Cesar Merveille falls into that category of artists that love to roam free between genres, influences and visions, leaving their sound signature mark wherevere they pass by. Take the eclectic approach from DRM album: a refreshing cocktail of downtempo, jazz and oddball house music he released at Visionquest together with his good friend Ryan Crosson. Then jump right into the middle of the dancefloor with his Cadenza connections. Dive into the avanguard minimal house sound of his own imprint, Roche Madame, where he signs the first 3 releases under the C.S.R.monicker. And eventually get lost into the sound of VIZAR, the live performance project he created together with Viken Arman.

After this electronic ride you’d surely want to explore his musical universe more deeply, so we come to rescue with this insightful interview where we found out which records from his private collection he’s mostly fond of.

A second hand dig I’m most proud of

Scott Orlans: Freaks Like Us – I don’t think I’ve heard anyone play this one and love to finish sets with it. I actually contacted him to try to repress it and do some remixes but sadly the parts of the tracks have been lost. Shout out to Scott for this great tune!


The record I’d love to see it repressed:

There has been so many Gemini repress but I don’t think At The Cafe has ever been repressed. Has it?!


The label I’d buy all their releases without even listening to them

That would have to be Perlon. I’ve been buying them for 20 years and I can always go back to them. They have been releasing consistently incredibly good and eclectic music. I see very few labels managing to combine so many different styles of music in such a coherent way. Perlon all the way!



The record artwork that blows my mind every time I look at it

I love Perlon’s Super Longevity box set, also Yoyaku has been pushing with laser cutting and other advanced techniques. And in the box set series, Keith Jareth 10 records of his Sun Bear tour in Japan has to be one of my favourite objects to own and one of the greatest piece of music of all time.


The records that trigger childhood memories

There was a lot of diverse music playing at home, from rock to jazz, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Petrucciani. But I guess the most distinctive memory I have is from the Beatles and I had to ask my dad how to play “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be” on the piano. The first record I owned was a present from my mother: Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here


The record shop I would spend my whole savings in

I live in front of Spacehall and i think they already have all my savings!


The record that never leaves my DJ bag

Tronco Traxx: Drops


Last record I checked its price on discogs

I’m not doing a lot of discogs these days, I prefer going to the store.


Last record I bought for my home listening pleasure

Arthur RusselCalling Out Of Context and Another Thought

I’m a huge Arthur Russel fan. I actually bought it with another of his album ´Another thought’ the last time I was at Motif Wein. Great little record store and wine shop in Berlin. They’ve been playing on repeat mode at home.


The record closest to my heart from my entire collection:

You can’t ask me to choose one… it would be cheating on others.