1. Growing Up
My childhood pretty much happened around a turntable made by a Czechoslovakian company called Tesla (not that Tesla). Pivotal records were Marsha Hunt, Pink Floyd, Stravinsky and a best of The Beatles – the Soviet edition.
I’m inspired in equal measures by early electronica (Raymond Scott, Daphne Oram), minimal wave (Das Ding), ’90s techno (Basic Channel) – everything that has an edge to it; something provocative, something evocative, and a bit of attitude.
3. Your Crew
I’ve just started my own label, Fizic, focusing on my own output. It’s a solo affair but it wouldn’t exist without the team effort from Word And Sound, my distributor, and everyone else involved in the operation.
4. The Music You Make And Play
I make music easily filed under techno, but with a few quirks. Most techno is pretty weird right now though, so I don’t feel very lonely. In my sets I go for material that’s both hypnotic and engaging. I’m feeling the output on L.I.E.S., Opal Tapes, a lot of loopy, anonymous techno, and everything from Prince Of Denmark.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
I think dance music is at its healthiest, and also its most vulnerable. It should be aware of its history, but also stay away from being self-referential to keep progressing.