Albert Janssen is a techno producer/live artist from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, currently living in San Francisco. He plays under the names Albert Janssen and peep which both are a different genre within the techno music. Albert Janssen is a more easy listening kind of techno with a lot of sidesteps to house/tech house and electronic, while peep is more a darker and more industrial form of techno. Let’s know more about him by having a conversation with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Albert Janssen : I started making music in blues bands when I was around 16 years old, playing guitar in blues bands. My career as a electronic started when my band fell apart a couple of years ago, and you don’t need any bandmates to produce and play electronic music.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Albert Janssen : I’ve always been really into music, and after figuring out how much fun it is to make music yourself the step to the music industry isn’t a big one.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent work?
Albert Janssen : Currently because I lived for a couple of months in San Francisco without having access to most of my studio gear. Most of my recent work isn’t finished yet, but will be soon. But still I’m able to use them within my live sets.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Albert Janssen : I really enjoy working in the studio, but performing on stage is even better. But the best is to perform the music you made in the studio live on a stage or in a club.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Albert Janssen : I’m really listening and inspired by all kind of genres and it’s hard to pick a favorite. At day time I love listening to
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Albert Janssen : My target in music is to have fun in making music, so that one is achieved. I think maintaining my fun and passion would be the real target. Oh and I got a lot of small targets about my personal development as an artist and a producer.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any project?
Albert Janssen : I’m building my studio in my new appartement at the beginning of next year. After that I want to finally finish some old projects who never seems to get done.