1. The First Record I Bought:

The first record I bought would have been Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album – this was back when everyone was listening to metal and Rage had come out with a hybrid of rock and rap. To this day it’s still my favourite album of that genre.

 

2. The Last Record I Bought:

The last record I bought was by a new band called Vydamo, their single ‘Hurricane’. It’s kind of mellow pop/summer beach vibes. But I have also heard the rest of the album and I have no doubt about these guys becoming huge.

 

3. The First Thing I Recorded:

The first thing I ever recorded was at Rockinghorse Studios just outside of Byron Bay. I played bass guitar in a rock/metal band called Defect. I had a couple of mates and the drummer from Grinspoon playing drums because we couldn’t find anyone good enough at the time. I look back now and love that I got to experience playing and recording live music in real analogue studios.

 

4. The Last Thing I Recorded:

I recorded recently with MC Kitch. The song is called ‘Gift Of Life’ and it features some house anthem style sing-alongs mixed with silky smooth melodies.

 

5. The Record That Changed My Life:

The most definitive record for me has to be Daft Punk’s ‘Homework’. Without it I’d probably still be playing in live bands and wouldn’t have ventured into the dance music scene. My favourite track on the album would be ‘Da Funk’. Its rolling acid style synth is relentless. It made me realise that there was so much more to music than the traditional band type scenario. To this day I still keep that one at the front of my crate (as in USB /folder).

 

Tenzin plays Mashup Fridays at Marquee on Friday July 26.

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