Q&A: Barletta

If you haven’t heard about the Red Bull Megahurtz A/V experience that Lookout is putting on in collaboration with Red Bull and Pop Montreal, you must be under a rock (no offence). Barletta and friends (Nosaj Thing, Megasoid, Grahm Zilla, Neighbour, Jelo, Barletta, Hovatron, Lunice and Greenmachine) are gonna make it rain on partygoers on October 1st! Check out our breakdown of the night here, to get a better idea of what you’re getting yourself into. You can certainly get your Barletta fix this weekend, 'cause he’s playing another Pop show on Saturday. We caught up with Hans of Barletta and asked him what to expect for this upcoming Thursday night extravaganza.

Lookout: What makes the Red Bull Megahurtz event different from a typical Barletta show? Can you expand on what's going down in your set, in addition to DJing?

Anna of Pink Mafia: Having a lineup of all dope producers means that Barletta's not going to be the only one doing a full set of his own stuff for once. As a promoter, I'm pretty stoked to hear some new and authentic tracks instead of a bunch of DJs playing everyone else's.

Hans: I will playing a wide variety of music in my set, mostly of which I have produced myself, as well as incorporating live synth work and an array of live percussive instrumentation in my performance.

Lookout: There’s a heap of top of the line electronic music producers playing at Megahurtz. Is there a particular DJ you’re excited to see perform?

Hans: Definitely Jelo, that guy has some sick-ass production style right now, and is surely destined for huge recognition.

Lookout: What are your musical influences right now? What kind of new music can we look forward to?

Hans: I've been into lots of UK Rock and Brit-pop lately. I'm drawing influences from groups like The Stone Roses, The Verve, The Charlatans UK, etc. Incorporating that huge anthemic style of music into my sets, as well as drawing influences from said bands into my own style of production is something I’m really stoked on as of late.

Lookout: How do you suggest partygoers prepare for, and tackle the hectic night ahead of them?

Hans: A lack of sleep, a shit ton of Red Bull, and an open mind.