“These are great times for quality underground electronic music.” True-school Swedish acid from the man known only as Etcher.


Who are you?

Etcher from Stockholm, Sweden.

What do you sound like?

It’s basically acid house to me in the making. Other people might perceive it differently once it’s out – that’s beyond my control, which is all very well.

Why should we listen to you?

Acid is healthy and good for you. I make a very decent brew – every track is executed with great devotion.

What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future?

The first appearance was on Romb Records of Stockholm and then Abstract Acid’s Downtown Dirt 2 (the sub-label of Abstract Forms). Last year’s Polytom Dusk was a full debut 12″ EP on Abstract Acid, with six tracks outlining the Etcher styles. Out now is ‘Corrosive Days’ on Munich-based gourmet label Pastamusik: 303 copies on clear yellow vinyl.

This approaching autumn: a worthy follow up 12″ EP on Abstract Acid, then working on another limited 12″ for Pastamusik and a couple of various artists releases in really pleasant company for Abstract Acid (Downtown Dirt 3) and UK label Brokntoys. More to be confirmed – check etcher.se or Facebook for frequent info.

What song sums you up? Why?

I suppose every track that I make reflects taste and personality in one way or another.

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

I got my ‘education’ through the local pirate radio in the late 80s – night shows when they played the really good stuff: acid house, electro and early techno, etc. I used to tape all the tracks I liked. I could sit up for hours to catch the best tunes on tape. Those radio nights shaped my taste for music and sound in a fundamental way.

Today I get that feeling every time I hear something that I like, be it classic stuff or a lot of new music that’s being made at the moment. These are great times for quality underground electronic music. But at the end of the day, what matters the most is priority: being focused and actually spending a lot of time making music. That’s what really works for me.

Where can we hear your music?

Through SoundCloud or any decent record store. Preferably live or played by clever DJs on really good sound systems though.

Where will you be in five years’ time?

Etched into a central part of your mind’s landscape…

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I really enjoy playing live and I have just signed up with a booking agency. Hope to see you in the strobe light soon.


Etcher’s ‘Corrosive Days’ is out now on Pastamusik. Find him on Facebook, SoundCloud and his own website.

14th October, 2015

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