iaka
IAKA

Iaka released his first Acidtracks on coloured vinyl in 1993. Despite his Indian roots, he escaped the back-then trendy goa-vibes and instead got involved with drum'n'bass. In 1997, he founded plain productions in order to freely distribute his musical ideas to other like-minded fellows, without having to compromise.
Today's productions by Iaka are marked by a great love of detail and well-balanced arrangements. The foundation for his own blueprint of drum'n'bass is the modulation of sounds and beats. That's why there often are complex drum patterns and demanding beat structures in his tracks.
In Hamburg, he is mostly known as a DJ and as one of the people organising the drumbule-parties. There, he regularly surprises people with two fisted club-sets, which stand in sharp contrast to his own productions.

[2005-08-18]  IAKA - THE ONE WE LIKE   /// GO TO RELEASE
[2006-11-13]  IAKA - ES RAPPELT IM KARTON   /// GO TO RELEASE
[2004-11-01]  the undiscovered sound of hamburg city v5.0 [dunkelbunt]
// fake'n'bass
[2003-11-01]  Undiscovered Sounds of Hamburg Vol. 4 [dunkelbunt]
// hope, ultrawide
[2002-08-01]  Undiscovered Sounds of Hamburg Vol. 3 [dunkelbunt]
// woodcock
[1997-06-01]  the elements - feat. paddy korn [plain productions]
// loose ones reason
[1995-05-15]  manu iaka v1 [startracks productions]
// eureka, golden micro
[1994-07-10]  s-sit-2-tracker [sellout rec.]
// swimming in acid, acid dreams
[1993-06-15]  cologne sound waves (sampler) [sellout rec.]
// explective sounds, immaterial
01. Current location
Hamburg / Hammerbrook

02. First record you ever bought
An Acid single from "DJ ungle Fever" (coloured vinyl)

03. Last record you bought
No - i don't want to update every week ;-/

04. Favourite musicians
Monolake, Boards of Canada, James Brown and if it comes down to crunch: technical itch, total science (older tunes), amenizm and stuff like this...

05. Favourite tracks
I'm not good at remembering tracknames

06. Favourite movies and/or books
Movies:
Koyaanisqatsi
Baraka
Gandhi

Books:
Stephen Hawking - The Universe In A Nutshell
Hoimar von Ditfurth - Unbegreifliche Realität
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

07. Favourite labels
depends on time

08. The perfect pizza
Ham and cheese, some shrimps, hot peperoni and sauce hollandaise

09. The shoes you wore today
Black sneakers

10. First thoughts when waking up
If I had just gone to bed earlier...

11. Your most overused phrase on an instant messenger
:-)

12. Best curse-word
Rave-kid

13. Musical styles the World doesn't need
Gabba

14. What inspires you to make music?
Science Fiction, crazy situations

15. Favourite music production tool
Jeskola Buzz Tracker

16. Your secret audio weapon
Wouldn't be a secret any longer, if I told you

17. Other software you used today
Flash 8

18. Musical instruments you play
Can't call that instrument :-)

19. Person you least want to meet
A seller of tropical wood

20. Music you listened to today
A mixset of someone, who wants to play at a Drumbule party

21. Worst personal event
Dancing in a cheesy 80ies devil-costume within an exhibition dance group as the only guy

22. Worst trackname ever
"I love you"

23. Best trackname ever
"Don't delete"

24. Favourite member of Wu-Tang Clan
Method man

25. Best conspiracy theory
the 'wake the dog'-story (create a non-existing war for us-media to get better results of the election)