We knew this guy before we knew we knew him. Ralf Schmidt AKA Aera used to work at Wordandsound, where we encountered him a couple of years ago as a very charming writer of mails. Also, he presented us with some of the freshest takes on house music last year. Aera was very enthusiastic about our idea to record a live set of his; so that’s what he did, at the Aleph label night at Hrst Krzberg this spring, full with livelive-atmo. Currently, Aera is dwelling in the Andes and given his enthusiasm for South-America it’s probably no surprise then that he lifted the name of his label from a Borges novel. And hey, Mr. Schmidt even fused the visual world of Aleph with the Roof.fm design. Thank you, Aera! Reading the interview is a must, this guy is never shy for a lively answer.