what I am studying now. It is a waste of time. I could have done a lot of other things and learn a lot more.

If you could go back in time and change your decision to put out any of your releases would you do it?

Well, the thing is, I don’t like every record that I put out after a year or so. So it’s every single record that I’ve released, but, you know, you start at one point and then you just evolve and see how different were the stages you took.

What is the most childish thing you still do?

There is a lot of stuff I still do!

I really like your face when you heard this question.

Yeah, there are a lot of things. I'm still a child, a serious child.

What do people think about you that is totally untrue?

They think I’m arrogant, cocky. Actually, I’m very shy and I don't talk to people, so they think that me not talking to them means that I don't like them.

What is your weirdest habit?

My wildest habit?

Weirdest… But it also might be the wildest?

Sometimes I talk to myself in a very strange way, loudly on the streets. People hear it. When I have a song in my head, I start making noises to it, but it's out of the context. And the wildest… I'm not that wild, actually.

In some interview I've read that you take inspiration from video games and sci-fi movies. Which are your favorite ones?

My favorite video game is Metal Gear Solid. And a sci-fi movie... the one that I watched the most is The Fifth Element.

What question would you like to answer, but no-one seems to ask?

Can I give you 10 million euros?

What would you change in your life if you had a time machine?

I think I would have stopped studying what I am studying now. It is a waste of time. I could have done a lot of other things and learn a lot more.

If you could go back in time and change your decision to put out any of your releases would you do it?

Well, the thing is, I don’t like every record that I put out after a year or so. So it’s every single record that I’ve released, but, you know, you start at one point and then you just evolve and see how different were the stages you took.

What is the most childish thing you still do?

There is a lot of stuff I still do!

I really like your face when you heard this question.

Yeah, there are a lot of things. I'm still a child, a serious child.

What do people think about you that is totally untrue?

They think I’m arrogant, cocky. Actually, I’m very shy and I don't talk to people, so they think that me not talking to them means that I don't like them.

What is your weirdest habit?

My wildest habit?

Weirdest… But it also might be the wildest?

Sometimes I talk to myself in a very strange way, loudly on the streets. People hear it. When I have a song in my head, I start making noises to it, but it's out of the context. And the wildest… I'm not that wild, actually.

In some interview I've read that you take inspiration from video games and sci-fi movies. Which are your favorite ones?

My favorite video game is Metal Gear Solid. And a sci-fi movie... the one that I watched the most is The Fifth Element.

You know, there is a typical question asked at school: "Who did you want to be when you grow up?"

I wanted to be an astronaut or archaeologist, but my parents told me that the chances that I will find T. Rex or something are really small. I was 7 and was like: "Oh, really!"

In your interview for Groove, you said: "Musically, I'm not sure where I would like to be, so I'll have to put a lot of work into it." Where do you want to be? Are you far from the goal?

I think it’s still pretty far. I don't know how far, it's still a long way. Where do I want to go? I don't know. I always have the ambition to make timeless music. I know, I shouldn't do this, but I always compare my stuff to other people’s work. It's never good when you compare yourself with someone. When I am listening to Derrick May, I compare my music to his stuff, but still, it's his work. I could never do it. I don't know, maybe the thing I want is to have a mixture of music that is very simple but still complex.

Would you like to gain popularity or prefer to stay in the shadow?

I don't think I want to be a big star, it will get pretty annoying. I wouldn't mind getting more money for what I'm doing. I think it’s good the way it's going because it's moving slowly. In my opinion, the best way is not to become too big. When you are popular you end up playing every weekend for 2 years and no-one wants to hear you anymore. So, yeah, it’s good the way it is right now.

What’s your drink of choice?

White Russian.

Wrapping it up, the most ridiculous alcohol story you got yourself into?

Well, pretty weird one was when my good friends and I ended up shooting around with finger guns and throwing over a table to hide. We were rolling on the floor. It was in a Red Light district and it’s pretty dirty over there.

You know, there is a typical question asked at school: "Who did you want to be when you grow up?"

I wanted to be an astronaut or archaeologist, but my parents told me that the chances that I will find T. Rex or something are really small. I was 7 and was like: "Oh, really!"

In your interview for Groove, you said: "Musically, I'm not sure where I would like to be, so I'll have to put a lot of work into it." Where do you want to be? Are you far from the goal?

I think it’s still pretty far. I don't know how far, it's still a long way. Where do I want to go? I don't know. I always have the ambition to make timeless music. I know, I shouldn't do this, but I always compare my stuff to other people’s work. It's never good when you compare yourself with someone. When I am listening to Derrick May, I compare my music to his stuff, but still, it's his work. I could never do it. I don't know, maybe the thing I want is to have a mixture of music that is very simple but still complex.

Would you like to gain popularity or prefer to stay in the shadow?

I don't think I want to be a big star, it will get pretty annoying. I wouldn't mind getting more money for what I'm doing. I think it’s good the way it's going because it's moving slowly. In my opinion, the best way is not to become too big. When you are popular you end up playing every weekend for 2 years and no-one wants to hear you anymore. So, yeah, it’s good the way it is right now.

What’s your drink of choice?

White Russian.

Wrapping it up, the most ridiculous alcohol story you got yourself into?

Well, pretty weird one was when my good friends and I ended up shooting around with finger guns and throwing over a table to hide. We were rolling on the floor. It was in a Red Light district and it’s pretty dirty over there.

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Text: Tanya Voytko

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