Thomas Frankenbach


I got my first keyboard when I was 5. A Casio MT220. I wanted to play like the guy in the "Peanuts" but it sounded a bit different (my poor parents....) Years later I tried to replay the songs that ran on TV, ads, movie themes etc. Somehow I managed to track the keys and replayed the tunes faster and quicker over time. This helped me to start "exporting" my own ideas of melodies from my head to the keys of my Casio. And I guess thats how my story began. 35 Years later I'm joining remix contests, have some releases @ intunes & amazon music etc and look forward for collabs with cool people to "grow" in the way I feel music and music makes me feel. Hi there! :)







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my favorite language, my therapy, my best friend.

What is your music dream?

To live from music, to be able to finance my life with thw thing i love doing the most. But music is an unconditional love so its okay for me if the dream stays a dream ;)

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Remove religions and envy and distribute empathy to everyone equally.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Memories from Cats Musical

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Daft Punk (until Alive 2007), The Prodigy, Helge Schneider, Hans Zimmer, Cinematic Orchestra and so on.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything. Thoughts, Visions, Dreams, Worries, totale.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That depends of the song. Each one is a story, a chapter and some are uplifting, some sad, some are lost. Depends of your mood while listening my music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I only perform as DJ in public. My music is more intimate, nothing I want to share with a large crowd. For my girlfriend, yes. Some close friends maybe but thats it. I'm not the guy for a big stage. Im more a artist hiding in his creative cave ?

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Nowadays opportunities are musicans heaven and hell at the same time. It's easy to broadcast your music but its easy for everyone, every quality, no matter what you broadcast. So you are one producer among millions and without a lot of energy and advertising and competition, it will be hard to be seen / found. Alltough, I think we should not complain. Today's possibilities are so diversified that everyone with skills and some recognition factor should be able to reach his target fans/audience.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's an interesting plattform I just discovered while browing "musicians apps" on my smartphone. I'm curious to see how "alive" this network is and to meet new people and see what happens. :)

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Sometimes it's .... well it feels unfair. I took part in many remix contests and sometimes you see who is nomiated 1st (because of likes and views) and it seems that the remix competition is about range and popularity, not about wich music is most original or creative. Maybe I'm not fair either by judging this way. I guess a musician always wants to protect his "creations" and becomes a bit "offended" when his work is not rated the way he expected it. ;)

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I keep completely outside of the local scene. I've seen too much. Locally, there is no community, only rivalry. When i started I asked newbies and rookies to join me behind the decks for some live experience, have their names on the flyers, gain some range - because that's how it works. You bring newbies to the scene and they gain experience and either they make it or they don't. It's not everyone's thing, after all. But in many, many cases I've seen people entering a specific hotspot and closing all the doors to keep the opportunity for themselves exclusively. - Thats not my kind of idea so i stay out of the local scene. Therefore I make collabs with radios, streaming sessions etc. I want to work "together" so that we can grow in our passion. Not "against". So I avoid Hotspots and reach my community over streaming URLs and Mix-Uploads after the show. :)

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

A personal signature, something honest and truthful. As soon as people recognize your music without having to use shazam, you've made it. You have your fingerprint, your signature - wich will be found in every remix, collab, song of yours.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Kristian Kristensen ( i lsten to that song and time stops. It's killing me every single time and thats what I consider as art. Transform your emotion into a melody, a voice that is so unbelievably sad that you can make others feel how you felt. I won't publish more artits as I want him to stand here the way he deserves it. Unique.