LWE William Kouam Djoko Interview
Ahead of his debut performance at Egg for the special LWE Mobilee London showcase, long time trouw affiliate William Kouam Djoko sat down with London Warehouse Events to discuss the end of a clubbing era and what lies ahead for hi
"Trouw, the famous Amsterdam venue, closed down at the beginning of this year. As a long-time resident and the creator of Late Night Society, can you tell us what’s your relationship to this venue and how do you feel about the closure?
All these emotions at once… It’s been a crazy ride, the past 5 years, starting with nothing and achieving it all by the time it ends. I’ve known Olaf since the early days of Club 11 (†, 2008), cause I used to work as a receptionist at the hotel in which all the artists were staying. I was also in an act called Jason and the Argonauts and we played at the 11 couple of times. Then sometime in 2010 my buddy Boris Werner got offered to do a night at Trouw and since Boris and I lived in the same house things kinda naturally progressed from there. All these mesmerizing memories sure made us feel it would have been forever, but all along we knew that the end would come.
What was the most exciting moment in your career to date?
Always a tricky one this question… I mean, there were different moments in different times. But I’d say closing off the Lowlands 2013 festival last year was a definite highlight for me. Lowland is the Dutch version of Glastonbury, I would say. That three-day mega festival energy is quite unique as you might know. So bringing that to a magnificent end, as I did together with all those people there was amazing! I’d say either that, or that one time when I skydived to my gig in Romania.
What is 2015 holding for you? Can you reveal your plans for the nearest future?
There is something Trans- Atlantic brewing underneath the surface but I can’t yet reveal exactly what. Next to that I’m spending a lot of time in the studio finding new ways to work and coming up with original stuff. This is most important for me, because everything in house music has been used a million times already, so that’s where I seek for inspiration. Doing things that are not out there yet. 2015 will bring a lot more of that..."
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LWE Present Mobilee London
Saturday 24th January 2014
Lineup: Rodriguez Jr. Live, Ray Okpara, Lee Van Dowski, William Kouam Djoko, Ralf Kollmann, Ranacat + more