djCartridgePhotography: GERALD LE VAN-CHAU
Interview: KEITH S. WASHINGTON
Glasses: ØRGREEN NORTH 471 Mat Brown / Aubergine

The premier digital issue of 4SEE Magazine features the heavy electro upbeat synthwave producer CARTRIDGE 1987 whose experiments involve weaving samples from classic minimal 80’s underground cult favorites. Adrien Dirch a.k.a. CARTRIDGE 1987 composed an exclusive track “This is a Good Day” for 4SEE.

What city are you based out of?
Paris.

What is your favorite venue to perform at?

My bedroom.

What influenced you to start your path into music?

I used to listen a lot of different stuff, from reggae to hard rock. I first discovered electro with Daft Punk on their first album when they created the French touch. From then on, I was listening to just electro, minimal or hard tech. When Justice came out on the scene, I was very fond of them and then I decided to try to recompose their track in order to find myself and my path in music.

What is most important to you when you DJ?
The most important thing is to play stuff that I don’t hear at clubs, to express myself and to play tracks from new artists who really deserve to be known.

Coffee or Cigarettes?
Both.

What is your favorite pair of sunglasses?
The Ray Bans from Tom Cruise in Risky Business.

What is your current project?
My album that I worked on together with my brother is coming out at the end of September and it’s called “Grand Soleil” from the Pains Surprises recording label.

Who were you in high school?
I was a skater/rebel clearly, but we were all like that in this school.

What are your top 3 favorite songs?
“Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus
“Brainwashed” by Daft Punk
“Live on Brighton Beach” from Fat Boy Slim

What was it like the first you deejayed in public?
It was in a cheesy bar in Paris but with a great sound and the furniture was amazing!!