“It’s always great to combine all those various instruments and sounds and to explore, how I can melt them into a new track,” says Stefan Korn, Dubdiver’s Berlin-based producer and mastermind. Korn started his musical career as a drummer in various bands, where the organic use of samplers and sequencers in live-presentation aroused his interest in producing electronic music.
With his debut album “Floating Beats” (Black Flame 88412) Dubdiver was able to establish himself internationally in the fine community of Global Beats performers and listeners. Since then, his tracks have been selected for numerous compilations. Furthermore his music has been synced with diverse culture clips for the German TV series Global Vision. “The work for Global Vision offered a great way for me to show the visual potential of my music,” says Korn.
Evolving his combination of chilling Downbeat and Globetronica Dubdiver’s new release “Box of Secrets” increases his palette of sounds. He navigates through an ocean of musical elements from Southern Europe to North Africa over the Middle East to the Far East.
“Walking the streets of Berlin can set me into very different moods, depending on which kind of music I listen to.” Living in the city centre of Berlin – a melting pot of so many different cultures – diverse musical sounds and styles can be heard at every street corner. Often it is only a few steps’ walk from the corner shop playing Turkish music to the Punjabi restaurant, where Bhangra rhythms fill the air. Nevertheless the basis of Dubdiver’s music is not World Music, it is electronics. Global sounds and rhythms add all kinds of moods to it – playful, seductive, soothing, vital.
“I’ve always wanted to write music, that creates intense moods and working with electronic instruments seems to be a great way to evolve my musical ideas – it gives me an incredible freedom of sounds. And when it comes to rhythm there’s a lot you can do with drums and percussion, you can layer all kinds of rhythms, you can filter drum-fills and send them through delays and create mellow dubby and intense textures.”