Luc Brokatzky, a BIMM Berlin Music Business student from Geneva, Switzerland, is already making waves within the music industry. He co-manages independent record label Junction Records and has a second business on the way: Junction White, a white-record label in which records are released without the name of the tracks or artists, just stamps of the logos. We caught up with Luc to find out more about his journey and to gain an insight into his success so far.
Tell us a little bit about Junction Records.
We’re a vinyl-only independent record label which aims to release tracks that embody a generation in which electronic music became much more diverse and mixed. We aim to show this by experimenting with artists blending percussive, groovy, dark yet warm techno through artworks and events,
How did you become involved?
It all started about two years ago when I moved to London. I met my now friend and colleague Mathieu who had decided to launch Junction Records a couple of months before that. We instantly got along and were both looking for a way to influence a scene we thought was needing a fresh and young vision, having both been part of it as producers and DJs.
What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on so far?
Lately we’ve been looking into sharing rawer, more club-centred techno music which would be stripped down; no artwork, no long delays until releases – just a really raw feeling of freedom focused on the sound itself. This is how we decided to open Junction White – a white-record label – a few weeks ago, which will be officially launched with our first release later in December!
What lessons have you learned through your journey so far?
I think the main one I’ve learned so far is that the music business world has become much more accessible. If you have ambition, if you want to make a difference, if you want to be heard, I truly believe you can do it, now more than ever. I wouldn’t have said that a couple of years ago but I’m now confident that anyone can hit that road… and what a beautiful road it is!
What are you looking forward to about starting with BIMM Berlin?
Well, for a while now I’ve felt that Berlin was the next place for me to be. Being in an atmosphere which embodies this blend in arts as a whole is definitely a huge part of it. I felt like studying Music Business at BIMM would give me ’20 years’ experience’ in just three years and that learning about the music industry would give me huge opportunities to concentrate on the area of music that I want to work in.
Find out more about BIMM Berlin’s Music Business course here.