AFFENTANZ germay interview


Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

When I was a teenager I stuck to music as my way of communication.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I am Martin, the core of Affentanz. During production and live shows, I am lined up by Andy Haywire (synth and production) and Moritz Zielke (drums)

Name me your 3 favorite Albums.

Daft Punk Homework, Chemical Brothers We are the night, Nine Inch Nails Fragile.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Sven Väth Electrica Salsa

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

I feel fine. We get better from album to album. Art is a beautiful thing.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

I prefer to play live. This is the ultimate experience.

What’s your thought on Spotify monopoly on the music industry?

I use Spotify every day. And I do not like it. Buy music, folks! Support your artists!

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?


What was the worst experience on stage?

We played in front of an umbrella and a few people in Bielefeld. Does this town even exist? 😉

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I am a father of a child. 

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

We do electronic music with great passion. We try to put human feelings into our sequencer work with computers and synthesizers.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

SAFE PLACE is the first single since 2021. It’s about how people are afraid of foreign people coming into their country to steal their lives which is absolute bullshit.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

AFFENTANZ is always about society and their problems. So we try to find a perspective on controverse discussions.

What was the recording process like?

Because of the pandemic, we were separated and worked from our home studios. Not that fun.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

If you have too much time you tweak too much. Sometimes rough is better. But we tried to make it perfect. But that is impossible.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Good question. No. I love things that have a time stamp.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Be nice to each other. There are enough idiots out there. So don’t become an idiot.