Patrick Mason used to hate Berlin as well as techno. Some years later, finding himself suddenly living in the city, he started seeing his true self coming through.Today he’s a DJ performing in Berghain, never settling for less than what he’s daring himself to dream of.
Written by: Amanda Sandström Beijer
Photo by: Lamia Karic
Styling: Elfee Duquette
Meeting Patrick is how you would picture meeting a star. He’s well spoken, well dressed and you quickly get the impression that he leaves nothing to chance. His perfectionism and dedication made him successful not only as a fashion designer, a model, DJ, singer or Illustrator, but also as a Creative Director. Hold your horses, don’t get anxious just yet. This will not be an interview about unattainable success, but Patrick will spoil some secrets on what he believes to actually be a big reason behind his success.
Patrick arrives a few minutes after me and apologizes for the lateness. As we start talking, he admits that being on time is on his weak side.
Time management is very difficult for me. I guess if you do five things at the same time and have success as a goal for all of them, it can be difficult to keep up with things. Of course, with the corona all things slowed down for everyone, and that was really good for me. ”
Because I think if I would have been going on for another year I would have burned out. So, it helped me calming down and realizing a lot about myself. ”
My social life was basically non-existent during the last years. Luckily, my best friends have known me for some time, and always got my back. They know why I'm not coming down to the bar or joining that pick-nick. But this year helped me to figure out that I am missing something. It gives me so much pleasure and so much energy to meet them.”
Patrick grew up in the South of Germany and moved to Berlin from one day to another to study Graphic Design.
I actually hated Berlin before I came here. When I grew up it was the capital of criminals, and German rap and everything you saw on the German trash tv. That was Berlin. I hate German rap more than anything, I’d rather hear like schlager. Back then I was also doing a lot of stuff. I have always been interested in preforming art and I am very creative, ever since I was a child. Always the center of attention, ”he laughs;
"I guess it's a Capricorn thing."