Once again this year, MXD 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 Carsten Schrader of kulturnews.

Name: Carsten Schrader

Media: kulturnews

Based in: Hamburg

Can you tell us a bit about your kulturnews’ history?
kulturnews is a monthly magazine dealing with music, culture, art and style. It started in 1990, and today it is distributed in the biggest German cities as a free mag with a run of 200.000 copies. You find kulturnews in venues, clubs, cinemas, cafés and the like.

– and a bit about what you’ve been up to this year?
I like to see as many concerts as possible, because I’d like to introduce in our June-issue my favourite new Danish acts.

When was the moment you personally decided you wanted to work with music?
I don’t know when it started, but I won’t stop as long as I’m that excited when there are new records in the mail.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Spot Festival this year?
I’m really looking forward to see Communions, because I love their debut record so much. Also happy to see First Hate again to get an idea how their debut record will sound. And of course: Marching Church

Best liveshow of your life, hands down?
I guess that was Radiohead in Berlin on 9/11 in 2001