Apr 15, 2014
Jochen Miller

Jochen Miller has been gracefully straddling the line between big room and trance for years now, gaining a fanbase that ranges from diehard A State Of Trance followers to big room EDM newbies. We spoke with Jochen after his set at Ultra about his upcoming releases, what it’s like working with the ASOT crew, and his love of U2.

Jochen Miller - Cubic (Original Mix) [Mainstage]
LessThan3: How was your set today at the A State Of Trance stage?
Jochen: It was fantastic–I opened the stage but it was close to the entrance, so I caught a lot of the people coming in at the beginning of the day. Three million listeners on ASOT radio, too. I dropped two new tracks and an upcoming collaboration with Paris & Simo, Flash, which will be released on April 21 on Trice Recordings. Also dropped a new track with Dmitry KO which is coming in May on Big & Dirty and my new remix for Fedde le Grand’s Where We Belong.
LessThan3: Have you played Ultra before?
Jochen: I played two years ago on the ASOT stage.
LessThan3: What’s your favorite “classic track” of yours to play?
Jochen: Every track has a story, so it’s really hard to choose just one. As far as good crowd reaction, Cubic and Tonight are both great ones right now, and Rotunda is always a huge one.
LessThan3: Does the new crop of tracks coming up for you mark any sort of shift in your sound?
Jochen: There are some vocal tracks, some melodic tracks, and definitely some big room influences in all of them. I have at least one track coming out per month until the end of the year.
LessThan3: Who has been your favorite act to collaborate with?
Jochen: I really enjoyed the collaborations I did with Markus and Cosmic Gate.
LessThan3: What other shows have you had in Miami this week besides Ultra?
Jochen: I played the Surfcomber party with Armin.
LessThan3: What do you enjoy most about working with the ASOT/Armada crew?
Jochen: I know everybody, and there’s always a great vibe when we’re traveling together. I’m not an Armada exclusive artist though, and I’m also not the typical trance sound most people expect. I think that’s why I tour with Armin a lot–he likes that I don’t play what everyone else does.
LessThan3: Who are some up-and-comers that you’re really supporting right now?
Jochen: Paris & Simo and Thomas Newson. Love both of those guys’ sounds. They’re keeping the scene fresh.
LessThan3: What do you think is the next phase of the electronic music genre? How do you see it evolving?
Jochen: I think there will be more “music” and atmosphere in electronic music releases in the future. Maybe more techno grooviness in the percussion and basslines too.
LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to?
Jochen: Something by U2. I have a huge respect for them–I’ve loved their music since I was six years old.
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