Navigating the pandemic: Lokier’s resilience and prolific output

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Lokier, a multifaceted DJ and producer, skillfully navigates the confluence of industrial, EBM, and electro music, seamlessly weaving in the influences of minimal wave and Italo disco, among others, to create a sonic tapestry that’s uniquely her own.

As a resident at Revier Südost, the new bastion of music at Griessmeuhle, Lokier has left an indelible mark on the Berlin music scene. Even during the tumultuous start of the pandemic, this Berlin-based artist continued to shine, releasing a slew of tracks on esteemed labels such as VEYL and Mechatronica. Additionally, her remixes for artists like Inhalt, Arnaud Rebotini, and Drvg Cvltvre showcased her artistic versatility.

Adding to her impressive repertoire, Lokier recently unveiled her very own label, Light Strike, with the inaugural release scheduled for October 9th.

TF: When you look back to your career with all its highs and lows, can you imagine having done things differently? Is it more fate or choice?

LK: It was more fate I think. I mean, I was obviously passionate about it but things started to work out and it felt easier for me to keep doing this that anything else. It made sense for me to quit my other projects and jobs.

TF: Could you sum up a bit what led you to create Light Strike? What was the main idea behind the label?

LK: I wanted to create a platform where I can fully express myself. I realized whenever i’m working for other people or labels I adjust my sound to it and I wanted this time to create something for myself only. I felt that if I work for myself I would find the real me if that makes sense.

TF: What was your mindset when working on the ‘Preech’ EP?

LK: I was having a lot of ups and downs and with this EP I wanted to express more positive vibes or some hope that things can get better. The 3 tracks express my mental state like low, hopeful and energetic.

TF: Usually you play DJ sets in your presentations, do you plan to develop a live act?

LK: I would love to at some point. I don’t have plans at the moment but it’s something that I definitely consider doing sometime in the future.

TF: How do you perceive the techno scene today? What are its strengths and weaknesses for you?

LK: I see a lot of love and support and i’ve been meeting many amazing friends and talented people that inspire me to keep working. To me that is very important. As for weaknesses I would say are the people that lose ground and are in this for the wrong reasons, those that end up abusing their position. Fortunately is not the majority though.

TF: Any movie, documentary, album (not electronic music) that you would like to share with our readers?

LK: Since a few years i’ve been reading only and watching shows on spirituality and quantum physics. To me is very interesting and I can only recommend Dr. Joe Dispenza’s show Rewired if you’re into that!

TF: Can you tell us about the premiere track you publish with us? Any experience during the creative process?

LK: This track has the same name of the EP “Preech” which is actually the nickname of the love of my life a.k.a. my cat that lives in Mexico with my parents. I was with him when I started working on it and he was giving me hope which turned out to be the whole idea of the EP.


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