001 | IAMPAUL
The Daily Concept universe: The go-to Conscious Hip Hop label from Leipzig, Germany, offers enormous creative potential in beat-making. IAMPAUL is part of this cosmos. By now, the multi-instrumentalist and MPC geek has been involved in countless choice pieces on highly acclaimed albums from dude26 and dude&phaeb. He shows an enormous constant output. He released a solo jazz ep entitled “DaydreamNIghtwalk” early 2018 as well as the #19 of the infamous EXPEDITion series. His Golden Ticket Tape contribution – serial number 001 – is a hassle-free beat tape blueprint. The honor is all ours.
Artist – Interview | IAMPAUL
Where do you come from, where do you live now and when/why did you go there?
I currently live in Leipzig and I’m from…nah, that doesn’t really matter.
How did you get into producing or beatmaking?
I can’t remember exactly. I had guitar lessons at the age of 12 and I’m still into music at the age of 31.
What do you do when you sit down on a new track? Do you have a specific procedure / routine?
There is no routine! It’s more like Dadaism.
Is there a background story behind the beattape you created for us, what was the motivation, the inspiration?
I had finished the tape and it was supposed to be released on Daily Concept, but now that DC has another release of mine coming up, it will be the first Golden Ticket Tape.
What equipment do you use?
Difficult, It’s more a question of attitude. But basically I am using Akai MPC1000, Akai S900, Jazz-piano, bass-guitar, drumset, turntables & vinyl.
Last but not least: What’s your life apart from the music?
Regular day job!