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[MXD Networking @ SPOT] Meet Musikexpress

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Once again this year, we are inviting several key international industry professionals to attend SPOT Festival. All of them will be joining us at the MXD Superball @ RADAR as part of the SPOT+ programme, but until the festival kicks off on May 4th, we will be bringing you brief introductions to them, including where they come from, what companies they work for, what bands they want to check out at Spot, and much more. We look forward to seeing Jochen Overbook of Musikexpress.

Name: Jochen Overbeck

Media: Musikexpress

Title: Editor

Based in: Berlin

Can you tell us a bit about Musikexpress?
Germany’s leading print music magazine since the early 70’s – covering everything between indie, smart electronics and hiphop.

– and a bit about what Musikexpress has been up to this year?
Difficult question! Basically what we always do: making a good magazine. However one of our highlights was having an exclusive depeche mode 7” in our april issue.

What was the moment you personally decided you wanted to work with music?
Probably the moment I first listened to “It’s A Shame About Ray” by the Lemonheads

Who are you looking forward to seeing at SPOT Festival this year?
Alma, Yung, Diet, Masasolo – and all the bands I don’t even know yet.

Best liveshow of your life, hands down?
Pulp, Hyde Park, 2011