THE BIRDHOUSE 132: Tim Baresko Interview


This week on the show, I am excited to welcome my friend Tim Baresko in for the guest mix. Tim has had releases on CUFF, Defected and Basement Leak. In fact, one of my favorite tracks of 2017 was "The Connection" by Tim Baresko and Shiba San. Without further ado, check out Tim Baresko on THE BIRDHOUSE below.


How did your music career get started in earnest?

Probably when I released some tracks on CUFF, I took it seriously since that moment.

Where are you from and does it have an influence on your music?

I'm born and raised in Lille, France, which is really close to Belgium. I used to go every weekend to party in Belgium. I discovered house music there and I got addicted toit, when I was around 16. Dj Sneak, Mark Farina or Derrick Carter inspired me at that time.

How many times did you want to quit trying to make this your career?

Never, I’m lucky because I have great people around me who push me and encourage me to continue. 

What was one piece of equipment that helped define your sound early on?

My pair of Barefoots, definitely the best speakers I’ve ever tried. I don’t lose time anymore trying to compare every pair of speakers I have, these ones are legit!

When you were getting started, which artists did you try to emulate (both musically and careerwise)? 

When I started to produce, I tried to emulate my favorite artists at that time, Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope, Jesse Rose.

When you have a tough week or a rough tour, how do you get yourself back on track?

Netflix and sleep, I can’t produce when I’m tired, that’s impossible. I need to recharge my batteries before getting back to the studio.

Where and when are you at your most content/happiest?

Probably when I see people dancing and having fun from my own tracks, that’s an amazing feeling.

Do you have any secret hobbies or hidden talents?

Haven’t got any secret ones. football was my first passion, I was living only for the ball. No competitions anymore but still playing with my friends every week.


Favorite and least favorite colors?

All colors, and all colors

Favorite and least favorite words?

Amour, yeah l’m a French romantic / Fail

Favorite animal?

I love animals, but I would say monkeys, they are so smart.

Favorite board game?


Favorite guilty pleasure food?


Favorite guilty pleasure song?

Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

German or Detroit techno?


Festival, club or illegal warehouse?


Biggie or Tupac?


Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

Exercise or Netflix?

Both are cool