The Danish, New York based, Mikkel Hess graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2002. He is best known for his leading role in the band Hess Is More, but has contributed to a lot of different music project over the years. At the moment he is a busy guy as he is currently playing the drums in the jazz trio Spacelab, with his brother Nikolaj Hess and Anders Christensen, as well as writing and producing music for different films and shows and playing the drums with Henrik Vibskov in the drum duo, Trommefredag. I met up with him for a coffee and a steak at Christianshavn to talk about his different projects and his thoughts on his approach to creating music.
During the past couple of years the Copenhagen-based Dane, Rangleklods, has created a following in the underground scenes of Berlin and Denmark through original and ambitious tracks paired with intense and ever-changing live performances. We met up with Rangleklods for a chat about sound, production techniques and the genre-relativity within Berlin's music scene.