THE VINYL FACTORY | May 10,2018 | EN

From beat matching with Studio 1 12″s to tracking down psychedelic grooves in São Paulo, we talk records with Lena Willikens.

There is an intangible difference between a DJ who can play a great set and a DJ who makes you feel something.

German producer and DJ Lena Willikens is the latter, that rare breed who loves not just to discover but also to share music – and art – with others, from Japanese influenced audio-visual works to theremin rhythms, from the Brazilian Talking Heads to a desert scene in an Antonioni movie.

There was no grand master plan for Willikens to become a DJ or producer, or even to work in music at all though. But it didn’t ‘just happen’. Her well deserved rise has been shaped by a lifelong passion that becomes abundantly clear from the moment you speak with her, see her DJ, or listen to her tracks and sets.

On the heels of Willikens’ Selectors 005 compilation for Dekmantel, she gives us an intimate view of what has fuelled her along the way.